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Victorian & Edwardian

1890s Cycling Gaiters

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Christina DeAngelo continues her bicycling tour de force with step by step drafting and making up instructions for a pair of perfect fitting gaiters.

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An 1890s Bicycle Skirt

bicycleskirtBloomers got all the press, but most women still wore skirts for bicycling. How to draft and make an attractive, functional bicycle skirt. 

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1890s Bicycle Bloomers Pattern

icon bicycle How to draft made-to-measure 1890s bicycle bloomers - "translated"  from a confusing but authentic historical source!

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How to Make: Worth Ironwork Gown

squarepicGrowth happens outside of your comfort zone. If Worth could do it, so can we, right? Here's how Cynthia went there - and made it work.

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Fashionable Mrs Herald Paper Doll

Mrs HeraldIntroducing the Boston Herald's fashionable paper doll, Mrs. B.S. Herald, and her spectacular wardrobe showcasing the latest styles.

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The Shape of 1890s Sleeves

squarepicIn 1890s fashion, giant sleeves are essential. Here's how to get that classic leg o'mutton structure and perfect voluminous shape.

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1890's Wool Suit

unnamed1Dating this late 1890's wool tailored suit to a specific season and year, and finding the fashion plate that probably inspired it!

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A Tale of Two Bicycle Bloomers

A Tale Of Two Bloomers by Christina DeAngeloYou can never have too many bicycle bloomers. Here's how to make a pair with a poofy leg, and another pair with a really poofy leg.

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Early 1890s Spring Walking Suit 3

squarepicNaomi completes her 1890s walking suit by constructing a woollen jacket with classic leg o' mutton sleeves and soutache braid trim.

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