Sewing A Themed Wardrobe: 1920s Fashion Part 2

Hi Everyone! We hope you've found the fabrics and supplies you'll need to make this 1920s dress! If you need to review the suggestions related to fabric types, prints, and colors be sure to go back and watch the videos in Part  One. This week, in Part 2, we begin with a little prep work before cutting out all the pieces.

In this video, we are going to start in on the 1920s Mary Brooks dress with a little 1920s style embroidery. The dress pattern includes two 1920s embroidery designs that have been scaled and reworked specifically for the Mary Brooks dress. In this demonstration we will be using the floral design.

For the embroidery project in this tutorial you will need:

  • 22”x 10” piece of similar fabric for the contrast pieces (be sure the
  • contrast fabric is in one solid piece to make it easier to embroider)
  • Green embroidery floss for the stems and leaves
  • Dark blue and light blue embroidery floss for the flowers
  • Light yellow embroidery floss for the flower centers
  • Design transfer materials such as transfer paper and a transfer pencil OR a fabric marker
  • 18” x 8” piece of lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Small embroidery hoop, Embroidery needle, Embroidery scissors

If you are new to embroidery or just need a little refresher, be sure to watch the separate hand embroidery video that we are including with this series. In the video, Cinnamon will go overs different ways to transferring the embroidery designs to your fabric and demonstrate all the stitches that I used for the project in my video.

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