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Written by Astrida Schaeffer
We're not the only ones who curse over our sewing. In the early 1870s, Celestia Freeman made herself a dress - and she struggled too!
Written by Nicole Rudolph
Tailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.
Written by Charlotte Thomasius
Continuing Charlotte's investigation of men's trousers of the 1800s. In this installment, she drafts and tests a pair from 1867.
Written by Cathy Hay
A famous sketch of a beautiful period gown is re-united with its real life counterpart, and is then accurately recreated as new.
Written by Lisha Vidler
Now that you have a successful miniature toile, it's time to scale up and mock up the full size waterfall skirt.
Written by Marion McNealy
Cynthia Settje has made a successful career sewing for theater and historical costumers. What advice does she have for us?
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