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Steampunk - Where History Meets Fun!

squarepicSteampunk style blends historic know-how with imagination, engineering and a dose of good humour. Here's how to get started...

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Jacques Doucet

Jacques DoucetJacques Doucet was one of the great designers of the late 19th and early 20th century. Joy introduces us to the man and his work.

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Appropriate Embroidery, 1500-1800

squarepicWhat embroidery design is right for your latest project? Denise traces techniques & motifs as they transition from one period to the next. 

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History of the Sailor Suit

John Singer Sargent 1887The sailor suit was a ubiquitous part of the Victorian era. Emmalia explores its development and why it was so popular. 

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History of the Sailor Suit, Part 2

Butterick 2089 1923The sailor suit finds its way full circle, back into the fashions, the sewing classes and the uniforms of the 20th century, completing  the tale.

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From Script to Sketch to Screen

SquarepicDesigning for one's own pleasure is one thing, but what about designing costumes for characters in film or theater? Asad takes us from script to sketch to screen. 

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Appropriate Embroidery 2

Appropriate Embroidery 2 by Denise HendrickWhat if all your painstaking embroidery is from the wrong period entirely? Avoid the nightmare with part 2 of Denise's essential guide!

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Project Planning for Success

icon free smPlagued by unfinished costumes? Sick of all-nighters? Big ideas that never quite come off? Here's how to make sure it works next time.

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Fancy Dress Part II

SupperSquareSo you've decided you want to make a fancy dress costume? Trust Laura to get you started.

 

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Fancy Dress

Empress Eugenie as Marie AntoinetteCostuming has been going on longer than we have been around. Laura introduces us to Fancy Dress and the ways people have dressed up through the ages. 

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Steampunk Collection Part 2

SquarepicIn Part 1, Izabela discussed the inspiration process for her Steampunk Travellers collection. See how it all turned out in this continuation ... 

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An Absinthe Fairy Gown

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Jema Hewitt shows by example how to design fantastical Steampunk outfits without resorting to the same old clichés.

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