Gina Barrett

Making Victorian Needlework Buttons

Making Victorian Needlework Buttons

Gina shows us how to make needlework buttons inspired by a Victorian dressing gown - good buttons can raise an average gown to astounding.

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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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Continuous Frog Fasteners

Continuous Frog Fasteners

Frog fasteners give a military edge to any Steampunk style. Here's an easy way to achieve the look without getting all tangled up.

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Tassels by the Yard

Tassels by the Yard

Gina Barrett shares with us the easy method for making yards and yards of tassel and pom-pom trim for your Victorian gowns.

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Passementerie Buttons

Passementerie Buttons

Gina Barrett shows us how to make Deaths' Head buttons, one type of the many different type of  passementerie buttons. 

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Bows, Rosettes and Cockades

Bows, Rosettes and Cockades

Ribbon embellishments are a recurring feature throughout history. Gina shows you how to recreate some of these effective details.

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Authentic Victorian Trimming Ideas

Authentic Victorian Trimming Ideas

The Victorians loved their trimmings! But modern just isn't the same. Gina shows you how to make the authentic period trims that make your gown "pop".

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Gathered Victorian Trimmings

Gathered Victorian Trimmings

So much of a costume's individuality is in the trims - it's hard to find anything that looks truly authentic. So let's make our own- they're surprisingly simple!

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