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A 17th century Drawnwork Jacket with Silver Spangles

My Next Insanity A Drawn-work Linen Jacket with Silver Spangles Okay…   Now I’ve really gone off the deep end.   You may have read my page on needlelace.   All my friends embroider, but I’m really bad at it.   But in needlelace, I’ve finally found something that appeals to my meticulous nature without actually being embroidery (which for some...

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Steampunk World’s Fair picture post

Much fun was had by all. Look there are even pictures!

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Evolution of the V-necked Gown

A collection of V-neck gown portraits

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Children’s Gown or Undergown

Searching for the undergown of the 15th century V-necked Gown.

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V-necked Thoughts

How did they really cut V-neck gowns?

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If It Ain’t Broke…

A story of period construction techniques and how they often seem strange and "wrong" to modern seamstresses.

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