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March 5, 2013

New Vodcast: Dress in a Day



Needles flash and thread whips through silk as the milliners race to make a dress in a day, using only 18th-century materials and techniques. Watch part one of the project in this month’s vodcast.

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  1. Thank you so kindly for this vodcast. So absorbing! Watching the initial draping of the dress back, can easily see how the narrow-width fabrics would speed the work and produce a particular look in the result.

    Really looking forward to part 2,

    Natalie Ferguson