Bloomers got all the press, but most women still wore skirts for bicycling. How to draft and make an attractive, functional bicycle skirt.
Introducing the Boston Herald's fashionable paper doll, Mrs. B.S. Herald, and her spectacular wardrobe showcasing the latest styles.
In 1890s fashion, giant sleeves are essential. Here's how to get that classic leg o'mutton structure and perfect voluminous shape.
Naomi completes her 1890s walking suit by constructing a woollen jacket with classic leg o' mutton sleeves and soutache braid trim.
Naomi Barnes continues her study and construction of an 1890s spring walking suit with the creation of the skirt and its soutache braid trim.
In a new series, Naomi Barnes constructs an 1890s ladies walking outfit, starting with researching and making a tailored waistcoat.
The Chicago History Museum has over fifty gowns from The House of Worth in its collection. Katy examines their 1890s evening gown.
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.
Kelly takes us deep inside this Belle Epoque jacket - a lucky garage sale find - to explore the complex 'engineering' behind late Victorian tailoring.
Luthien delves deep into the guts of her gorgeous, late-Victorian, grey shirtwaist blouse to figure out its history and how the Victorian dressmaker made it.
Travel could be a truly grimy experience back in the day. Astrida introduces us to the dusters that kept clothes from getting filthy.
Bathing boots and shoes were very popular from the late 19th century through to the 1920s. Nicole constructs a functional, but very cute, pair.
Details matter in tailored clothes. Nicole gives us a crash course in advanced high-end finishes that will elevate any garment.
Charlotte concludes her series on patterning and making 19th century men's trousers with this smart Edwardian pair from 1901.
Tailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.
Continuing Charlotte's investigation of men's trousers of the 1800s. In this installment, she drafts and tests a pair from 1867.
Patterning and observing the fit and style of a properly made pair of trousers for the gentleman of the 1840s. With drafting instructions.
Need some trousers? YWU Competition winner Charlotte Thomasius traces the history of fashion and cutting in mens' pants.
Modern tailcoats are primarily associated with butlers, but their high elegance has a great appeal even today. Elizabeth shows how to make one from start to finish.