Fabric ornaments are easy to make and a great way to use up fabric scraps or to recycle old clothes. I reused old oven mitts, red knit stockings and a felted wool knit hat. Continue reading Tutorial: Fabric Ornaments – Heart, Star & Tree
I’ve always wanted to try to make bobbin lace, but didn’t want to buy any tools before I knew if I’d like making pillow lace. Therefore I made my own bobbins and pillow. Continue reading DIY Lace Bobbins
I’m sewing an Edwardian S-curve corset in my free time – yay! 😀 I’ve always wanted to have an Edwardian S-curve corset. But it takes so long (more than a year already) – so here are some in-progress-pics before I can show you the finished Edwardian corset.
I used off-white 100% silk satin, and white cotton twill as lining. The corset is heavy boned with Continue reading Edwardian White Silk Satin Corset In Progress
A black (artificial) silk dress is suibable for afternoon wear, but it’s also suitable for the office. For my black dress I used black cellulose acetate fabric, which was called celanese in the 20s (1926 celanese dress). Continue reading 1920s Black Artificial Silk Dress
That’s my mid-to-late 1920s white lace afternoon dress. Continue reading 1920s White Lace Afternoon Dress
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
Some pictures of my 1920s black lace dress which I’ve sewn some years ago. Continue reading 1920s Black Lace Dress
Edwardian ladies and 1920s flappers applied face powder with a powder puff. ‘Take up but a small quantity of powder on the puff, and pass lightly over the face.’ (Household Companion: Book Of Etiquette, 1909)
Related: Victorian & Edwardian Face Powder
The powder puff was part of fashionable dressing table sets. The dressing-table ‘must be supplied with all needful accessories–brushes and combs, perfumes, creams and lotions, powder-boxes, powder-puffs, manicure set, etc.’ (Household Companion: Book Of Etiquette, 1909)
Related: Edwardian Interior Design
A powder puff is a quick and easy sewing project even for a sewing beginner. You don’t even need a sewing machine! This vintage powder puff is inspired by antique powder puffs from the Edwardian era and the 1920s. Continue reading How To Sew A Vintage Powder Puff
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a quick and easy crochet lace summer skirt without crocheting it yourself! Continue reading DIY Fast & Easy Crochet Lace Skirt Tutorial
In the final part of my 1950s embroidery and sewing series I’m showing you this pretty sampler of a hand-stitched braid. Continue reading Hand Stitched Braid – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 13