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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
Silk Habotai (fabric) – A smooth, fine silk fabric originally from Japan. It is also known as “china silk”. Silk habotai has soft and supple hand with a lustrous sheen. It is economical (for silk) and has a smooth surface. Comes in many widths and weights. It is often used for linings. A polyester version […]
Hand (fabric) – The description of how a fabric acts in your hand and feels on your skin. Typical descriptions include: Smooth, Soft, Crisp, Stiff, Rough, Textured, Silky, etc.