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Norfolk & Knickerbockers, part 2

Norfolk & Knickerbockers, part 2

Denise continues with the fitting and construction of the Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers that she began in Part 1.

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Norfolk Jackets and Knickerbockers 1

Norfolk Jackets and Knickerbockers 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.

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Victorian Trousers, pt 2

Victorian Trousers, pt 2

Jason gives detailed instructions on constructing the period trousers he showed us how to draft last month.

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 6

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 6

How to make up for disproportions such as erect and stooping figures, and how to make your menswear stand out as historical.

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A Flared Top Hat, part 1

A Flared Top Hat, part 1

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...

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 5

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 5

Authentic period techniques, simplified for the benefit of tailoring beginners. In part 5, Jason fits and finishes the jacket.

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 4

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 4

In our fourth instalment, we're finally ready to get into the art and the nitty-gritty of historical tailoring by hand and machine.

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 3

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 3

The third instalment features an exclusive set of patterns for YWU members: Jason shows you how to get the best out of them.

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 2

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 2

A complete guide to period fabric weights and types, transferring the pattern to card, cutting out the pieces and economical lays.

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 1

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 1

Starting with the complete basics of proper tailoring, Jason works towards constructing a late Victorian jacket.

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How to Make Leather Masks

How to Make Leather Masks

Masks are great fun for carnivals, cosplay or balls. Caroline shows how to make a new accessory that's a real conversation starter.

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Sewing Basics: Seven Seam Finishes

Sewing Basics: Seven Seam Finishes

Unless your garment is fully lined, it's important to finish the seam allowances so the raw edges won't fray. Lisha shows us seven options.

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Press As You Sew

Press As You Sew

Expert costume makers know it is vital to press seams and shape fabric with an iron as you sew. Lisha tells us why and shares tips for how to press more effectively.

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Historical Fastenings

Historical Fastenings

Through history we have invented various ways to close our garments, but which one is right for your period? Izabela explores a range of historical fastenings. 

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Designing Custom Fabric - part 2

Designing Custom Fabric - part 2

In Part 2 of her series on creating customised fabrics, Lisha shows us how to design and order our own special, unique cloth - perfect for recreating your dream outfit!

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Designing Custom Fabric - part 1

Designing Custom Fabric - part 1

Ever pictured the perfect fabric in your mind, only to despair when there was nothing similar in the stores? Lisha gets you started on designing your own custom fabric.

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Perfect Hand Sewn Buttonholes

Perfect Hand Sewn Buttonholes

The art and science of hand sewn buttonholes, looking close-up at museum examples and then making our own in four simple stages.

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Man vs Machine

Man vs Machine

Lynn finds out whether several tools and machines are worth the money, or whether they just make a simple job more complicated. 

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Matching Plaids & Stripes 2

Matching Plaids & Stripes 2

Diane shows us how to use "Match Points" to guarantee that your garment has perfectly matched plaids or stripes.

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Matching Plaids & Stripes 1

Matching Plaids & Stripes 1

Plaids are Difficult, Stripes are Tricky, so we avoid them. But they can be tamed to impressive results: Diane shows how!

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