Apr 2013

How to Make a Mini Tricorn Hat

How to Make a Mini Tricorn Hat

Mini hats are a great, fun accompaniment to an ensemble and an adorable way to use up extra fabric. Lisa shows us how to block and decorate a mini tricorn. 

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Iberian Cosmetics & Renaissance Beauty Ideals

Iberian Cosmetics & Renaissance Beauty Ideals

Iberian women pursued beauty and the feminine ideal as much as ladies today. Sarah explores the makeup and cosmetics used in 15th and 16th century Spain.

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Setting 16th Century Ruffs

Setting 16th Century Ruffs

Once you've made a ruff, it just needs starching and setting. Constance shows us how to finish off this most iconic of garments to compliment your Tudor costumes.

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Frances' Kirtle and Foresleeves

Frances' Kirtle and Foresleeves

A C16th lady of Frances' status must be properly turned out. Julia continues to investigate her Tudor noblewoman's wardrobe with Frances' kirtle and foresleeves.

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Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 1

Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 1

The pirate look has been dominated by the media since before Hollywood. Katherine sees what sailors and buccaneers really wore in the Golden Age of Piracy.

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18th Century Revival in Victorian Fashion

18th Century Revival in Victorian Fashion

Retro fashion is not a new trend. Jen looks back at a time when the bustle met the Watteau gown and Georgian style was 'à la mode'.

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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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Interview with Jenny Tiramani

Interview with Jenny Tiramani

Marion talks to Jenny Tiramani of the Globe Theatre in London - custodian of the Janet Arnold Archive, and one of the founders of the School of Historical Dress.

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