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!
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Tailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.
Continuing Charlotte's investigation of men's trousers of the 1800s. In this installment, she drafts and tests a pair from 1867.
Now that you have a successful miniature toile, it's time to scale up and mock up the full size waterfall skirt.
The 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.
Lisha completes her investigation into this attractive style by showing us how to create a crisp and polished finished waterfall.
A famous sketch of a beautiful period gown is re-united with its real life counterpart, and is then accurately recreated as new.
Cynthia Settje has made a successful career sewing for theater and historical costumers. What advice does she have for us?
A little known 1890s Worth afternoon dress, a crisply constructed 1880s tailor-made, and Titanic era lace dresses!
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