Heirloom Sewing imitates fine French hand sewing of the period 1890-1920 using a sewing machine and manufactured trims.(Wikipedia)
Despite the manufactured trims, it is difficult to do to say the least. It requires a lot of planning, measuring, obscure sewing machine manipulations and so on.
Needless to say, I've attempted and failed miserably. I just don't have the patience. I LOVE the results however.
Snatch it up!
While these are few, there are countless other combination used in heirloom sewing, tucking, shirring, embroidery, beading, and such.
I've put many different varieties of heirloom sewing supplies up in my shop.
Beading Lace, Insertion Lace, Entredeux, Applique, and much more.
Lingerie, even that which is manufactured, has these techniques applied to them frequently.
This robe features insertion lace, chiffon insertions, lace insertions for example.
This slip has tons of insertion lace.
If I had more time, I would love to practice and learn these techniques. Alas, between my new vintage lingerie store, my vintage apparel store, a part time job at a nursery, AND being a full time college student, I can't find the time.
Fine Vintage Lingerie is now officially open! http://www.veryfinevintage.com