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Winterthur Collection

Winterthur Collection

The Winterthur Collection  has many fantastic historical clothing and accessory catalogs. Here's the best  from 1850-1919

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History of the Sailor Suit, Part 2

History of the Sailor Suit, Part 2

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.

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History of the Sailor Suit

History of the Sailor Suit

The sailor suit was a ubiquitous part of the Victorian era. Emmalia explores its development and why it was so popular. 

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Appropriate Embroidery 2

Appropriate Embroidery 2

What if all your painstaking embroidery is from the wrong period entirely? Avoid the nightmare with part 2 of Denise's essential guide!

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Appropriate Embroidery, 1500-1800

Appropriate Embroidery, 1500-1800

What embroidery design is right for your latest project? Denise traces techniques & motifs as they transition from one period to the next. 

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Jacques Doucet

Jacques Doucet

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.

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Steampunk - Where History Meets Fun!

Steampunk - Where History Meets Fun!

Steampunk style blends historic know-how with imagination, engineering and a dose of good humour. Here's how to get started...

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Steampunk on a Budget

Steampunk on a Budget

The world of Steampunk is mysterious and enchanting. Lisha tells us how to add Steampunk elements without spending a lot of money.

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Fashion Sketches: Drawing Flats

Fashion Sketches: Drawing Flats

In a previous article, Lisha showed us how to draw our own fashion sketches. Here she introduces another type of costume drawing: the flat. 

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Vintage Circus

Vintage Circus

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!

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From Script to Sketch to Screen - Part 2

From Script to Sketch to Screen - Part 2

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.

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From Script to Sketch to Screen

From Script to Sketch to Screen

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. 

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Fancy Dress Part II

Fancy Dress Part II

So you've decided you want to make a fancy dress costume? Trust Laura to get you started.

 

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Fancy Dress

Fancy Dress

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. 

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Steampunk Regency

Steampunk Regency

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.

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Replicating a Costume, Part 2

Replicating a Costume, Part 2

Want to copy a costume from a movie or stage show? Lisha guides us through the process, with valuable tips on doll size costuming.

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Costuming for Competition

Costuming for Competition

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.

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Replicating a Costume, Part I

Replicating a Costume, Part I

Have you ever wanted to copy a costume from a movie or stage show? Lisha examines the five steps to creating a costume replica.

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Creating a Steampunk Persona

Creating a Steampunk Persona

"Emilly Ladybird" (aka Jema) explores how to create and costume interesting characters by investigating Steampunk archetypes.

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The Adventurer’s Wardrobe

The Adventurer’s Wardrobe

Athena explores how to integrate aspects of other cultures into your costumes to help make your Steampunk unique.

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