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How to Make 1920s Circular Drawers

How to Make 1920s Circular Drawers

Jennifer guides us through the process of making a pair of 1922 circular open drawers, or tap pants, as some people call them, from period instructions.

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!

The Full-Framed Bra Cup

The Full-Framed Bra Cup

Mark discusses the drafting, fitting and creation of this classic - but notoriously complicated - non-wired bra which gives excellent bust support and shape.

Vintage Pinup Girdle

Vintage Pinup Girdle

Anna introduces us to making our own shapewear - allowing you to create retro-inspired pieces especially designed for and to match special outfits!

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.

Making Fully-Fashioned Stockings

Making Fully-Fashioned Stockings

Our retro lingerie guru Mark shows you how to pattern and make your own custom fully-fashioned vintage-style stockings with French or Cuban heels.

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.

Tights and Short Shapewear

Tights and Short Shapewear

Mark takes us through the process of how to pattern draft and make a pair of tights or panty hose, and some custom control shorts.

How To Make A Bra 1 (free article)

How To Make A Bra 1 (free article)

The first in a series of articles on bra patterning and making. Before we get out the fabric, there's a big obstacle to tackle: what size bra do you want?

How to Make a 1950's Bullet Bra

How to Make a 1950's Bullet Bra

Silhouette is important for vintage as well as historical clothing: make an authentic pointy bra that Jane Russell or Marilyn Monroe would have been proud of.

Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Continuing discussion on the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.

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, understandable and practical.

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.

16th-17th c Hosen & Stockings

16th-17th c Hosen & Stockings

The history and construction of lower hose: netherstocks, stockings, and boot-hose. Then we'll drape, pattern and sew our own with a combination of machine and handstitching.

How To Make A Bra 2 (free article)

How To Make A Bra 2 (free article)

Part 2 of our bra pattern drafting and making series: drafting the blocks for the cups, cradle and wings of a simple underwired “Darted Cup” Bra. 

How to Make a Corselette

How to Make a Corselette

Mark shares with us the secrets of working with stretchy powernet, and shows how to make a vintage corselette of the 1950s or 60s.

Getting That Bustle Bump

Getting That Bustle Bump

A study of three padded bustles in the Kentucky Historical Society Collection, showing how thrifty women stayed fashionable on a budget.

Plus-Sized Bras

Plus-Sized Bras

Mark discusses the issues around bra industry sizing standards, and explores how to create bras for different sized cups that are both proportional and attractive.

How To Make A Bra 3

How To Make A Bra 3

Part 3 of our bra pattern drafting/making series. You have taken measurements and drafted a pattern - now it's time to break out the sewing kit!

Late 18th Century Skirt Supports

Late 18th Century Skirt Supports

Dresses of the 1770s-80s were worn over a “bum” or “rump,” but there is little extant evidence as to what shape and proportion these rumps took.