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Chris Opdenaker

Chris Opdenaker

Civil War Re-Enactor, Seamstress, Mother and Wife :)

Tons of Thanksgiving recipes, tips on making holiday staples (pie crust, gravy, etc.), all gluten free.

Godey's Lady's Book February 1864

Godey's Lady's Book December 1864

tips for sewing princess seams

Chanel 2014 i want the necklace

Good tutorial. I don't know why people don't do this more often. There are SO many more color options with sheets!

DIY makeup remover wipes....

"Happy Place" sign for sewing room.

In the Swan's Shadow: The Countess de Montholon

ENTIRE MAGAZINE. Godey's Lady's Book October 1864

Godey's Lady's Book September 1864

ENTIRE MAGAZINE. Godey's Lady's Book July 1864

ENTIRE MAGAZINE! Godey's Lady's Book June 1864

ENTIRE MAGAZINE. Godey's Lady's Book May 1864

Civil War Woman

This is the easiest how to on turning darts into princess seams and shows you where the grainlines go. | Fundamentals of Pattern Making: Princess Panel Lines - The Cutting Class

A nice zipper technique for pouches and bags, from iSew

Cut the back of the main sweatshirt into two inch strips. Don’t detach the strips and stop right before the ribbing at the bottom. Turn it inside out and weave the strips with two inch strips from your second sweatshirt. Pin them, cut off the extras and then sew the whole thing up. And you’re done!