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Doin’ De Gheyn — the prep

Hold on to your socks! He's at it again! That crazy Bob tests RH111

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Fire in Cairo — The Wrap Up

The final photos of how Mistress Kass looked as she made her grand entrance at Belividere Victorian Days in Belvidere, NJ 2010.

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Fire in Cairo — Arrival Outfit — Part Four – the skirts

Riding habits are for riding, so what do you do with all the extra skirt when you get off a horse? Here Kass will show you!

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Fire in Cairo — Arrival Outfit — Part Three point Five – more fitting

Sleevils, we all suffer from them. When does a set of sleeves ever go in right the first time? Herein Kass battles her sleevils and emerges victorious!

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Fire in Cairo — Arrival Outfit — Part Two – the assembly

Kass assembles her Riding Jacket pieces.

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Fire in Cairo — Arrival Outfit — Part Three – the fitting

Fitting! Kass fits her Riding habit. Patterns are made for an "ideal" shape and it is always necessary to fit them to your personal perfection. Kass shares how she fits her Riding Habit Jacket, and the back too no less. The back is always the hardest part. Significant others listen up! This is how you help your costumer!

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Fire in Cairo — Arrival Outfit — Part One – the guts

Building a riding habit is a lot like tailoring a jacket. Inner structure is important! Here in Kass will share the making of her riding jacket's canvases. The structure that takes jacket from home sewn to professionally tailored.

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Fire in Cairo — Part Ten – the collar

Wherein I build an outfit from 1888 Cairo to wear at Belvidere Victorian Days, 2010

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Fire in Cairo — Part Eight – the sleeves

Kass shares her tips for battling the dreaded sleevils. Why does it happen? What can you do to avoid it? Come along with Kass as she sets the sleeves for her 1888 bodice.

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Fire in Cairo — Part Nine – the lining

This is the way we line the bodice, line the bodice, line the bodice. This is the way we line the bodice for the Cairo outfit!

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Fire in Cairo — Part Seven – the tweaking

Kass adjusts the finicky drape on her 1888 hot weather outfit. If it doesn't come out exactly the way you want it the first time, just re-pleat!

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Fire in Cairo — Part Six – more building

Why bone your bodice? Cause they did it. Does that mean you can not wear a corset? Only if you're a loose woman. Is Kass a strong believer in a good structural interlining? You better believe it!

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Fire in Cairo — Part Five – the building

Kass puts on her hard hat and builds a proper bodice. Yup builds. All the structure that's needed to make your bodice look tailored and expensive, she shows you how.

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Fire in Cairo — Part Four – the pleating

Kass builds a hip drape using the TV368, 1887 Waterfall Overskirt Pattern.

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Fire in Cairo — Part Three – the beginning

Kass alters Truly Victorian pattern TV221- Tie back underskirt to have the fullness of her inspiration image. And makes a mock up of her bodice.

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Fire in Cairo — Part Two – the plotting

Kass experiments with fabric drapes.

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Fire in Cairo — Part One – the thinking

We're going to Cairo! in 1888! In New Jersey! So what does a marvelously well dressed lady wear to Cairo in 1888? Kass finds out.

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The Great Turkish Underwear Project — Part IV: those pesky pants

Kass figures out how to cut her undies.

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The Great Turkish Underwear Project — Part III: the fancy-schmancy stuff

The smashing details on the replica Gomlek!

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The Great Turkish Underwear Project — Part II: the prep work

The Prep work for building a period Gomlek

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The Great Turkish Underwear Project — Part I: the thinking

Kass is building a replica Gomlek, here's how she gets started!

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Why do we call them Clothing patterns not Costume patterns?

Clothing patterns from Reconstructing History

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Period Tailoring Techniques — making a doublet interior — Part III

Recently I made myself a woman's doublet based on an extant doublet from the early 17th century. Today I'd like to share with you the period tailoring techniques I employed.

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Period Tailoring Techniques — making a doublet interior — Part II

Recently I made myself a woman's doublet based on an extant doublet from the early 17th century. Today I'd like to share with you the period tailoring techniques I employed.

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Period Tailoring Techniques — making a doublet interior — Part I

Tailoring how-tos for how to make a 16th century doublet, from the inside out.

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