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Strap-work, an interesting and rich-looking technique, can enhance a garment without the need to spend a lot of money.
More historically accurate than Disney, yet quick, easy and inexpensive, with separate pieces that can begin a mix-and-match costume collection.
Sleeve patterns for 18th century dresses have a rather striking feature - they have corners. Here's how to set them in.
The nuts and bolts of Regency: how to be original, innovative AND authentic when Regency costumes are so often reproduced.
Discovering ways to make your costumes distinctive and imaginative within the realms of historical accuracy.
Folding and draping the fabric of a Victorian bustle was an art form. Let me show you how to create a simple "Butterfly" bustle drape.
Dating this late 1890's wool tailored suit to a specific season and year, and finding the fashion plate that probably inspired it!
Oh, to be a wealthy American traveling to Paris to order a dress from Worth! These original guides discuss what it was like...
Making historical fashion wearable: original 1910s design & 1970s revival, all intended to flatter a curvy body as it is.
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.
Soutache is a fantastic looking Victorian trim. Even better, it offers a huge visual impact with relatively little work attached to it!
Here's how to manage your fabric, trim, patterns, buttons, and other costuming materials before they take over your home!
Plagued by unfinished costumes? Sick of all-nighters? Big ideas that never quite come off? Here's how to make sure it works next time.
Sewing with a child around can be frustrating for the adult and dangerous for the child. Here are some tips.