Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Embroidered Collar & Cuffs

Well, I adore hand-embroidery and deep collars and cuffs, so this is superb tip from my point of view! Thank you, Ruth Wyeth Spears for this tip for your home sewists of the 1920s! I love the Napoleon-style collar and the deep contoured cuffs - so totally elegant. The hand embroidery uses simple stitches (single stitch, cross stitch, and satin stitch) that produce a beautiful, rich look, especially if you include gold thread in the pattern, as Ruth suggests.

I definitely want to try this one! Perhaps on a jacket - don't think I could pull off a full coat. :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these! I have been researching Ruth Wyeth Spears because I have some old Spool Cotton Co sewing booklets from the 30s that look exactly like her illustration style, but which don't give any illustration credit. This exact image appears in one of them so now I have confirmation! I also am addicted to Downton Abbey fashion, so I appreciate these tips for that reason too. :)