Categories: Working with patterns, Taking your Measurements

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07/31/16

Permalink 10:55:00 am, by Heather McNaughton Email , 1382 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Working with patterns, This and That
Pattern LM100 - Victorian Underwear First, let me say that this pattern is the best corset pattern available today. I love this pattern and can fit any size and shape with relative ease. There is not other corset pattern that offers the fabulous fit an… more »

06/14/15

Permalink 12:39:00 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 593 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Working with patterns
I would like to talk about a couple issues that have popped up with 1903 Trumpet Skirt - TVE21 skirt pattern.    One which is entirely my fault, and the other is one which I have seen pop up a few times when alterations to this pattern go wrong.  First… more »

10/24/13

Permalink 11:26:00 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 498 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Taking your Measurements
There are two measurements that are used for fitting a sleeve;  circumference of the armhole, and the length of the arm. As many people are built a little differently from left side to right side, I highly recommend that you measure both sides. (These… more »

12/18/12

Permalink 01:31:01 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 812 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Taking your Measurements
Most length measuments start somewhere but usually end at the waistline.  Which means that knowing exactly where your waistline is, is absolutely critical.    Before you start, take a ribbon or string and tie it around your waist, at the narrowest point… more »

07/06/12

Permalink 11:06:14 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 473 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Taking your Measurements
The Back Width measure is the second-most important measurement with Truly Victorian patterns. It is a rather hard measure to take, more guessed at than decidedly placed.   But once you get an idea of where to measure to and from, it really isn't that m… more »

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