A 1910s costume, part 6: the petticoat

This post is the sixth in a series in which I endeavour to create a historically-accurate late-1910s outfit to the best of my ability. From using an antique sewing machine, finding modern patterns of historical designs to using contemporary sewing manuals, this project is a huge challenge and one that I’m super excited about. IContinue reading “A 1910s costume, part 6: the petticoat”

A 1910s costume, part five: the corset cover

This post is the fifth in a series in which I endeavour to create a historically-accurate late-1910s outfit to the best of my ability. From using an antique sewing machine, finding modern patterns of historical designs to using contemporary sewing manuals, this project is a huge challenge and one that I’m super excited about. IContinue reading “A 1910s costume, part five: the corset cover”

A 1910s costume, part four: the corset

This post is the fourth in a series in which I endeavour to create a historically-accurate late-1910s outfit to the best of my ability. From using an antique sewing machine, finding modern patterns of historical designs to using contemporary sewing manuals, this project is a huge challenge and one that I’m super excited about. IContinue reading “A 1910s costume, part four: the corset”

A 1910s costume, part three: the combinations

This post is the third in a series in which I endeavour to create a historically-accurate late-1910s outfit to the best of my ability. From using an antique sewing machine, finding modern patterns of historical designs to using contemporary sewing manuals, this project is a huge challenge and one that I’m super excited about. IContinue reading “A 1910s costume, part three: the combinations”

The Ruffler: a closer look at an antique Singer ruffle foot

When I was figuring out what all the attachments for my 1907 Singer sewing machine were, by far the most exciting discovery was the antique ruffle foot. I had seen YouTube tutorials of people using its modern day equivalent but I had no idea that they existed this early on. I do not know theContinue reading “The Ruffler: a closer look at an antique Singer ruffle foot”

A 1910s costume, part two: the research

This post is the second in a series in which I endeavour to create a historically-accurate late-1910s outfit to the best of my ability. From using an antique sewing machine, finding modern patterns of historical designs to using contemporary sewing manuals, this project is a huge challenge and one that I’m super excited about. IContinue reading “A 1910s costume, part two: the research”