Caroline La Porta

How to Make Leather Masks

How to Make Leather Masks

Masks are great fun for carnivals, cosplay or balls. Caroline shows how to make a new accessory that's a real conversation starter.

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Copying Your Closet

Copying Your Closet

Have you come across a piece of clothing or costume that you'd love to replicate? Caroline shows how to copy garments from our closet.

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How to Make Cartridge Pleats

How to Make Cartridge Pleats

Cartridge pleating is one of the best ways to fit a ton of fabric into a small space. Here's two tried and tested methods to accomplish it.

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Shoe Dyeing & Shoe Embellishment

Shoe Dyeing & Shoe Embellishment

Can't afford bespoke historic shoes to match your outfit? Caroline shows how to dye and embellish store-bought shoes to make them your own.

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Shoe Restoration and Resizing

Shoe Restoration and Resizing

If specialist period shoes are outside your budget, here's how to revive, alter or modify existing shoes with skills you already have.

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It's All About Sole: Shoe Rubbering 101

It's All About Sole: Shoe Rubbering 101

Historical shoes - gorgeous but can be tricky to walk in. Here's how to rubber the soles to avoid slipping & landing on your bum roll. 

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