Sunday, January 5, 2014

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Adding Draping to Your Frocks

With the 4th season of Downton Abbey starting this evening (it's 1922!), it's time to resume the home sewing tips from the 1920s by Anne Wyeth Spears. In this article, Ruth writes about the use of a cascading drape to add a touch of elegance  and grace to clothing.

Add a cascading drape to your favorite Parisian frock.  And doesn't the model look a bit like Lady Mary Crawley? ;)


  1. Thanks so very much for posting this illustration! I just made a dress based on it, and it turned out great thanks to Ruth Wyeth Spears' creativity and instruction!

    1. Oh, Gabriela, your dress is superb! You totally captured the era with your dress, and the cascading back drape helped a great deal. Love it!