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Izabela walks us step by step through the creation of an 1785 riding habit, including gold embroidered buttons.
Serena takes us step-by-step through constructing an 1812 spotted muslin dress by traditional hand- stitching methods.
Discovering ways to make your costumes distinctive and imaginative within the realms of historical accuracy.
Dolman mantles were exceedingly popular late Victorian outerwear. Chantal shows us how to recreate this type of sleeved 19th century cloak.
Trains are gorgeous, but nothing beats a walking-length costume for sheer elegance and practicality. Izabela describes the construction of her late C19th walking dress.
Good examples of 19th century ladies tailoring aren't always easy to find. Chantal walks us through a study of her new treasure, a Directoire coat from the 1880s.
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.
Travel could be a truly grimy experience back in the day. Astrida introduces us to the dusters that kept clothes from getting filthy.
Now we've come to know Mabel Pretty fairly well, Julia takes us through her wardrobe, her dressing routine and her day.
We're tantalisingly close to meeting Mrs Mabel Pretty, so consider the rest of the ensemble for her day out in Suffolk: the hat and coat.
Tailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.