COUTURE CAPSULE COLLECTION No.1
How to sew pin tucks the easy way to make a beautiful Edwardian inspired blouse.
My journey so far has been a meandering path of sampling different ways to sew pin tucks. I started experimenting with 0.5cm pin tucks sewn along the grain line. The style was inspired by a blouse and vest worn by Therese de Seue of Norway in a photograph taken by Gustav Borgen in 1900 [source: Pinterest].
The pin tucks run down the side front of the vest and down the sleeves to the forearm Here’s my first attempt at sewing a few rows of 0.5cm tucks along the grain line.
As you can see the tucks ripple down the fabric. While I do like this effect it’s not the result I’m looking for. And they can’t really be called pin tucks. True pin tucks are very narrow from 1mm to 3mm wide. Much like my next sample of stitching below. This result in slow and difficult to maintain accuracy. But the result is lovely. I also learned that the trick to stitching fine pin tucks without a rippled effect is to stitch them on the bias!
There’s a much easier way to stitch pin tucks, and that is using tear away embroidery stabiliser.
Click the link below to see this technique in my Instagram Highlights!
Here’s what those pin tucks look like stitched on the bias!
A close-up view of the pin tucks.
Here are a collection of images I took over the course of stitching many more rows of pin tucks.
Mock Up on the Mannequin
Here’s what the pin tucks look like draped across the bust on the mannequin.
Stay tuned for more updates on this project soon!
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