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Press As You Sew

SquarepicExpert costume makers know it is vital to press seams and shape fabric with an iron as you sew. Lisha tells us why and shares tips for how to press more effectively.

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Designing Custom Fabric - part 1

SquarepicEver pictured the perfect fabric in your mind, only to despair when there was nothing similar in the stores? Lisha gets you started on designing your own custom fabric.

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How To Make Fringe

profilepictureWhen making a historical dress, it can often be difficult to find interesting trim in a suitable color. Mette shows us how to make our own fringe.

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Historical Fastenings

SquarepicThrough history we have invented various ways to close our garments, but which one is right for your period? Izabela explores a range of historical fastenings. 

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Laces, Braids, and Cords

SquarepicTransform humble string into braids, cords, ties and fastenings for your historic costumes with Gina's guide to custom laces which add strength and color.

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Period Tassels III: Beaded Tassels

BeadedTassels2X2This is the one you've been waiting for — let's bling out those costumes with some beautiful beaded tassels!

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Designing Custom Fabric - part 2

SquarepicIn Part 2 of her series on creating customised fabrics, Lisha shows us how to design and order our own special, unique cloth - perfect for recreating your dream outfit!

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Silk Painting on Costumes

SquarepicMichelle's clever painted embellishment techniques allow you to reproduce the beauty of historic embroidered fabrics and help those dream dressmaking projects become a reality.

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Period Thread Tassels II: Compound Tassels

Compound tasselsLynn McMasters shows us how to make compound tassels. 

 

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