We’re excited to be a part of the Sew Beautiful magazine blog tour today! Sew Beautiful magazine has been in publication for 23 years and has always celebrated a love of fine and heirloom sewing. With its pages long-graced by hand embroidery, fine laces and trims, delicate smocking, Christening gowns, and antiques, it’s no wonder there is a general misconception that heirloom sewing, with all of its finery and detail, is very difficult. But the truth is that basic heirloom techniques are really quite simple, and with the right materials, require little more than a straight stitch and zigzag stitch!
Sew Beautiful Blog Tour
In an effort to spread the word that heirloom sewing is not only doable, but relevant, Sew Beautiful developed a blog tour that features series of heirloom technique videos. Each video “class” shares a basic technique needed to complete a gorgeous women’s camisole that the editors have recreated from a vintage nightgown, which includes a sampling of these basic techniques.
The pattern is drafted from any basic tank top shape, and Sew Beautiful shares the instructions and templates needed to create this camisole in their September/October issue #132.
Sewing with Lace Videos
Today we’re hosting the “Sewing with Lace” tutorial blog tour stop. The video is broken up into two parts below:
Visit the Sew Beautiful website to join the blog tour and watch all of the videos from start to finish!
You can win a big giveaway from Sew Beautiful! Comment on this post for your chance to win a prize package (retail value over $160) including:
- - Complete kit needed to make the Vintage Inspiration camisole, from sizes XS (2-4) to 3X (26-28)
- - Sleepwear Especially for You (contains the basic tank top pattern suggested in the instructions)
- - New issue of Sew Beautiful (contains the Vintage Inspiration article and embroidery and lace shaping templates)
- - June Tailor Heirloom Stitcher’s Shape ‘N Press board
All of the heirloom sewing supplies used in the kit and videos are also available from the Martha Pullen Store. Use the code BLOGTOUR for 25% off your order through October 31 (no minimum order, regular priced items only, pleaters are excluded, one use per customer).
Tell us about your love of heirloom sewing, Martha Pullen, Sew Beautiful magazine or sewing with lace and heirloom fabrics in the comments. We’ll randomly select and announce a winner on Monday.