Folkwear presents a sampling of varied designs and techniques that can be used interchangeably on the items given for an authentic Victoria bedroom.
The Quilt cover and matching pillow shams are sized to fit modern quilts and pillows, and feature gathered insets of contrasting fabric. Ruffled edging enhances the pillow shams. A diagram for making a dust ruffle is included.
Two authentic cutwork designs are given for embellishment of purchased sheets and pillowcases, and for the doily shapes. The doilies can also be enlarged into dresser scarves. Three throw pillow shapes echo the quilt cover with insets and lace. Three embroidery designs are given for the pillow shapes and are scaled down for use on three identical sachet shapes as well. A proper Victorian woman always wore a Nightcap to bed, so we've included a self-ruffled, circular mobcap. A recipe for Potpourri is included to lend the perfect Victorian fragrance of bygone flowers.
A proper Victorian woman always wore a nightcap to bed, so we've included a self-ruffled, circular mobcap. Finally, a recipe for potpourri is included to lend the perfect floral Victorian fragrance.
Quilt Cover and Pillow Shams: light or medium-weight cotton or blends (Not recommended for fabrics with pile, nap, or one-way design).
Dust Ruffle and Nightcap: Lightweight cotton or blends; silk; satin
Throw Pillows and Sachets: Light or medium-weight cottons or blends; velveteen; silks; satins; taffeta. Muslin for lining.
Doilies: Linen; medium-weight cotton.
Yardage chart (.pdf)