The Winterthur Collection has many fantastic historical clothing and accessory catalogs. Here's the best from 1850-1919
People come in different shapes, sizes, abilities... and other traits, such as how we experience the world. Here's how to enjoy sewing anyway.
The sailor suit finds its way full circle, back into the fashions, the sewing classes and the uniforms of the 20th century, completing the tale.
The sailor suit was a ubiquitous part of the Victorian era. Emmalia explores its development and why it was so popular.
What if all your painstaking embroidery is from the wrong period entirely? Avoid the nightmare with part 2 of Denise's essential guide!
What embroidery design is right for your latest project? Denise traces techniques & motifs as they transition from one period to the next.
Jacques Doucet was one of the great designers of the late 19th and early 20th century. Joy introduces us to the man and his work.
Steampunk style blends historic know-how with imagination, engineering and a dose of good humour. Here's how to get started...
The world of Steampunk is mysterious and enchanting. Lisha tells us how to add Steampunk elements without spending a lot of money.
In a previous article, Lisha showed us how to draw our own fashion sketches. Here she introduces another type of costume drawing: the flat.
Halloween is nigh, but no time to sew a new costume? Chances are you've already got something great in your closet - here is some inspiration to get you started!
Asad continues his series on designing costumes for film and theatre, where a character's costumes need to say as much as the actor speaking the lines.
Designing for one's own pleasure is one thing, but what about designing costumes for characters in film or theater? Asad takes us from script to sketch to screen.
So you've decided you want to make a fancy dress costume? Trust Laura to get you started.
Costuming has been going on longer than we have been around. Laura introduces us to Fancy Dress and the ways people have dressed up through the ages.
Travel and adventure in far-flung lands go hand-in-hand with the advancement of the British Empire and the discoveries of new technology and science.
Want to copy a costume from a movie or stage show? Lisha guides us through the process, with valuable tips on doll size costuming.
Costuming is fun, but winning is pretty fun, too. Elizabeth gives some tips on how to make a good impression in a live costume contest.
Have you ever wanted to copy a costume from a movie or stage show? Lisha examines the five steps to creating a costume replica.
"Emilly Ladybird" (aka Jema) explores how to create and costume interesting characters by investigating Steampunk archetypes.