Hey Everyone, Today I am going to go into the process on how I made my 1940s ‘working women’s blouse using Simplicity pattern 8447. So without further adou lets get started. (warning, this was an extremely harrowing process involving much frustration and feelings of failure. I am happy to say that it is complete and … More Making a ’40s button up blouse.
I know what you are thinking, “Crab apple where what? Well to say it simpler crab apple verjuice is fermented crab apple juice an item popular during the the mediaeval ages and even up through the 18th century! There is not a historical way to make it but…. I made it with a juicer, (you … More Making Crab apple Verjuice
Here is a little post spotlighting my 1940’s peasant blouse and skirt outfit…..so enjoy!!! … More Outfit Spotlight 1#
I made a vintage skirt following an almost 80 year old simplicity pattern. I learned a lot and always love to share it with you, join me for the process and let me know what you think!!! … More Making a 1940’s skirt
Women in the 1700’s were stays over their chemise and under their dress.
Like a gentle hug, stays provide support, and a good anchor for the skirts of dresses worn over them. … More 2. Making 1700’s Stays
The bum pad is tied around your waist and it gives loft to the back and sides of your skirt.
In this post I give some help and tips for those working on this project! … More 1. Making a 1700’s Bum Pad
My goal is to recreate what a woman who lived during the War for Independence would have worn. … More Patriotic Project!
Okay, so here is an easy tutorial on how to make yourself a simple but adorable sewing machine cover. … More Making a sewing machine cover
Okay, so why did I attempt to felt? Felting is a very old craft. It forms a thick fabric not be weaving the fibers together, but by agitating them to form a warm fleece-like material. Felt making is an ancient form of making cloth and seems to date back further then spinning or weaving! Which … More My First Felt!!!
The apron has lived throughout history and in every era has been a necessity.
In just 15 steps (no pattern necessary) I will show you how to recreate your own apron perfect for costuming or cooking! … More Recreating The Timeless Apron .