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Renaissance Costumes Recreated in Epic National Gallery Collab

Lorenzo Lotto's portraits came to life from their quiet temporary exhibition at London's National Gallery on December 7 in an immersive collaboration between upcoming acting and costume-making talents. Third Year students from Wimbledon College ...

How to Start Selling Your Craft To Make Money Online

Starting a website to sell your handmade products is a brave but very rewarding process if you can truly be your own boss. E-commerce has allowed thousands of online entrepreneurs and cottage industries to make money online with minimal start up ...

Angela Clayton Tackles Vintage Fashion Myths

I rambled a lot. Breaking down my misconceptions starts around 7:03 ! Blue sweater is from Firecrackerfarms on etsy. Earrings by Betsey Johnson. ✩✩✩ Also to clarify: I really do respect and admire all sorts of styles. Whether it's gothic…

We Asked You For Your Worst Uses of Sewing Scissors…

It seems a cliche and yet still no one knows that sewing scissors are for sewing and nothing else. After posting this meme on our social media feeds we couldn't help but marvel at some of the responses. Some were very relatable, ...

The Best Victorian Costume Sewing Patterns

Make your own unique outfit with these amazing victorian costume sewing patterns. These suppliers vary from authentic and historically accurate patterns to more theatrical and steampunk costume designs. Of course the real joy of making your own ...

You Should Start a New Craft – Here’s Why

“I don’t want to die without any scars,” said the narrator in Fight Club, and the majority of this website's highly creative readers probably agree. Most of us spend the majority of our time looking at our screens and my past roles as a student, ...

Five Reasons It’s Not OK To Ask For Free Sewing (And Why You Shouldn’t Give it)

"Oh, you sew? That's great. Can you hem my trousers? Fix my curtains? Make me one of those?" Anyone who can sew knows these questions all too well but often the answer isn't so clear. Time and again they get lured in with a smile and the opportunity ...

Are Fashion Plates Accurate?

Fashion plates are the first source many historical costumiers turn to for a new outfit. They are easily available online such as on Pinterest, are drawn to showcase clothing in as simple and accessible a way as possible and they very often feature ...

A Dangerous Liaison with Gwen Russell

Christine Yoo Millar meets the prolific costumier Gwen Russell in New York who is best-known for being part of the team that dressed Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Liaisons. “Russell and her partner Janette Haslam were in the Oscar-winning ...

This “Amateur” Digitised an 18th Century Court Coat

Christine Yoo Millar saw the Costume Rag's image of a luxuriously-embroidered French court coat at the V&A in London and felt immediately inspired. Having learned to digitise historical embroidery at Costume College - an annual three-day ...

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