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.
Gina Barrett shares with us the easy method for making yards and yards of tassel and pom-pom trim for your Victorian gowns.
Gina Barrett shows us how to make Deaths' Head buttons, one type of the many different type of passementerie buttons.
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!
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.
In the final instalment of our ultimate bodice fitting series, we complete the look by fitting a period sleeve to our 1863 bodice.
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.
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.
Continue to refresh and strengthen your core fabric manipulation skills with gathered ruffles and pleating techniques.
Our ancestors did not hold back with embellishment! Let's strengthen our own core fabric manipulation skills to match theirs.
These textural effects have been used for centuries, from farmer's workwear to Liberty silks. Polly investigates and has a go.
Two easy techniques to create beautiful and convincing portrait and mourning jewelry appropriate for 18th and 19th centuries.