My Account | Sign Up!
The Winterthur Collection has many fantastic historical clothing and accessory catalogs. Here's the best from 1850-1919
Is it Ayrshire, Madeira, Dresden work, Hardanger, Limerick, Carrickmacross lace or Broderie Anglaise? Know your whitework!
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.
A fabulous gown doesn't happen by accident! Designing for a big event takes thought, planning, research and creativity. Here's how.
Elizabeth Estervig applies the scientific method to four frock coat drafts, testing each one and rating them all on speed, ease, and accuracy.
Lace fabric makes dazzling headwear for many historical periods. Here are several projects that use lace fabric to its full advantage.
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.
Cathy introduces this exciting and underused technique, and demonstrates how to make a peacock feather from the famous dress.
Gina Barrett shares with us the easy method for making yards and yards of tassel and pom-pom trim for your Victorian gowns.
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.
These textural effects have been used for centuries, from farmer's workwear to Liberty silks. Polly investigates and has a go.
This versatile technique is seen from very early medieval period right through to the twentieth century and on all kinds of linen items.
A little known 1890s Worth afternoon dress, a crisply constructed 1880s tailor-made, and Titanic era lace dresses!
Woodruff-Fontaine House has one of the most extensive costume collections in the American South. We take a tour.
This Tennessee museum has the South's largest collection of Victorian and Edwardian clothing. Lisha walks us through their treasures.
The world is full of gorgeous metal frame purses with disintegrating fabrics. Here's how to restore them to beauty. (Includes pattern)