Make this easy cold cream with only 3 ingredients. A simple & easy recipe from over 100 years ago for a perfect natural homemade moisturizer for today!
Cold cream has a long history: It has been used for 2000 years! This homemade 3-ingredient cold cream is the best historical or modern cold cream recipe I’ve tried so far! 😀 After making it for the first time, I liked it so much that it replaced all my store-bought hand and face creams. I now make it all the time for the whole family! And homemade cold cream is also a perfect gift. Continue reading Homemade 3-Ingredient Cold Cream From 100 Years Ago!
Follow this simple and healthy 12-step morning routine from the Victorian and Edwardian era for a beautiful glowing skin! Continue reading 12-Step Morning Routine – Victorian & Edwardian Beauty
Like today, Victorian and Edwardian women wanted to look beautiful. That’s why they followed a simple natural nighttime skincare routine. Continue reading 5-Step Nighttime Skincare Routine From 100 Years Ago
After making an Edwardian cotton wash dress a couple of years ago, I now made another Edwardian cotton dress. 😀 It’s an early Edwardian dress with a separate bodice & skirt, tucks at the front and pintucks at the back of the bodice, wide bishop sleeves and a tulip skirt with a wide hem circumference and a ruffle at the bottom. As always I used a self-drafted pattern based on antique Edwardian sewing patterns and made the dress as historically accurate as possible. Continue reading Edwardian Blue Polka Dot Cotton Dress
A couple of years ago I made two plain Edwardian petticoats. But one of the petticoats wasn’t 100% historically correct and the other (longer) petticoat hadn’t enough width around the hem. So I decided to give both petticoats a makeover because the fabric was still good and strong. Continue reading 2 Edwardian Petticoat Makeover
Edwardian under-petticoats – the petticoat you put on directly over your corset – were usually shorter than top petticoats for easier walking. For my short Edwardian lace petticoat I used an old cotton bedsheet and lace from my stash. 🙂 Continue reading Short Edwardian Lace Petticoat
If you sew a lot, especially if you sew historical costumes, you’ll have to sew a placket sooner or later. Most plackets aren’t difficult to make but there are some things to keep in mind.
Learn what placket to use for what purpose and to sew six types of historical plackets: hemmed placket, bound placket, extension placket, continuous bound placket, faced placket and a placket in a flat felled seams. Continue reading 6 Ways How To Sew A Placket – Historical Sewing
This refashioned Edwardian lace slip was my Edwardian combination before! 😉 The Edwardian combination was one of my first Edwardian sewing projects so it wasn’t historically correct. The seams were just zigzagged, velvet trim was never used on Edwardian underwear and never in this way. On top of that, I also made a mistake when cutting out the combination suit so there was an ugly zigzagged join down the front of the drawers part. And because of all that I didn’t like it anymore and never wore it. But the fabric was still good. Therefore I decided to refashion it into something I’d like and wear! Continue reading Refashioned Edwardian Lace Slip
‘Every well groomed woman is very particular to see that outside garments fit without wrinkles and with a glove-like appearance across the hips and back. […] The fitted princess slip has come into use to overcome this difficulty’ (School Sewing Based On Home Problems, 1916).
I’m currently sewing an Edwardian lace lingerie dress and I made this Edwardian princess slip to wear underneath. Princess slips were an alternative to a separate petticoat and corset cover (camisole) in the 1900s. Because princess slips fit smoothly over the body and don’t have a seam at the waist they were considered superior to underwear with waist seams. But they are also more difficult to make than a separate petticoat and camisole! 😉 Continue reading Edwardian Princess Slip
The Edwardian shirtwaist costume was the most practical everyday attire. A shirtwaist costume consisted of a tailored skirt and a separate shirtwaist blouse.
‘With a good black skirt and two or three well made, neat and stylish shirt waists we can always manage to look well dressed.’ (San Francisco Call, 1905)
Shirtwaist costumes were basics in every Edwardian woman’s wardrobe: She could wear it every day for almost any occasion! My version of an Edwardian shirtwaist costume consist of a tailored black wool trumpet skirt, a white cotton shirtwaist (blouse), a patent leather belt with metal belt buckle, a leather chatelaine bag with metal chatelaine hook, a black tie and hair ribbon and a pink rayon taffeta petticoat – all parts of the outfit are made by me. 🙂 Continue reading Edwardian Shirtwaist Costume