Monthly Archives: July 2016

Victorian Bran Egg Shampoo For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair

Victorian Bran Egg Shampoo For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair

I tried the Victorian ‘Hair Wash For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair’. This hair wash is a bit more complicated than other Victorian homemade shampoos I tried because it involves a 2-step hair cleansing process: First washing the hair with boiled wheat bran and soap, and then washing the hair with an egg yolk. But because the hair wash was advertised as producing thick, soft and glossy hair, I had to try it. 😀 Continue reading Victorian Bran Egg Shampoo For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair

Yellow Sweet Clover Lemonade (Melilotus officinalis)

Yellow Sweet Clover Lemonade (Melilotus officinalis)

Today I made delicious homemade summer lemonade with sweet clover flowers. Yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis) – which is also called yellow melilot, king’s clover, common melilot, honey clover and ribbed melilot – is a tall herb which grows on wastelands, blooms in June and July and has a sweet coumarin flavor. Continue reading Yellow Sweet Clover Lemonade (Melilotus officinalis)

Edwardian Belt

Edwardian Belt

‘Belts […] are made in girdle from, pointed in the front and as deep as the figure will permit’. (San Francisco Call, 1903)

I finished the belt for my Edwardian lingerie dress. The dress will be a white muslin and Valenciennes lace dress worn over a mint green camisole and petticoat. The muslin and lace blouse of the dress I’ve sewn last year for the Historical Sew Monthly and is nearly finished: some lace and the sleeve ruffles are still missing. Continue reading Edwardian Belt