Tutorials

Crashing / Pleating Silk

Navigation for this part of the page:   How to crush silk permanently (aka crashing silk, Fortuny pleating, permanent pleating or crashing / crushing) This article was written by me some years ago for the Alleycatscratch.com LOTR website. I thought, however, that I should include it in my tutorials on this website as well. Also, I’ve made quite a few additions to […]

Puffed trims

When making my Victorian day dress, I also had to decorate the gown with the puffed trims with which the original gown was decorated: Puffed trimming shows along almost all flounce seams and along the neckline Here’s how to make such puffed trimming. It’s inexpensive, easy and beautiful – just time consuming. First you’ll need […]