How to overcome the challenges of using original magazine patterns (in this case, from Peterson's), and pattern this interesting jacket.
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...
Ribbon embellishments are a recurring feature throughout history. Gina shows you how to recreate some of these effective details.
We hope you're not getting too stressed out by the approaching holidays!
This month on Letters, Questions & Advice, we've got three questions: Corey asks about sleeves on men's doublets from the Elizabethian period, a Frustrated Fan asks Cathy some pointed questions about the DPP, and Hanna asks about lining the back pleats in a 1775 Caraco jacket.
"To reduce the risk of the fabric raveling as I am working on it, I leave a generous seam allowance of ¼” to ½”..."
Many of you were interested in hearing more about costuming for dolls after Amanda entered a 1:4 scale costume for the Single Pattern Project. Here, Amanda shares how she did it. She tells us the advantages and pitfalls of doll costuming and gives us some pointers, allowing us an insight into the peculiar practical challenges and frustrations of doing what we do on a miniature scale!