Thursday, April 3, 2014

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Slot Seams Create a Tailored Frock

Slot seams are one of those techniques that produce a subtle and tailored effect and yet are rarely used. In this tip from Ruth Wyeth Spears for home dressmakers in the 1920s, slot seams add a tailored, polished look to a two-piece frock. Frocks may emphasize simplicity, but are not plain, as Ruth explains. As usual her excellent description and illustrations will have you using slot seams with ease on your next new frock.

Note that she has sketched a frock of "silk and wool serge in a beautiful warm brown." Can you see the color? :) Same or contrast fabric is perfect for the slot or stay strip. Be sure to click on the image to enlarge it for easier reading.