Conservation Projects · Sewing Patterns · Tutorials

Good, Better, Best Practices for Storage of Vintage/Antique Sewing Patterns

When I started out collecting I could not afford conservation grade materials (nor did I realize how important they are) so I have tried to write this as a Good, Better, Best Practices so that each collector may do the best with what resources they have at hand. I, myself, am just starting the process… Continue reading Good, Better, Best Practices for Storage of Vintage/Antique Sewing Patterns

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Sewing Historic Clothing Research: A Beginner’s Guide Part I

Photo by Author A few months ago, Ayana (aka The Vintage Guidebook), and I connected on Instagram, and we began messaging. She asked me for information on how to go about researching re-creating historical clothing, and so I asked if we could co-author a blog post on it. This is not a new subject in… Continue reading Sewing Historic Clothing Research: A Beginner’s Guide Part I

18th C. · Accessories · Garters · Quick and Thrifty · Tutorials

Quick and Thrifty 18th C. Garters: A Tutorial and Short History

Before the advent of such conveniences as pantyhose (the 1960s) and rubber elastic (the 1820s), how did folks hold their hose up? For after all, hose were originally more like what we now call "stockings" or "knee-highs", two individual legs with little natural ability to hold themselves up. As some humans migrated to colder parts… Continue reading Quick and Thrifty 18th C. Garters: A Tutorial and Short History