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iconCharlotte concludes her series on patterning and making 19th century men's trousers with this smart Edwardian pair from 1901.

squarepicWe're not the only ones who curse over our sewing. In the early 1870s, Celestia Freeman made herself a dress - and she struggled too!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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