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Men’s 15th Century Clothing in Italy

Men’s 15th Century Clothing in Italy

From camisas to cintolas - Aylwen gives us an overview of Renaissance Italian men's fashion in the 15th century.

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Interpretation of the Medieval Chaperon

Interpretation of the Medieval Chaperon

The chaperon was a popular men's hat in mid-15th century Europe. Constance introduces her interpretation of this iconic medieval style of headwear.

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15th c. Doublets and Jackets

15th c. Doublets and Jackets

Study & construction of these two garments, plus how to make a fashionable gown/jacket worn over the doublet.

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Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 Part 2

Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 Part 2

The popular image of the pirate is very different from the reality of C17th and C18th seamen - and how did that look even come to mean "pirate"? Katherine explains...

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Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 1

Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 1

The pirate look has been dominated by the media since before Hollywood. Katherine sees what sailors and buccaneers really wore in the Golden Age of Piracy.

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A Banqueting Suit

A Banqueting Suit

Izabela makes a banqueting suit for an English Civil War Nobleman... and next month, a sumptuous gown for his wife...

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18th Century Upcycling: The Afterlife of a Quilted Petticoat

18th Century Upcycling: The Afterlife of a Quilted Petticoat

When researching garments, one often comes across items that force us to think about clothes in a new way. Serena walks us through a mysterious pair of breeches.

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Tailored Details for Trousers

Tailored Details for Trousers

Details matter in tailored clothes. Nicole gives us a crash course in advanced high-end finishes that will elevate any garment.

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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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From Court to Empire, Part 3

From Court to Empire, Part 3

Morgan concludes that Napoleonic Imperial Court fashions were more inspired by dead French kings than revolutionary spirit...

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From Court to Empire, Part 2

From Court to Empire, Part 2

Great political change is often mirrored by changes in fashion. Morgan continues to explore evolving French Revolutionary fashions....

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From Court to Empire, Part 1

From Court to Empire, Part 1

Of course, Napoleon couldn't dress like a deposed courtier. Morgan explores French high fashion from the end of Louis XIV to the fall of Napoleon.

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WWI Military Uniform 1

WWI Military Uniform 1

Elizabeth takes us through the depths of traditional theatrical tailoring with the construction of this brilliant WWI style military suit.

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WWI Military Uniform 2

WWI Military Uniform 2

In part 2, Elizabeth continues to explore traditional theatrical tailoring as she moves onto the construction of the lining and pockets of her military suit.

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WWI Military Uniform 3

WWI Military Uniform 3

In part 3, Elizabeth continues to explore traditional theatrical tailoring as she completes her WWI-style military suit and adds the final braid and buttons.

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Tailoring the Tailcoat

Tailoring the Tailcoat

Modern tailcoats are primarily associated with butlers, but their high elegance has a great appeal even today. Elizabeth shows how to make one from start to finish. 

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Norfolk & Knickerbockers, Part 3

Norfolk & Knickerbockers, Part 3

The patterns, mock-ups and knickerbockers are complete, and it's time to tackle construction of the Norfolk jacket itself. 

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Norfolk & Knickerbockers, part 2

Norfolk & Knickerbockers, part 2

Denise continues with the fitting and construction of the Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers that she began in Part 1.

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Norfolk Jackets and Knickerbockers 1

Norfolk Jackets and Knickerbockers 1

Put some sporty spice into your look with a Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers. Denise shows us how to get started, with an overview and the pattern.

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Fashions in Menswear, 1730-1760

Fashions in Menswear, 1730-1760

1730-1760 marked a transitional period in men's garments as fashion moved away from Baroque styles. Here's the rundown.

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