Natasha's quest to create a 1907 wedding gown from the bottom up has brought us to the second layer: the Edwardian petticoat, underskirt, and corset cover.
Natasha invites us to look through her 1907 wedding dress project, starting from the foundations up. In Part 1 she covers the Edwardian corset, bloomers and chemise.
Analyzing, in exhaustive detail, the construction of a lingerie dress from about 1904. Sunny dives into the finer points of a beautiful surviving piece of pure frou-frou.
Izabela recently acquired a lovely WWI-era mourning suit in need of just a little TLC to be wearable again. Here, she describes its construction in detail.
Irene Castle's lean, pared-back style heralded the unencumbered, free movement that characterized jazz age women. Danine tells more about this groundbreaking beauty.
Sunny finishes her deciphering of a black velvet Teens evening gown, with the bodice opening and velvet tabard.
Sunny continues her examination and deciphering of a black velvet Teens evening gown, focusing on the bodice and sleeves.
Sunny continues her examination of a black velvet evening gown with many of the characteristics of Teens high fashion.
Sunny examines a very complicated early Teens black velvet evening gown with many of the characteristics of high fashion in this era.
Last month, Sunny covered how the lower half of the dress was patterned and constructed. This time, she examines the bodice.
In our first Teens Double Period Project article, Sunny examines a fashionable striped wool dress from 1909 - 1914 in her collection.
When making a costume, an extant garment is the ideal research source. Once you have one, how do you analyze it?
Looking for some last minute gift suggestions? Cathy reviews two new books from 2010: Fashioning Fashion and High Style.
Is it Ayrshire, Madeira, Dresden work, Hardanger, Limerick, Carrickmacross lace or Broderie Anglaise? Know your whitework!
Emile Pingat is one of the most mysterious and distinctive designers of the late C19th. Joy introduces this elusive couturier.
Paul Poiret's Thousand and Second Night gala was the precursor to modern fashion shows. Joy tells us about the fantastic event and its influence on Edwardian fashions...
Paul Poiret was known as the King of Fashion from the Belle Epoch to the Roaring 20s. Joy introduces us to one of the most important designers of the 20th century.