Net applique, with cotton bobbinet tulle or cotton Valenciennes lace, was very popular in the Edwardian era. In the 1900s, it was used to embellish clothing, especially underwear.
To make Edwardian net applique, you baste a piece of cotton tulle or lace to fabric, cut the fabric away behind the net and then attach the net with satin or other embroidery stitches. Continue reading How To Make Edwardian Net Applique
I’ve been wanting to make an Edwardian hand-embroidered eyelet lace camisole from scratch for a long time and now I’ve finally made one! Yay! 😀 I embroidered the camisole by hand, carefully cut along the embroidered scallops and then hand sewed the side seams together with Edwardian hemmed fell seams.
Eyelet lace – aka broderie anglaise – is a historical cutwork and whitework embroidery. Broderie anglaise looks beautiful, isn’t too difficult to make but takes ages to embroider! 😉 That’s why it took me a few years to finally finish my hand-embroidered Edwardian eyelet lace camisole! Continue reading Hand-Embroidered Edwardian Eyelet Lace Camisole
Venetian cutwork – not to be confused with Venetian needle lace – is a historical cutwork embroidery imitating Venetian needle lace (aka point de Venise). So Venetian embroidery is cutwork unlike point de Venise which is needle lace. Continue reading How To Make Venetian Cutwork Embroidery
Italian cutwork is a historical whitework embroidery. Italian cutwork is similar to broderie anglaise only with larger cut-out areas connected with bars. Continue reading How To Make Italian Cutwork
A while ago, I tried the no-poo method and wanted to wash my hair without store-bought liquid shampoo. But I live in an area with hard water! So here are my tips what worked for me and what didn’t if you want to wash your hair without shampoo in hard water. Continue reading How To Wash Your Hair Without Shampoo In Hard Water
Punched work looks like drawn thread work but it’s much quicker to make because you don’t actually have to draw out threads! 😀 Punched work – also called Rhodes embroidery, pierced work or four-sided stitch – is a pulled thread embroidery from the Edwardian era. Continue reading Edwardian Punched Work – Pulled Thread Embroidery
Hedebo embroidery is a historical open work or whitework embroidery which originated in Denmark in the mid-18th century. Hedebo embroidery (hedebo means heathland) can be rather geometric or very floral or a combination of both. There are two basic embroidery stitches used in hedebo lace: buttonhole and overhand stitch. Continue reading How To Make Hedebo Embroidery – Basic Stitches
Because my first Edwardian crochet lace yoke turned out so well, I made another Edwardian crochet yoke after an antique free Edwardian crochet pattern! 😀 Continue reading Another Camisole With DIY Edwardian Crochet Yoke
Because it was so much fun making my handwoven dress and my handwoven corset top from scratch, I now wove fabric for a new handwoven clothing project: handwoven 18th century stays! 😀 Continue reading Handwoven 18th Century Stays
Inspired by antique Edwardian shirtwaists, I made an early Edwardian shirtwaist with wide tucks, cotton bobbin lace inserts, tucked bishop sleeves, pouter pigeon front, a hidden button closure and tapering tucks at the back to emphasize the waist. And as usual, I used a combination of hand and machine sewing – on my old treadle sewing machine – which is typical of the Edwardian era. Continue reading Edwardian Shirtwaist Blouse With Tucks & Lace Inserts