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outerwear

1785 Riding Habit

1785 Riding Habit

Izabela walks us step by step through the creation of an 1785 riding habit, including gold embroidered buttons.

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Making an 1812 Muslin Gown

Making an 1812 Muslin Gown

Serena takes us step-by-step through constructing an 1812 spotted muslin dress by traditional hand- stitching methods.

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Unusual Regency Costume

Unusual Regency Costume

Discovering ways to make your costumes distinctive and imaginative within the realms of historical accuracy.

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Recreating A 19th c Dolman Mantle

Recreating A 19th c Dolman Mantle

Dolman mantles were exceedingly popular late Victorian outerwear. Chantal shows us how to recreate this type of sleeved 19th century cloak.

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The 1883 Walking Dress

The 1883 Walking Dress

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.

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1880s Directoire Coat Study

1880s Directoire Coat Study

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.

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Appliquéd Beauty: An 1890s Coat with Flair

Appliquéd Beauty: An 1890s Coat with Flair

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. 

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Tales of the Duster

Tales of the Duster

Travel could be a truly grimy experience back in the day. Astrida introduces us to the dusters that kept clothes from getting filthy.

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Mrs Pretty, Part 7 - The Eve of War

Mrs Pretty, Part 7 - The Eve of War

Now we've come to know Mabel Pretty fairly well, Julia takes us through her wardrobe, her dressing routine and her day. 

 

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Mrs Pretty Part 6 - Hat and Coat

Mrs Pretty Part 6 - Hat and Coat

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.

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Perfect Welt Pockets

Perfect Welt Pockets

Tailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.

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