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Improving Theatrical Costumes

Are you in charge of the costumes for an amateur play or musical production? It’s a daunting challenge for anyone! In this three-part series of articles, we’ll discuss all manner of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your theatrical … Continue reading

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A Year of Sewing: 2015

In the past year, I accomplished more than I thought I would! Here’s a brief rundown of all the sewing projects I completed in 2015. A Year of Sewing: 2015 Enjoy!

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1915 Undergarments (In Miniature)

Every year, Your Wardrobe Unlock’d holds a costume competition. Costumers from around the world send in photos of the historical costumes they’ve made, and readers vote for their favorites. The winner gets a decent prize, along with public recognition of their skills. I’ve entered … Continue reading

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Cotton Voile

Saturday’s Stash: Cotton Voile  Voile (pronounced v’wall or sometimes voy’l) is an extremely lightweight, semi-sheer fabric. Polyester voile is often used for curtains or curtain linings, but cotton voile can be used for garments, especially summer dresses. It’s also ideal … Continue reading

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Ladies’ Undergarments: Bloomers, Pantaloons, or Drawers?

Monday’s Mish-Mash: Ladies’ Undergarments: Bloomers, Pantaloons, or Drawers? Women’s drawers have frequently been misidentified. All it takes is a quick search of eBay and you’ll find plenty of Victorian drawers that have been mislabeled. So, what’s the difference between bloomers, … Continue reading

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1913 Day and Evening Dresses

Friday’s Fashion Plate: 1913 Day and Evening Dresses Today we have two dresses from Journal Des Demoiselles, 1913.

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Famous Couples: Fashion Doll Patterns

Thursday’s Book Review: Famous Couples: Fashion Doll Patterns by Hazel McMahon Rating 3 = Mediocre

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Elegantly Frugal Costumes

Thursday’s Book Review: Elegantly Frugal Costumes by Shirley Dearing

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A Plethora of Petticoats

Women have worn petticoats for centuries. We still do, in a manner of speaking. They’re no longer made of cotton (usually) but our modern half-slips are the equivalent of the historic petticoat. Until the 19th century, a petticoat was simply … Continue reading

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