Ruth explores the huge variety of historic fabrics described in archives and seen in museums, finding us modern equivalents and suppliers.
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When creating shapes that defy the laws of physics, logic, or human anatomy, basic upholstery foam is one of the costumer's best tools.
Ruth walks us through the process of making an 18th century pet en l’air, including the tricky process of sleeve setting. Part 2 of 2.
Ruth de-mystifies how to drape this delightful informal 18th century style on the stand in this ultimate step by step guide. Part 1 of 2.
Emilie uses the pattern she drafted in part 1 to create her own 1930s Kestos style bra... with suprisingly impressive results for a fuller bust!
Can a 1930s Kestos style bra offer anything in terms of shape and support to a body with any sort of bust? It's time to draft one and find out!
In search of the perfect 1940's figure, Laura asks how fabric rationing affected underwear, and what was a Utility bra?
Benjamin takes an informed look at historical accuracy in costume design... and where the line should be drawn in period productions.
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Lauren continues her investigations of an antique bustle, completing her recreation using modern materials on a tight budget.
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