At the moment I’m making a DIY tape lace collar for my 1920s rayon chiffon dress. But instead of tape I’m using bobbin lace. This original 1920s tape lace collar with bobbin lace is my main inspiration. Continue reading DIY Tape Lace Collar
Learn to make drawn thread work by hand! Drawn thread work is a beautiful whitework embroidery! It’s easy to make but it takes time.
‘Drawn-thread work forms a connecting link between embroidery and lace work […] it is very durable, and washes well.’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2)
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make basic drawn thread work by hand. Drawn thread work is a counted thread embroidery: Warp or weft threads are removed and the remaining threads are grouped together with hemstitches.
Drawn thread work has been popular for a long time. It was already used in the Middle Ages (source), and was still popular in the Victorian and Edwardian era and the 1920s. Continue reading Drawn Thread Work Tutorial
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make Bermuda fagoting. Bermuda fagoting is a lacelike stitch which resembles hemstitching. The fabric is pierced with a coarse needle without removing any threads as in hemstitching: therefore it can be worked on curved lines, and it’s easy and fast to make.
Bermuda fagoting was often used in the Edwardian era Continue reading Edwardian Bermuda Fagoting – Tutorial
In the 1920s, the hem of sheer and lightweight dresses were often finished with a picot hem. But unless you’re lucky and own an antique hemstitching machine, you’ll need an alternative. So in this tutorial I’ll show you how to sew an imitation 1920s picot hem. Continue reading 1920s Imitation Picot Hem – Tutorial
Sometimes lace has to be attached to a gathered edge, such as on the sleeves or the neckline. In this tutorial I’ll show you how this was done in the Edwardian era: ‘The edge of the garment is sometimes rolled and whipped, to gather fulness to place, beading is then overhanded to the rolled edge and lace overhanded to the beading’ (Clothing For Women: Selection, Design, Construction, 1916)
In this tutorial I’ll show you how lace insertion was done in the Edwardian era. Continue reading Tutorial: Edwardian Lace Insertion (With ‘Rolled’ Hem)
This tutorial will show you three different methods how lace was attached to fabric in the Edwardian era. Continue reading How To Attach Lace The Edwardian Way (3 Different Methods)
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to join lace to make an Edwardian lace yoke with standing collar. Continue reading How To Make An Edwardian Lace Yoke (Tutorial)
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make broderie anglaise lace by hand. Continue reading How To Make Broderie Anglaise Lace (By Hand)
Did you know that you can easily turn eyelet fabric into eyelet lace trim? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to turn broderie anglaise fabric into scalloped lace trim. Continue reading How To Sew A Broderie Anglaise Scallop Edge By Machine