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.
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!
Mini hats are a great, fun accompaniment to an ensemble and an adorable way to use up extra fabric. Lisa shows us how to block and decorate a mini tricorn.
A lot of work goes into the design of a fashion collection. Izabela takes us through the process for her Steampunk Travellers collection.
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.
"Emilly Ladybird" (aka Jema) explores how to create and costume interesting characters by investigating Steampunk archetypes.
Athena explores how to integrate aspects of other cultures into your costumes to help make your Steampunk unique.
Ageing, dyeing, and distressing aren't downers when we're talking about fabric. Here's how to make new clothes look old.
Frog fasteners give a military edge to any Steampunk style. Here's an easy way to achieve the look without getting all tangled up.
Ever seen pictures of cosplayers and wondered what it's all about? Noelle introduces us to her Iron Ma'am bustle dress cosplay.
The most eye-catching Victorian skirts are the most maddening to drape just right! Here's the insider trick to the waterfall skirt.
You can never have too many bicycle bloomers. Here's how to make a pair with a poofy leg, and another pair with a really poofy leg.
How to draft made-to-measure 1890s bicycle bloomers - "translated" from a confusing but authentic historical source!
Modern tailcoats are primarily associated with butlers, but their high elegance has a great appeal even today. Elizabeth shows how to make one from start to finish.
How to make up for disproportions such as erect and stooping figures, and how to make your menswear stand out as historical.
Authentic period techniques, simplified for the benefit of tailoring beginners. In part 5, Jason fits and finishes the jacket.
In our fourth instalment, we're finally ready to get into the art and the nitty-gritty of historical tailoring by hand and machine.
The third instalment features an exclusive set of patterns for YWU members: Jason shows you how to get the best out of them.