The Winterthur Collection has many fantastic historical clothing and accessory catalogs. Here's the best from 1850-1919
Who'd like a shelf full of free Victorian tailoring manuals? Yes, I knew that would prick up your ears! It's been a full year since Marion last shared a collection of dressmaking and sewing books. Inspired by Jason's series, she's been building another collection: mens' and womens' wear tailoring books from 1855-1886.
Looking for riding habit ideas? Searching for cutting instructions for a Norfolk jacket or a Newmarket skirt and jacket? We've got the answers here, in these complete digitised online copies of original Victorian books, ready for you to download and enjoy.
Izabela makes a banqueting suit for an English Civil War Nobleman... and next month, a sumptuous gown for his wife...
Izabela walks us step by step through the creation of an 1785 riding habit, including gold embroidered buttons.
In a new series, Naomi Barnes constructs an 1890s ladies walking outfit, starting with researching and making a tailored waistcoat.
Finally, Mrs. Pretty's 1915 velvet-trimmed ensemble is complete with her classic teens tailored skirt and jacket, and spectacular hat.
It's a new year, 1915, and Mrs. Pretty needs a new outfit. Here, Julia starts on the construction of an elegant teens walking suit.
Details matter in tailored clothes. Nicole gives us a crash course in advanced high-end finishes that will elevate any garment.
Tailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.
Jason gives detailed instructions on constructing the period trousers he showed us how to draft last month.
How to make up for disproportions such as erect and stooping figures, and how to make your menswear stand out as historical.
Authentic period techniques, simplified for the benefit of tailoring beginners. In part 5, Jason fits and finishes the jacket.
In our fourth instalment, we're finally ready to get into the art and the nitty-gritty of historical tailoring by hand and machine.
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.