Ever pictured the perfect fabric in your mind, only to despair when there was nothing similar in the stores? Lisha gets you started on designing your own custom fabric.
In part two of her series on illustrating your own pattern directions, Lisha teaches us how to create a digital sketch, step-by-step!
Creating your own line of sewing patterns? You'll need strong illustrations, an appealing cover image and clear diagrams - here's how...
A sewing diary gives a fascinating look into the creative process of making costumes. Lisha explains how to chart progress and share accomplishments with others.
The world of Steampunk is mysterious and enchanting. Lisha tells us how to add Steampunk elements without spending a lot of money.
In a previous article, Lisha showed us how to draw our own fashion sketches. Here she introduces another type of costume drawing: the flat.
Want to copy a costume from a movie or stage show? Lisha guides us through the process, with valuable tips on doll size costuming.
Have you ever wanted to copy a costume from a movie or stage show? Lisha examines the five steps to creating a costume replica.
How to add more detail to your historic fashion illustration, how to use shadows and highlights, how to draw fabric, and how to add color.
If you want to design your own historic fashions, you'll do well to learn how to make your own fashion sketches. Lisha shows how.
How to design an original Victorian costume—something new, that would be right at home on the pages of La Mode Illustrée.
Completing our series on the world of fabric manipulation, Lisha walks us through techniques of shirring and puffing for a fabulous result.
Techniques for Victorian and Georgian clothing. This week, several types of box pleats, and then we'll step it up to discover ruching.
Continue to refresh and strengthen your core fabric manipulation skills with gathered ruffles and pleating techniques.
Our ancestors did not hold back with embellishment! Let's strengthen our own core fabric manipulation skills to match theirs.
For all of you who are tired of being confused, Lisha gives us a glossary of sewing and fashion terms translated from British English to American English.
We all keep various presser feet in our sewing arsenal, but do we use them all, or know how to get the best from each? Lisha shows us what they're for.
Having a dedicated sewing room is a dream for many costumemakers. In part two of her series, Lisha shows us how to arrange and organize a perfect sewing space.
In the midst of a costume project, we all sometimes find our sewing area can get quickly out of hand. Lisha shows us how to organize our sewing furniture and supplies.