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Mrs Pretty, Part 3 - Corset

squarepicMabel Pretty's family were famous in the early C20th as corset manufacturers. Julia researches and constructs a suitable 'Pretty' corset. 

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British VAD Uniform, Part 4

squarepicConstance finalises her reconstruction of a WWI Voluntary Aid Division nursing uniform with the apron, cap and accessories.

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A Brief History of Eyeglasses

squarepicMany of us wear spectacles, so Trystan explores history of eyeglasses and offers some tips for wearing them with historical costumes.

 

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Analyzing a Worth Day Dress

squarepicThe Chicago History Museum's collection contains over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. This one is from 1866-67.

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Mrs Pretty, Part 2 - Underwear

squarepicPreviously we met Mabel, Mrs William Tertius Pretty. Now Julia investigates the foundations to Mrs Pretty's 1914 outfit.

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British VAD Uniform, Part 3

squarpicConstance continues her exploration of the WWI VAD nursing uniform with the construction of the shirtwaist bodice part of the dress.

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