Re:Sewn – The History of Home Sewing!

Do you like to sew, knit, crochet, dressmake etc? I do! I love to knit, mend and dressmake when I get the chance. It helps me relax, reduces my anxiety and lets me be creative. Plus I love vintage clothes so sewing is a way for me to alter or mend vintage clothes without spending a fortune. BUT do you know a lot about the history of home sewing?! No? Then read on for more info and the latest installment of the ‘Re:Sewn Fashion History’ podcast!

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Re:Sewn Fashion Podcast – 1930s Fashion

So where to start with 1930s fashion? I could mention the glamorous cut-on-the-bias evening dresses made by Madeline Vionnet or the surrealist fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli but this would not be doing justice to the entire decade and how transitional it was to fashion history. We start the decade with the Great Depression and end the decade with the outbreak of World War Two in 1939. Read on to find out more and listen to my latest podcast at the bottom of the post!
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Re-Sewn – Women’s Activism & Clothing.

I’m a feminist and a proud one at that. I believe in equal rights for men and women irrespective of their social, religious, cultural or sexual background. I come from a long line of strong females; one of whom was an Irish speaking Suffragist in County Cork, Ireland and who is my namesake- my Great-Grandmother, Raicheal Bell Moran. View Post

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