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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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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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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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How to Build a Hatbox

How to Build a Hatbox

A good hatbox is essential for keeping vintage or handmade hats safe and in good condition. Lynn shows us how to build one big enough for even the Romantic era.

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