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Pattern Sizing Then and Now
There's this idea that historical costume is made extra difficult by the fact that "people were smaller back then". This article demonstrates how that isn't true and tracks how patterns sizing has changed from the beginnings of home sewing patterns in the 1900s to the present day.
Using Patterns to Make the Dress
You see "The Dress" on a TV show or in a movie. How do you make one yourself? You don't have to be an expert to use a variety of patterns to make the dress you want. This article will show you how.
Downton Abbey Dresses
Do you love period costume dramas? Has the beautiful clothing on Downton Abbey drawn you in? Learn about the beautiful dresses on the popular series Downton Abbey and how to make your own 1910s fashion.
The New Sherlock Holmes Costuming
The new Sherlock Holmes TV show and movies have brought a ton of new ideas into the Sherlock Holmes costuming canon. In this article you'll find great info on how to dress like Sherlock.
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Using Vintage Patterns
What are vintage patterns and how can you use them for costuming? What are the pitfalls of using vintage patterns and how can you overcome them? Read this and find out!
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