Early medieval clothing: a potato sack with a girdle? Not necessarily: here lies an astonishing wealth of fabric, colour & detail.
In the 1810s and 1820s rouleaux, or bias tubes of fabric, were a go-to trend for trimmings. Astrida shows us some inspirational examples.
A closer look at fashions for Autumn 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and presented here for competition hopefuls!
A closer look at fashions for Summer 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée.
A closer look at fashions for Spring 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée.
The nuts and bolts of Regency: how to be original, innovative AND authentic when Regency costumes are so often reproduced.
Reproduce authentic looking turban headdresses - as well as the beautiful ornamental pins that were used to secure and decorate them.
The most eye-catching Victorian skirts are the most maddening to drape just right! Here's the insider trick to the waterfall skirt.
Woodruff-Fontaine House has one of the most extensive costume collections in the American South. We take a tour.
Exploring Charles Frederick's story to find the secrets behind his genius, and thus capture the magic of Worth in our own work.
I have the honor to own my great-grandmother’s 1875 wedding dress. The more I look closely at this heirloom, the more fascinating it is!
A close look at an authentic Victorian dress, with many photos, construction and sewing details, and fashion plates of the time.
Growth happens outside of your comfort zone. If Worth could do it, so can we, right? Here's how Cynthia went there - and made it work.
Introducing the Boston Herald's fashionable paper doll, Mrs. B.S. Herald, and her spectacular wardrobe showcasing the latest styles.
Janyce gives us the fashion forecast for summer 1912, including wedding fashions drawn from magazines of that year.
Janyce Hill gives us the fashion forecast for April, May and June 1912, drawn from fashion magazines from that year.
Need some trousers? YWU Competition winner Charlotte Thomasius traces the history of fashion and cutting in mens' pants.
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!
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.