Thursday, November 15, 2012

What Fabric Should I use when Making a Corset?

Tan Leather Corset with Spoon Busk
1883-1895 Corset from 19th Century Fashion in Detail

If you really want to dress like a lady from the 19th century then a corset is a definite must have. Not only do they help in providing much needed support for hoops and bustles but they will also give your dress bodice a smooth finish and shape the body into a silhouette that was common during this time.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Must Have Sewing Tools & Notions for Every Historical Costumer

Sewing Tools & Notions
Sewing Tools & Notions

If you are like me you love sewing historical clothing and with the right tools and notions you can create tons of new pieces in no time.

But just what tools and notions do you need? Here is a list of definite must haves to get you started!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dressing the Victorian Lady

Dressing the victorian Lady
Dressing the Victorian Lady

When I first started in historical costuming I was overwhelmed by all of things that I thought I should have for a proper Victorian wardrobe.

Just where was I supposed to start?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012


The Seamstress by Charles Louis Baugniet
The Seamstress by Charles Louis Baugniet is here to help you with all of your historical sewing projects!

Whether you are trying to figure out how to construct that Victorian corset, want to sew a dress from the Edwardian era or perhaps just want to learn a new sewing skill we have everything you need to help you create your dream historical wardrobe!