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Day Dress: ca. 1865, silk taffeta, chenille and fringe on the bodice. "This dress is a good example of the crinoline style when skirts reached their maximum volume around 1865. Most of the volume of the skirt is concentrated on the backside. The vogue of crinoline skirts which used large amounts of silk cloth invigorated the silk industry. The improvement of weaving machines, progress in dying techniques, and introduction of the sewing machine largely revived the textile industry of that…

from The DIY Dreamer

Sewing 101 - Guide for beginners, like me... - The D.I.Y. Dreamer

from Scrappin' Stain

Time Machine

The inspiration for this Mixed Media Canvas came from me thinking about a Steam Punk Scientist’s mind… a female scientist. If she was imagining all types of flying machines, a time mach…

from So Sew Easy

Pamper your sewing machine: a cleaning tutorial

Very thorough instructions on how, when and where to clean your sewing machine for best performance and long-life.


Marie Clayton How To Use A Sewing Machine A Beginners's Book