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And So To Sew and Embroider Dresses, Skirts and Waistcoats

And So To Sew bulletin 21a
And So to Embroider leaflet 21b by The Needlework Development Scheme

This week in the “And So To Sew” and “And So to Embroider” series from the Needlework Development Scheme we have two leaflets dedicated to clothing.

Firstly, “And So To Sew” bulletin 21a features full patterns for a 1950’s teen skirt and waistcoat, which can be adapted to a range of sizes. And in “And So To Embroider” bulletin 21b, we learn how to design embroidery for the yoke, horizontal and vertical borders on dresses for little girls.

I’ve included a video tutorial on working the basic cable stitch for smocked panels, for those of us who find video instruction easier to follow.

Sarah

And So To Catch Up

And Sew to Sew 18a by The Needlework Development Scheme
And So To Embroider bulleting 18b - designing toy horses by the Needlework Development Scheme
And So To Sew bulletin 19a by The Needlework Development Scheme
And So To Embroider bulleting 19b by the Needlework Development Scheme


Due to unforeseen circumstances (I.E. I forgot), I didn’t let you know about last week’s new “And So To Sew” and “and So To Embroider” bulletins, so this week I’m letting you know about four!

These bulletins on sewing dressing gowns and bath robes, making and designing embroidered toy horses, inserting zippers and sewing for entertaining can all be found on the vintage embroidery books page.

There are now 39 leaflets available, with many more to come! As always, I have added modern photo or video tutorials wherever possible.

Sarah

Sewing for the Holidays and Old School Machine Embroidery

I posted these on Tuesday but forgot to tell you about them, sorry!

And So To Sew bulletin 17a by The Needlework Development Scheme

And So To Sew bulletin 17a is a new group of patterns for sewing mid century summer wear for girls. A cute top and shorts summer romper set, and a blouse and skirt combo.

And so To Embroider bulletin 17b by The Needlework Development Scheme

While And So To Embroider bulletin 17b teaches you all about decorative stitching with an ordinary home machine, no computerised embroidery machine needed! I’ve included a modern tutorial on bobbin work, for those who prefer a video.

I hope to get back on track (and on time!) next week with knitting patterns and other goodies.

Sarah

Embroidered Birds and Cap Sleeve Blouses

This week “And So To Sew” and “And So To Embroider” include full patterns for your projects so you can get sewing (and embroidering!) straight away.

And Sew to Sew 16a by the NDS

And So to Sew bulletin 16a contains a pattern and instructions to sew a cute late 50’s cap sleeve blouse to fit a 32 or 34 inch bust, with instructions to make four variations of the pattern. I think this blouse would look equally nice with a period perfect circle skirt or a modern pair of jeans or tailored pants.

And So To Embroider 16b by the Needlework Development Scheme. Designing Toys (Bird Shapes)

While And So To Embroider bulletin 16b is all about making embroidered toy birds for play and decoration. Included is a full pattern for a chicken, with instructions on ways to make each of your birds unique.

Sarah

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