Shared August 24, 2018
How to do them, when to use them.
Also: thimbles are very important!!
0:30 - running stitch
1:05 - running backstitch
1:47 - backstitch
3:40 - felling for hems
4:56 - felling for seam allowances
-Sample fabric used is a lightweight bleached linen from Grey Lines Linen, NYC.
-Thread used is a 2-ply silk from Daytona Trimmings, NYC
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All three of the 17th Century Dress books (published by the Victoria and Albert Museum) by Melanie Braun, Luca Costigliolo, Susan North, Claire Thornton, and Jenny Tiramani have a couple of pages dedicated to illustrating historical stitching techniques, including the ones outlined in this video as well as more complex stitches and embroidery stitches.
-17th Century Men’s Dress Patterns 1600 - 1630 https://www.amazon.com/17th-Century-D...
-Seventeenth-Century Women’s Dress Patterns: Book 1 https://www.amazon.com/Seventeenth-Ce...
-Seventeenth-Century Women’s Dress Patterns: Book 2 https://www.amazon.com/Seventeenth-Ce...
Some interesting 19th century sewing manuals:
-Van Hoesen Wakeman, Mrs Antoinette Prudence and Heller, Louise M. Scientific Sewing and Garment Cutting: For Use in Schools and in the Home. Silver, Burdett & Company. 1898. Print. (https://books.google.com/books?id=9TR...)
-Banner, Bertha. Household Sewing with Home Dressmaking. Longmans, Green, and Co. London, 1898. Print. (https://books.google.com/books?id=IhM...)
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On occasion some books I’ve referenced are currently out of print and can only be found through Amazon, so I have posted the links if you are in immediate need; however I will update these links whenever alternative options become available.
‘Waterfall’ by Aakash Gandhi. YouTube Audio Library
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