Dating butterick sewing patterns
Size: 32 inch bust – although it fits nicely on a 34 inch bust mannequin Fabric: Pre-washed rayon Construction Notes: 1) I interlined all the bodice pieces with silk organza but not the skirt and sleeves.
2) For all hemming, I opted for a rolled hem with a zig-zag stitch.
FOLD, the Royal School of Needlework and Embroiderers' Guild, plus a gallery of winning quilts from The Festival of Quilts.
Also at the show:• The Learning Curve programme, in association with Groves - an extensive selection of classes by top craft stars;• The Dressmaking Studio, in association with The Mc Call Pattern Company and SEW TODAY – sewing experts explain dressmaking basics.
Our modern sewing machines tend to come with every gadget imaginable, but not so in 1929.
So, after researching my ‘The New Dressmaker’, published by the Butterick Publishing Company, 1921, they recommended the following: “Machine hemstitching is used on blouses, dresses, lingerie, etc., to put together seams, finish hems neat, durable and gives a garment a dainty, finished look.
And the fluttery two-tier sleeves and four ruffled godets that sweep the hem make it all just dreamy to wear.Tickets for The Knitting & Stitching Show Harrogate cost £14.50 in advance (concessions £13).