Victorian

Making Victorian Needlework Buttons

Making Victorian Needlework Buttons

Gina shows us how to make needlework buttons inspired by a Victorian dressing gown - good buttons can raise an average gown to astounding.

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How To Make Fringe

How To Make Fringe

When making a historical dress, it can often be difficult to find interesting trim in a suitable color. Mette shows us how to make our own fringe.

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Period Tassels III: Beaded Tassels

Period Tassels III: Beaded Tassels

This is the one you've been waiting for — let's bling out those costumes with some beautiful beaded tassels!

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Making Period Tassels

Making Period Tassels

Lynn McMasters shows us how to make three kinds of tassels to add color, weight, and movement to any period costume.

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Continuous Frog Fasteners

Continuous Frog Fasteners

Frog fasteners give a military edge to any Steampunk style. Here's an easy way to achieve the look without getting all tangled up.

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Tassels by the Yard

Tassels by the Yard

Gina Barrett shares with us the easy method for making yards and yards of tassel and pom-pom trim for your Victorian gowns.

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Passementerie Buttons

Passementerie Buttons

Gina Barrett shows us how to make Deaths' Head buttons, one type of the many different type of  passementerie buttons. 

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Passementerie Ornaments

Passementerie Ornaments

How to create stand-alone miniature works of textile art with cord, thread and a few pins.

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How To Make Lace

How To Make Lace

No matter how good a garment is, it can always be improved by adding some lace. Izabela looks at Punto in Aria and bobbin lace.

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Soutache Braid

Soutache Braid

Soutache is a fantastic looking Victorian trim. Even better, it offers a huge visual impact with relatively little work attached to it!

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Fitting a Bodice, Part 6

Fitting a Bodice, Part 6

In Part 6 of this series, we perfect the historical fit using what we've learned from the modern sloper, along with a little research.

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Fitting a Bodice, Part 5

Fitting a Bodice, Part 5

In Part 5 of this series, we'll go historical now, taking what we've learned from the modern sloper and using it to fit a Victorian bodice pattern.

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Basic Fabric Manipulation - Part IV

Basic Fabric Manipulation - Part IV

Completing our series on the world of fabric manipulation, Lisha walks us through techniques of shirring and puffing for a fabulous result.

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Basic Fabric Manipulation - Part III

Basic Fabric Manipulation - Part III

Techniques for Victorian and Georgian clothing. This week, several types of box pleats, and then we'll step it up to discover ruching.

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Basic Fabric Manipulation - Part II

Basic Fabric Manipulation - Part II

Continue to refresh and strengthen your core fabric manipulation skills with gathered ruffles and pleating techniques.

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Basic Fabric Manipulation - Part I

Basic Fabric Manipulation - Part I

Our ancestors did not hold back with embellishment! Let's strengthen our own core fabric manipulation skills to match theirs.

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A Brief History of Smocking

A Brief History of Smocking

These textural effects have been used for centuries, from farmer's workwear to Liberty silks. Polly investigates and has a go.

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Miniatures & Mourning Jewelry

Miniatures & Mourning Jewelry

Two easy techniques to create beautiful and convincing portrait and mourning jewelry appropriate for 18th and 19th centuries.

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9 More Victorian Clothing Myths

9 More Victorian Clothing Myths

Myths about Victorian clothing can be pervasive. Here, Lisha sets us straight on 9 common misgivings about Victorian dress.

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