Now I have two samplers for you: one is cutwork, the other applique work. Both were made in 1950. Continue reading Hand Applique And Cutwork – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 7
Part 6 of my ‘Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques’ series with two 1950s samplers with fabric button loops, seam finishes, and a fabric-covered belt buckle.
The first sampler is for a skirt or dress with self-fabric button loops at the side. Continue reading Button Loops – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 6
Some more samplers of my grandmother which she made between 1950 and 1952 in her dressmaker’s apprenticeship. Today I have two samplers with buttonholes: one with hand bound buttonholes, the other with hand worked buttonholes.
The first sampler has hand bound buttonholes. Continue reading Buttonholes – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 5
I’ve tried out another old homemade shampoo recipe: the 1893 glycerin-lime juice-shampoo. 😀
I’ve made some more 100% silk flowers! 😀 They’re a decoration for my 1920s sheer summer cloche hat. Continue reading DIY Silk Flowers For My 1920s Cloche Hat
Here’s a sampler my grandmother made in 1950: A satin stitch hem suitable for lightweight and sheer dresses. Continue reading Hand Satin Stitch Edge Finish – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 4
This is part 3 of my series ‘Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques’ with four 1950s counted-thread embroidery samplers.
This is the first sampler with different embroidery stitches. To get a straight line, one thread was removed before stitching. Continue reading Embroidery Stitches And Arrowhead Tacks – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 3
This is part 2 of my series ‘Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques’. Now I’m sharing with you three samplers with hemstiching and tucks.
This is a samper for a linen dress. Continue reading Hemstitching And Tucks – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 2
I’m starting a new series about 1940s-1950s embroidery and sewing techniques. I have some samplers from my grandmother who made them between 1950 and 1952 during her dressmaker’s apprenticeship.
(My previous series: Victorian and Edwardian beauty routine and recipes and Victorian and Edwardian hair care)
This is part 1 of the series and I’m sharing with you a drawn thread work sampler:
This is part 2 of my tutorial about how to make silk flowers with 100% silk fabric. In part 1 I showed you how to prepare the silk fabric and how to make a wild rose and a two-colored rose. In this part I made lilac flowers. Continue reading How To Make Real Silk Flowers: Lilac – Tutorial Part 2