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by Dishtwiner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian Shirt
Replies: 3
Views: 2256

Re: Victorian Shirt

Thanks for your response. I don't have a pic but the instructions say after the sides have been sewn up and the foot hemmed; IV. Binders-Stich the sloping edges of the shoulder linings. Flatten the seams down. Baste them neatly on to the wrong side of the shirt and either hem them down on the wrong ...
by Dishtwiner
Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian Shirt
Replies: 3
Views: 2256

Victorian Shirt

I have a rather wonderful old book on sewing from 1900 (Needlework and Cutting out by Agnes Walker.) which has a pattern and instructions for making a boys shirt which I thought would be fun to follow but it talks about binders and shoulder linings in relation to sewing on the sleeves, which I don't...
by Dishtwiner
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Spoon in a hat
Replies: 18
Views: 5145

I think the pictures of men carrying spoons in their hats is some sort of symbolism, although what I have no idea. I am familiar with Breughel’s paintings and of all the people in his paintings I can only find two that have spoons in their hats. So I don’t think it was just a practical place to keep...

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