Sunday, August 20, 2017

title pic The Gold Silk 1860s Ballgown

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on September 7, 2014

This time last year I was in England, traveling through Jane Austen country, London, and the Lake District with a gigantic number of costumes in tow.  This year I am thankful to say that my costumes are all neatly stashed in my closet (rather than in suitcases), but I *have* been putting a number of […]

title pic A Lacy Edwardian Tea Gown

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on December 1, 2011

I have finished my lacy Edwardian tea gown sewn with Sense & Sensibility’s wonderful pattern, and I can hardly wait to share the results! This fantastic design is wonderfully easy to sew, and I made a couple slight changes – shortening the sleeves, and sewing just one layer of overlay, using the whole skirt pattern rather […]

title pic How To Tell the Difference Between Silk Dupioni & Shantung

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on November 23, 2011

If you have ever wondered, “What is the difference between silk shantung and silk dupioni?”, this article is for you!  If the question has never crossed your mind before, I highly recommend taking a few minutes to learn the differences between dupioni and shantung, two of the most magnificent fabrics on the market.   For ages, silk fabrics have been […]

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