Jun 2013

Frances' Hoods and Hair

Frances' Hoods and Hair

Frances' Tudor hoods and hair are her crowning glory. Julia shows us how she created the classic Marian style hood and frontispiece of the mid-16th century.

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Tudor Corset or Not to Corset...

Tudor Corset or Not to Corset...

Do you really need a corset with that 16th century gown? Maybe not. Kimiko explains why... and explores kirtles, bents and bodies to create the perfect silhouette.

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Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 Part 2

Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 Part 2

The popular image of the pirate is very different from the reality of C17th and C18th seamen - and how did that look even come to mean "pirate"? Katherine explains...

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Recreating A 19th c Dolman Mantle

Recreating A 19th c Dolman Mantle

Dolman mantles were exceedingly popular late Victorian outerwear. Chantal shows us how to recreate this type of sleeved 19th century cloak.

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The Veiled Lady

The Veiled Lady

What's more mysterious and dramatic than a veil? Bess outlines the veil's role as a fashion accessory and finishing touch to any Victorian ensemble. 

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A Fashion Icon for Tumultuous Times

A Fashion Icon for Tumultuous Times

Irene Castle's lean, pared-back style heralded the unencumbered, free movement that characterized jazz age women. Danine tells more about this groundbreaking beauty.

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Designing Custom Fabric - part 2

Designing Custom Fabric - part 2

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!

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Marketing for Small Businesses

Marketing for Small Businesses

Being the 'mysterious costumer' may sound interesting, but it doesn't pay too well. Izabela tells us how to market our costuming businesses to ensure success.

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From Script to Sketch to Screen

From Script to Sketch to Screen

Designing for one's own pleasure is one thing, but what about designing costumes for characters in film or theater? Asad takes us from script to sketch to screen. 

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