Just bought both these patterns for $15.77 on Etsy from @black_snail_patterns. The corset pattern includes chemise, arm puffs, and corded petticoat patterns. So much better than trying to draft my own...what a time saver! #shutupandtakemymoney #romanticfashion #1830s #historicalcostume #historicalcostuming
Just got my copy of @americanduchess guide to #18thcentury dressmaking. I'm most excited about the bodice lining patterns, and hat tutorials. Thanks #americanduchess!
Missing the grippy feet on your hemstitcher? Replace with 4mm shrink tubing cut into 1/2 strips. Use a hair dryer if you don't have a heat gun.
Just changed out the backclamp presser bar for a sideclamp presser bar on the Redeye. Backclamp presser feet were a good idea/bad idea feature of the early Singer 66. Check my Youtube channel for a tutorial on how to change out the backclamp presser bar. Find my channel by typing 'youtube.com costumingdiary' in your browser's search bar.
A 1oz bank sinker is the perfect tool to get the proper bobbin tension on vintage machines. #sewingtips #sewingtipsandtricks
I'm a little late to the party, but this wig styling book is finally in my collection. Thanks Kendra! @demoder #18thcentury #wigstyling #bighair #costuming #historicalcostume #historicalcostuming
Zipper Silk - makes old zippers work like new! #vintagesewing #vintagesewingsupplies
Presenting my fully restored 1916 Singer 66 Redeye! It took a few weeks to bring it back to full working condition. I named her Patsy - after the original owner. I still have lots to learn about the machine (perfect tension, timing, etc), but once I do the first project will be an Edwardian era skirt. Stay tuned!
The 1916 Singer 66 is in the sewing room! She sews like a dream after I gave her lots of TLC. I will post a video of her in action tomorrow. Swipe left for more pictures.