Decoration

1907 Wedding Dress Part 1

1907 Wedding Dress Part 1

Natasha invites us to look through her 1907 wedding dress project, starting from the foundations up. In Part 1 she covers the Edwardian corset, bloomers and chemise. 

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Lanvin Roses & Other Artificial Flowers

Lanvin Roses & Other Artificial Flowers

The techniques for making artifical flowers are simple. The effect, with some effort and practice, can be wonderful, either mimicking real flowers or merely suggesting them.

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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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Thomas Sjølander

Thomas Sjølander

This month Cathy interviews Danish artist Thomas Sjølander.

You may not recognise his name, but you'll know his work: Thomas did the incredible machine embroidery on the costumes for some of your favourite movies, including Finding Neverland, Phantom of the Opera and most recently, The Duchess.

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Bjarne Drews

Bjarne Drews

Danish embroiderer and costume maker Bjarne Drews has a magnificent obsession with the costume and embellishment of the eighteenth century European royal courts. Your Wardrobe Unlock'd caught up with him in Copenhagen to talk about what it is that fascinates him, how he got started and how you can get started too in the intricate art of hand embroidery.

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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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