No matter how good a garment is, it can always be improved by adding some lace. Izabela looks at Punto in Aria and bobbin lace.
Details on where to get quality materials to re-create all kinds of extant ruffs, collars, smocks, shifts and chemises.
There are many myths about Puritan clothing, but what's the truth behind the big white collars? Alison explores who they were and what they really wore...
Monochromatic Embroidery is an umbrella term used to describe a type of embellishment popular during the 16th Century.
Mantuas of the late C17th & early C18th are gorgeous but often underrepresented in historical clothing. Izabela describes the making of her mantua gown.
Period makeup is probably the most overlooked part in a re-enactors outfit, but Elisa walks us through the process for the mid-17th century.
The pirate look has been dominated by the media since before Hollywood. Katherine sees what sailors and buccaneers really wore in the Golden Age of Piracy.
Izabela studies and recreates, step by step, a sumptuous gown from this oft-forgotten period in English costume history.
Izabela makes a banqueting suit for an English Civil War Nobleman... and next month, a sumptuous gown for his wife...
Strap-work, an interesting and rich-looking technique, can enhance a garment without the need to spend a lot of money.
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Your 18th century gown would probably enjoy a nice trip to Versailles to party like the Sun King.
Binding stays and corsets is frustrating... isn't it? Find out how to perfect your stays and corsets with our indispensible guide!
A new Stuart wardrobe requires new hair to go with it. Elisa researches and recreates the iconic signature hairstyle of the mid-17th century.
Marion talks to Jenny Tiramani of the Globe Theatre in London - custodian of the Janet Arnold Archive, and one of the founders of the School of Historical Dress.