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.
As 19th and 20th century fashion and society changed, so did the rules for when, where, what and how to wear aprons.
A good hatbox is essential for keeping vintage or handmade hats safe and in good condition. Lynn shows us how to build one big enough for even the Romantic era.
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...
Jennifer Rosbrugh is one of those lucky costumers who has turned her hobby into a career. Here she tells us about her passion.