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Norfolk & Knickerbockers, part 2

Norfolk & Knickerbockers, part 2

Denise continues with the fitting and construction of the Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers that she began in Part 1.

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Norfolk Jackets and Knickerbockers 1

Norfolk Jackets and Knickerbockers 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.

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Victorian Trousers, pt 2

Victorian Trousers, pt 2

Jason gives detailed instructions on constructing the period trousers he showed us how to draft last month.

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Victorian Trousers, pt 1

Victorian Trousers, pt 1

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. 

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A Flared Top Hat, part 2

A Flared Top Hat, part 2

Covering and finishing a fantasy topper for a Mad Hatter, including printing fabric and making supersized hatpins

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 6

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 6

How to make up for disproportions such as erect and stooping figures, and how to make your menswear stand out as historical.

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A Flared Top Hat, part 1

A Flared Top Hat, part 1

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...

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 5

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 5

Authentic period techniques, simplified for the benefit of tailoring beginners. In part 5, Jason fits and finishes the jacket.

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 4

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 4

In our fourth instalment, we're finally ready to get into the art and the nitty-gritty of historical tailoring by hand and machine.

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 3

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 3

The third instalment features an exclusive set of patterns for YWU members: Jason shows you how to get the best out of them.

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 2

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 2

A complete guide to period fabric weights and types, transferring the pattern to card, cutting out the pieces and economical lays.

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 1

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 1

Starting with the complete basics of proper tailoring, Jason works towards constructing a late Victorian jacket.

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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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