First posted by Prime Montgomery
In searching for a source for a reader, I stumbled across this lovely article about Sarah Howard Stone.
I loved this "definition" the editor gives for French Hand Sewing.
(Editor’s Note: French hand sewing is an art used to create heirloom garments and linens to keep or give as treasures for special occasions. It imitates fine French hand sewing of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. French hand sewing, often referred to as heirloom sewing, is characterized by fine, often sheer, usually white cotton or linen fabrics trimmed with an assortment of lace, insertions, tucks, narrow ribbon, and smocking. Typical projects for French or heirloom sewing include children’s garments, especially christening gowns, and women’s blouses, graduation dresses, wedding gowns, and lingerie.)Doesn't that sound just dreamy? It did to me. I have used SHS's patterns in the past and love both of her books.
Thank you Prime Montgomery for this wonderful article about a well loved artisan.