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In response to: What is a Burnous Pleat?

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melliemoo

Thank you, I think that makes sense. I’m making a non-TV skirt that has this type of pleat, and I think once I play with it then it will work out.

07/05/17 @ 11:44

In response to: What is a Burnous Pleat?

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Melliemoo, The waistband holds the top edge in place where it is needed. But the section in between is not supported at all, and hangs down loosely however it chooses. The loop edges will usually stay together on it’s own so you do not need to sew them together. Though you can if you wanted to, so that you would not have to hem or face this section.

07/02/17 @ 21:25

In response to: What is a Burnous Pleat?

Comment from:
melliemoo

I have one question. When you bring B to B to form the pleat, how does it stay? Do you stitch perpendicular to the top edge to hold the edges together?

07/02/17 @ 18:22

In response to: Working with the 1903 Trumpet Skirt - TVE21

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bragltd

Omg, I never realised that. I thought the diamonds had something to do with waist and hip sizes🤓.Glad I asked.
Thank you so much for the answer, definitely a help haha!
And yes, I have one piece of A:)

12/07/16 @ 12:52

In response to: Working with the 1903 Trumpet Skirt - TVE21

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Hi Josselin,
When looking at your pattern, you will see the the pieces all have diamond shapes along the side seams. These are called “nocthes” in sewing parlance. These notches are grouped together and placed in such a way that the notch of one piece will match up with the similar notch on the piece it sews to. For example, piece A has 1 notch on the side seam, and sews to the side on B that also has one notch. The second seam on B has 2 notch, which match the 2 notches on piece C, Etc.

Which brings me to a second issue; Piece A should be cut on the fold along the center front edge. The straight edge is not cut, but placed on the fold of the fabric so that it make only 1 piece when opened out. So really, the front should have two curvy edges, without any straight edge at all.

12/07/16 @ 09:43

In response to: Working with the 1903 Trumpet Skirt - TVE21

Comment from:
bragltd

Hi Heather,
Just started working with your patterns. Made the Princesa skirt and now working on the Trumpet skirt. One things that keeps bringing me in doubt is which sides of the patterns to sew against each other. I have been trying to work it out myself, but would like to know the correct way.
For example here A and B, which side of B has to go to A? The straight one or the curving one?

Kind regards and thank you so much for your work,
Josselin - a beginner;)

12/07/16 @ 08:22

In response to: The Batternburg Tablecloth Edwardian Blouse

Comment from: Sara R.
Sara R.

I’ve had your photo on my Pinterest inspiration page for so long, and just recently finished my own Battenberg tablecloth shirtwaist. I’m going to debut it this weekend at a museum event!

05/13/16 @ 15:35

In response to: The Empire Skirt

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Cassidy,

This skirt has 10 panels. The center front and center back are not on a fold. There is a placket at the center back, hidden in the center back seam. The term habit back means a plain seam down the center back for a fitted skirt back; no pleats or gathers.

03/19/16 @ 12:37

In response to: The Empire Skirt

Comment from: Cassidy
Cassidy

Hi I was just wondering how many panels is the skirt? Are the Cf and Cb cut on the fold? Does the habit back extend all the way down of is it just a slit that was finished like a placket at the top of the skirt? I would love to order this pattern but I just want something as close to my original design as possible. Im kinda short on time and I don’t have the luxury to play around and manipulate the pattern until its exactly perfect

03/19/16 @ 06:01

In response to: The Batternburg Tablecloth Edwardian Blouse

Comment from: Jacquelyn Estrada
Jacquelyn Estrada

This is simply brilliant! I have several of your wonderful Edwardian blouse patterns but, have been too terrified of sewing in the insertion lace to actually complete any of them. This is the perfect solution! And, the antique swap meet by my home always features tablecloth dealers. I’m going to go clean them out! Thanks so very much for posting this! I will soon have a beautiful collection of shirtwaists!

01/15/16 @ 16:31

In response to: The Batternburg Tablecloth Edwardian Blouse

Comment from: Leiflynn Jeffery
Leiflynn Jeffery

Wow! This is totally gorgeous and you are truly inspiring. I have to add this to my wish list. Great job on the tutorial love this blog.

09/22/15 @ 14:22

In response to: October 1880 Short Costume

Comment from: Leiflynn Jeffery  
Leiflynn Jeffery

Ooh, this is gorgeous! I would love to make this one up for sure. Love the Delineator magazine and you for bring it to us. Thank you for your great work!

09/22/15 @ 13:29

In response to: What is a Burnous Pleat?

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Katelyn, no I am sorry, I do not have a pattern for that skirt. But you could make something similar using the TV290 - 1889 Draped Skirt and changing the back panel to have a flat top edge, and attach it to the waistband in 3 burnouse pleats.

09/21/15 @ 09:13

In response to: What is a Burnous Pleat?

Comment from: Katelyn
Katelyn

Is there any way to get the pattern from the 1888 skirt from The Delineator? That photo is what drew me to this post. I’m sad there’s no corresponding pattern.

09/21/15 @ 01:42

In response to: The Blouse-Waist

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Val, what part did you have trouble with; the neckline, the tucks, or the sleeves? Neckline and tucks should be pretty basic; the sleeves are a little more work.

The neckline is just cutting a small “V” neck, and then shaping the trim to match.

06/01/15 @ 13:08

In response to: The Blouse-Waist

Comment from: Val LaBore
Val LaBore

I would so much like to make a blousewaist like the 1904 one with that neckline. I tried altering the pattern you have with no luck.

06/01/15 @ 12:34

In response to: 1880 - Frebruary - No. 6725 and No. 6879

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Kelly, I just love this one, also. And, I already have a pattern for it! You can use TV432 - Tea Gown pattern. The only change would be to lift up the sides of the dress, and wear it over an underskirt. It even has an option for hip level pleats, exactly as needed for this polonaise.

05/11/15 @ 00:28

In response to: 1880 - Frebruary - No. 6725 and No. 6879

Comment from: Kelly
Kelly

Oh, I would love it if you did this polonaise pattern!

05/10/15 @ 22:41

In response to: Making a lace chemisette

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Megan, you are correct. I have this article in both the La Mode Illustre, and the Der Bazar magazines. I chose to use the name of La Mode Illustre, as it is more recognizable. Not very many people have heard of Der Bazar. However, the illustration was a better quality in the Der Bazar publication.

03/03/15 @ 17:26

In response to: Making a lace chemisette

Comment from: Megan
Megan

At the risk of stating the obvious, the text on the picture is not French, it’s German. It says “under chemisette for a square-cut bodice.”

03/03/15 @ 17:18
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