About Weldon's Practical Needlework

From Interweave Press:

About 1885, Weldon’s began publishing a series of fourteen-page monthly newsletters, available by subscription, each title featuring patterns and instructions for projects using a single technique.

About 1888, the company began to publish Weldon’s Practical Needlework, each volume of which consisted of twelve issues (one year) of several newsletters bound together with a cloth cover.

Each volume contains hundreds of projects, illustrations, information on little-known techniques, glimpses of fashion as it was at the turn of the twentieth century, and brief histories of needlework. Other techniques treated include making objects from crinkled paper, tatting, netting, beading, patchwork, crewelwork, appliqué, cross-stitch, canvaswork, ivory embroidery, torchon lace, and much more.

From 1999 through 2005, Interweave published facsimiles of the first twelve volumes of Weldon’s Practical Needlework.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Project 13: Doll's Petticoat in Striped Pattern Finished

Dolly's petticoat is finished.  I'll have the updated instructions up later on this week.

I did find that both petticoat patterns have an error.  The little border at the bottom is "wrong side out" as a result :-(

We tried the doll's chemise on an American Girl doll this weekend (pictures coming), and it fit her perfectly.  This petticoat should also fit an 18" doll.

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