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.
Izabela shows you how to recreate a habit much like the beautiful example in Kyoto, and even tests it for us, on horseback!
Trains are gorgeous, but nothing beats a walking-length costume for sheer elegance and practicality. Izabela describes the construction of her late C19th walking dress.
Good examples of 19th century ladies tailoring aren't always easy to find. Chantal walks us through a study of her new treasure, a Directoire coat from the 1880s.
You can never have too many bicycle bloomers. Here's how to make a pair with a poofy leg, and another pair with a really poofy leg.
How to draft made-to-measure 1890s bicycle bloomers - "translated" from a confusing but authentic historical source!
In a new series, Naomi Barnes constructs an 1890s ladies walking outfit, starting with researching and making a tailored waistcoat.
Details matter in tailored clothes. Nicole gives us a crash course in advanced high-end finishes that will elevate any garment.
Charlotte concludes her series on patterning and making 19th century men's trousers with this smart Edwardian pair from 1901.
Tailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.
Need some trousers? YWU Competition winner Charlotte Thomasius traces the history of fashion and cutting in mens' pants.
Modern tailcoats are primarily associated with butlers, but their high elegance has a great appeal even today. Elizabeth shows how to make one from start to finish.
Jason gives detailed instructions on constructing the period trousers he showed us how to draft last month.
I'm back with a tailoring topic that some of you requested and I'm more than happy to supply: how to cut and sew a pair of gentlemen's trousers.
Making sense of the vast array of shirts, breeches, trousers, waistcoats, jackets and coats, stocks, stockings, garters and cravats.
How to make up for disproportions such as erect and stooping figures, and how to make your menswear stand out as historical.