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Written by Lynn McMasters
Lace fabric makes dazzling headwear for many historical periods. Here are several projects that use lace fabric to its full advantage.
Written by Elizabeth Licata
A great costume deserves a great head of hair. Liz shows us how to get started styling wigs - straightening, curling, storing, and tools you need.
Written by Lisha Vidler
You can easily picture your spectacular new gown trailing behind you as you make a grand entrance... but what about the dirt?
Written by Alyxx Iannetta
Strap-work, an interesting and rich-looking technique, can enhance a garment without the need to spend a lot of money.
Written by Jennie Chancey
Taking the basic bodice slopers from part 1, Jennie provides several examples of how to transform them into a new design.
Written by Katy Werlin
The Chicago History Museum's collection contains over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. This one is from 1866-67.
Written by Cathy Hay
How to manipulate historical patterns like Janet Arnold's to fit you, both by draping on the dress form and by a flat pattern adjustment method.
Reproduce authentic looking turban headdresses - as well as the beautiful ornamental pins that were used to secure and decorate them.
Written by Astrida Schaeffer
Travel could be a truly grimy experience back in the day. Astrida introduces us to the dusters that kept clothes from getting filthy.
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