Bon Voyage Sewing
Bon Voyage Sewing
Bon Voyage Sewing
Join Lauren (of Wearing History) and Beth to explore the world of sewing! We'll discuss vintage home sewing, historical costuming, general sewing techniques, and anything and everything textile related.
BVS 03: Working with Vintage Patterns
Show Notes (photos!) on the blog Lauren and Beth discuss how to work with vintage sewing patterns, and how Wearing History Patterns makes them more user friendly. Buy Wearing History Patterns at or Email questions to or visit our website at
Jun 14, 2019
31 min
BVS 02: Diving Into New Eras
Show Notes (photos!) on the blog Lauren and Beth discuss how to get started with sewing a costume from a new era. Email questions to or visit our website at
May 31, 2019
48 min
BVS 01: Edwardian Underwear
Lauren and Beth discuss Edwardian undergarments - what they were, how to make them, and how to wear them. Email questions to or visit our website at
May 16, 2019
47 min
Introducing the Bon Voyage Sewing Podcast!
Lauren (of Wearing History) has an exciting announcement - the Wearing History Podcast is becoming the Bon Voyage Sewing Podcast! Listen to meet Beth, the new co-host, and learn what's happening in the sewing rooms. To celebrate we're releasing a new episode!
May 16, 2019
7 min
Episode 7-  Professional Costuming with Meg Furler of Heritage Park Historical Village
In this podcast I'm happy to talk with the talented Meg Furler, the costumer at Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Meg talks a bit with us about her background, her costuming work, and her personal costuming.  She also lets us know more about this wonderful destination of Heritage Park Historical Village and their portrayal of important parts of Canadian History.  
Dec 7, 2018
47 min
Episode 6- Lauren Talks Small Scale Garment Production
Lauren of talks about Wearing History Clothing and small scale garment production.  She shares both her successes and challenges in the journey from a dream to reality of creating an ethically produced clothing line in the USA.
Aug 20, 2018
50 min
Podcast Episode 5- Vintage Ice Cream & Soda Fountains with Cary Farnsworth
Welcome to Episode 5!  In this episode we talk with Cary Farnsworth, ice cream man extraordinaire. Cary is currently on Kickstarter raising funds to open an authentic 1920’s soda fountain and luncheonette.  I’m so excited to see him bring history back to life in a real, tangible, time travel experience way. Make sure you give a listen to this amazing episode to hear more about soda fountains, ice cream, and how one man’s passion is becoming his reality.  And please support his dream! You can find Cary on: Kickstarter Facebook  Twitter Instagram Side note:  I mistakenly said “episode 4” at the beginning of the podcast, but we’re on episode 5!  How time flies!   More information:
Aug 6, 2018
20 min
Podcast Episode 4- Regency Costuming with Ginger of Scene in the Past
In this podcast I interview Ginger of Scene in the Past and The Duchess Next Door about how to create period appropriate Regency era looks.  Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking for a polished finish, or a brand new to costuming and looking at attending a Jane Austen festival, Ginger gives great tips for creating the look from the inside out.  We talk under layers, fabric selection, accessories, and little tricks to get the look right.   You can find Ginger on: Flickr Blogspot In this podcast we mention: Laughing Moon patterns (available on Wearing History!) Period Costume for Stage & Screen: Patterns for Women’s Dress, 1800-1909 (Amazon affiliate link) Patterns of Fashion 1: Englishwomen’s Dresses and Their Construction C. 1660-1860 (Amazon affiliate link) Costume College Jane Fest in Louisville, Kentucky Helpful link: 1795-1820 in Western Fashion on Wikipedia   More information:
Aug 6, 2018
1 hr 6 min
Podcast Episode 3- Costuming on a Budget with Gina White
We are back from Costume College!  Hurrah!  This year one of the big standout costumes for me, personally, was a gorgeous frothy confection of satin and chiffon and beads made by the talented Gina White.  I’ve been watching for months while Gina meticulously hand beaded each piece of this amazing gown inspired by Charles Worth. Gina is a long time costuming hero of mine.  She makes gorgeous and authentic looking garments from all over history, and she is the queen of Victorian gowns.  She does everything from wedding gowns to maternity gowns, to sportswear, to mourning, and has the perfect accessories to match. Gina is a creative soul who knows how to cut corners and meet dreams with stunning results.  In this podcast she talks about her costuming, her fashion shows, and gives us tips on how to keep our costume dreams within budget. Side note from Lauren and Gina: We were in a Costume College frazzle, so when Gina said there were no costume events, what she meant was there were no gigantic costume events like Costume College (650 people this year!!).  There are lots of wonderful local costume groups and reenactment groups to go play with, which Gina enjoys thoroughly! Also when we talked about silk vs. polyester-  Lauren wants to clarify that we think it’s a wonderful thing to chose what you can according to your personal preference.  We did not mean to imply one was better than the other or the only way to go.  Gorgeous costumes can be made from silk or synthetic, or both! Find Gina: Gina’s blog can be found at Gina’s instagram is Her Facebook page is In this podcast we mention: Costume College SASS We Wear History costume group Gina dress pattern by Wearing History More information:
Aug 6, 2018
47 min
Podcast Episode 2: Dealing with Social Anxiety at Costume Events
In episode 2 I talk about social anxiety, how to deal with it at social events like Costume College, and a general pep talk about going out and wearing your creations in public. In this episode I mention American Duchess Katie Lovely Costume College Did you find this helpful? Please let me know by leaving me a comment here with your own tips and advice here on on my social media pages! Next time I will have my first podcast guest!  Exciting!  See you then! More info:
Aug 6, 2018
21 min
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