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HSM #7 July Accessories

Historical Sew Monthly! The Challenge: #7 Accessories – 18th Century “Housewife” Sewing Kit Fabric: Hand printed cotton (2 varieties, 1 modern printed repro), cotton twill tape, twill interfacing, wool blend felt. Pattern: None, I used this page, and this page as inspiration, though I did not use ANY measurements, I just […]


Despite what Mother Nature is doing to us (Seriously 69 degrees on Monday to 34 and snow on Tuesday), re-enacting season is upon us. Time to pull out the garb and see what the moths have done during the winter, and see if Santa brought a few extra inches along […]

White HSF

The Historical Sew Fortnightly The Challenge: #15, Color White – An 18th century style boy’s shirt. Fabric: White Linen Pattern: Vaguely based off of a standard 18th century man’s shirt. Year: 1700s Notions: Thread How historically accurate is it? Mostly Hours to complete: ??? Started it last year. Finished it […]