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Making the entire ensemble for a young Tudor gentry girl (all techniques and patterning can be applied to adult gowns.)
Katy finishes her walk through of women’s fashion in the second half of the 18th century. Anglaises, francaises, redingotes...
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.
After a brief diversion last month to Gainsborough’s daughters, we return to Mrs Gainsborough’s own Georgian wardrobe and explore her 18th century underwear.
Serena examines authentic skirt construction step by step, completing and adding the final flourishes to the gown.
I love 18th Century quilted petticoats but I really hate quilting. So here's how to fake an 18th century quilted petticoat convincingly.
Examining and challenging myths and assumptions about the petticoat’s style, use and nature during the Regency period.
Myths about Victorian clothing can be pervasive. Here, Lisha sets us straight on 9 common misgivings about Victorian dress.
Retro fashion is not a new trend. Jen looks back at a time when the bustle met the Watteau gown and Georgian style was 'à la mode'.
Tucks were a favorite decoration from the 1820s to Teens: here's how to create a mid-19th c.-style tucked petticoat, start to finish.
You can easily picture your spectacular new gown trailing behind you as you make a grand entrance... but what about the dirt?
In part four of our series on dressing Mrs Pretty in 1914, Julia takes us through the construction of her slips and delicate petticoats.
Constance continues her exploration of the WWI VAD nursing uniform with the construction of the undergarments.