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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

1880s

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