Thursday, June 20, 2013

1920s Home Sewing Tips - Scalloped Shirred Ribbon Frills

This 1920 sewing tip from fashion columnist and sewing expert Ruth Wyeth Spears is intriguing. Addressing a trend for "fluffy trimmings", she explains how to accent a chic little frock (of black flat crepe!) with vertical rows of wide black satin ribbon. The ribbon is first sewn loosely in a serpentine or scalloped line and then pulled to produce a shirred effect. Smart style!

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