Travel could be a truly grimy experience back in the day. Astrida introduces us to the dusters that kept clothes from getting filthy.
Finally, Mrs. Pretty's 1915 velvet-trimmed ensemble is complete with her classic teens tailored skirt and jacket, and spectacular hat.
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.
Now we've come to know Mabel Pretty fairly well, Julia takes us through her wardrobe, her dressing routine and her day.
We're tantalisingly close to meeting Mrs Mabel Pretty, so consider the rest of the ensemble for her day out in Suffolk: the hat and coat.
Over the past few months we've got to know Mrs Pretty very well. Today Julia describes the construction of her 1914 day dress.
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.
Mabel Pretty is an ideal figure for a 1914 living history event. Julia introduces the fascinating woman she will be dressing in this series.
Constance continues her exploration of the WWI VAD nursing uniform with the construction of the undergarments.
Few looks are as instantly recognizable as the classic teens blouse. Nicole studies three originals and makes patterns from them.
Lorna continues to explore the process of recreating an Edwardian or WWI era nurse's uniform, using traditional dressmaking techniques.
Fashion changed immensely from 1914-18 and there's a wealth of information to explore. Here's our pick of the best resources for your library!
Lorna plans the construction of an Edwardian nurse's uniform, using traditional dressmaking techniques such as classic flat fell seams.
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.
2014's Centenary commemorates the start of the ‘war to end all wars’; the Great War of 1914-18. In a new series, Lorna introduces us to the brave nurses of WWI.