May 2015

The Cage Crinoline, Part 2

The Cage Crinoline, Part 2

Constance MacKenzie continues exploring the crinoline's development, making a light & collapsible Victorian cage crinoline.

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Improving Theatrical Costumes, Part 2

Improving Theatrical Costumes, Part 2

Tips on improving theatrical costume, including the tricky issue of skirt, petticoat and hoop length - how long should each be?

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Pattern Illustration, Part 1

Pattern Illustration, Part 1

Creating your own line of sewing patterns? You'll need strong illustrations, an appealing cover image and clear diagrams - here's how...

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It's All About Sole: Shoe Rubbering 101

It's All About Sole: Shoe Rubbering 101

Historical shoes - gorgeous but can be tricky to walk in. Here's how to rubber the soles to avoid slipping & landing on your bum roll. 

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The Essential Apron, Part 2

The Essential Apron, Part 2

As 19th and 20th century fashion and society changed, so did the rules for when, where, what and how to wear aprons.

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