Dec 2013

18th Century Upcycling: The Afterlife of a Quilted Petticoat

18th Century Upcycling: The Afterlife of a Quilted Petticoat

When researching garments, one often comes across items that force us to think about clothes in a new way. Serena walks us through a mysterious pair of breeches.

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Mrs. Gainsborough Part 3 - Mrs. Gainsborough's Daughters

Mrs. Gainsborough Part 3 - Mrs. Gainsborough's Daughters

Some of Gainsborough’s loveliest paintings are the relaxed, informal and intimate portraits of his two daughters. Julia walks us through the process of dressing them.

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Victorian Underarm Hygiene

Victorian Underarm Hygiene

Today's standard of hygiene is vastly different from Victorian standards. Lisha investigates some ways to keep tidy in 19th century costume.

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Organizing Your Sewing Space, Part II

Organizing Your Sewing Space, Part II

Having a dedicated sewing room is a dream for many costumemakers. In part two of her series, Lisha shows us how to arrange and organize a perfect sewing space.

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