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Making 18th Century Shoes

Making 18th Century Shoes

How to dismantle and re-assemble modern shoes into sturdy, beautiful, convincing historical footwear - and even improve the fit!

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Bathing Boots

Bathing Boots

Bathing boots and shoes were very popular from the late 19th century through to the 1920s. Nicole constructs a functional, but very cute, pair.

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Interview: American Duchess

Interview: American Duchess

Lauren of American Duchess turned her costuming hobby into a career designing historical shoes. She talks to Elizabeth about getting started and the delights of embroidered 18th century mules...

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Shoe Dyeing & Shoe Embellishment

Shoe Dyeing & Shoe Embellishment

Can't afford bespoke historic shoes to match your outfit? Caroline shows how to dye and embellish store-bought shoes to make them your own.

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Shoe Restoration and Resizing

Shoe Restoration and Resizing

If specialist period shoes are outside your budget, here's how to revive, alter or modify existing shoes with skills you already have.

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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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