Nov 27, 2016

Rouleaux trim started

I'm copying this gorgeous spencer from the Chertsey Museum in the UK. I was lucky to inspect it in detail on a previous visit and hope to visit it again in 2017 to get better quality photos.

Preparing to transfer the design, and while I'm sewing I've worked out how it might have been sewn in period - not the way I've prepared it, and possibly would save a lot of time in the whole process.

Techniques as well as step-by-step how-to will be discussed in greater detail in my Kickstarter book at

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ClByrd said...

Gorgeous...I can't wait to see the book. I have many gowns I want to make but I have hesitated because I lack the skills to do the types of trims you are showing. Thank you so much for this endeavor!!!

ClByrd said...


Aylwen Gardiner-Garden said...

Thank you! I am setting up a subscriber-only section of my website and a private facebook group at where pledgers to my Kickstarter costume-in-detail book can follow my research and the journey of this book. People can subscribe up until the 19 December at

ClByrd said...

I look forward to it!! I love being on the INSIDE !!!!

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