The sailor suit finds its way full circle, back into the fashions, the sewing classes and the uniforms of the 20th century, completing the tale.
The sailor suit was a ubiquitous part of the Victorian era. Emmalia explores its development and why it was so popular.
Constance finalises her reconstruction of a WWI Voluntary Aid Division nursing uniform with the apron, cap and accessories.
Constance continues her exploration of a WWI VAD nurses uniform with the construction of the dresses' shirtwaist bodice.
Lorna continues to explore the process of recreating an Edwardian or WWI era nurse's uniform, using traditional dressmaking techniques.
Lorna plans the construction of an Edwardian nurse's uniform, using traditional dressmaking techniques such as classic flat fell seams.
2014's Centenary commemorates the start of the ‘war to end all wars’; the Great War of 1914-18. In a new series, Lorna introduces us to the brave nurses of WWI.
Tailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.
The third instalment features an exclusive set of patterns for YWU members: Jason shows you how to get the best out of them.
A complete guide to period fabric weights and types, transferring the pattern to card, cutting out the pieces and economical lays.