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HISTORICAL SEW ALONGS
Have you been thinking about sewing an 18th century wardrobe (or a history bounding one)? Are you getting into hand sewing? Join us for our Historical Sew Along Series.

BEDGOWN SEW ALONG & SUPPLIES LIST
SUPPLIES LIST
BEDGOWNS: PART 1 (STARTING JUNE 3RD)

SHIFT SEW ALONG & SUPPLIES
LIST

Welcome to our fourth Sew Along, Shifts!  In our first three sew alongs, we produced garments to dress your lower half in the 18th century.  In this sew along we are tackling underwear!  Undergarments have been worn throughout history to protect our outer clothing from  body oils and scents.  In the 18th century this garment, worn closest to the skin was known as a shift (sometimes know by the French term chemise).  Made of bleached or sometimes unbleached linen it was constructed simply of rectangles and squares.  Sewn using the seamstress’s best stitches as it was meant to withstand repeated washings.  Your newly made shift will be worn under all your 18th century garments as you journey down the 18th  century fashion trail!

SUPPLIES LIST
SHIFTS: PART 1
SHIFTS: PART 2
SHIFTS: PART 3

APRON SEW ALONG & SUPPLIES LIST
Our third Sew Along is Aprons!  18th century aprons ranged from plain and practical to fancy and fashionable.  Anyone who has worn an apron knows how indispensable they are.  For the 18th century lady they were an essential part of her wardrobe. These everyday aprons were often made of white, natural or checked linen while fashionable aprons were made of fine cottons, silks, lawns & cambrics often with the addition of ruffles, embroidery and trims.  In regional folk dress you found the occasional printed fabric or colored apron often in blue or black. A necessary part of your 18th century wardrobe, this project will teach sewing skills that you will use later in more complex sewing projects. 
SUPPLIES LIST

APRONS: PART 1 
APRONS: PART 2
APRONS: PART 3

PETTICOAT SEW ALONG & SUPPLIES LIST
Petticoat was the common term used for what we would call a skirt today!  There were underpetticoats (like a half slip) and fashion petticoats.  They were worn under gowns or as separate garments with a jacket or other upper garment.  They were made of wool, linen, silk, cotton and some blends.  This is a great project for your first 18th century garment with easy stitches and fit.

POCKET
SEW ALONG
Prior to the 19th century you really did not find pockets in women’s garments. They were worn under their petticoats or gowns and accessed through a slit in their outer garments. This is a great “lap” project and a good way to practice your stitches.
POCKETS: PART 1
POCKETS: PART 2
POCKETS: PART 3

 
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