18th Century, Book Review

Book Review: The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking

Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of this book for review purposes. However all thoughts, opinions, and criticisms are my own. A long time ago… Back when the internet was young, there was only a handful of books and websites to turn to if you had an interest in sewing 18th century clothing. Janet… Read More Book Review: The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking

15th Century, 16th Century, Black Silk Taffeta Kirtle, Costumes, Elizabethan, Hand Sewn, The Week in Review

WiR: Hand Sewn Silk Sleeves Done!

16th-Century Handsewn Silk Sleeves This week I finished the silk sleeves, yay! The last few steps ended up being very fiddly, as I needed to change the curve of the underarm section of the armscye and take it in by an inch. The last few steps ended up being very fiddly. I needed to change… Read More WiR: Hand Sewn Silk Sleeves Done!