In the 1810s and 1820s rouleaux, or bias tubes of fabric, were a go-to trend for trimmings. Astrida shows us some inspirational examples.
Four very different extant dresses highlight how a frugal approach to garment construction once informed sewing technique.
We're not the only ones who curse over our sewing. In the early 1870s, Celestia Freeman made herself a dress - and she struggled too!
Introducing the Boston Herald's fashionable paper doll, Mrs. B.S. Herald, and her spectacular wardrobe showcasing the latest styles.
The mid-1890s were a dramatic time in fashion history. Astrida explores the history and construction of this eye-catching, high-fashion, late C19th coat.