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by Andrea L
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TVE55 Belt interfacing question
Replies: 2
Views: 3772

Re: TVE55 Belt interfacing question

Thanks! If it's the thickest, stiffest interfacing that Joann has, and it's fusible and sew in, it's probably peltex, but I'll take a look the next time I'm there. EDIT: It is Peltex, FYI. I have some of the sew in, but I got a piece of the one-sided fusible to cut down on the hand sewing. We'll see...
by Andrea L
Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TVE55 Belt interfacing question
Replies: 2
Views: 3772

TVE55 Belt interfacing question

Hello! It's been a while... I'm starting to wrap up my very first Edwardian dress! It's just closures for the main outer garments now, and I'm in the planning stages for my hat, purse, and belt. I'm super excited, especially since this was my first excursion into scale pattern drafting. I just bough...
by Andrea L
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Dying polyester lace fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 5920

Re: Dying polyester lace fabric

I remember seeing a post somewhere that Rit now has a dye for polyester...and they have poly lace as an example fabric. So I suppose if you use a diluted tan/beige color that they have, it could make an off white color.
by Andrea L
Sat May 30, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Natural Form for a Kid
Replies: 5
Views: 7675

Re: Natural Form for a Kid

That outfit is so awesome! If my mom made stuff like that for me at that age, maybe I wouldn't live in jeans and t-shirts today...but ah well. Also, I have serious hat envy. Hat's are still a fluffy confection mystery to me. Maybe I'll actually run into you guys at Archon this year. Also, Mary, your...
by Andrea L
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: A Very Special Kind of Silk
Replies: 1
Views: 5206

Re: A Very Special Kind of Silk

Holy...that garment is jaw dropping. That color, the weaving, the embroidery...I wouldn't even want to cut into the fabric, that stuff is so gorgeous. I was like "No, don't cut it! What will you do with the scraps?" As if you can call fabric like that "scraps". Wait. Did I just s...
by Andrea L
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Edwardian fitted bodices and puff sleeves
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

Re: Edwardian fitted bodices and puff sleeves

Thank you so much for the advice! I would have thought that, given the entirely different silhouette, that the bodices would be drastically different, but I'm glad that it's simple changes. I could be patient and wait to see what patterns come up this year...but it's always good to experiment with p...
by Andrea L
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Edwardian fitted bodices and puff sleeves
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

Edwardian fitted bodices and puff sleeves

I've been doing a lot of research (looking at pretty things on Pintrest) on Edwardian dresses, and I've fallen in love with 1906 fashion. Unfortunately, researching a new era means lots of questions... Could anyone point me into the direction of a more fitted Edwardian bodice pattern? I've been seei...
by Andrea L
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Finishing raw seams on Edwardian corset
Replies: 1
Views: 5043

Finishing raw seams on Edwardian corset

I just got the Edwardian corset and undergarments for a birthday present. I don't know much about the era, but I figured if I got these patterns, I'd warm up to the era more. Anyway, my question is this. Because the boning channels don't follow the seams, how are the raw edges supposed to be finishe...
by Andrea L
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 2013 Pink Dicken's Dress
Replies: 6
Views: 9228

Re: 2013 Pink Dicken's Dress

Oh wow, that's gorgeous! I especially love the trim of the train and it's thick poofiness. What did you stick under there to get the train to look so perfect?
by Andrea L
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Archon Pics! and I missed Andrea :(
Replies: 2
Views: 5032

Re: Archon Pics! and I missed Andrea :(

I missed seeing you guys too, though I was looking out for you! I wanted to see your dresses in person. Friday was my busy "I want to go to a panel every hour and I wish I could be in two places at once so I can go to two" day, so that's probably why we didn't see each other. Mary, you nee...
by Andrea L
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Ready for St Louis Archon
Replies: 4
Views: 6713

Re: Ready for St Louis Archon

You both are so cute! There's just something about kids dressing up in Victorian clothing that makes me go "aww!"

I hope to see you guys at Archon! I'll be sporting my Victorian finery too.
by Andrea L
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: The dreaded full bust alteration
Replies: 6
Views: 9430

Re: The dreaded full bust alteration

I was actually thinking about messing with the font/side area on the polonaise to avoid having to put all those buttonholes back on (or if I'm smart, hook and eyes, but that doesn't sound like fun either). Would putting in a piece function like adding a gore to something? Come to think of it, I may ...
by Andrea L
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: The dreaded full bust alteration
Replies: 6
Views: 9430

Re: The dreaded full bust alteration

I originally thought that...but the problem is there's still buttonholes there. Unless I cut that part off and redo the front with a vest portion (or see if I can pattern match the fabric I have left). That's an idea. Any others? I guess we could use this as a general "how to alter a bodice tha...
by Andrea L
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: The dreaded full bust alteration
Replies: 6
Views: 9430

The dreaded full bust alteration

So I was recently putting on one of my Victorian dresses and realized that, with a combination of gaining weight and the dress being cotton (more the former than the latter), it's difficult to button the front of my bodice in the bust area. Now, the best solution would be to lose weight, but that wo...
by Andrea L
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Evangeline
Replies: 5
Views: 6718

Re: Evangeline

It looks even cooler in the dark! Despite the glitter explosion (I think it spread to the rest of the laundry room now...) it was an awesome, imaginative dress.
by Andrea L
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Just Completed Imperial Tournure!
Replies: 3
Views: 5203

Re: Just Completed Imperial Tournure!

Awesome! I love the color! I need to make my tournure. Fabric's cut out but I haven't touched it since. I need to remedy that...
by Andrea L
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Changing the back of the Tea Gown
Replies: 2
Views: 4299

Re: Changing the back of the Tea Gown

This evening, I tried your suggestion of taping the pieces and redrawing the seams. And...I just placed an order for the Two Tone bodice. Pattern drafting is not my strong suit, no matter how many times I attempt it. I'll leave it to the professionals and stick with the sewing part. ^_^
by Andrea L
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Victorian Leo dress
Replies: 4
Views: 4978

Re: Victorian Leo dress

Thank you all! I'm really proud of this dress.

Aw, Mary, every time you say you love my hat, you make me so happy. Getting that sort of compliment from someone as talented as you makes me feel like I've finally arrived with this dress, you know? And the only way is up!
by Andrea L
Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Victorian Leo dress
Replies: 4
Views: 4978

Victorian Leo dress

Last year I decided to start a dress series based on the Zodiac, and I just finished my post of my first dress in the series, Leo (even though I finished the dress months ago). I used the early bustle polonaise pattern and early bustle skirt as is. The hat is from Lynn McMaster's Bustle Hat pattern,...
by Andrea L
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Changing the back of the Tea Gown
Replies: 2
Views: 4299

Changing the back of the Tea Gown

I recently bought the tea gown to make a natural form polonaise. For my upcoming dress, I wanted to have the narrower, straighter back panels like this (oddly enough, it was a bit difficult to find an example for something so common!) http://carolathhabsburg.tumblr.com/image/6781225154" onclick="win...

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