I am please to announce that I am participating in CoCoVid with 4 panels. Here they are! CoCoVid is an on-line, interactive event put on by the members of CosTube during the weekend that would have been Costume College – July 30 – August 2, 2020. It consists of individual members of the CosTube community […]
I just love Edwardian everything so I have been hunkered down that past month or so scouring the web for historical books and patterns. One of my favorite things about this period is just how well documented it is! There are books and fashion plates galore. Many moons ago, I purchased the Edwardian Modiste and […]
I am currently on a mission to recreate some Edwardian looks. Quarantine has given all too much extra free time and in doing so I have decided to work more in the historical arena. DOWNLOAD THE FREE SEWING PATTERN FROM MY SHOP That being said, underwear is critical to the historical silhouette. I have been […]
I have designed a face mask pattern to help in the efforts to aid our healthcare professionals with masks until more supplies become available. Here is the link to the pattern: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uZtS4ZdqTTFXDn-sXSZSLSAyYw6dIosn Here is the link to the filter pocket add on. https://drive.google.com/file/d/13POh8YWEK0m8e7EKlH52BK0AvK7n8J_j Fabric Recommendations: 1 layer of 100% cotton flannel 1 layer of 100% […]
Marking fabric is always a bit of a hangup for me. I tend to make projects over several weeks so selecting a marking method that will last for a long time, be easily removable, and not leave anything behind is important to me. I love couture sewing and tailoring. Both of these “schools of sewing” […]
Stitch-in-the-ditch (sewing) – Stitching in the valley or ditch of a seam. This hides stitching from the outside of a garment. Used often in collars, waistbands, quilting, and attaching linings.
Pinking/Pinking Sheers (cutting) – Pinking sheers are scissors with specialized blades that create a series of triangle shaped edges. Pinking is used to help prevent raw edges from fraying and was a common finish in home dress making before the serger was more widely available to home sewers.
Anchoring Stitches (sewing) – Anchoring stitches are a set of tiny stitches used to secure the start and/or end of a seam. Use the smallest stitch length on your machine and take around 5 or 8 stitches. Adjust the stitch length as needed and continue your seam. At the end of the seam, repeat anchoring […]