The Chicago History Museum has over fifty gowns from The House of Worth in its collection. Katy examines their 1890s evening gown.
The mid-1890s were a dramatic time in fashion history. Astrida explores the history and construction of this eye-catching, high-fashion, late C19th coat.
Kelly takes us deep inside this Belle Epoque jacket - a lucky garage sale find - to explore the complex 'engineering' behind late Victorian tailoring.
Luthien delves deep into the guts of her gorgeous, late-Victorian, grey shirtwaist blouse to figure out its history and how the Victorian dressmaker made it.
The construction of gowns in this era is often complex - but with the original gown as a reference, this dress can be rebuilt piece by piece.
Natasha's quest to create a 1907 wedding gown from the bottom up has brought us to the second layer: the Edwardian petticoat, underskirt, and corset cover.
Natasha invites us to look through her 1907 wedding dress project, starting from the foundations up. In Part 1 she covers the Edwardian corset, bloomers and chemise.
Making historical fashion wearable: original 1910s design & 1970s revival, all intended to flatter a curvy body as it is.
Need a new hat? Maybe a fresh velvet hat for Fall will pick up your spirits. Try this easy-to-make hat from Fall 1927.
What are the key design hallmarks of an authentic 1920s hat, making it unique and special and setting it apart from later imitations?
It's a new year, 1915, and Mrs. Pretty needs a new outfit. Here, Julia starts on the construction of an elegant teens walking suit.
Over the past few months we've got to know Mrs Pretty very well. Today Julia describes the construction of her 1914 day dress.
The Chicago History Museum has a collection of over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. Here Katy analyses a 1940s example.
In part four of our series on dressing Mrs Pretty in 1914, Julia takes us through the construction of her slips and delicate petticoats.
Mabel Pretty's family were famous in the early C20th as corset manufacturers. Julia researches and constructs a suitable 'Pretty' corset.
Constance finalises her reconstruction of a WWI Voluntary Aid Division nursing uniform with the apron, cap and accessories.
Previously we met Mabel, Mrs William Tertius Pretty. Now Julia investigates the foundations to Mrs Pretty's 1914 outfit.
Constance continues her exploration of a WWI VAD nurses uniform with the construction of the dresses' shirtwaist bodice.