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How to Make 1820s Trousers

squarpicThere are many styles of trousers through history, and many pattern making methods. Here's how to draft trousers from 1822 and 1826.

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Woodruff-Fontaine Collection, part II

Screen Shot 2016 10 05 at 19.54.32Woodruff-Fontaine House has one of the most extensive costume collections in the American South. We take a tour.

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Shopping in Paris: A Lady's Guide

icon free smOh, to be a wealthy American traveling to Paris to order a dress from Worth! These original guides discuss what it was like...

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Beyond the Cloche 3: 1927 Velvet Hat

iconNeed a new hat? Maybe a fresh velvet hat for Fall will pick up your spirits. Try this easy-to-make hat from Fall 1927.

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How to Wear a Wig

icon free smNobody wants a wardrobe malfunction on their head. Liz shows us how to put on a wig, keep it there, and make it look pretty. 

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A History of Trouser Drafting

SquarepicNeed some trousers? YWU Competition winner Charlotte Thomasius traces the history of fashion and cutting in mens' pants.

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Victorian Trousers, pt 1

icon free smI'm back with a tailoring topic that some of you requested and I'm more than happy to supply: how to cut and sew a pair of gentlemen's trousers. 

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Placemat Bergere Hats, Part 3

Bandeau 10In the final instalment, Chantal shows how to make your own buckram crown and create a finished, functional hat.

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Easy 18th c. Quilted Petticoat

icon free smI love 18th Century quilted petticoats but I really hate quilting. So here's how to fake an 18th century quilted petticoat convincingly.

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