Masks are great fun for carnivals, cosplay or balls. Caroline shows how to make a new accessory that's a real conversation starter.
Marion's got all the books and resources you need to create an amazing ensemble for the Revolutionary period:The Must Have books and the Nice-to-Haves; A 1785 French fashion magazine with men's and women's dress, hat and wig fashions; and much more!
If you're an 18th Century costume buff, odds are you already have these.
But if you're just now falling in love with Rococo they should be at the top of your Christmas list!
Is it Ayrshire, Madeira, Dresden work, Hardanger, Limerick, Carrickmacross lace or Broderie Anglaise? Know your whitework!
...to Elsabet Rowth one kyrtyll of worsted upper bodyed with blew satyn of bryderies...
The British History Online site is a wonderful source of first hand information about the clothing and material objects of daily life in Tudor England.
Come explore the riches with us!
Lace fabric makes dazzling headwear for many historical periods. Here are several projects that use lace fabric to its full advantage.
Michelle's clever painted embellishment techniques allow you to reproduce the beauty of historic embroidered fabrics and help those dream dressmaking projects become a reality.
The key to an accurate 18th century gown is the right fabric. Hallie explains what to look for and what to avoid when you're shopping.
Gina Barrett shows us how to make Deaths' Head buttons, one type of the many different type of passementerie buttons.
No matter how good a garment is, it can always be improved by adding some lace. Izabela looks at Punto in Aria and bobbin lace.
Completing our series on the world of fabric manipulation, Lisha walks us through techniques of shirring and puffing for a fabulous result.
Techniques for Victorian and Georgian clothing. This week, several types of box pleats, and then we'll step it up to discover ruching.
The popular image of the pirate is very different from the reality of C17th and C18th seamen - and how did that look even come to mean "pirate"? Katherine explains...
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.
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Your 18th century gown would probably enjoy a nice trip to Versailles to party like the Sun King.
Making 18th century hats out of modern placemats? What about the crown? Here's how to add a soft silk crown, and a buckram option too.
Katy finishes her walk through of women’s fashion in the second half of the 18th century. Anglaises, francaises, redingotes...
A straightforward overview of the basic styles of women's dress that dominated the first half of the 18th century.
Katy walks us through the undergarments and accessories that helped create the fashionable 18th century look.
Fashion is deeply connected with the socio-cultural world in which it arises. Katy explains some of the driving forces of the 18th c. world.