Costume Making Tutorials

Making Two-Layer Spats or Gaiters

This tutorial shows how to make spats or gaiters from two layers of material, self lined, with the top and bottom edges rolled inside. The pattern shown is the one described in my tutorial, How to Draft a Pattern For Fitted Gaiters, but this method can be used for any spats or gaiters.

How to Insert a Triangular Gore into a Slash

This tutorial walks you through two different methods of inserting a triangular gore into a slash. This kind of construction is sometimes seen in modern and vintage garments, and it is commonly used to define bust shape in women's undergarments throughout the 1800's. The images used to illustrate were taken while I was constructing a mock-up for a Regency era corset.


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