Jema Hewitt shows by example how to design fantastical Steampunk outfits without resorting to the same old clichés.
Pulling you a little bit closer to tackling your dream project - why it's worth trying such intimidating projects, and how to succeed.
Who better than the founder of a pattern company to walk you step-by-step through drafting, from first go to patterns for sale?
Cathy introduces this exciting and underused technique, and demonstrates how to make a peacock feather from the famous dress.
A bad fabric choice can cause an accurate, researched, handsewn reproduction to look disappointingly modern. Here's how to do it right.
Binding stays and corsets is frustrating... isn't it? Find out how to perfect your stays and corsets with our indispensible guide!
The Chicago History Museum's collection contains over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. This one is from 1866-67.
Hecklinger's Ladies Garments, published in 1886, includes wonderful engravings of fashionable trimmings. We add the instructions!
Step-by-step instructions, with photos, for recreating five late Victorian evening hairstyles. All are suitable for the Natural Form era.
Benefit from a pro costumer's experience of dealing with difficult customers, including how to avoid distressing ones in the first place!