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18th Century Linen Stays

18th Century Linen Stays

These 18th century linen stays were an impromptu sewing project! After seeing modern versions of 18th century stays worn as top on instagram, and since I had linen fabric scraps in my stash, I spontaneously decided to make 18th century linen stays!

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So on the same day I searched for antique 18th century stays for inspiration. And I made the pattern in the night! 😀 This is one of my quickest historical sewing projects so far: Usually the research takes much longer. But the 18th century isn’t my favorite historical era, so I don’t mind if these stays aren’t 100% historically accurate! 😉 Continue reading 18th Century Linen Stays

Men’s Shirt To Edwardian Blouse Refashion

This refashioned Edwardian blouse is totally wearable today: With Edwardian underwear it’s an Edwardian shirtwaist but without it’s just a cotton summer blouse!

Men's Shirt To Edwardian Blouse Refashion

This is my third men’s shirt refashion but this time I didn’t turn it into a top or blouse. I made an Edwardian shirtwaist instead! In the Edwardian era, blouses were usually called shirtwaists. The shirtwaist costume – cotton blouse plus wool skirt – was a favorite costume of the Edwardian summer girl and the Edwardian business woman. Shirtwaist were worn for work, for sports, in summer and winter! Continue reading Men’s Shirt To Edwardian Blouse Refashion

6 Ways How To Insert Lace – Heirloom Sewing Tutorial

Learn 6 different vintage ways to insert lace and improve your heirloom sewing skills! So if you’re wondering how to add lace trim like in earlier times, read on.

6 Ways How To Insert Lace - Heirloom Sewing Tutorial

Today, lace is usually inserted with zigzag stitches by machine. But in past, lace was either inserted by hand or with a straight-stitch sewing machine. In this tutorial I’ll show you 6 ways how to insert lace by hand or with straight stitches by machine. Let me know in the comments what’s your favorite way to insert lace! 😀 Continue reading 6 Ways How To Insert Lace – Heirloom Sewing Tutorial

22 DIY Denim Dog Toys – Recycled From Old Jeans!

22 DIY denim dog toys – all made from old jeans! These recycled DIY denim dog toys are simple and fun to make, cheap and eco-friendly, and your dog will love them!

22 DIY Denim Dog Toys - Recycled From Old Jeans!

Making your own dog toys is really easy, cheap and fun! So don’t throw away your old jeans, turn them into these cute, recycled DIY denim dog toys!

These 22 simple DIY dog toys are all Khaleesi-approved! Khaleesi is my 1-year old black GSD puppy! 😉 And all of these DIY recycled dog toys can easily be tossed into the washer when needed. Continue reading 22 DIY Denim Dog Toys – Recycled From Old Jeans!

DIY Recycled Denim Baseball – Tutorial & Free Pattern

This DIY recycled denim baseball is made from old jeans! A fun, easy, cheap and eco-friendly way to upcycle your jeans!

DIY Recycled Denim Baseball - Tutorial

Make this recycled denim baseball as soft fabric ball for your baby or toddler, for your cat or dog. It’s the perfect toy for a dog that loves to fetch – like my GSD pup Khaleesi! The recycled denim baseball is a safe alternative to the usual tennis ball. Continue reading DIY Recycled Denim Baseball – Tutorial & Free Pattern

Update Old Clothes With Fabric Dye

You can easily update old clothes with fabric dye. Dyeing old clothes is such a fun, creative , cheap and eco-friendly way to give old clothes a new life! So make your old clothes new again with fabric dye!

Update Old Clothes With Fabric Dye
Pale pink cotton top dyed with turquoise fabric dye

I used simplicol fabric dye which is so easy to use. You simply toss your clothes and the fabric dye into the washer. Then wait for the clothes to “wash” and your clothes are dyed. It’s almost like Christmas because you never know what color they turn out to be! Continue reading Update Old Clothes With Fabric Dye