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The Winterthur Collection has many fantastic historical clothing and accessory catalogs. Here's the best from 1850-1919
Elizabeth Estervig applies the scientific method to four frock coat drafts, testing each one and rating them all on speed, ease, and accuracy.
From camisas to cintolas - Aylwen gives us an overview of Renaissance Italian men's fashion in the 15th century.
The chaperon was a popular men's hat in mid-15th century Europe. Constance introduces her interpretation of this iconic medieval style of headwear.
Study & construction of these two garments, plus how to make a fashionable gown/jacket worn over the doublet.
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...
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.
Izabela makes a banqueting suit for an English Civil War Nobleman... and next month, a sumptuous gown for his wife...
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.
Details matter in tailored clothes. Nicole gives us a crash course in advanced high-end finishes that will elevate any garment.
Tailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.
Morgan concludes that Napoleonic Imperial Court fashions were more inspired by dead French kings than revolutionary spirit...
Great political change is often mirrored by changes in fashion. Morgan continues to explore evolving French Revolutionary fashions....
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.
Elizabeth takes us through the depths of traditional theatrical tailoring with the construction of this brilliant WWI style military suit.
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.
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.
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.
The patterns, mock-ups and knickerbockers are complete, and it's time to tackle construction of the Norfolk jacket itself.
Denise continues with the fitting and construction of the Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers that she began in Part 1.