What fastenings, fabrics, techniques and accessories can you use? Polly has a timeline of new fashion inventions.
There are many myths about Puritan clothing, but what's the truth behind the big white collars? Alison explores who they were and what they really wore...
In the final poignant installment, Julia brings Mrs. Gainsborough and her daughter home to the Georgian artist's historic Suffolk base, to show the complete outfits in all their glory.
How to make 18th century hoops - small, pocket and medium sized - and some humorous period stories about their use.
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!
Life often brings unexpected treasures. Kat studies an extant dress pattern from 1882 and looks at how this Natural Form Era gown fits a modern, uncorseted body.
Making sense of the vast array of shirts, breeches, trousers, waistcoats, jackets and coats, stocks, stockings, garters and cravats.
Authentic period techniques, simplified for the benefit of tailoring beginners. In part 5, Jason fits and finishes the jacket.