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Written by Emma Harrington
The sailor suit finds its way full circle, back into the fashions, the sewing classes and the uniforms of the 20th century, completing the tale.
The sailor suit was a ubiquitous part of the Victorian era. Emmalia explores its development and why it was so popular.
Written by Denise Hendrick
What if all your painstaking embroidery is from the wrong period entirely? Avoid the nightmare with part 2 of Denise's essential guide!
What embroidery design is right for your latest project? Denise traces techniques & motifs as they transition from one period to the next.
Written by Joy Hobbs
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.
Written by Polly Aron
Steampunk style blends historic know-how with imagination, engineering and a dose of good humour. Here's how to get started...
Written by Lisha Vidler
The world of Steampunk is mysterious and enchanting. Lisha tells us how to add Steampunk elements without spending a lot of money.
In a previous article, Lisha showed us how to draw our own fashion sketches. Here she introduces another type of costume drawing: the flat.
Written by Chantal Filson
Halloween is nigh, but no time to sew a new costume? Chances are you've already got something great in your closet - here is some inspiration to get you started!
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