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Written by Marion McNealy
Marion walks you through all the different layer options of the nautural form era, starting from the skin out, with variations in necklines and politics.
Marion shares with us a knitted silk undervest with a crocheted yoke that could date anywhere from 1880 to 1910.
Marion shares a linen chemise circa 1879 from her collection.
Written by Sunshine Buchler
Sunny concludes her exhaustive study of six Belle Époque petticoats by comparing the remaining construction details and techniques.
Sunny discusses the different factors that combine to create the shape of the skirt, and the petticoats that support it. Patterns of the six petticoats are included this month.
Sunny talks about embroidered insertion, lace edging and embroidery. Next month will be the construction of the six petticoats.
Sunny looks at six late Victorian and Edwardian petticoats, studying the methods used to produce the beautiful embellishments.
Written by Anya Kovacs
A fiddly but simple method, and the results are astonishingly lovely. Here's how to create your own couture silk lingerie!
Written by Mark Garbarczyk
Retro lingerie guru Mark shows you how to make your own custom fully-fashioned vintage-style stockings with French or Cuban heels.
Mark helps us to understand what is actually possible to do to the body with shapewear and what is in the realm of fantasy.
Written by Jennifer Thoreson
Jennifer constructs a 1920's Envelope Chemise - foundation garment for those stunning 'Flapper dresses' - in a way that is fun and practical.
Marion studies some extant pieces for construction ideas and then gives a simple pattern draft for "tap pants" or "French knickers".
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