Saturday, October 12, 2013

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - A Petal Collar for Your Evening Wrap

This sewing tip from Ruth Wyeth Spears and the 1920s adds a petal collar to a straight evening cape - a "luxury of the feminine wardrobe"! According to Ruth the collar is the most important part of the cape, and given the straight lines of these capes, I have to agree. :)

This tip includes a pattern for velvet petals that are sewn in tiers and create a soft, becoming frame for the face. 



  1. Ooo... one could be a flower like in Disney's Alice In Wonderland! :)

  2. :) This petal collar makes quite a statement, doesn't it?