This versatile technique is seen from very early medieval period right through to the twentieth century and on all kinds of linen items.
Accessories take an outfit from costume to clothing. A range of beautiful and authentic jewelry can be made using basic techniques.
A straightforward overview of the basic styles of women's dress that dominated the first half of the 18th century.
What's a reenacting mum to do when the kids are too big for baby clothes and too small to be mini grown-ups? Regency toddler style!
Ever seen pictures of cosplayers and wondered what it's all about? Noelle introduces us to her Iron Ma'am bustle dress cosplay.
Nikki continues her journey through the world of Swiss Waist Belts, drafting one from scratch and one from an original Victorian pattern.
What is a Swiss Waist, and how does it differ from a corset? Nikki Swift, corsetiere and stalwart of Foundations Revealed, explains it all.
You wouldn't wear an evening gown to work, would you? Here's how to dress without provoking the Victorian etiquette police, part 2: eveningwear & sportswear.
You wouldn't wear an evening gown to work, would you? Here's how to dress without provoking the Victorian etiquette police. Part 1 covers daywear.
To ensure your Victorian dress is always smooth and perfect, you really need a petticoat. Here's the fastest way to rustle one up.
Folding and draping the fabric of a Victorian bustle was an art form. Let me show you how to create a simple "Butterfly" bustle drape.
A small boned cage bustle - not totally historically accurate but it's an easy-to-wear support with a lovely period silhouette.
You can easily picture your spectacular new gown trailing behind you as you make a grand entrance... but what about the dirt?
Making historical fashion wearable: original 1910s design & 1970s revival, all intended to flatter a curvy body as it is.
Great political change is often mirrored by changes in fashion. Morgan continues to explore evolving French Revolutionary fashions....
Of course, Napoleon couldn't dress like a deposed courtier. Morgan explores French high fashion from the end of Louis XIV to the fall of Napoleon.
How to make up for disproportions such as erect and stooping figures, and how to make your menswear stand out as historical.
Authentic period techniques, simplified for the benefit of tailoring beginners. In part 5, Jason fits and finishes the jacket.
In our fourth instalment, we're finally ready to get into the art and the nitty-gritty of historical tailoring by hand and machine.
The third instalment features an exclusive set of patterns for YWU members: Jason shows you how to get the best out of them.