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Written by Danine Cozzens
Irene Castle's lean, pared-back style heralded the unencumbered, free movement that characterized jazz age women. Danine tells more about this groundbreaking beauty.
Written by Lorna McKenzie
2014's Centenary commemorates the start of the ‘war to end all wars’; the Great War of 1914-18. In a new series, Lorna introduces us to the brave nurses of WWI.
Written by Izabela Pitcher
Izabela recently acquired a lovely WWI-era mourning suit in need of just a little TLC to be wearable again. Here, she describes its construction in detail.
Written by Marion McNealy
Fashion changed immensely from 1914-18 and there's a wealth of information to explore. Here's our pick of the best resources for your library!
Lorna continues to explore the process of recreating an Edwardian or WWI era nurse's uniform, using traditional dressmaking techniques.
Written by Nicole Rudolph
Few looks are as instantly recognizable as the classic teens blouse. Nicole studies three originals and makes patterns from them.
Written by Constance MacKenzie
Constance continues her exploration of the WWI VAD nursing uniform with the construction of the undergarments.
Written by Julia Barrett
Mabel Pretty is an ideal figure for a 1914 living history event. Julia introduces the fascinating woman she will be dressing in this series.
Constance continues her exploration of a WWI VAD nurses uniform with the construction of the dresses' shirtwaist bodice.
Previously we met Mabel, Mrs William Tertius Pretty. Now Julia investigates the foundations to Mrs Pretty's 1914 outfit.
Constance finalises her reconstruction of a WWI Voluntary Aid Division nursing uniform with the apron, cap and accessories.
Mabel Pretty's family were famous in the early C20th as corset manufacturers. Julia researches and constructs a suitable 'Pretty' corset.
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