How to create stand-alone miniature works of textile art with cord, thread and a few pins.
Tips and tricks for scoring big on eBay - and introducing some less well-trodden auction sites for vintage and antique deals.
Lynn finds out whether several tools and machines are worth the money, or whether they just make a simple job more complicated.
Diane shows us how to use "Match Points" to guarantee that your garment has perfectly matched plaids or stripes.
Plaids are Difficult, Stripes are Tricky, so we avoid them. But they can be tamed to impressive results: Diane shows how!
"The Other Stash?" you ask. Shoes, hats, coats, wraps, parasols, stockings, undies... here's how to organise The Other Stash.
Here's how to manage your fabric, trim, patterns, buttons, and other costuming materials before they take over your home!
What stripes can mean and when they're appropriate, plus secrets to choosing, using, cutting and matching striped fabric.
Details on where to get quality materials to re-create all kinds of extant ruffs, collars, smocks, shifts and chemises.
How do you clean and care for wool without shrinking it? Diana answers some questions we've all asked ourselves at one point or another!
Aren’t sure what type of fabric to use for period costume? Diana steers you toward more convincing, historically accurate fabrics.
Completing our series on the world of fabric manipulation, Lisha walks us through techniques of shirring and puffing for a fabulous result.
Techniques for Victorian and Georgian clothing. This week, several types of box pleats, and then we'll step it up to discover ruching.
Izabela walks us step by step through the creation of an 1785 riding habit, including gold embroidered buttons.
A bad fabric choice can cause an accurate, researched, handsewn reproduction to look disappointingly modern. Here's how to do it right.
In the 1810s and 1820s rouleaux, or bias tubes of fabric, were a go-to trend for trimmings. Astrida shows us some inspirational examples.
The nuts and bolts of Regency: how to be original, innovative AND authentic when Regency costumes are so often reproduced.
Myths about Victorian clothing can be pervasive. Here, Lisha sets us straight on 9 common misgivings about Victorian dress.
Four very different extant dresses highlight how a frugal approach to garment construction once informed sewing technique.