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HSM10 – Heroes: Linen Apron

The Historical Sew Monthly Challenge for October is to make a garment inspired by our historical hero, or our historical costuming hero. I have so, so many heroes in historical costuming; from the very first Janet Arnold book I bought in the 1980s, through … Continue reading

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A Man’s Shirt

The first priority for the JAFA outfits is my SO’s entire outfit. First of which is always a shirt. His shirt will be a bleached pure linen shirt, as he wants me to aim for historical accuracy where possible. I … Continue reading

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A (hurried) linen cap

Because I had a humungous book deadline just before the RWA presentation in August, I didn’t have a lot of spare time to sew, so I was madly finishing off the costume at the conference – sewing on a borrowed machine … Continue reading

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Short stays and chemise

I used the Regency Underthings pattern from Sense and Sensibility to make a linen chemise and short stays for the RWA presentation in August. The chemise pattern was very good, with detailed instructions for hand-sewing flat-felled seams. I thoroughly enjoyed the … Continue reading

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