How to create stand-alone miniature works of textile art with cord, thread and a few pins.
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.
Soutache is a fantastic looking Victorian trim. Even better, it offers a huge visual impact with relatively little work attached to it!
With a little practice you can draft an 1890s sleeve just like the pros used to. Here, Nicole walks us thorugh several different sleeves from 1897.
Elizabeth Estervig applies the scientific method to four frock coat drafts, testing each one and rating them all on speed, ease, and accuracy.
How to make your own personalised Victorian corset pattern - a class suitable for beginners! You'll be surprised how well it fits...
Step-by-step instructions, with photos, for recreating five late Victorian evening hairstyles. All are suitable for the Natural Form era.
Lynn continues her series on Natural Form Era Victorian hairpieces by showing step-by-step how to create a curly hairpiece, pin curls and curly bangs.
How to make several must-have Victorian hairpieces from an inexpensive but lifelike synthetic hair. Let's start by making a switch.
Modern hair is often a momentary affair: wash, dry, and go. For the Victorian woman, however, hair was not just an inconvenience or an afterthought: it was practically a religion...
The sailor suit finds its way full circle, back into the fashions, the sewing classes and the uniforms of the 20th century, completing the tale.
The sailor suit was a ubiquitous part of the Victorian era. Emmalia explores its development and why it was so popular.
Jacques Doucet was one of the great designers of the late 19th and early 20th century. Joy introduces us to the man and his work.
So you've decided you want to make a fancy dress costume? Trust Laura to get you started.
Costuming has been going on longer than we have been around. Laura introduces us to Fancy Dress and the ways people have dressed up through the ages.
Want to copy a costume from a movie or stage show? Lisha guides us through the process, with valuable tips on doll size costuming.
Jema Hewitt shows by example how to design fantastical Steampunk outfits without resorting to the same old clichés.
How to design an original Victorian costume—something new, that would be right at home on the pages of La Mode Illustrée.
Completing our series on the world of fabric manipulation, Lisha walks us through techniques of shirring and puffing for a fabulous result.
Techniques for Victorian and Georgian clothing. This week, several types of box pleats, and then we'll step it up to discover ruching.