Feb 2010

Sewing Safely with Children

Sewing Safely with Children

Sewing with a child around can be frustrating for the adult and dangerous for the child. Here are some tips.

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Natural Form & the Cuirass Bodice

Natural Form & the Cuirass Bodice

An overview of that very peculiar era of fashion known as the Natural Form, with its Cuirass Bodice, including a summarized look at the socio-economic climate of the era.

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Lingerie Dress c.1904: Waist

Lingerie Dress c.1904: Waist

Last month I analyzed the skirt of a lingerie dress. This month I'll be looking at the associated blouse. In the Belle Époque it goes by many names: waist, shirt-waist, lingerie waist, lingerie blouse...

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A Flared Top Hat, part 2

A Flared Top Hat, part 2

Covering and finishing a fantasy topper for a Mad Hatter, including printing fabric and making supersized hatpins

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Letters, Questions & Advice: February 2010

Letters, Questions & Advice: February 2010

This month we have two questions: One on ruffles and the effect of grain and the other on working with large, light colored projects.

We also ask for your feedback about our newly re-organised site - are you finding YWU easier to use now?

 

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