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Feb 2013

Women’s Fashion in Spain 1480-1520

Women’s Fashion in Spain 1480-1520

Spanish Renaissance clothing can be difficult to identify at first glance. Kate gives us a field guide to Hispano-Flemish ladies' style of the 15th & 16th centuries.

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Frances' 16th Century Linens and Underwear

Frances' 16th Century Linens and Underwear

Julia continues her discovery of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk and her mid-16th century wardrobe, and walks us through the creation of her linens, smocks and underwear.

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Laces, Braids, and Cords

Laces, Braids, and Cords

Transform humble string into braids, cords, ties and fastenings for your historic costumes with Gina's guide to custom laces which add strength and color.

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Silk Painting on Costumes

Silk Painting on Costumes

Michelle's clever painted embellishment techniques allow you to reproduce the beauty of historic embroidered fabrics and help those dream dressmaking projects become a reality.

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How to Dye a Wig

How to Dye a Wig

Wigs come in dozens of colors, but sometimes the perfect shade remains elusive. Elizabeth shows us how to dye a synthetic wig to recreate historical hairstyles.

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Interview with the Authors of The Tudor Child

Interview with the Authors of The Tudor Child

The Tudor Tailor is a staple of costume libraries, and the family is expecting a new addition with the upcoming publication of The Tudor Child...

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Interview: American Duchess

Interview: American Duchess

Lauren of American Duchess turned her costuming hobby into a career designing historical shoes. She talks to Elizabeth about getting started and the delights of embroidered 18th century mules...

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