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Written by Gina Barrett
Gina shows us how to make needlework buttons inspired by a Victorian dressing gown - good buttons can raise an average gown to astounding.
Written by Polly Aron
What fastenings, fabrics, techniques and accessories can you use? Polly has a timeline of new fashion inventions.
In part two, Polly looks at the development of fabrics, dyes and fastenings, and when they became part of popular fashion.
Written by Lynn McMasters
Lace fabric makes dazzling headwear for many historical periods. Here are several projects that use lace fabric to its full advantage.
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 Diana Rotheneder
Aren’t sure what type of fabric to use for period costume? Diana steers you toward more convincing, historically accurate fabrics.
Lynn McMasters shows us how to make three kinds of tassels to add color, weight, and movement to any period costume.
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.
Written by Marion McNealy
Possibly the most important article at YWU: pointers to help you avoid and manage potential ill effects to your health.
Written by Diane Yoshitomi
Here's how to manage your fabric, trim, patterns, buttons, and other costuming materials before they take over your home!
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!
Any hobby or occupation has implications for your health. Let us point out pitfalls & tips to help you sew longer!
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