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Embroidered 1920s style pouch: a work in progress & free pattern

This week I started working on a little reproduction drawstring pouch, in my 15-minutes-here-and-there embroidery time (of which there is far less than I would like).
The design is based on an embroidered 1920s style pouch I saw on eBay a while ago. The listing isn’t on eBay anymore, but I have the image in my Pinterest. If you follow my ‘Embroidered’ board, you’ll perhaps recognize it as the cover:
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Striped 1932 back-wrap dress: Historical Sew Fortnightly

Ladies & Gents, I present you with the striped Historical Sew Fortnightly challenge! It is done but not quite photographed because the light was terrible today. What I made: 1932 Woman’s Home Companion pattern for a back-wrap dress in a pin-stripe navy blue linen, for the stripes challenge.
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Checking in – stitching with silk & wool

Well! It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?
Not that I wasn’t thinking of y’all. I’ve just been busy-busy-busy with not much to write about, for the time being.
I’m trying my hand at embroidering with silk on silk. Here’s a little peak:
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It’s a Matyó motif, which was stitched in silk originally, in the 19th century, that is. I can’t claim that the Read More…

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Historical Sew Fortnightly:Peasant blouse with Transylvanian smocking

The garment I planned for the first challenge of the Historical Sew Fortnightly has quickly become the garment I’m making for the second challenge – which: get a UFO (unfinished object) off your sewing list. Two birds with one stone, you could say! Yes, let’s just say that, shall we?
The challenge: make a garment from xx13. My interpretation: to make a blouse someone would Read More…

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