LIGHT & SHADOW
SIDES OF FASHION
Learn about the evolution of fashion throughout the ages.
On our blog, we share articles about the history of fashion in the 18th, 19th and 20th century, sewing tips, and the most iconic historical design trends of the time.
Knowing how to properly sew darts is very important especially for Victorian clothing. In this video, you will learn how to:
- Mark the darts
- Prepare the darts for sewing
- Make smooth, beautiful darts
Two important tools needs for marking the darts are:
- A pattern tracing wheel
- Transfer paper
Godey's Lady's Book
Godey's Lady's Book was a very popular woman's magazine in nineteenth century America. Originally founded in 1830 by Louis A. Godey, he bought the Boston-based Ladies Magazine in 1837 and hired its female editor Sarah Hale to modernized the new...
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Placing the Paisley Shawl in Nineteenth-Century Fashion
Abstract (Lucy McConnell)
The Paisley shawl was one of the most recognisable accessories in western fashion through the nineteenth century. Originally produced in Kashmir India, the pine pattern...
In the northern hemisphere, November is the month of death. The world descends into winter darkness while leafless trees cut the sky. The earth mourns for her beautiful, bountiful summer. For this reason, November is the perfect month to explore the topic of Victorian mourning wear.
Today, Disney+ presents the cinematic version of the award-winning Broadway show Hamilton. Filmed with the original, racially-diverse Broadway cast, including Lin Manuel Miranda as Hamilton, the musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers. I had the...