What my tools do while I’m sleeping 😉
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
I did sewing today finally! English Fitted Gown I took on to keep a friend from lighting it on fire, went on its way to the post office today along with a gift that I quickly hand sewed an hour before. I drafted, cut and sewed a pair of trunkhose. I then unpicked them because I… Read More Back to sewing in the 16th century!
Pattern Adjustments and Mock-ups To me this is the annoying and tedious part of sewing, but once it is done we will have a bodice pattern that fits and we can use for various projects. If you already have a block pattern by all means use it. I’m starting from the beginning because this is… Read More Kirtle Sew-Along: Measurements and Adjustments
Since getting The Queen’s Servant’s I’ve been coveting the pointed hood with a sort of fiendish glee, it also might be an under layer to the strange headdress in Holbein the Younger’s drawing. A month ago I scaled up the pattern and made a mock-up. It was huge, it devoured my head. I have a normal… Read More The Queen’s Servants Pointed Hood, or my Induction into a Secret Gnome Society.
I’ve been a bit neglectful of posting since I was down to the wire with the Green Tudor Gown. It is and it had its first outing, but I don’t have pictures yet. I have a list of excuses but first and foremost the temperature has shot up into the mid 80’s. For Florida which is… Read More Green Tudor is Done, Baby Steps with Pattern Grading.
A few days ago I was catching up on the posts over at Fashion-incubator and saw that the site owner, Kathleen Fasanella had given a nice review of the book “Patternmaking in Fashion step by step”. (And because of the title I have had the New Kids on the Block song stuck in my head.… Read More I am waiting with bated breath