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by drusillamonte
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Stockings
Replies: 4
Views: 5263

Victorian stockings

Machine knit in cotton, silk and combinations of both were availabe, black was a popular color, white less so due to staining. Colors were coordinated by those that could afford it and some were embroidered on the outside ankle and some embroidered with sequins if one could afford them. Silk was of ...
by drusillamonte
Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Thread?
Replies: 4
Views: 4304

thread

Whatever the thread, cotton or poly or a blend, or even silk blends, use the very best you can afford, it pays off in the end to use high quality. A cheap thread makes lots of dust and clogs your machine, causing more need of servicing and cleaning...a high quality thread does not do that as much. A...
by drusillamonte
Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Maternity style dress
Replies: 6
Views: 4929

First maternity dress

Yes, I would echo the above, you look lovely and that is very nice. Beats the tent dress I made when I had my baby!:-)
by drusillamonte
Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corset lining
Replies: 9
Views: 7031

Corsets

Thanks, that is why I am a Director, I thrive on heat, fussy actors, runnin around doing 110% and generally keeping my figure by hard work. One of my philosophies is "Life is a gift, if you aren't "glowing" at least once a day than you are missing the point. So "glow" with g...
by drusillamonte
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corset lining
Replies: 9
Views: 7031

corsets

The above combined with all cotton underthings and "glowing" which of course leads to damp underthings and this actually cools you and makes life in six or seven layers bearable in 90 to 110 degree heat with humidity.
by drusillamonte
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corset lining
Replies: 9
Views: 7031

Corsets

I use Johnson's baby powder, vanilla and jasmine, and Crystalux body powder, mineral salts and corn starch. This along with using organic, natural skin cremes keeps your skin healthy. I am allergic to aluminum, so that means I use organic powders. I shower, dry, apply creme, let the absorb totally, ...
by drusillamonte
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Shoes
Replies: 30
Views: 18609

Shoes

www.fugawee.com I have worn the Stella and the Victoria for eight years.
They come in 1/2 sizes and wide.
A+ Comfort
A+ Price
A+ Authentic
nuff said! :D
by drusillamonte
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corset lining
Replies: 9
Views: 7031

Corset lining

Cotton is actually the best, and POWDER your skin! I am corsetted over 140 days a year in Arizona, and in 90 degree temperatures, no chaffing at all with cotton linings and powder. I use the TV combinations for evening wear under the corset. :D
by drusillamonte
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: I finished!
Replies: 5
Views: 4430

I finished!

Great job. About the contest...give yourself lots of time to get ready, be kind to yourself, eat and drink well beforehand and remember the judges are human too! Do it for fun and the experience and enjoy the other costumes.:-) Have a wonderful time!
by drusillamonte
Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Getting rid of creases
Replies: 9
Views: 8041

Getting rid of creases

Rebecca, it is just a matter of your armholes (called armskyes in tailoring) being too small and not cut correctly. 1. First thing..the shoulder seam from the neck to the point of your shoulder is too long, shorten it at least an inch. 2. Second, cut the front seam of the armhole into the bodice mor...
by drusillamonte
Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Wilde peacock dress..
Replies: 10
Views: 6760

Wilde peacock dress

I will add, even if the seamstress will not, that the dress won FIRST PLACE TOWNSLADY in Tombstone in my Wyatt Earp Days Fashion Contest!!!:-)

Dru
by drusillamonte
Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: amIperiodornot.com
Replies: 3
Views: 2737

amIperiodornot.com

You have to have a thick hide to do it. :D
Really though, it is interesting to see the comments.
Glad you like the dresses, I have not been on there in a loooong while, too busy working lately.
Dru
by drusillamonte
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: new black and red bustle skirt combo
Replies: 11
Views: 6111

new black and red bustle skirt combo

Very nice Kat! Cool hat. Happy birthday!

Dru
by drusillamonte
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My antique female clothing collection
Replies: 10
Views: 6118

My antique female clothing collection

Thank you for sharing, you have gathered a magnificent collection of ladies clothing and accessories! It must have taken years of hard work to gather together. Please tell us of your interest in aquiring such an extensive group of examples of fashion. What motivated you to collect these beautiful pi...
by drusillamonte
Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Tissot inspired jacket and overskirt
Replies: 15
Views: 8472

Tissot inspired Jacket and overskirt

AWESOME Lauren!!!

Dru
by drusillamonte
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Black bonnet
Replies: 4
Views: 3393

Black bonnet

Well, the pattten is very easy to do, just start out with a mock up in a fabric you don't mind using up, it takes so little. I did not use the tie strap pattern as it is not what I wanted, a nice historical ribbon works better I think, or you could even use grograin ribbon. And you do not even have ...
by drusillamonte
Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:48 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: LM- Chemise and Silverado Corset
Replies: 25
Views: 16558

Lm chemise - Silverado corset

If you are going to invest the time and effort, make the corset the way it's done, no shortcuts. Yes, you need layers, yes you need a busk. A muslin is an experimental mock up of a project. You use a cheap material like muslin or cotton and cut out the pattern as close to your size as you can, then ...
by drusillamonte
Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Black bonnet
Replies: 4
Views: 3393

Black bonnet

In the photo stop is four pics of a new black velvet bonnet I just made. Pattern is the McCall's M4548, with a modified brim, the edge is round not square as in the pattern out of the envelope. Consisting of black cotton velvet, silk flowers, black berries with velveteen green stems, black velvet bo...
by drusillamonte
Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New Wrapper
Replies: 4
Views: 3426

New wrapper

Thanks gals. I will be putting another up here, it's a striped cotton from www.periodfabric.com .
by drusillamonte
Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New Wrapper
Replies: 4
Views: 3426

New Wrapper

In the photo gallery is a new wrapper I made, TV 432, sans the box pleat and a shorter train. Made of brown brocade with pink vines and flowers fabric. Cuffs and hem finished with ruched edging and antique brown velvet. Enjoy!

Dru

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