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50+ Free Beach Themed Crafts & Recipes: Let’s Go To The Beach!

50+ Free Beach Themed Crafts & Recipes - Let's Go To The Beach!

What better place to enjoy summer than at the beach, lake or river! Below you’ll find more than 50 easy beach themed DIY craft tutorials and ocean blue recipes colored with homemade, natural food dyes. Continue reading 50+ Free Beach Themed Crafts & Recipes: Let’s Go To The Beach!

Bend Eyes Into Bars – DIY Hook And Bar Closure

Turn Eyes Into Bars - DIY Hook And Bar Closure

It’s easy to turn store-bought hook and eye closures into hook and bar closures. In this short tutorial I’ll show you how to make a DIY hook and bar closure.

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Hook and eyes and hook and bars are a great way to fasten your garments: I use them on skirt waistbands, as vintage dress closure together with snaps instead of a zipper closure (picture below) and as secure and historical accurate closure for my Victorian bodices. Continue reading Bend Eyes Into Bars – DIY Hook And Bar Closure

DIY 1920s Ribbon Flower – Tutorial

DIY 1920s Ribbon Flower Tutorial Ruth Wyeth Spears

‘A well-made rosette of two-toned double faced ribbon gives just the right touch at the waistline of the simple but smartly cut evening frocks so much in the vogue.’ (Ruth Wyeth Spears, 1920s)

Ribbon rosettes were popular dress accessories in the 1920s – they were usually worn at the shoulder or waist. A while ago I made a ribbon rosette for my 1920s turquoise taffeta robe de style and the dress looks much more finished with the rosette.

For this new ribbon rosette I used original 1920s instruction. The 1920s ribbon rosette is really easy and fast to make! Continue reading DIY 1920s Ribbon Flower – Tutorial

How To Make DIY Buckram For Millinery & Historical Clothing

How To Make DIY Buckram For Millinery And Historical Clothing

Buckram is a very stiff fabric, almost like cardboard. Buckram is used for millinery and historical clothing. You can buy buckram but buckram is easy to make at home: All you need is cornstarch and cotton or linen fabric – I usually use cotton canvas, twill or Aida cloth. Continue reading How To Make DIY Buckram For Millinery & Historical Clothing

Easter Countdown 2018 – 30 Free Easter Craft Tutorials And Recipes

aster Countdown 2018 – 30 Free Easter Craft Tutorials And Recipes

Count down the days until Easter Sunday 2018 with 31 free Easter and spring craft tutorials and Easter recipes.

Each day a new Easter recipe, Easter craft or sewing tutorial, or a post about Victorian and Edwardian Easter customs and traditions awaits you on my blog. Stop by every day to open a new door and find out what’s behind it waiting for you! The Countdown starts on March 1 and ends on March 31.

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