Masks are great fun for carnivals, cosplay or balls. Caroline shows how to make a new accessory that's a real conversation starter.
Mini hats are a great, fun accompaniment to an ensemble and an adorable way to use up extra fabric. Lisa shows us how to block and decorate a mini tricorn.
Costuming is fun, but winning is pretty fun, too. Elizabeth gives some tips on how to make a good impression in a live costume contest.
Lace fabric makes dazzling headwear for many historical periods. Here are several projects that use lace fabric to its full advantage.
What fastenings, fabrics, techniques and accessories can you use? Polly has a timeline of new fashion inventions.
Gina Barrett shows us how to make Deaths' Head buttons, one type of the many different type of passementerie buttons.
How to create stand-alone miniature works of textile art with cord, thread and a few pins.
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.