As you may have guessed by the title, the Historical Sew Monthly is happening again, and this is my second year helping run it--I'm quite looking forwards to it, although some of the challenges are giving me trouble.
HERE, at the Dreamstress' page.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Buttonhole construction for All; Medieval and Elizabethan Buttonholes
|Photograph by Halfdan "Twobears" Ozurson of the Buttonhole class at Selviergard Yule.|
Monday, December 12, 2016
I suppose I should go over how the 1760s banyan goes together, shouldn't I? All in all, it's fairly straightforwarded...however, I found that there are a couple of counter-intuitive details in sewing the lining into place. I based the order of construction, and these little details on an excellent thesis on 18th century Waistcoats (in bibliography), which I figured are closer in construction that a full coat (assuming there are major differences). Other details are from discussing an extant frock coat with someone who had it to hand.