Category: Post-16th Century

Scaling up a Pattern to Life-Size (using your home printer!)

I have enlarged small-scale patterns from books many different ways, the method often depending on both the specific pattern and what resources I have available to me at the time. I’ve hand drawn a pattern on large sheets of paper, I’ve used projectors to scale things up so I can trace them, and today I’ll show you how to print a pattern on a standard printer.

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Red Dress

I recently found and marathoned through the fabulous Amazon show ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’!  Its a funny show, with lots of beautiful costuming, set in 1957ish.  The main character in particular has some amazing dresses.

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Retro Dress Diary: Butterick 6018

New dress and new video! If you don’t have time/sound for a video right now, here’s the transcript!

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Mrs. Frizzle and the Dress Diary

I hope folks don’t mind this break from my usual historical clothing!  I don’t make very many modern dresses.  I think that this is because if I want a cute dress for daily life, I can buy it for far

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Pins and Needles Dress

 

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Victorian Corset

Hello!  I am working on my third corset.  I posted my first one here in 2009 and made a second one soon after.  I am running into some fitting issues that I hope you guys can give me advice on! So

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