Jan 2013

Steampunk Collection Part 2

Steampunk Collection Part 2

In Part 1, Izabela discussed the inspiration process for her Steampunk Travellers collection. See how it all turned out in this continuation ... 

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Drafting Videos 1: How to Measure

Drafting Videos 1: How to Measure

Before you can draft your own, personalized pattern, you have to take measurements. Marion walks you through this easy process in a few short video tutorials.

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How To Make Fringe

How To Make Fringe

When making a historical dress, it can often be difficult to find interesting trim in a suitable color. Mette shows us how to make our own fringe.

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Comparing Silk and Wool Embroidery Threads

Comparing Silk and Wool Embroidery Threads

How does one choose which embroidery thread to use for a project? Sunny does it by trying every one she can find for her 12th century bliaut. Read on to find out what she thought.

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12th Century Dress – The Bliaut

 12th Century Dress – The Bliaut

Mention a medieval dress to someone, and odds are they'll imagine a bliaut. Izabela walks us through the construction of this iconic 12th century dress.

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Discovering Frances

Discovering Frances

Dressing a woman involves more than just recreating portraits. One has to know the person underneath - in this case, Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk.

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Norfolk & Knickerbockers, Part 3

Norfolk & Knickerbockers, Part 3

The patterns, mock-ups and knickerbockers are complete, and it's time to tackle construction of the Norfolk jacket itself. 

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