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.
The patterns, mock-ups and knickerbockers are complete, and it's time to tackle construction of the Norfolk jacket itself.
Denise continues with the fitting and construction of the Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers that she began in Part 1.
Put some sporty spice into your look with a Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers. Denise shows us how to get started, with an overview and the pattern.
Jason gives detailed instructions on constructing the period trousers he showed us how to draft last month.
How to make up for disproportions such as erect and stooping figures, and how to make your menswear stand out as historical.
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...
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.
A complete guide to period fabric weights and types, transferring the pattern to card, cutting out the pieces and economical lays.
Starting with the complete basics of proper tailoring, Jason works towards constructing a late Victorian jacket.
A good hatbox is essential for keeping vintage or handmade hats safe and in good condition. Lynn shows us how to build one big enough for even the Romantic era.