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Perfect Welt Pockets

iconTailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.

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How to Make 1860s Trousers

squarepicContinuing Charlotte's investigation of men's trousers of the 1800s. In this installment, she drafts and tests a pair from 1867.

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The Elusive Waterfall Skirt, part 2

squarepicNow that you have a successful miniature toile, it's time to scale up and mock up the full size waterfall skirt.

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1908 Dinner Dress, part 2

iconThe construction of gowns in this era is often complex - but with the original gown as a reference, this dress can be rebuilt piece by piece.

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The Elusive Waterfall Skirt, Part 3

squarepicLisha completes her investigation into this attractive style by showing us how to create a crisp and polished finished waterfall. 

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1908 Dinner Dress, part 1

iconA famous sketch of a beautiful period gown is re-united with its real life counterpart, and is then accurately recreated as new.

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Interview: Cynthia Settje

SquarepicCynthia Settje has made a successful career sewing for theater and historical costumers. What advice does she have for us?

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Woodruff-Fontaine Collection, part III

iconA little known 1890s Worth afternoon dress, a crisply constructed 1880s tailor-made, and Titanic era lace dresses!

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How to Make 1840s Trousers

squarepic Patterning and observing the fit and style of a properly made pair of trousers for the gentleman of the 1840s. With drafting instructions.

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