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Winter coat

A wool coat inspired by this piece from the Met Museum .

I used the TV Late Bustle Coat pattern, but I took out some fabric from the back pleats, so my version does not really fit over a bustle. 42 more words


We May Be in Better Shape Than We Thought

If you bemoan your fitness level, you might be interested in the results of this fitness test from 1889:

In order to ascertain the influence of tight clothing upon the action of the heart during exercise a dozen young women consented this summer to run 540 yards in their loose gymnasium garments, and then to run the same distance with corsets on.

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Historic Clothing

Pisemskii in Russian and English, story by story

And novel by novel, play by play. English titles of works are those used by Charles A. Moser in Pisemsky: A Provincial Realist (Cambridge, MA, 1969), except as noted. 955 more words

Russian Literature