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Not just how to make a corset, but how to make excellent corsets... and maybe even go professional...Visit Foundations Revealed
Written by Marion McNealy
Drowning in books, web tabs, bookmarks and useful scraps of paper? Marion shares her tips and techniques for keeping research organized, both online and off.
Marion shares a few of her tricks on how to track down artwork and historical information in a particular town or region that is off the beaten research path.
When doing research at a museum far from home, it's vital to plan carefully so nothing is forgotten. Marion shares her tips for making the most of a museum visit.
So, you’ve always wanted to see amazing museums and historical sites in person instead of just in photographs? Marion shows us how to plan our own research tour.
Written by Julia Barrett
Building on her investigations into the evolution of women’s clothing in the sixteenth century, Julia now looks at the male wardrobe in the Tudor and Elizabethan periods.
Written by Sarah Lorraine
Fashion is a significant area of cultural borrowing. Sarah Lorraine examines the 16th century Venetian appropriation of Turkish dress.
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