Apr 2012

Hoops, Large and Small

Hoops, Large and Small

How to make 18th century hoops - small, pocket and medium sized - and some humorous period stories about their use. 

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Victorian Jewelry

Victorian Jewelry

Too often we settle for pale imitations or modern costume jewelry to adorn our Victorian gowns, but that doesn't have to be the case: here's a guide.

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Victorian Wedding Gown 2

Victorian Wedding Gown 2

Izabela gives patterns and details for creating the skirt, apron skirt and a detachable train with ruffled balayeuse for a wedding gown.

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Interview with Jayne Shrimpton

Interview with Jayne Shrimpton

We talk to a dress historian, portrait specialist and photo detective about her work, and present a competition for you!

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