December 3, 2019 HomeArticlesA Cosy Victorian-Inspired Sewing Workroom || Tour A Cosy Victorian-Inspired Sewing Workroom || Tour By Maxine Hayes Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:bernadette banner, craft room, craft room organization, craft room tour, creative space, historical fashion, historical sewing, sewing, sewing room, sewing room tour, sewing studio, sewing studio ideas, sewing studio tour, sewing vlog Related Posts Как купить товары на eBay.com – 3 способа. Покупка товара в США. Sturmgeschütz School – Choose the StuG Life How To Promote Lazada Affiliate Products on Facebook (BISAYA) About Author admin 100 Comments Bernadette Banner Popping in here to let you know that I’ll be on a little 2-week hiatus from regular Saturday uploads, as I’m headed back to England in December! Which means that the next two weeks will be focused on finishing up sewing projects and filming lots of things to take with me so that hopefully we can keep on schedule whilst my attention is momentarily fractured across projects for the next two months. 🙂 November 23, 2019 Reply Kelly Roth I adore your bookshelf! 🥰😍 November 27, 2019 Reply KayBeeWolf What is the bible? More details plz November 27, 2019 Reply Morgan Donner Ahh, the calming 36 minutes I needed this week, finally had the time to sit down and enjoy it! More blissful meditative videos ASAP!! (when you are done with your two weeks 😉) November 27, 2019 Reply Magnus Andres Lescano The music you used for background reminded me of the movies of "Peter Rabbit" including "The Tailor of Gloucester" which I adored when I was a kid, so in turn made me imagine you were in the country side, many years in the past, showing your beautiful sewing room… It felt magical… ^\\^ November 27, 2019 Reply Susan Burns As a redhead who hails from Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, I most definitely have an opinion on Anne of Green Gables as I was teased mercilessly by the children at school when my family moved from PEI to Ontario. I'm not that fond of Anne, as she tends to bring back memories of torment. I love and embrace my fiery tresses now, but there was a time when I would have gleefully shaved my head if only I had thought to do so. Lucy Maud Montgomery, although considered a Canadian National Treasure, was actually a raving lunatic, and pretty much everyone who hails from 'the Island' knows that she wasn't a very nice person. In a rather bizarre coincidence, my current home is about 10 miles (16 kilometres for us Canadians) from the L.M. Montgomery Garden of Senses, which I've never bothered to visit, although I've run past the entrance many times. Your studio is lovely, Ceasario is beyond adorable and if I lived anywhere near NYC, I would pay you large monetary units to teach me how to hand sew. November 27, 2019 Reply KissMyFrog42 How did I live this long without knowing that guinea pigs make question mark noises? November 27, 2019 Reply auntielaura5 Hi Bernadette! I love your channel and would like your (fashion historian) opinion about the Prior Attire channel. The clothes are gorgeous, and the information is fascinating, but I can’t really judge their historical accuracy. https://youtu.be/6fEAQj4oQ48 November 27, 2019 Reply AudOldEnds Did you get ikea to deliver the correct size of boards? November 27, 2019 Reply Ksenia Poletaeva HELLO. I am a historical sewing noob and am in desperate need for a dress form!! Please could you share where to get the best dress forms?? And how to choose one?? I've just binge watched all your videos and Cathy's and Noelle's while moving and setting up my new sewing room. You have inspired me to do so much!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 November 27, 2019 Reply Stephanie Meek an idea to make your sewing table more aesthetic… make a curtain for that gap and use Velcro (i know its not historically accurate) to attach it. November 27, 2019 Reply Stephanie Meek once could also make a drinking game from the harry potter books as you have at least two sets November 27, 2019 Reply Newt Newt wait, there was a massive stack of playing cards in the grommet drawer, can we ask about that? November 27, 2019 Reply Kevin Smith Can you recommend the pins that you use and like the most? I have been on the lookout forever for the perfect pins that are long enough, not too thin and not too thick and that are very strong. (Ideally with glass heads that aren't too big or too small as well.) I just thought you might know a good option. Thank you! November 27, 2019 Reply Julie Vitous What a beautiful space you have created. I have been working on my own crafting room this year and you have inspired me to push thru the last cleaning and purge to finish. November 27, 2019 Reply A.R. Stone What I don't see in your collection is "A Winter's Tale" by Helprin. Wow, I do hope you've read it. November 27, 2019 Reply SumerSnow Taytay I was wondering where you bought your dress form? I've been looking around for one and I cant decide! November 27, 2019 Reply burning burgundy Do a costume review for the movie The Knight Before Christmas! The leading male character is from the 13th century, i’m wondering whether his outfit is historically accurate or not November 27, 2019 Reply Fall Days You should record audiobooks, your voice is so elegant and wise November 27, 2019 Reply Ms. Kitty As someone who wants to move to new york and go to school for fashion design, I would love a sort of day in the life from you! I love your stuff!❤❤ November 27, 2019 Reply Mac Sauce Thank you for the smiles… cesario.exe really made me chuckle November 27, 2019 Reply Emory Story Charming video. And so glad Cesario was supervising. He is just adorable. I love to put decorative things on bookshelves as well as books, just as you do. So pretty. November 27, 2019 Reply Melissa Flower Do you know if you are related to Bertha Banner? November 27, 2019 Reply LKH Since you mentioned your love of woolens, do you have suggestions for making a wool sweater less itchy? I do wear camisoles under them but the neckline and sleeves are particularly irritating. November 27, 2019 Reply Fraulein Nina I adore the idea of reserving the bookshelf for read books only. Though I fear I would quickly shame myself out of that system! November 27, 2019 Reply Madijo70 💜 November 27, 2019 Reply truei Ah this is splendid!! A very cosy video indeed. The music really completed the mood and aesthetic™. November 27, 2019 Reply Selena S. I wanted to say thank you for posting these videos, they've really inspired me to treat my clothes differently. I don't think I'm ever going to become a full on seamstress, but watching you work, hearing the way you talk about clothes, and seeing how you treat your fabrics has inspired me to learn more about how to take care of and mend my own clothes. Most recently I learned how to mend holes in cashmere sweaters so I could repair one that had a couple moth holes in it. Thank you again for the inspiration, and looking forward to watching more! November 27, 2019 Reply Maria Sophia Franco Love the tour ♥️ November 27, 2019 Reply Jordan Burgin I am 100% certain that Bernadette is an immortal Victorian witch. November 27, 2019 Reply brenda logan They used to make crazy quilts in Victorian times from the scraps. Maybe this would work for your Cabbage patch. Thank you for posting this video! November 28, 2019 Reply kim lightfoot Bernadette, can you do a quick video on fabric, how you began locating fabrics, and how much you spend on your muslin, is it called muslin fabric in fabric stores, how and where to buy pattern paper online, and any sources you may have in the online departments for natural fabrics, including muslin, I am trying to decipher the internet for muslin fabric and the cotton gauze you have used. Not all of us live near a fabric district sadly, I live in the boonies, in a small town, that might fit all of its population standing room only in your apartment. lol. Any help on this topic would be useful to me. and others I am sure. November 28, 2019 Reply Leeza Winstead No one: Bernadette: posts 36 mins of relaxation for fellow introvert November 28, 2019 Reply Eleanor Williams That Fashion book with the red dress on the spine, I have that book! It’s a visual documentation of the history of fashion! I love it and refuse to do any costuming work without consulting it. OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE YOUR LACE DRAWER!!!! I do agree that it’s hard to find the right lace for appropriate projects. You could make Shakespearean fairy costumes using the foliage and the floral trim sand appliqués. November 28, 2019 Reply MsBabbi Your teapot lamp is amazing 🤩 November 28, 2019 Reply David Cardwell You're really amazing. Just a couple of weeks ago I was looking through my usual recommendations for baroque opera, classical guitar and german language videos, when one of yours appeared on the list. Intrigued, I watched the video. As so many others have said, your voice and presentation style are such a pleasure to listen to and to watch. Somehow both both soothing and compelling. yet that, as good as it is, is nothing compared to the subject content. Your dedication to subject and your skill and determination are admirable and inspiring. So much so, that I have decided to finish an 18th century shirt (hand sewn) that I started some years (too many) ago and shelved when my life took a turn for the busy. I'm now an avid fan and working my way through your videos in more or less chronological order. There's so much in them. I'm still on those from about 8 months ago, but just nipped up to the top to offer my inexpressible gratitude. November 28, 2019 Reply PoppyDada27 Are you reading Anne for the first time now? I'm surprised because you remind me so much of her! At least what I've seen from the TV… 😛 November 28, 2019 Reply Morrigan Harker I'll need a link to that bookshelf—you know, for educational purposes. 🙂 It looks so good! I'm so happy for you! November 28, 2019 Reply Northern Light That bookcase, C..S. Lewis, Tolkien, .Philip Pullman, J.K.Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Dickens, Shakespeare ….I’ve found my peep/s.. November 28, 2019 Reply Northern Light Cabbage patch = Rag Rug…. November 28, 2019 Reply Victoria Merriman You have the same Old English book that I do!!! A kindred spirit, indeed. 🙂 November 28, 2019 Reply Rebecca Turner Why don't you make a curtain to go round your table to hide what's underneath, then you can store MORE BOOKS 😀 November 28, 2019 Reply tinkerwithstuff @17:56 Haha! For a second I thought, there in the lower left corner of the drawer, you had a head of garlic – just in case some time travelling vampire out of the Victorian era tracked some of his belongings you bought at some flea market down to your appartment to get it back (and a bite or two, while he's at it), and you needed something to throw, like some people might have a pistol in the drawer. Watching on full screen / HD made me realise it's some cloth thingy with stuff in it disappointed November 28, 2019 Reply Lady Sugarquill I spy three different collections of Harry Potter books. I approve 😀 November 28, 2019 Reply 18Daisy Doll Shame about the background music November 28, 2019 Reply Jennifer Adams Are those your sketches in the background? November 28, 2019 Reply Taygeta TheTriplestar Please don't store historic magazines in plastic bags, they can damage the paper overtime! If you really want to preserve them, please consider buying non-acidic envelopes, preferrably with some alkaline buffer and replacing any possible metal staples and such with some non-stained cotton thread. For an even more secure storage, you can also separate each page with a sheet of non-acidic paper with alkaline buffer and use cotton gloves while looking through them. This should make them last long enough to become a family heirloom! November 29, 2019 Reply Lynn Kelly For storaging your prints an antique sheet music cabinet might fit your look and not be too expensive November 29, 2019 Reply D Dean Absolutely lovely & comfy looking! For the IV pole, I found my mind wandering to DIY things: high-neck blouse or spat-like cosy for the bottle? Knitting for the hose? a warmer metallic spraypaint.. lol, I should focus on my home's whimsical mess first 😅 November 29, 2019 Reply J Valencia Thank you for showing us a bit of your world. Living the dream is possible! November 29, 2019 Reply Leah Klein how you take every detail and passion of your dress if I'm correct first time watching videos sorry but I love to see people passion there work and wanna see more. November 29, 2019 Reply Abc 123 Perhaps cabbage patch could trade places with lamp and iron. November 29, 2019 Reply Claudia Jones I noticed you have a lot of electric cords lying around for various plugged in things and I wonder does Caesario not chew things? I’ve never had a piggy, it just seems like something a little floor-dweller would enjoy. November 29, 2019 Reply cristian greco his dark materials PERIODDDDD November 29, 2019 Reply Sienna Can you decorate my room?! I’ll pay you November 29, 2019 Reply emma scoular I need that tea pot lamp. November 29, 2019 Reply sandra dearing ❤️❤️🤟🐶 November 29, 2019 Reply Danica Diederiks Is not every reader's pile of unread books daunting? 🙂 I know mine is November 29, 2019 Reply lucia c thenk you for rekindling my love for sewing! U and Cathy Hay have lifted me up after loosing my mum three months ago to lung cancer. She was the first to teach me the basics of sewng when I was 7. And Im the only child that knows how to sew , mend, crochet, embroider…..all thanks to her. I miss her so much….. November 29, 2019 Reply EuiPosts I need a witch in my life. November 29, 2019 Reply wodnyrak I saw that pile of cabbage and I wondered if it would make good stuffing for a stiff pillow, like a bolster pillow? That reminds me, I should get one to prop myself up when I read in bed ^^ November 29, 2019 Reply Marilyn Lepage Your teapot lamp is AMAZING! Was that a lucky find? Or did you make it? Gorgeous view sitting at the desk. : ) November 29, 2019 Reply Jennifer H Bernadette…!!! Finally I have managed to figure out how to comment on here with your vlog/blog. 😀 I have to say you are an utter joy and delight, and truly refreshing to see someone young (at least considerably younger than myself), working on this craft. I fear in many ways it's a dying art form. I think that if it weren't for theatre or movies, we would never have need or knowledge of what your craft entails or does. I want to thank you for being such a brightness to winter days. You make me wish I could carve out more time for stitching and reading; I work two jobs, have a house, a dog and a fiance…in no particular order. 😀 I also took the liberty of following you on Facebook in the hopes of finding when your next video comes out. I used to sew stuffed animals in junior high school a long time ago on Staten Island, and always loved doing that…over the years however, I've gotten into crochet and cross stitching…whilst it's not what you do, I find that I follow what you do and took a gandar at your new work space which I have to confess I am so jealous of! But I did take the liberty of bookmarking the links to those items that you purchased to make the space the way you have it; ie: the Ikea chests and table top. Also the bookshelf ladder… Alas, no room for the ladder in my home (yet!), but someday I hope to have that luxury…as it is, I one time had over a 1,000 books, many have over the years been gifted to my two nieces and the local library. Many I miss because of it, but really had no room for all of them. 🙁 I hope you never have to run into that situation. Excuse my rambling…what I did want to know, and had no idea where to contact you other than here, was to ask: How did you decide this was where you were meant to be? Was there a moment in your life that made you say, AHA?! I saw on FB that you are employed by The School of Historical Dress, so why live in NY and not England? And by all means, please "bore" us with the book recommendations… LOL I love books, and shudder that folks would prefer kindle or some other electronic thingamajiggy. As ever, looking forward to the next video of your incredible works. November 29, 2019 Reply Hannah Yay! Books! November 30, 2019 Reply Natalie Mixdorf Okay I'm never one to hop on YouTube to watch videos, but I daresay that you have changed my life lol. I adore crafting things and I dink around on my sewing machine when time and my motivation unite. Watching your projects develop and listening to your commentary and processes are a true joy that I now look forward to. I think I spent an entire weekend binge watching your videos which turned into me revisiting some of my own project ideas. I would love to see a video of you going through various fabric types and explaining their historical and modern uses if you can find some time. I will be anxiously awaiting your next video! P.S. Cesario is always a joy to watch as well ❤ November 30, 2019 Reply Jean Andrews You are completely right about jam jars. I have at least a dozen in use in my office/craft room. November 30, 2019 Reply R. Martin Do you think you’re ever going to fix the worksurface on your cabinets to fit? Because I would love it so much if you had a final surface (or surfaces, I know your elevator is small) that fit exactly and would financially support a campaign for you to do so. Serious. 🙂 I love your videos and I don’t even sew besides random mending. The not fitting off the top makes me sad. You deserve better!! (Unless you like it that way I guess? And then please, you do you.) November 30, 2019 Reply Irene Merino I love you'r giant witch hat <3Could you make a video of that kind of hat? I love your style and your channel November 30, 2019 Reply Queen Sairai Thank you for making these videos!!! I'm a dancer, and I like to listen/watch your vlogs and such while I sew the ribbons on my pointe shoes (or when I just need a soothing voice to relax to.) Thank you! You make my life better November 30, 2019 Reply Sara a It you not using that machine I couldn't use it for sure. I live your sewing room! November 30, 2019 Reply Deonna Minix Just a suggestion, if you wanted to hide the things you store under your cutting table at least from first glance, you could get a tension rod and hang a curtain. Either black to blend in, or a lightweight white fabric to still let light in. 😊 November 30, 2019 Reply milkamilla Not to be dramatic, but I'd put myself in grave danger for Cesario. November 30, 2019 Reply maski I'm so overjoyed to have found your channel. 💖 November 30, 2019 Reply Liz Clark Terry Pratchett and Agatha Christie are entirely consistent with one another, and also with the mushrooms… Christie having solved murders with shrooms related; Sir Pratchett having written the wise words of wisely wisdom: "All fungi are edible. Some are edible only once." November 30, 2019 Reply daedalia vallis Regarding antique lace, of course, historical tailors wouldn't have cut it either over just ordering a suitable length from a proper lacemaker. I've been making lace since I was young as it was passed down in the family (think our family has been doing this for generations) and when you need hand made, vintage-esque lace for a costume (I did re-enacting as a youngster), I'd whip out my shuttle or pillow, measure what needed to be trimmed, selected what style of lace I wanted, and proceed to make it until I had the correct length. Let me say making a whole hand made bobbin lace collar is an exercise in patience that made every subsequent project seem fast in comparison. If you did need to cut it, real lace always contains knots so if you had to cut some to fit it wouldn't unravel as easily as modern trimmings, but I suspect this was an extreme measure as real handmade lace is (and historically as well) extremely expensive so it's always best done to keep as much of it intact as possible to remove from a worn out garment and reattached to new. As an aside I've been happy to see tatting has been making a comeback in recent years but at the same time, a bit sad, because almost all new patterns are for decals using heavy thread and I'm a true-blue fine thread lace connoisseur, but I suppose that's also in my favor since it I can more easily find vintage patterns for costuming. The best threads I can find for tatting/bobbin lacing are almost always vintage threads from defunct thread companies. They really don't make anything as fine as I like very often these days. November 30, 2019 Reply Samantha Farrell 12:22 “I need to stop talking about books… Anyways-“ *continues talking about books for 5 more minutes November 30, 2019 Reply Alexis Miller If you like fashion history, you may really enjoy "A Concise History of Costume and Fashion". I have an edition that goes from ancient Rome to the 1970's, I don't know if there are newer editions. Very interesting, as it gives some context to the change in modes over time. November 30, 2019 Reply anya oberholzer I honestly love your videos! Even if I'm not actively watching, everything is so soothing. December 1, 2019 Reply KelseyMcGween Not really related to this video but a few weeks ago I watched your explanation about fast fashion and how if we can we should not support it. I commented at the time saying you convinced me and I wanted to let you know I bought my first fabric yesterday to patch some clothes myself even though I’m a beginner. My fiancé is becoming also interested in learning how to sew to patch up his clothes too. So thank you very much for inspiring us!! December 1, 2019 Reply Maier Maier love your videos, and am in awe of your tidyness. Even inside the closets & shelves. Wow! And yet it looks cosy and homely. Love the idea of a cutting table on top of two chests of draws. So much space gained for keeping all the things one needs. December 1, 2019 Reply Vendetta Can you do "How historically accurate it is?" on Pride and Prejudice movie where Keira Knightley portrays Elizabeth Bennett? I think it would be really fun to see how accurate they were with the time period and if they got everything right, even more how much of artistic freedom did they take. December 1, 2019 Reply Margie Cook Nice work area. May you enjoy it and get lots of things accomplished. December 1, 2019 Reply Shelley Holtmann-Schnur Loved this! Also, His Dark Materials! Yes! I'm so glad you are a fan too! December 1, 2019 Reply Katja W Cesario reminds me so much of my late Elvis …. He is such a pretty boy! ❤️ December 1, 2019 Reply louise lill I too use jam jars to put my sewing items in they make fantastic button jars . I love the sewing space you have created it's so beautiful December 1, 2019 Reply Leah Allen How do I support you on Patreon? You're awesome Bernadette! December 2, 2019 Reply Apledore I stumbled across this crinoline cage for sale and wondered if they had it on the mannequin backwards. Wouldn't the ties go in the front?https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2232505943523066/ December 2, 2019 Reply Quibie You should stand your yard stick in your cabbage patch. It's in the same proximity, and you won't keep knocking it over. December 2, 2019 Reply Robert H 3:30 those scented candles cause cancer. If you want to use "scented" candles that look and smell good and actually have some benefits(calming effect) use candles that are made out of 100 bees wax. December 2, 2019 Reply Georgina Black You could make some bags with those smaller fabric pieces December 2, 2019 Reply Georgina Black Love your drawer liners December 2, 2019 Reply Kom Janusz Vincent Powell I love how this channel reminds me that I don't need or want to be like everybody else 🙂 personal and classy, too. December 2, 2019 Reply Careful Shopper S Have to say I was on BBC site this morning, saw the headline and photo for https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07w893g/what-lessons-we-can-learn-from-the-past- Thought to myself, that looks like BB! As soon as sound started I knew it was you. Well done! My mother made most of her own clothes pre 1975 or so, and she made many garments from play clothes to formal gowns for my sister and me. Her embroidery skills were remarkable as well. I do not sew well but can do basic repairs and even taught my three sons to sew on buttons etc – and if more critical repairs are needed on nice garment, at least take it to a tailor vs discarding it! When a young adult, we lived overseas in third world country where I could buy fabric, make a sketch, and watch a good tailor bring my sketch to life if beyond my skills! Yes.. keep those skills alive and well! December 2, 2019 Reply Steve Zytveld Hello fellow Guinea Pig parent. If you're ever at a loss for a topic, or want to have a video in your back pocket… could you go over how you manage a guinea pig running about. Is he litter trained (or paper trained like a dog)? I love what you've done to your atelier / slash / home. It's a joy to watch your enthusiasm over your work. – Cathy (&, accidentally, Steve), Ottawa/Bytown December 2, 2019 Reply Simona Gentile If you’re thinking of only using one wooden counter and not the second one you could rotate the dresser and place the two dressers to form an L shape, and put the printer’s desk to close the space and recuperate space in the corner!!! At a first glance it should fit! I would also LOVE to know where you got the library with ladder from! December 2, 2019 Reply Caerid Lock Three cheers for His Dark Materials! hell yeah. 🙂 December 2, 2019 Reply marilyn gandhi Cork is grown in Spain December 2, 2019 Reply marilyn gandhi Its a wonderful room very homely and well organized, something for me to aspire to making for myself without your view out the window 🙂 December 2, 2019 Reply Elizabeth Phillips Holy cow! You're a witch!?!?!? How did I not realize that before? Been meaning to ask: Have you done MBTI? December 3, 2019 Reply Burgess "over here we just have brooms for sweeping… and brooms for flying." December 3, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.