2 faux blackwork coifs which are for sale! Mixture of machine and hand sewing. Hand hemmed sage green linen apron Butttons for the Curera project
Long have I coveted Scott Perkin’s leather jerkin, which is based off the jerkin at the Museum of London and written about in Janet Arnold’s “Pattern of Fashion”. But I am not a leather worker*, I didn’t want to get a very nice hide and ruin it with my amateur attempts. So I filed the… Read More Making a 16th-Century Leather Jerkin: Research
When you take out an old unfinished project to work on and have no idea what you were thinking. Why is my kirtle neckline rounded? I know I cut half sleeves for it but I have no idea where they have gone. I stitched around the edges of the interlining that is fraying like mad… Read More I need to leave myself instruction sheets
I haven’t sewn the past few days, some of it was taken up by a 5 hour “clean all the things!” urge. My sewing area is a little better, but I still have some things to go through. My bathroom however, is spotless. I ordered 6 yards of this poly-cotton satin to make a petticoat… Read More More Penny Dreadful Planning
How cool is this? 1920’s patterns/draft manual with gorgeous illustrations (unfortunately some are products of their time) from P. Clement Brown’s “Art in Dress 1922”. Time to break out the colored pencils! Some are at: http://historyoffashiondesign.com/images-and-patterns-from-p-clement-browns-art-in-dress-1922/ And the Internet Archive has the full book: https://archive.org/details/artindress00brow
My inspiration dress from the Met The pattern I’m using for the skirt I found on Pinterest, What the back of the bodice currently looks like, I decided on a swallow-tail back. More inspiration pictures and trimming ideas can be found on my Penny Dreadful Costume pin board.