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anna meyer dress and more stitching musings

This was one of my earliest forays into handsewing. But I am not entirely sure I used the right fabric (a very fine tabby wool that feels like there is a tiny bit of overtwisted yarns to make for a slightly crepey surface. But I do love it. But I have to accept I’ll never …

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on threads and stitches

After doing my Victorian workshops I realised I haven’t really written here about a major source of headaches for me in making historic garments: modern thread is generally made for a machine. It’s also incredibly fine. I like to try and use a very short stitch and even triple stitch where I can and that …

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