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Written by Katherine Caron-Greig
Soutache is a fantastic looking Victorian trim. Even better, it offers a huge visual impact with relatively little work attached to it!
Written by Polly Aron
In part two, Polly looks at the development of fabrics, dyes and fastenings, and when they became part of popular fashion.
Written by Lisha Vidler
Choosing a sewing machine can be overwhelming. Lisha explains what to look for when buying and advises on the features you'll really use.
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.
What fastenings, fabrics, techniques and accessories can you use? Polly has a timeline of new fashion inventions.
Unless your garment is fully lined, it's important to finish the seam allowances so the raw edges won't fray. Lisha shows us seven options.
Written by Constance MacKenzie
A visit to London is the perfect time to enhance one's stash. Constance takes us on a tour of the city's best places for fabric shopping!
Written by Gina Barrett
Gina shows us how to make needlework buttons inspired by a Victorian dressing gown - good buttons can raise an average gown to astounding.
Written by Sunshine Buchler
Transferring embroidery designs onto dark fabric can be difficult, but Sunny walks us through a time-tested method used by embroiderers for centuries.
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