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Taking the basic bodice slopers from part 1, Jennie provides several examples of how to transform them into a new design.
Marion shares with us her secrets of drafting stress free fitted sleeves that set into the armscye easily every time.
How to manipulate historical patterns like Janet Arnold's to fit you, both by draping on the dress form and by a flat pattern adjustment method.
How to make your own personalised Victorian corset pattern - a class suitable for beginners! You'll be surprised how well it fits...
Taking the mystery, the jargon and as many numbers as possible out of the process of drafting your own patterns, step by step.
Any hobby or occupation has implications for your health. Let us point out pitfalls & tips to help you sew longer!
Possibly the most important article at YWU: pointers to help you avoid and manage potential ill effects to your health.
Aren’t sure what type of fabric to use for period costume? Diana steers you toward more convincing, historically accurate fabrics.
It's always worth revisiting the basic techniques that we give little thought to, just to check there's nothing we've missed...
Three quick head-start techniques to help beginners attract maximum compliments with minimum blood, sweat and tears.
Want to make the leap from home-made look to couture quality? Here are the best sewing tips from some great costumers.
Reproduce authentic looking turban headdresses - as well as the beautiful ornamental pins that were used to secure and decorate them.
To ensure your Victorian dress is always smooth and perfect, you really need a petticoat. Here's the fastest way to rustle one up.
A small boned cage bustle - not totally historically accurate but it's an easy-to-wear support with a lovely period silhouette.
You can easily picture your spectacular new gown trailing behind you as you make a grand entrance... but what about the dirt?
Nobody wants a wardrobe malfunction on their head. Liz shows us how to put on a wig, keep it there, and make it look pretty.
Do your photos do your work justice? Here are the tips and advice that will help make your costume photos as good as they can be.