Jacques Doucet was one of the great designers of the late 19th and early 20th century. Joy introduces us to the man and his work.
A little known 1890s Worth afternoon dress, a crisply constructed 1880s tailor-made, and Titanic era lace dresses!
The world is full of gorgeous metal frame purses with disintegrating fabrics. Here's how to restore them to beauty. (Includes pattern)
Travel could be a truly grimy experience back in the day. Astrida introduces us to the dusters that kept clothes from getting filthy.
Bathing boots and shoes were very popular from the late 19th century through to the 1920s. Nicole constructs a functional, but very cute, pair.
Need a new hat? Maybe a fresh velvet hat for Fall will pick up your spirits. Try this easy-to-make hat from Fall 1927.
What are the key design hallmarks of an authentic 1920s hat, making it unique and special and setting it apart from later imitations?
Have you ever wanted to take your love of period clothing into everyday life, but felt overwhelmed? Constance shows us how.
In the beginning there was the Cloche, and that was the only truly fashionable hat in the 1920s. Or was it? Marion sets the record straight!
The Chicago History Museum has a collection of over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. Here Katy analyses a 1940s example.
Lorna continues to explore the process of recreating an Edwardian or WWI era nurse's uniform, using traditional dressmaking techniques.
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 plans the construction of an Edwardian nurse's uniform, using traditional dressmaking techniques such as classic flat fell seams.
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.
Details matter in tailored clothes. Nicole gives us a crash course in advanced high-end finishes that will elevate any garment.
Charlotte concludes her series on patterning and making 19th century men's trousers with this smart Edwardian pair from 1901.