B&T – Copying Ads Using Merchants

What is this all about? My goal is to take an ad, artwork, or account from the 18th century and use a merchant, or several sellers of wares to make the look come to life. Making it happen is the focus of this section of articles. I will try to post them periodically. This post highlights […]

18th Century Shirt – Part 3

Shirt Construction This is not a transcription. The pattern is slightly modified from Deb Najecki’s original, which can be found here, along with notes on it by Ruth Hodges. This is part 3 of the pattern article. This is a guide to help people create a shirt for the time period using free community resources […]

18th Century Shirt – Part 2

18th Century Shirt Pattern This is based on Deb Najecki’s instructions. With modifications based on suggestions from the 18th Century community. The original with with notes can be found here. Thread: Hand sewing most of what I work on, I always wax my thread with beeswax. This keeps it from twisting and knotting. Best Linen […]

Pattern Grading. Links and Notes.

My mom is an artist, and I have been lucky enough to have been exposed to all kinds of random knowledge because of it.   She explained to me how to blow up a pattern using the grid system.  A lot of art books use the same technique when making murals, but done on paper rather […]