Monday, May 27, 2013

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Bias Bindings - the Smartest Edge Finish for a Frock

This tip from Ruth Wyeth Spears and the 1920s addresses edge finishing for a frock. At the point she is writing this, evidently plaitings (pleats) and ruchings have gone out of style, as well as tailored piping.

She provides excellent instructions for creating and applying the bias bindings to different types of fabrics. Can you imagine this little "crepe de chine" dress, with its rows of ruffles, and matching scarf, all trimmed with bias binding? And in the color orchid? :)

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