An easy and genius way to turn handkerchiefs into an airy lace top – the Edwardian handkerchief camisole is perfect for hot summer days!
In the Edwardian era, the handkerchief camisole was of course part of the lingerie, but today you can wear it as pretty lace top! The Edwardian handkerchief camisole is easy and fast to make – no pattern (or fitting) needed. And another bonus point: Because the handkerchiefs are already hemmed, there’s only minimal sewing required!
Continue reading Handkerchief To Top Refashion – Edwardian Handkerchief Camisole
This antique Edwardian lace petticoat is so airy and pretty with lace insertions, pintucks and a wide Valenciennes lace flounce!
This antique lace petticoat is from the Edwardian era. Like
my antique Edwardian lace chemise, my antique 1920s marcel wave iron and my antique Victorian linen chemise, I found it on ebay! Continue reading Antique Edwardian Lace Petticoat
That’s my other
Edwardian shirtwaist costume. It’s a late Edwardian outfit with tailored plaid wool skirt and apricot-colored linen blouse with crochet lace.
‘Woolens or mixed weaves are much more difficult to cut out, join and finish than cotton materials, consequently a different method is used in working with them. This method is called tailoring, and includes moderate styles with straight lines and perfect curves and an exactness that is not necessary when draping or constructing gowns for fancy effects.’ (
Text-Book On Domestic Art, 1911) Continue reading Edwardian Tailored Wool Skirt & Linen Shirtwaist
This is part two about my 1950s-style dress with close-up pictures and constructions details.
Continue reading 1950s-Style Pink Gingham Dress – Details
Pink is one of my favorite colors and I absolutely love gingham – I think pink gingham looks so summery! So some years ago I sewed this 1950s-style dress with pink and white gingham.
Continue reading 1950s-Style Pink Gingham Dress
A while ago, I won this antique Edwardian lace slip with beautiful Valenciennes lace insertions at an ebay auction. I think it’s a late Edwardian (1910s) slip.
Continue reading Antique Edwardian Lace Slip
Some years ago I sewed this 1950s-style dress with taffeta fabric which is embroidered with white roses.
Continue reading 1950s White Taffeta Dress
Some years ago I sewed this Edwardian plaid wool skirt.
Continue reading 1910s Plaid Wool Skirt