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Dressing the Tudor Cinderella

Dressing the Tudor Cinderella

Making the entire ensemble for a young Tudor gentry girl (all techniques and patterning can be applied to adult gowns.)

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18th Century Women’s Dress 4

18th Century Women’s Dress 4

Katy finishes her walk through of women’s fashion in the second half of the 18th century. Anglaises, francaises, redingotes...

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Taking Mrs. Gainsborough Home

Taking Mrs. Gainsborough Home

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.

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Mrs. Gainsborough Part 4 - Hoops & Petticoats

Mrs. Gainsborough Part 4 - Hoops & Petticoats

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. 

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c. 1775 Dress: The Skirt

c. 1775 Dress: The Skirt

Serena examines authentic skirt construction step by step, completing and adding the final flourishes to the gown.

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Easy 18th c. Quilted Petticoat

Easy 18th c. Quilted Petticoat

I love 18th Century quilted petticoats but I really hate quilting. So here's how to fake an 18th century quilted petticoat convincingly.

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The Regency Petticoat 1790-1820

The Regency Petticoat 1790-1820

Examining and challenging myths and assumptions about the petticoat’s style, use and nature during the Regency period. 

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9 More Victorian Clothing Myths

9 More Victorian Clothing Myths

Myths about Victorian clothing can be pervasive. Here, Lisha sets us straight on 9 common misgivings about Victorian dress.

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18th Century Revival in Victorian Fashion

18th Century Revival in Victorian Fashion

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'.

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How to make a Tucked Petticoat

How to make a Tucked Petticoat

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.

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Making a Balayeuse

Making a Balayeuse

You can easily picture your spectacular new gown trailing behind you as you make a grand entrance... but what about the dirt?

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Mrs Pretty Part 4 - Slips and Petticoats

Mrs Pretty Part 4 - Slips and Petticoats

In part four of our series on dressing Mrs Pretty in 1914, Julia takes us through the construction of her slips and delicate petticoats.

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British VAD Uniform, Part 2

British VAD Uniform, Part 2

Constance continues her exploration of the WWI VAD nursing uniform with the construction of the undergarments.

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