Monday, June 8, 2015

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s: Upgrade a Plain Dress to a Plaited Frock

I just love the way Ruth's mind works! In this tip for her 1920s audience, she solves the problem of wanting a pleated (or should I say plaited?) frock when all one has is a plain dress pattern. The solution? Pleat the fabric first, and then lay the pattern pieces! So clever. :)

Ruth Wyeth Spears is such an inspiration!


  1. Wow! This is such a creative, and do-able, idea! I will certainly try this on a day dress in the future :)

    1. I agree, Gabriela! I think it is totally do-able too. When you do sew up your day dress, it will be fun to see the results.

  2. I love this clever technique of creating pleats or tucks first and then cutting out the fabric! Such a brilliant idea!

    the Middle Sister and Singer