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Letters, Questions & Advice: March 2010

Letters, Questions & Advice: March 2010

This month:

Trisha asks about creating a dress form for a French fashion doll and patterns for it. Shawn inquires about the historically correct way to piece an 1880 chemise Cathy explains about the DPP Corsets competition and FR

 

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Whitework Embroidery

Whitework Embroidery

Is it Ayrshire, Madeira, Dresden work, Hardanger, Limerick, Carrickmacross lace or Broderie Anglaise? Know your whitework!

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The Essential Apron, Part 2

The Essential Apron, Part 2

As 19th and 20th century fashion and society changed, so did the rules for when, where, what and how to wear aprons.

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How to Build a Hatbox

How to Build a Hatbox

A good hatbox is essential for keeping vintage or handmade hats safe and in good condition. Lynn shows us how to build one big enough for even the Romantic era.

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The Importance of Worth

The Importance of Worth

The House of Worth was intoxicating, compelling, essential to any woman who intended to make the ultimate impression. But what was it about Worth that made him so special?

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The Mysterious Emile Pingat

The Mysterious Emile Pingat

Emile Pingat is one of the most mysterious and distinctive designers of the late C19th. Joy introduces this elusive couturier.

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