Edwardian

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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British VAD Uniform, Part 1

British VAD Uniform, Part 1

Following our series on a WWI Australian Nurse's uniform, Constance explores the British Voluntary Aid Detachment uniform.

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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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The Australian Army Nursing Service in WWI - Part 1

The Australian Army Nursing Service in WWI - Part 1

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.

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A Fashion Icon for Tumultuous Times

A Fashion Icon for Tumultuous Times

Irene Castle's lean, pared-back style heralded the unencumbered, free movement that characterized jazz age women. Danine tells more about this groundbreaking beauty.

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Titanic Straw Hats

Titanic Straw Hats

Lynn McMasters shows you how to make three different styles of 1912 straw hats, just in time to go down with the ship in fabulous style!

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Fashion Forecast: Jan - March 1912

Fashion Forecast: Jan - March 1912

Janyce Hill has once again consulted her collection of antique magazines to pass on authentic, specific 1912 fashion trends & styles.

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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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Fashion Forecast: Oct-Dec 1912

Fashion Forecast: Oct-Dec 1912

 Janyce Hill of the Vintage Pattern Lending Library gives us the fashion forecast for October, November and December 1912.

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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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Fashion Forecast July – Sept 1912

Fashion Forecast July – Sept 1912

Janyce gives us the fashion forecast for summer 1912, including wedding fashions drawn from magazines of that year.

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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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1912 Bookshelf & Influences

1912 Bookshelf & Influences

What books would have influenced fashion choices for a lady of 1912? What dress advice would a "stout" lady have been given?

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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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Fashion Forecast: Apr-Jun 1912

Fashion Forecast: Apr-Jun 1912

Janyce Hill gives us the fashion forecast for April, May and June 1912, drawn from fashion magazines from that year.

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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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Lanvin Roses & Other Artificial Flowers

Lanvin Roses & Other Artificial Flowers

The techniques for making artifical flowers are simple. The effect, with some effort and practice, can be wonderful, either mimicking real flowers or merely suggesting them.

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Color Harmony in Dress, 1912

Color Harmony in Dress, 1912

You've been asking us for more information about using color and line in clothing, so we have hit the library and found the most relevant (and entertaining!) information from history.

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