Jul 2016

History of the Sailor Suit

History of the Sailor Suit

The sailor suit was a ubiquitous part of the Victorian era. Emmalia explores its development and why it was so popular. 

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Basic Fabric Manipulation - Part II

Basic Fabric Manipulation - Part II

Continue to refresh and strengthen your core fabric manipulation skills with gathered ruffles and pleating techniques.

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18th Century Women’s Dress 4

18th Century Women’s Dress 4

Katy finishes her walk through of women’s fashion in the second half of the 18th century. Anglaises, francaises, redingotes...

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Frugal Fashion in the 19th Century

Frugal Fashion in the 19th Century

Four very different extant dresses highlight how a frugal approach to garment construction once informed sewing technique.

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A Tale of Two Bicycle Bloomers

A Tale of Two Bicycle Bloomers

You can never have too many bicycle bloomers. Here's how to make a pair with a poofy leg, and another pair with a really poofy leg.

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