Your Wardrobe Unlock'd: The Home of Historical Fashion

Hold Your Most Fabulous Costume Ideas In Your Hands, Not Just In Your Head


♣  Teach your hands to do justice to the ideas that dance around your head
♣  Build a unique wardrobe that turns heads at every event, or every day!
♣  Create smooth, hourglass corsets that fit like a glove
♣  Learn the secrets of the makers you've been following on social media


Liesl dress by Rachel Castle, Winner of our 2017 Competition (beginner category)


  • Get started with simple projects, and work your way up
  • Build confidence by getting a solid grounding in the essential skills you need, with minimal trial and error
  • Ask questions in our online community and get informed feedback from experienced Members and your Mentors - there's no need to try to figure it all out alone!


Regency Lady Revived by Susanna Antonsson, Winner in out 2017 Competition (Improver category)


  • Get over that plateau with an unrivalled range of projects, from Medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Regency, through Victorian, to 20th century vintage
  • Get noticed and build a following in our annual Costume Contest
  • Run your mock-up photos past our professional Mentors and get the fit perfect before you cut that silk


Queen Victoria's wedding dress by Breanna Bayba, another Winner in our 2017 Competition (Improver category)

Experienced makers

  • Go professional with confidence, with the support and advice of our Business section, or just go the distance with meaty projects that you can really get your teeth into
  • Become a YWU writer and give something back to your community. Unlike many websites, we pay all our writers
  • Take 21st century fashion forward, rediscovering and developing ideas from history into fashion and costume for modern times.


Here's what you'll get as a Member:

connection ~ content ~ community ~ accountability


Basic "Your Wardrobe Unlock'd" Membership ($19.97 per month)

  • New, in-depth Master Your Skills class each month deciphering some aspect of sewing historical fashion
  • Busy Seamstress ten minute quick video class each month, so that you can keep improving, even with a hectic life
  • All Access Pass to our COMPLETE Your Wardrobe Unlock'd Online Reference Library, containing over 700 tutorials, classes and sewing articles on gowns, tailoring, outerwear and accessories - find that specific answer you need, even if you're sewing at 2am!


Complete "Foundations AND Wardrobe" Membership ($29.97 per month)

  • All the benefits of Basic Your Wardrobe Unlock'd Membership, PLUS....
  • An additional new, in-depth Master Your Skills class each month on building those all-important foundations, including corsetry, bra making and lingerie of all eras
  • All Access Pass to our COMPLETE Foundations Revealed Online Reference Library, containing another 500 tutorials, classes and articles on all aspects of corsetry, bra making, all kinds if lingerie from the skin out - because we KNOW you're looking for answers at all hours, don't deny it!


Bonuses (ALL Members):

  • Access to our Private Members' Club for the community support and one-on-one help you need day to day. 
  • No Maker Left Behind: In-person Q&A Call with our Mentors every month, so you never need to struggle on that project alone
  • Entry to our Annual Competition (optional): your chance to get YOUR work featured and publicly admired, and win fantastic prizes!
  • No minimum membership period. Cancel any time from your Member dashboard.



Your Mentors and teachers comprise more than 60 of the brightest and best loved makers working in the costuming, tailoring, and historical sewing world today, including:


Luca Costigliolo

Luca Costigliolo
Internationally renowned
costume cutter and author
Lowana O'Shea

Lowana O'Shea
Cynthia Settje

Cynthia Settje
Laurie Tavan

Laurie Tavan
Izabela Pitcher

Izabela Pitcher


Classes, conventions and conferences inspire you for a couple of days, but are over quickly, cost hundreds of dollars and require lots of travelling time. 

College courses cost tens of thousands of dollars and only cover the basics of the craft - with minimal actual sewing.

Members of Your Wardrobe Unlock'd use all our resources, whenever and wherever you wish, at your own pace, for a small, affordable contribution of $19.97 per month, supporting our hardworking Mentors, teachers and admin team. (Cancel any time.)

We are committed to helping YOUR hands do justice to the ideas that dance in your head, because if you succeed, there will be more beautiful, skilled slow fashion in the world - and that means we ALL succeed.

Join the Revolution today!



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