Athena explores how to integrate aspects of other cultures into your costumes to help make your Steampunk unique.
How to add more detail to your historic fashion illustration, how to use shadows and highlights, how to draw fabric, and how to add color.
If you want to design your own historic fashions, you'll do well to learn how to make your own fashion sketches. Lisha shows how.
Jema Hewitt shows by example how to design fantastical Steampunk outfits without resorting to the same old clichés.
How to design an original Victorian costume—something new, that would be right at home on the pages of La Mode Illustrée.
Pulling you a little bit closer to tackling your dream project - why it's worth trying such intimidating projects, and how to succeed.
A new character enters the scene. The moment you see them, before they open their mouth, you know exactly who they are. Why?
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.
Diane shows us how to use "Match Points" to guarantee that your garment has perfectly matched plaids or stripes.
Plaids are Difficult, Stripes are Tricky, so we avoid them. But they can be tamed to impressive results: Diane shows how!
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.
Myths about Victorian clothing can be pervasive. Here, Lisha sets us straight on 9 common misgivings about Victorian dress.
The most eye-catching Victorian skirts are the most maddening to drape just right! Here's the insider trick to the waterfall skirt.