Following a reader request, here's a brief tour of several websites that carry good quality, not-too-expensive new laces and trims.
Costuming people you have never met can be frustrating, but with experience and forward planning, many pitfalls can be avoided.
The HEARTH (Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History) online library is devoted to books and journals published in the field on home economics.
It has a large variety of books on many different subjects, and I'll teach you how to get the most out of this valuable resource! I also share some of the books that caught my attention and a few favorite quotes.
As a seamstress, you may be happy to tackle just about any type of garment, but the thought of tailoring probably makes you feel a little faint and a lot intimidated.
Here are Cathy Hay's three favourite tailoring books that'll take away the mystery and show you the way, step by step, to beautifully tailored clothes both for you and for the gentleman in your life.
With the Olympic Games controversially due to begin in Beijing this month, we thought we'd take this opportunity to give our costume construction-based Website of the Month an Oriental theme.
Here you'll find the best of the Far East, from traditional patterns to fine fabrics and the smoothest silk thread you'll ever sew with.