Straw Sewing Demo

Today was the Genesee Country Village and Museum’s annual Antique Show & Sale featuring a special sneak peak of Victoria’s Closet, display original garments and accessories from the 1850s. I was invited to demonstrate sewing straw bonnets and hats for guests.

My hands did get tired around one o’clock. I took a walk around with the camera to show you the exhibit.

Here are just a few of the beautiful pieces on display for the exhibit:

When I saw the photos of this mourning display, I immediately thought of the purple ribbon that just arrived. I wanted to see how close the color was. I find, in person under the gallery lights, mine is a touch more blue.

*note: Ive decided I hate my collar. I should have taken a friend up on the offer to make one. But, no, I did this in a rush, badly. As I rolled the hem, I stretched the edge creating flying hem. Then as I basted it on, I did something to draw up the neck edge poorly. Lesson learned: Do what I do well. Let others do what they do well.

Published in: on April 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Thank you for sharing views of the displays. It is too far to travel and experience. You have made it possible for many of us to see it.


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