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iconIn the final article of this series, Lyssa shows how to insert a real, working clockwork mechanism into a corsetted gown!

IMG3 My Big Cutting TableIf you want to sew but never seem to do it, maybe it's your space that's the problem. Here are some clever hacks to fix YOUR sewing space.

SquarepicA visit to London is the perfect time to enhance one's stash. Constance takes us on a tour of the city's best places for fabric shopping!

kimono corset outfit 2aTaking inspiration from her passion for Japanese culture, Lyssa shows us how to use kimono fabric to create a stunning corset. 

stouache-iconSoutache is a fantastic looking Victorian trim. Even better, it offers a huge visual impact with relatively little work attached to it!

SquarepicIn part two, Polly looks at the development of fabrics, dyes and fastenings, and when they became part of popular fashion.

kimono corset outfit 2aLyssa explores the story behind kimono and obi, and the opportunities and pitfalls of buying and using their fabric.

LaceApplique   1Lace fabric makes dazzling headwear for many historical periods. Here are several projects that use lace fabric to its full advantage. 

squarepicWhat fastenings, fabrics, techniques and accessories can you use? Polly has a timeline of new fashion inventions.

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