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Mar 2010

Taming the Stash

Taming the Stash

Here's how to manage your fabric, trim, patterns, buttons, and other costuming materials before they take over your home!

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1770-1789: Rococo to Revolution

1770-1789: Rococo to Revolution

Within such a climate of change during the 1770s and 1780s, it was impossible that fashion would not be influenced by social conditions.

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Natural Form Era Socks & Stockings by Marion McNealy

Natural Form Era Socks & Stockings by Marion McNealy

Far beyond plain black or white, catalogs of the era carried fancy knitted stockings of all kinds. Get ready to shop for the perfect stockings, thread your embroidery needle or grab your knitting needles! We're diving into the realm of stockings and socks with fashion reports, catalogs from 1882, stocking embroidery diagrams and  lots of knitting patterns for socks and stockings for all ages.

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Fashion 1876-1882

Fashion 1876-1882

Following our introduction to the Natural Form, it's time to choose the details of your outfit. There are many options depending on the year that's taken your fancy.

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Two 1920s fabric handbags

Two 1920s fabric handbags

Properly researched accessories add credibility to your historic attire. Two wristlet purses, artfully gathered and sewn onto Bakelite bangles of the era: I'll show you how to recreate both.

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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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