Dec 2009

Bows, Rosettes and Cockades

Bows, Rosettes and Cockades

Ribbon embellishments are a recurring feature throughout history. Gina shows you how to recreate some of these effective details.

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Seaside Jacket, 1873

Seaside Jacket, 1873

How to overcome the challenges of using original magazine patterns (in this case, from Peterson's), and pattern this interesting jacket.

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A Flared Top Hat, part 1

A Flared Top Hat, part 1

When is a flat pattern not a flat pattern? When you can use it to create a hat that looks like it couldn’t have been made with a flat pattern...

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Doll Costuming

Doll Costuming

An insight into the peculiar practical challenges and frustrations of costuming on a miniature scale!

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Letters, Questions & Advice: December 2009

Letters, Questions & Advice: December 2009

We hope you're not getting too stressed out by the approaching holidays!

This month on Letters, Questions & Advice, we've got three questions: Corey asks about sleeves on men's doublets from the Elizabethian period, a Frustrated Fan asks Cathy some pointed questions about the DPP, and Hanna asks about lining the back pleats in a 1775 Caraco jacket.

 

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