In the world of historical sewing, of which I have only dipped a toe, there are many that use original techniques of the era that they are making or recreating. Something that I have always wondered: why aren't the attachments used that were available during the same time period as the garment being made? During… Continue reading Why not use Attachments?
Recently, while driving to The Dalles for a teaching weekend, I passed by a sign for "Starvation Creek". Now I ask you, how could a name like "Starvation Creek" fail to capture one's attention? Whipping out ye old cel phone, I began my quest for knowledge. One of the first things that pops up is a… Continue reading Starvation Creek
This year has a theme of sustainability. Thus hitting two of my buttons! 😀 Below are this year's challenges. If you want to know more about it or want to join along in the fun, here is the link. This year is a little different than in the past. Although the challenges are "assigned" a… Continue reading The Historical Sew Monthly 2020 Challenges
Last year was a bust for me getting any of the challenges done. This year the challenges have a theme of sustainability. Kinda my jam lately... I don't see that The Dreamstress has posted them on her site yet. Here is a link to the blogLoose Threads: Yet Another Costuming Blog with the challenges for… Continue reading Historical Sew Monthly 2020!!
(que the time travel music of your choice - going back in time) When I was a teenager, I was very interested in the Victorian era and the differences in what they did then. One day I was interested in the different flavorings that they used in their baking other than just the plain… Continue reading Sodas of Surprise!