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An outstanding primary source for the history nerd and sewing masochist. Ava discovers that piped seams on Romantic era dresses may not be piped at all...
Is it Ayrshire, Madeira, Dresden work, Hardanger, Limerick, Carrickmacross lace or Broderie Anglaise? Know your whitework!
Gina Barrett shares with us the easy method for making yards and yards of tassel and pom-pom trim for your Victorian gowns.
No matter how good a garment is, it can always be improved by adding some lace. Izabela looks at Punto in Aria and bobbin lace.
These textural effects have been used for centuries, from farmer's workwear to Liberty silks. Polly investigates and has a go.
Victorian era fashion borrowed from many periods of history, but particularly the 18th century. Jen takes a deeper look at Georgian influence on Victorian style.
Too often we settle for pale imitations or modern costume jewelry to adorn our Victorian gowns, but that doesn't have to be the case: here's a guide.
Tucks were a favorite decoration from the 1820s to Teens: here's how to create a mid-19th c.-style tucked petticoat, start to finish.
In Part II, we look at the numerous skirt supports that the early Victorian woman wore to hold out her skirts and look fashionable.
Studying the undergarments of a transitional period in which styles shifted slowly but dramatically.
Patterning and observing the fit and style of a properly made pair of trousers for the gentleman of the 1840s. With drafting instructions.
Need some trousers? YWU Competition winner Charlotte Thomasius traces the history of fashion and cutting in mens' pants.
A good hatbox is essential for keeping vintage or handmade hats safe and in good condition. Lynn shows us how to build one big enough for even the Romantic era.
In her final chapter on spectacular Romantic Era hair, Lynn demystifies two more hairstyles, including the infamous Apollo's Knot.
It can be difficult to find examples of daytime hairstyles in paintings and fashion plates, but Lynn can show us how to make some.
The Romantic Era had some of the most intricate and eye-catching hairstyles you'll ever want to copy. Lynn explains a few styles.
The Romantic Era, 1815-1840, has some of the most iconic hairstyles of any period. Lynn shows us how to create the look for ourselves.