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
‘Margery was always in black and white, short walking skirt and trim white shirt waist, freshly laundered […] There was no picture hat on her bonny brown hair, but a little black sailor with a swallow’s wing on one side and a bunch of violets in a knot of ribbon.’ (Madeira Mercury, 1907)
Because my gray Edwardian wool walking skirt is so comfortable that I wore it almost every day during the winter, I made another short Edwardian skirt with black wool broadcloth this time! Continue reading Short Edwardian Tailored Black Wool Walking Skirt
The girl ‘wore a big rat under her pompadour and preferred a short walking skirt, even if men did turn around and look’ (Los Angeles Herald, 1900).
‘She certainly was an unusual figure, for that quiet neighborhood. Attired in a close-fitting suit of gray with a short walking skirt and a wide-brimmed gray felt hat that concealed her beautiful hair (Inyo Independent, 1902).
My short Edwardian walking skirt is a 9-panel godet skirt with two circular flounces, arrow-shaped wool appliques, tailor stitching along the hem, fake button closure and it’s made of gray pure wool broadcloth fabric scraps! Continue reading Short Edwardian Walking Skirt – History Bounding
Inspired by Edwardian sweaters, I refashioned another modern ill-fitting sweater into an Edwardian-style sweater! Continue reading Edwardian-Style Sweater Refashion – V-Neck & Bishop Sleeves
11 ways to make easy DIY felt flowers with felt or felted wool fabric!
These 11 DIY felt flowers are easy and fast to make. And what’s best: All the DIY felt flowers are eco-friendly made without glue! But you don’t need any sewing skills either because the DIY felt flowers are simply knotted together with a piece of yarn! Continue reading 11 DIY Felt Flowers – No Sew & No Glue
DIY felt Christmas ornaments are perfect for a toddler- and pet-friendly Christmas tree. And these cute felt snowflake ornaments are fast and easy to make with a scrap piece of felt or felted wool fabric. I used gray wool felt from my stash for the DIY felt snowflake ornaments but you can also use felt in other colors. Continue reading Felt Snowflake Ornaments
Make cute embroidered felt gingerbread ornaments!
These felt Christmas ornaments are inspired by gingerbread cookies. Aren’t they cute? However, these DIY felt gingerbread ornaments take longer to make than other felt Christmas ornaments I made in the past. But they are so worth the time, don’t you think? 🙂 Continue reading DIY Felt Gingerbread Ornaments
How to prevent moths from eating clothes? How to get rid of moths and carpet beetles? Are you wondering how to store your expensive vintage and historical wool clothes to keep them save from moths? And how did the Victorians prevent moths damage to clothes and carpets? Find out how to prevent and get rid of moths and carpet beetles effectively and naturally!
If you find holes in your woolen clothes, you know you have a problem with fabric pests! There are two main insect species that damage woolen clothes: clothes moths and carpet beetles. The larvae of moths and carpet beetles eat irregular holes into wool clothes, especially in the summertime.
Clothes moths, as well as carpet beetles, can do serious damage to expensive and valuable historical wool clothes. Continue reading 10 Ways How To Get Rid Of Moths & Carpet Beetles Naturally – Historical & Today
Natural Christmas ornaments are beautiful, easy to make and practically free! Make nature-inspired Christmas decorations with pine cones, rose hips, acorns, walnuts and oranges.
Make DIY natural Christmas ornaments for your tree this year! These homemade natural Christmas decorations are eco-friendly, cheap, easy and fun to make. You can gather most of the materials for the natural Christmas tree ornaments in the nature. So there’s no need to run to the store – especially now in times of the coronavirus. You can find the materials for the Christmas ornaments made from natural materials in your garden, the woods or parks. Continue reading 20 DIY Natural Christmas Ornaments
These DIY holly felt Christmas ornaments are an easy Christmas craft to make with your kids! All you need for the holly felt ornaments is felt and embroidery thread. Continue reading DIY Holly Felt Christmas Ornaments