Monday, May 12, 2014

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Trimming a Frock and Coat with Tucks

I love garments with tucks and this tip from Ruth Wyeth Spears and the 1920s delivers tucks in spades! Ruth illustrates a frock and coat, both with one-inch wide tucks. She describes this popular form of trimming as being especially chic on solid-color georgette and chiffon fabric. She also describes the technique of using a gauge (note the typo in the article - the first I've found! - where "gauge" is replaced with "gauze" ;)) to aid in making the tucks.

Doesn't the model rather remind you of Lady Mary from Downton Abbey? Or maybe her mother?


  1. Kathleen - check out my latest blog post, I'm doing a Miss Fisher/20's dress project inspired by YOU and YOUR posts!
    People from all over the world are going to play along, I'll let you know when I've posted. I'm kicking off this journey with a literal journey to Australia to see the Miss Fisher costume exhibit happening in Sydney : )

    1. Wow!! How completely fabulous! I will be following your blog to see how the sewing progresses. I can't wait to see what you sew first. And a trip to Australia? Total excitement!!

  2. This would be a perfect Miss Fisher outfit. Reminds me of the outfit in the episode at the Radio Station where Jack is "undercover". Swoon!