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I have been busy creating new patterns for the late 1880's, and the one thing that stands out as unique about this time period is the Burnous Pleat. Just about every skirt from 1887 - 1888 has some kind of drape created by this form of pleat. Something…

Last edit by on June 10th, 2018

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I'm getting married! To my soul mate, finally, after failing to figure it out about 30 years ago. But better late than never. And so now I need a wedding dress. I love things Victorian, and with the last name of McNaughton, Scotland and clan history is…

Last edit by on June 27th, 2018

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I would like to talk about a couple issues that have popped up with the 1903 Trumpet Skirt - TVE21 skirt pattern.    One which is entirely my fault, and the other is one which I have seen pop up a few times when alterations to this pattern go wrong.…

Last edit by on June 6th, 2018

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There are two measurements that are used for fitting a sleeve;  circumference of the armhole, and the length of the arm. As many people are built a little differently from left side to right side, I highly recommend that you measure both sides. These…

Last edit by on June 6th, 2018

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I have a friend who recently purchased a serger.  She wasn't really sure what to do with it.  So Tonya, this one is for you! Flat lining with a serger, the comprehensive photo guide, step by step. 1- Of course the very first step is to cut out your…

Last edit by on June 6th, 2018

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Lately, I have gotten a lot of interest in this particular bodice.   So I have decided to start off my Sewing Tips series with details and images of how achieve this fairly easy effect from any basic vest pattern.  This bodice specifically was made from…

Last edit by on June 6th, 2018

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The one thing I really love about the 1903 Edwardian Blouse pattern is that the originals were so often make out of battenburg lace.  I am not able to make my own lace, so I went on a search for some battenberg yardage.  I found bits and pieces, but…

Last edit by on June 6th, 2018

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Most length measurements start somewhere but usually end at the waistline.  Which means that knowing exactly where your waistline is, is absolutely critical.    Before you start, take a ribbon or string and tie it around your waist, at the narrowest…

Last edit by on June 6th, 2018

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Heather, lordy lady you're an incredible seamstress !!! The piece is looking absolutely georgeous.....please email me a picture of the finished outfit. I live in a 300 year old house that has been passed down thru the family, mother to daughter since it…

Published by Robin Elliott [Visitor] on June 10th, 2018

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[image:56] I was looking through my copy of the 1863 La Mode Illustre, when I ran across this beautiful chemisette.  It is made with a lace and insertion section at the neckline which would fill in a half-high neckline.  I do not read French, so I am…

Last edit by on June 6th, 2018