Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Sewing a Taffeta Frock

In this tip, Ruth Wyeth Spears (1920s advisor to the home seamstress) discusses different ways to finish seams for items sewn with taffeta. Lightweight but crisp, taffeta can ravel very easily, so you will want to finish the seams.

For the seam marked with A and B, Ruth describes hemmed edges for the seams. For the seam marked with C and D, Ruth describes a variation of the flat felled seam. She recommends the first type of seam finish for long seams, but recommends the second type for shoulder seams and armhole seams.



Excellent advice!

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