Exploring Charles Frederick's story to find the secrets behind his genius, and thus capture the magic of Worth in our own work.
What is a Swiss Waist, and how does it differ from a corset? Nikki Swift, corsetiere and stalwart of Foundations Revealed, explains it all.
The House of Worth was intoxicating, compelling, essential to any woman who intended to make the ultimate impression. But what was it about Worth that made him so special?
You can easily picture your spectacular new gown trailing behind you as you make a grand entrance... but what about the dirt?
You can never have too many bicycle bloomers. Here's how to make a pair with a poofy leg, and another pair with a really poofy leg.
How to draft made-to-measure 1890s bicycle bloomers - "translated" from a confusing but authentic historical source!
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.
Travel could be a truly grimy experience back in the day. Astrida introduces us to the dusters that kept clothes from getting filthy.
Bathing boots and shoes were very popular from the late 19th century through to the 1920s. Nicole constructs a functional, but very cute, pair.
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.
Analyzing, in exhaustive detail, the construction of a lingerie dress from about 1904. Sunny dives into the finer points of a beautiful surviving piece of pure frou-frou.
Making historical fashion wearable: original 1910s design & 1970s revival, all intended to flatter a curvy body as it is.
Have you ever wanted to take your love of period clothing into everyday life, but felt overwhelmed? Constance shows us how.
Constance finalises her reconstruction of a WWI Voluntary Aid Division nursing uniform with the apron, cap and accessories.
Constance continues her exploration of a WWI VAD nurses uniform with the construction of the dresses' shirtwaist bodice.
Constance continues her exploration of the WWI VAD nursing uniform with the construction of the undergarments.