Cynthia Settje has made a successful career sewing for theater and historical costumers. What advice does she have for us?
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A little known 1890s Worth afternoon dress, a crisply constructed 1880s tailor-made, and Titanic era lace dresses!
Patterning and observing the fit and style of a properly made pair of trousers for the gentleman of the 1840s. With drafting instructions.
The most eye-catching Victorian skirts are the most maddening to drape just right! Here's the insider trick to the waterfall skirt.
The nuts and bolts of Regency: how to be original, innovative AND authentic when Regency costumes are so often reproduced.
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In the 1810s and 1820s rouleaux, or bias tubes of fabric, were a go-to trend for trimmings. Astrida shows us some inspirational examples.
Soutache is a fantastic looking Victorian trim. Even better, it offers a huge visual impact with relatively little work attached to it!
Elizabeth takes us through the depths of traditional theatrical tailoring with the construction of this brilliant WWI style military suit.
There 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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