Sunday, July 28, 2013

1920's Braided Up-do

My serger is still at the repair shop, so I made a little Youtube video as I haven't much else to do. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

DIY Hat Pin Holder

I have been very busy working on my business. (So far everything that could go wrong has, including my brand new serger breaking. Twice.) I haven't even had time to read blogs, let alone post on my own! But as I seem to have a few minutes today, here is a little tutorial for a hat pin holder. I love how it takes up very little space on my shelf and keeps all my hat pins organized. 

You will need:
-Small picture frame
-Scrap of fabric slightly larger than your frame (choose something with a loose enough weave to be able to put the pins through. I used some velvet)

Step 1: Remove glass from frame.
Step 2: Insert fabric into frame. You may need to tape, sew, or glue the fabric to the edges of the backing. (I just squished the fabric between the frame and backing, and it seemed to work fine. Lighter weight fabrics likely wouldn't work as well.

And that's pretty much it. You just insert the pins by pushing them through the fabric.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Convict 13 Outfit

I've been so busy working on sewing blouses for my new Etsy store (hopefully out later this month) and property hunting, that I haven't had much time for anything else. So while I have no outfit photos or tutorials today, I did want to share some outfit screen shots. They are from the 1920 Buster Keaton movie Convict 13. I just loved Sybil Seely's outfit! I quite like the look of the belted scarf and have been wearing it myself a bit lately. Now where can I get a fuzzy beret?

convict 13 1920 buster keaton Sybil Seely
Sybil Seely convict 13 buster keaton 1920

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bathing Costumes (1919)

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