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Hello! Has your research turned up anything about spiral lacing for removable sleeves? I've come up empty. Thanks! - Elisabeth
What was the most common type of lacing (leather, cord, etc.)? Thank you
In Dickens' 'Our Mutual Friend' Mrs.Sophronia Lammle says she has not long been married and adds 'I am dressed as a bride, you see' What details of her
Re-creating a 1918 Girl Guide uniform from scratch is harder than it looks, and it's taken two-and-a-half years of research to get started.
I make costume replicas, and this is where I document my progress on current projects.
I needed a tabard for my costume, and everything on eBay was sixty quid or so, and I wasn't prepared to pay that for a bit of material. So, after purchasing
Make yourself a viking cloak as a simple costume cover-up for cold weather.
A tabard is one of the simplest items of Medieval clothing you can make.
Create a quick costume for your historical theme, using found items and a little flair!
Why you should not use pewter buckles in your costume pieces.
Simple no sew projects for your historical costumes
Make simple and practical leather garters to hold up your medieval hosen.
Discover why historical hats are really important to completing the look of your costume.
Are the costumes from "The Borgias" 2011 costume drama series accurate? Find out with this TV review
TV costumes have provided years of inspiration for budding historical costume makers, but what's good, and what's bad?
Movie Costumes have inspired many people to make homemade costumes from History - but which ones are good?
I'm going as a witch, velvet classy with a pointed hat and for my boyfriend I thought a puritan(like a pilgrim) from Salem would be funny instead of him
Dear, Hopefully this is the right place to ask this question. I can't seem to find the answer elsewhere in the internet. I'm making a video of a hearse
I need to make a unibrow. The pre made unibrow Is way too thick. I'm making a home video. And my nerdy scientist needs some facial hair. I think i need
The Viking Apron Dress or Hangerock is a 1000 year old design Please put your photos here of you in yours to support Nille Gl�sel the author of The Viking
A very interesting video about 18th Century Stays. I hope you enjoy!
Share your photos of your fabulous historical costume creations with the world and inspire others!
What, when and why of spiral lacing in your costumes, and how to do it.
A simple pouch for you to make to go with your historical costume.
Showing your underwear might be trendy these days, but showing your chemise was classy in history!
Ladder lacing is another technique you can use in your costumes for different effects.
Learn a more unusual way to close your costumes, with crossed-and-tied lacing!
What is the fascination with historical costume, and why can't you just use modern techniques?
I couldn't go past this interesting item on Etsy. If you're into Regency costume, this could be just the thing for you!
There's more to lacing for corsets and costume than meets the eye. Learn the different techniques here.
This is my Hollandish outfit. It consists of: 1) a linen chemise with blackwork edge (worked in silk) to strengthen the neckline 2) a red linen underdress
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