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Written by Marion McNealy
Following a reader request, here's a brief tour of several websites that carry good quality, not-too-expensive new laces and trims.
Written by Kendra Van Cleave
What stripes can mean and when they're appropriate, plus secrets to choosing, using, cutting and matching striped fabric.
The best sources for cage crinoline supplies, corsetry, fine cotton fabrics for undies, and wide eyelet and cutwork lace for frilliness.
Written by Diane Yoshitomi
"The Other Stash?" you ask. Shoes, hats, coats, wraps, parasols, stockings, undies... here's how to organise The Other Stash.
Written by Gina Barrett
Ribbon embellishments are a recurring feature throughout history. Gina shows you how to recreate some of these effective details.
Before you can draft your own, personalized pattern, you have to take measurements. Marion walks you through this easy process in a few short video tutorials.
Written by Caroline La Porta
Have you come across a piece of clothing or costume that you'd love to replicate? Caroline shows how to copy garments from our closet.
Written by Polly Aron
Creating and fitting historical patterns remains a perennial problem for costume makers. Luckily, our writers have the answers ...
Written by Nicole Rudolph
With a little practice you can draft an 1890s sleeve just like the pros used to. Here, Nicole walks us thorugh several different sleeves from 1897.
In part two of pattern drafting, we move from measurements to creating a basic front and back block, a mockup, fitting and creating a final pattern, with seven step-by-step videos.
Written by Elizabeth Estervig
Elizabeth Estervig applies the scientific method to four frock coat drafts, testing each one and rating them all on speed, ease, and accuracy.
Written by Cathy Hay
Taking the mystery, the jargon and as many numbers as possible out of the process of drafting your own patterns, step by step.
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