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Underwear in the Natural Form Era, pt. 1

Edouard Manet Nana 1877 icon-smMarion walks you through all the different layer options of the nautural form era, starting from the skin out, with variations in necklines and politics.

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A Lady's Knit Vest with a Crochet Yoke

knit vest icon-smMarion shares with us a knitted silk undervest with a crocheted yoke that could date anywhere from 1880 to 1910.

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Hand Embroidered Linen Chemise, circa 1879

1880-chemise icon-smMarion shares a linen chemise circa 1879 from her collection.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 4: Construction

Petti4 icon-smSunny concludes her exhaustive study of six Belle Époque petticoats by comparing the remaining construction details and techniques.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 3: Shapes

Petti3 icon-smSunny 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.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 2: Decoration

Petti2 icon-smSunny talks about embroidered insertion, lace edging and embroidery. Next month will be the construction of the six petticoats.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 1: Decoration

Petti1 icon-smSunny looks at six late Victorian and Edwardian petticoats, studying the methods used to produce the beautiful embellishments.

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How to Create Silk Cutwork

icon smA fiddly but simple method, and the results are astonishingly lovely. Here's how to create your own couture silk lingerie!

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Making Fully-Fashioned Stockings

icon free smRetro lingerie guru Mark shows you how to make your own custom fully-fashioned vintage-style stockings with French or Cuban heels.

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Shapewear Back to Basics

iconMark helps us to understand what is actually possible to do to the body with shapewear and what is in the realm of fantasy.

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1920's Envelope Chemise

icon free smJennifer constructs a 1920's Envelope Chemise - foundation garment for those stunning 'Flapper dresses' - in a way that is fun and practical.

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1930-40s Bias Cut Knickers

iconMarion studies some extant pieces for construction ideas and then gives a simple pattern draft for "tap pants" or "French knickers".

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