In this extensive beginner's guide, we'll look at lucet cording, fancy braiding and inkle and tablet weaving.
Once you've made a ruff, it just needs starching and setting. Constance shows us how to finish off this most iconic of garments to compliment your Tudor costumes.
Five simple techniques can make a wide range of jewelry to provide the finishing touch to your Tudor or Renaissance outfit.
Accessories take an outfit from costume to clothing. A range of beautiful and authentic jewelry can be made using basic techniques.
An introduction to late 18th century frippery and furbelows - the items commonly used to complete feminine ensembles of the beau monde.
Two easy techniques to create beautiful and convincing portrait and mourning jewelry appropriate for 18th and 19th centuries.
During the Regency many women wore hats designed after early C19th military styles. Here's how to make the distinctive pompoms.
Sometimes you have a purse frame with tons of possibilities, but no pattern. Here, Lynn shows us how to make our own.
The world is full of gorgeous metal frame purses with disintegrating fabrics. Here's how to restore them to beauty. (Includes pattern)
Nikki concludes her Swiss waist study by constructing a final garment from an original 1860 pattern using accurate methods.
Now that we've studied many original Swiss Waists, here's how to draft and construct as close to the original style as possible.
Nikki continues her journey through the world of Swiss Waist Belts, drafting one from scratch and one from an original Victorian pattern.
What is a Swiss Waist, and how does it differ from a corset? Nikki Swift, corsetiere and stalwart of Foundations Revealed, explains it all.
C. Claridge translates some gorgeous but cryptic Victorian instructions into modern-style knitting and crochet diagrams, and then tries them out.
You can easily picture your spectacular new gown trailing behind you as you make a grand entrance... but what about the dirt?
Far beyond plain black or white, catalogs of the era carried fancy knitted stockings of all kinds. Get ready to shop for the perfect stockings, thread your embroidery needle or grab your knitting needles! We're diving into the realm of stockings and socks with fashion reports, catalogs from 1882, stocking embroidery diagrams and lots of knitting patterns for socks and stockings for all ages.
Introducing the Boston Herald's fashionable paper doll, Mrs. B.S. Herald, and her spectacular wardrobe showcasing the latest styles.