A touch of history: Dye Recipies from the Innsbruck Manuscript
. Here's a snippet on how to make black dye: "Take green nutshells and grind them together and let them rot seven days in a (stoneware?) pot, and therewith make a black dye."
Wow...look at this step-by-step construction of a 13th century Spanish loom
Victorian-era costume ideas for Halloween
. The centaur
looks like a fun idea, in spite of the fact that it requires two people to make up the costume. Good luck in finding someone willing to be the centaur's butt.
How to: Make invisible increases
. (The increase shown at the very top is my preferred increase for shaping sweater sleeves.)
Basic Goth Sewing
: D.I.Y. rags and tatters, bat wings and net skirts. If I were a Goth (or at least a Goth wannabe) with a penchant for sewing I would definitely keep this site bookmarked. (Incidentally, Halloween is next month and if you like to dress up, this would be a good place for costume ideas.)