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British VAD Uniform, Part 2

British VAD Uniform, Part 2

Constance continues her exploration of the WWI VAD nursing uniform with the construction of the undergarments.

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Three Teens Blouses

Three Teens Blouses

Few looks are as instantly recognizable as the classic teens blouse. Nicole studies three originals and makes patterns from them. 

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The Australian Army Nursing Service In WWI - Part 3

The Australian Army Nursing Service In WWI - Part 3

Lorna continues to explore the process of recreating an Edwardian or WWI era nurse's uniform, using traditional dressmaking techniques.

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The Australian Army Nursing Service in WWI - Part 2

The Australian Army Nursing Service in WWI - Part 2

Lorna plans the construction of an Edwardian nurse's uniform, using traditional dressmaking techniques such as classic flat fell seams.

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WWI Mourning Suit

WWI Mourning Suit

Izabela recently acquired a lovely WWI-era mourning suit in need of just a little TLC to be wearable again. Here, she describes its construction in detail.

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1910-14 Velvet Evening Gown 4

1910-14 Velvet Evening Gown 4

Sunny finishes her deciphering of a black velvet Teens evening gown, with the bodice opening and velvet tabard.

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1910-14 Velvet Evening Gown 3

1910-14 Velvet Evening Gown 3

Sunny continues her examination and deciphering of a black velvet Teens evening gown, focusing on the bodice and sleeves.

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1910-14 Velvet Evening Gown 2

1910-14 Velvet Evening Gown 2

Sunny continues her examination of a black velvet evening gown with many of the characteristics of Teens high fashion.

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1910-14 Velvet Evening Gown 1

1910-14 Velvet Evening Gown 1

Sunny examines a very complicated early Teens black velvet evening gown with  many of the characteristics of high fashion in this era.

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1909-1914 Striped Day Dress, 2

1909-1914 Striped Day Dress, 2

Last month, Sunny covered how the lower half of the dress was patterned and constructed. This time, she examines the bodice.

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1909-1914 Striped Day Dress, 1

1909-1914 Striped Day Dress, 1

In our first Teens Double Period Project article, Sunny examines a fashionable striped wool dress from 1909 - 1914 in her collection.

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Tailored Details for Trousers

Tailored Details for Trousers

Details matter in tailored clothes. Nicole gives us a crash course in advanced high-end finishes that will elevate any garment.

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How to Make Edwardian Trousers

How to Make Edwardian Trousers

Charlotte concludes her series on patterning and making 19th century men's trousers with this smart Edwardian pair from 1901.

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Perfect Welt Pockets

Perfect Welt Pockets

Tailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.

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How to Make 1820s Trousers

How to Make 1820s Trousers

There are many styles of trousers through history, and many pattern making methods. Here's how to draft trousers from 1822 and 1826.

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WWI Military Uniform 1

WWI Military Uniform 1

Elizabeth takes us through the depths of traditional theatrical tailoring with the construction of this brilliant WWI style military suit.

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WWI Military Uniform 2

WWI Military Uniform 2

In part 2, Elizabeth continues to explore traditional theatrical tailoring as she moves onto the construction of the lining and pockets of her military suit.

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WWI Military Uniform 3

WWI Military Uniform 3

In part 3, Elizabeth continues to explore traditional theatrical tailoring as she completes her WWI-style military suit and adds the final braid and buttons.

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Tailoring the Tailcoat

Tailoring the Tailcoat

Modern tailcoats are primarily associated with butlers, but their high elegance has a great appeal even today. Elizabeth shows how to make one from start to finish. 

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Norfolk & Knickerbockers, Part 3

Norfolk & Knickerbockers, Part 3

The patterns, mock-ups and knickerbockers are complete, and it's time to tackle construction of the Norfolk jacket itself. 

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