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Vintage 20th century

Playboy Club Bunny Suit 2

Playboy Club Bunny Suit 2

Mark takes his Playboy Club Bunny Suit research to the next level by constructing an authentic Bunny uniform of his own.

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Playboy Club Bunny Suit 1

Playboy Club Bunny Suit 1

In "The Curious Case of the Bifurcated Cottontail", detective Mark deciphers and develops a pattern for the Playboy Club Bunny Suit.

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Combination Drawers

Combination Drawers

Jennifer explores a vintage pattern for combination drawers, including detailed instructions for taking measurements.

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1950s Slip for Sheath Dresses

1950s Slip for Sheath Dresses

Discussing a fundamental element of the 1950's wardrobe, with a detailed how-to for a slip to be worn under sheath style dresses.

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Vintage Peignoir or Negligee

Vintage Peignoir or Negligee

Anna introduces the sheer negligee of the 1950s and 60s; a versatile lingerie garment, and easy to make in a variety of different forms.

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1921 Brassiere

1921 Brassiere

Early C20th lingerie evolved to compliment new fashions. Jennifer studies the brassiere as seen in 1921: half corset; half snug fitting, structured tank top.

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Making Fully-Fashioned Stockings

Making Fully-Fashioned Stockings

Retro 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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Chemise with Circular Flounces

Chemise with Circular Flounces

Jennifer discusses the circular flounce chemise, which adds even more fluidity and femininity to the shape and drape of the standard early C20th chemise.

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Step-In Chemise & Ribbon Camisole

Step-In Chemise & Ribbon Camisole

Taking the block pattern from her previous Envelope Chemise, Jennifer creates more fabulous 1920s-style lingerie; a Step-In Chemise and Ribbon Camisole.

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1920's Envelope Chemise

1920's Envelope Chemise

Jennifer 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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Creating a Teens Strapless Brassiere

Creating a Teens Strapless Brassiere

As fashion changed in the early C20th, so did underwear. Kelly guides us through the making of a teens brassiere, or corset cover, to go under an evening gown.

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The Frugal Princess: Creating a Princess Slip

The Frugal Princess: Creating a Princess Slip

Jennifer guides us through drafting, fitting and decorating a vintage Edwardian-style princess slip; a useful item of underwear in any lady's trousseau!

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How To Make Pasties

How To Make Pasties

Today many burlesque performers commission pasties (small nipple covers) to match their costumes, so the ability to make them is a valuable commodity for a corsetmaker.

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Letters, Questions & Advice: January 2010

Letters, Questions & Advice: January 2010

In Letters, Questions and Advice this month: Laura sends in a great lighting suggestion, Rachelle asks about 1840's corset resources, and Hanna wonders how to make a 1950's style bra for her new dress.

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