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Written by Lisha Vidler
Expert 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.
Ever 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.
Written by Mette Wikkelsø
When 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.
Written by Izabela Pitcher
Through 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.
Written by Gina Barrett
Transform humble string into braids, cords, ties and fastenings for your historic costumes with Gina's guide to custom laces which add strength and color.
Written by Lynn McMasters
This is the one you've been waiting for — let's bling out those costumes with some beautiful beaded tassels!
In 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!
Written by Michelle Bossert
Michelle's clever painted embellishment techniques allow you to reproduce the beauty of historic embroidered fabrics and help those dream dressmaking projects become a reality.
Lynn McMasters shows us how to make compound tassels.
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