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May 2013

Iberian Renaissance Period Hairstyles

Iberian Renaissance Period Hairstyles

A good hairstyle helps create the perfect impression. Sarah shares some appropriate hairstyles for women in Spain during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. 

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The Evolution of 16th Century Womenswear

The Evolution of 16th Century Womenswear

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Julia investigates the evolution of 16th century women's clothing, and the ramifications for Tudor costumers.

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Beyond the Flemish Peasant Dress

Beyond the Flemish Peasant Dress

There’s more to the Low Countries than the familiar C16th Flemish 'peasant dress'. Holly explores the variations between different classes, trades and regions. 

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Frances' C16th Gown and Partlet

Frances' C16th Gown and Partlet

We return to the Tudor wardrobe of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, this week to look at her outer layers – the iconic French gown and typically Marian partlet.

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18th c Revival in Victorian Fashion 2

18th c Revival in Victorian Fashion 2

Victorian era fashion borrowed from many periods of history, but particularly the 18th century. Jen takes a deeper look at Georgian influence on Victorian style.

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The Point Princess Dress - 1882

The Point Princess Dress - 1882

Life often brings unexpected treasures. Kat studies an extant dress pattern from 1882 and looks at how this Natural Form Era gown fits a modern, uncorseted body.

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The Grey Shirtwaist Study

The Grey Shirtwaist Study

Luthien delves deep into the guts of her gorgeous, late-Victorian, grey shirtwaist blouse to figure out its history and how the Victorian dressmaker made it.

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Designing Custom Fabric - part 1

Designing Custom Fabric - part 1

Ever pictured the perfect fabric in your mind, only to despair when there was nothing similar in the stores? Lisha gets you started on designing your own custom fabric.

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