Oct 2015

When Can I Wear It?

When Can I Wear It?

What fastenings, fabrics, techniques and accessories can you use? Polly has a timeline of new fashion inventions.

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How to Make Cartridge Pleats

How to Make Cartridge Pleats

Cartridge pleating is one of the best ways to fit a ton of fabric into a small space. Here's two tried and tested methods to accomplish it.

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The Shape of 1890s Sleeves

The Shape of 1890s Sleeves

In 1890s fashion, giant sleeves are essential. Here's how to get that classic leg o'mutton structure and perfect voluminous shape.

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Mrs. Pretty in 1915, Part 1

Mrs. Pretty in 1915, Part 1

It's a new year, 1915, and Mrs. Pretty needs a new outfit. Here, Julia starts on the construction of an elegant teens walking suit.

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Romantic Era Daytime Hairstyles, Pt 1

Romantic Era Daytime Hairstyles, Pt 1

It can be difficult to find examples of daytime hairstyles in paintings and fashion plates, but Lynn can show us how to make some.

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