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.
The patterns, mock-ups and knickerbockers are complete, and it's time to tackle construction of the Norfolk jacket itself.
Denise continues with the fitting and construction of the Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers that she began in Part 1.
Put some sporty spice into your look with a Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers. Denise shows us how to get started, with an overview and the pattern.
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.
Covering and finishing a fantasy topper for a Mad Hatter, including printing fabric and making supersized hatpins
How to make up for disproportions such as erect and stooping figures, and how to make your menswear stand out as historical.
When is a flat pattern not a flat pattern? When you can use it to create a hat that looks like it couldn’t have been made with a flat pattern...
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.
Starting with the complete basics of proper tailoring, Jason works towards constructing a late Victorian jacket.
Gina shows us how to make needlework buttons inspired by a Victorian dressing gown - good buttons can raise an average gown to astounding.
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.
This is the one you've been waiting for — let's bling out those costumes with some beautiful beaded tassels!
Lynn McMasters shows us how to make compound tassels.
Lynn McMasters shows us how to make three kinds of tassels to add color, weight, and movement to any period costume.
Frog fasteners give a military edge to any Steampunk style. Here's an easy way to achieve the look without getting all tangled up.