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In the final article of this series, Lyssa shows how to insert a real, working clockwork mechanism into a corsetted gown!
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If 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.
A 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!
Taking inspiration from her passion for Japanese culture, Lyssa shows us how to use kimono fabric to create a stunning corset.
Soutache is a fantastic looking Victorian trim. Even better, it offers a huge visual impact with relatively little work attached to it!
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In part two, Polly looks at the development of fabrics, dyes and fastenings, and when they became part of popular fashion.
Lyssa explores the story behind kimono and obi, and the opportunities and pitfalls of buying and using their fabric.
Lace fabric makes dazzling headwear for many historical periods. Here are several projects that use lace fabric to its full advantage.
What fastenings, fabrics, techniques and accessories can you use? Polly has a timeline of new fashion inventions.
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