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by Rhiarti
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Parasol skeleton
Replies: 5
Views: 6958

Re: Parasol skeleton

Love - love - Vena Cava! If there's something you're after they don't already stock, it's always worth dropping her a quick line, too. She's fabulously helpful and usually happy to try and track an item down for you!
by Rhiarti
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Photos for fitting?
Replies: 3
Views: 6369

Re: Photos for fitting?

Brilliant question, and enormously helpful answer - thank you both so much!
by Rhiarti
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Mourning dress from the Met *Pictures added*
Replies: 9
Views: 7033

Re: Mourning dress from the Met

Ohhh that is absolutely scrumptious! You know you're doing something right when the modern project looks superior to the original! Beautiful textures, too.
by Rhiarti
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: 1880s coats
Replies: 5
Views: 4664

Re: 1880s coats

Surprised there wasn't much on Pinterest, but a Google image search for "1880s winter coat" seemed to turn up plenty?
by Rhiarti
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New Ballgown
Replies: 7
Views: 6186

Re: New Ballgown

Beautiful job, and that blue is absolutely stunning on you!
by Rhiarti
Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Gigot sleeve era hat?
Replies: 10
Views: 8042

Re: Gigot sleeve era hat?

Vena Cava have all the materials for the Lynn McMasters hats too - I'd be lost without that shop! I'd really love to hear how you get on with the pattern if you try it. I've had the buckram etc sitting looking accusingly at me for months now, but still haven't been brave enough to get on and start w...
by Rhiarti
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1888 travelling costume
Replies: 7
Views: 6507

Re: 1888 travelling costume

Oh! That is too lovely for words. What a beautiful outfit!
by Rhiarti
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: crowning glory
Replies: 6
Views: 5517

Re: crowning glory

I don't know what Kanekalon is It's a particular type of synthetic hair that has a very natural feel to it, comes in a huge range of colours, plays nicely with hot irons etc and, best of all, is usually very affordably priced! An aside, but I've learned to avoid hairdressers like the plague too! :D...
by Rhiarti
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: crowning glory
Replies: 6
Views: 5517

Re: crowning glory

From everything I've read, hair pieces were common in Victorian stylings. Either way, you're not alone in struggling to get your lovely fine hair to play nicely! You could try a sock bun to get some simple volume: http://pinterest.com/pin/145100419215774156/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return f...
by Rhiarti
Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: 1870s and 1880s hats
Replies: 4
Views: 4363

Re: 1870s and 1880s hats

There's a great range of hat patterns by Lynn McMasters, if you fancy making your own: http://www.lynnmcmasters.com/patterns.html
by Rhiarti
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New brown 1860 walking dress
Replies: 9
Views: 7869

Re: New brown 1860 walking dress

I suspect a fair number of us just added tablet reading to our "to learn" list! Looks like a very useful skill to acquire.
by Rhiarti
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1870's Hat
Replies: 15
Views: 11453

Re: 1870's Hat

Absolutely agree with the others - you look fabulous in it! Really beautiful job, and suits you perfectly.
by Rhiarti
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 fitting issues!
Replies: 10
Views: 10247

Re: TV110 fitting issues!

Oh rest assured, I scavenge every resource possible from failed attempts - It was only the eyelets I'd been wasting...

I do love your signature, by the way!
by Rhiarti
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New brown 1860 walking dress
Replies: 9
Views: 7869

Re: New brown 1860 walking dress

Oh wow - that is absolutely beautiful! The translation option (not sure if that's a blog feature or a Chrome one?) works well enough to get the general idea from the text, too. Really impressed by that fringing you made! Did you follow a tutorial of some kind, or was it something you already knew ho...
by Rhiarti
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 fitting issues!
Replies: 10
Views: 10247

Re: TV110 fitting issues!

Makes sense. I'll definitely give the separate lacing a go, although I can only loosen it so far before there's no support in the front! I've found some cheap twill to get another trial run out of, so I'll hang onto the eyelet panel from this attempt to save pennies until I get it right.
by Rhiarti
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 fitting issues!
Replies: 10
Views: 10247

Re: TV110 fitting issues!

Soo... good news, bad news! The bad news is, I've come out with exactly the same problem as before in terms of overspill at the sides and back. The other bad news is, I've run out of boning, eyelets and fabric I don't mind wasting, so I suspect attempt #3 is going to have to wait a while! The good n...
by Rhiarti
Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Viking Emerald sewing machine
Replies: 8
Views: 5913

Re: Viking Emerald sewing machine

I got a Viking 118 based on the Husqvarna love I'd seen on Truly Victorian, and can honestly say it was love at first stitch! To the best of my knowledge, the main difference between 118 and 116 is the number of stitch options? I can't say I ever feel a particular need to venture beyond straight, zi...
by Rhiarti
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Eaton's Catalogues - 1897 onwards
Replies: 1
Views: 4175

Eaton's Catalogues - 1897 onwards

Just thought I'd pass on this rather interesting link someone was kind enough to share with me. Assorted turn of the century catalogues for a Canadian department store called Eaton's. Some lovely images to be found! http://archive.org/search.php?query=eaton+catalogue" onclick="window.open(this.href)...
by Rhiarti
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 fitting issues!
Replies: 10
Views: 10247

Re: TV110 fitting issues!

Reassuring to know about the wrinkles - thank you! I've just finished tracing off the new pattern, so note to self: pick matte fabric for this attempt! I've extended the pieces by ­½" right the way round, gone with the C cup, kept the centre front panel size C, but the rest I've brought up to D...
by Rhiarti
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 fitting issues!
Replies: 10
Views: 10247

Re: TV110 fitting issues!

Oh this is such a huge help - thank you so much, Heather! Should I add the half inch all round, or just in the front panels? No bra in the picture, though I'm more generously endowed than naturally buoyant! :oops: I'd far rather trust your fitting instincts than hold to any convention on the cup siz...

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