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The pirate look has been dominated by the media since before Hollywood. Katherine sees what sailors and buccaneers really wore in the Golden Age of Piracy.
More historically accurate than Disney, yet quick, easy and inexpensive, with separate pieces that can begin a mix-and-match costume collection.
Ever seen pictures of cosplayers and wondered what it's all about? Noelle introduces us to her Iron Ma'am bustle dress cosplay.
Now that you have a successful miniature toile, it's time to scale up and mock up the full size waterfall skirt.
Lisha completes her investigation into this attractive style by showing us how to create a crisp and polished finished waterfall.
Elizabeth takes us through the depths of traditional theatrical tailoring with the construction of this brilliant WWI style military suit.
In part 2, Elizabeth continues to explore traditional theatrical tailoring as she moves onto the construction of the lining and pockets of her military suit.
In part 3, Elizabeth continues to explore traditional theatrical tailoring as she completes her WWI-style military suit and adds the final braid and buttons.
Modern tailcoats are primarily associated with butlers, but their high elegance has a great appeal even today. Elizabeth shows how to make one from start to finish.
Covering and finishing a fantasy topper for a Mad Hatter, including printing fabric and making supersized hatpins
When is a flat pattern not a flat pattern? When you can use it to create a hat that looks like it couldn’t have been made with a flat pattern...
Masks are great fun for carnivals, cosplay or balls. Caroline shows how to make a new accessory that's a real conversation starter.
Ageing, dyeing, and distressing aren't downers when we're talking about fabric. Here's how to make new clothes look old.
Steampunk style blends historic know-how with imagination, engineering and a dose of good humour. Here's how to get started...
The world of Steampunk is mysterious and enchanting. Lisha tells us how to add Steampunk elements without spending a lot of money.
Halloween is nigh, but no time to sew a new costume? Chances are you've already got something great in your closet - here is some inspiration to get you started!
Mini hats are a great, fun accompaniment to an ensemble and an adorable way to use up extra fabric. Lisa shows us how to block and decorate a mini tricorn.
In Part 1, Izabela discussed the inspiration process for her Steampunk Travellers collection. See how it all turned out in this continuation ...
A lot of work goes into the design of a fashion collection. Izabela takes us through the process for her Steampunk Travellers collection.
Travel and adventure in far-flung lands go hand-in-hand with the advancement of the British Empire and the discoveries of new technology and science.