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by DuchessArgylle
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1888 Red and Black Gown
Replies: 2
Views: 5005

1888 Red and Black Gown

I made this outfit a little while, I just hadn't posted pictures. I have to say, I *love* this ensemble...it is so much fun to wear! To make it, I used TV 163 Imperial Tournure TV 263 Imperial skirt (the petticoat is the street length version of this pattern, but in black taffeta), TV 382 Asymetrica...
by DuchessArgylle
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Victorian Poison Ivy
Replies: 3
Views: 5613

Victorian Poison Ivy

This is my Victorian Poison Ivy I made for the Calgary Comic-Con 2015. I used multiple TV patterns, namely TV 125 the Natural Form petticoat, TV 225 Fantail Skirt, TV 420 Cuirass Bodice and TV362 Wash overskirt. The sleeves of the bodice are the Chrysanthemum sleeves from the 1892 ballgown bodice pa...
by DuchessArgylle
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Tv420 Sizing
Replies: 2
Views: 2988

Re: Tv420 Sizing

Thanks Heather! Your suggestion worked perfectly.
by DuchessArgylle
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Tv420 Sizing
Replies: 2
Views: 2988

Tv420 Sizing

Hello Everyone! I'm getting ready to make TV420. I've never made any of the natural form era patterns before, so I'm curious how it fits. Normally I go with a size J for the front pieces and G for the back. My measurements are 47" bust, 36" waist and 52" hip. My concern is that since ...
by DuchessArgylle
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Boning for Edwardian corset
Replies: 5
Views: 7633

Re: Boning for Edwardian corset

Thanks Heather! That worked very well.
by DuchessArgylle
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Boning for Edwardian corset
Replies: 5
Views: 7633

Boning for Edwardian corset

I'm currently making the Edwardian corset (which is going together beautifully!), and I have a question about bone lengths. I've had to add 1 1/2" to the length as I'm tall, so to figure out the bone lengths, would I measure on the pattern piece(s) wherever I'm planning on putting boning (or th...
by DuchessArgylle
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1888 "Christmas" dress
Replies: 2
Views: 3554

Re: 1888 "Christmas" dress

Thank you! No, I didn't treat it any differently. The biggest issue with the overskirt fabric was the beads and sequins that are glued on to make the pattern. At times, it was a challenge for my machine and I had to use a denim strength needle (I broke so many needles making this outfit, it's not ev...
by DuchessArgylle
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1888 "Christmas" dress
Replies: 2
Views: 3554

1888 "Christmas" dress

This is my newest dress, made for Christmas parties. I used the new Truly Victorian Imperial skirt (view B) TV263, the overskirt is the asymetrical drapery add on (TV382) and the bodice is a combination of the 1881 Dinner bodice (TV422) for the front and the French vest bodice (TV463) for the back. ...
by DuchessArgylle
Sun May 12, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1884 Ballgown
Replies: 5
Views: 5281

Re: 1884 Ballgown

Thank you! No, the gloves were an Ebay special. I'm glad they matched so well!
by DuchessArgylle
Sun May 05, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1884 Ballgown
Replies: 5
Views: 5281

1884 Ballgown

I made this for the Morpheus Theatre's production of The Gondoliers. I will post more photos of the dress as I get them. I used the Wash overskirt pattern, the four gore underskirt pattern and the ballgown bodice pattern, with modifications. For the Wash overskirt, the centre panel I used some embro...
by DuchessArgylle
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Back laced opening for TV416
Replies: 2
Views: 3057

Re: Back laced opening for TV416

Thank you Heather!
by DuchessArgylle
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Back laced opening for TV416
Replies: 2
Views: 3057

Back laced opening for TV416

Hello everyone, I am planning on making the TV416 for a gown. However, I would like to have the opening in the back and have it laced closed, rather than buttons. I have looked on the bulletin board to see if I might find instructions on how to do this, but I was unsuccessful. I've learned about the...
by DuchessArgylle
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Talma Wrap
Replies: 7
Views: 6211

Re: Talma Wrap

That is beautiful! You did a lovely job and I hope you get some cooler weather so that you can wear it out more. Something that gorgeous deserves to be seen.
by DuchessArgylle
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1890's evening gown
Replies: 4
Views: 4293

Re: 1890's evening gown

Yes, it's a bow of black velvet ribbon with a pendant I found at Michaels and sewed into the centre. I rather like it too. :)
by DuchessArgylle
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1888 travelling costume
Replies: 7
Views: 6518

Re: 1888 travelling costume

Thank you! I have to admit I really liked the plaid too, and I really think the hat makes the outfit.
by DuchessArgylle
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Edwardian Shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 8340

Re: Edwardian Shoes

American Duchess is also making button boots that do *not* have zippers in them, and has planned another Edwardian style, in 3 colours. Do stop by her website, it's well worth the visit!
by DuchessArgylle
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1890's evening gown
Replies: 4
Views: 4293

1890's evening gown

An evening gown that I made earlier this year for a Gilbert and Sullivan event I went to. While everything went together well, I learned (the hard way) that it is not a good idea to fit the bodice like a glove before the lining and boning are added. Due to me leaving everything to the last minute (a...
by DuchessArgylle
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1888 travelling costume
Replies: 7
Views: 6518

1888 travelling costume

Here is my late 1880's "Travelling costume", which was inspired by the tartan fabric. It was a pleasure to make and I am pleased with the results. The patterns I used were: TV101 Bustle, TV261 Four-gore underskirt, TV463 French Vest bodice and TV305 Bustled apron overskirt. The hat was mad...
by DuchessArgylle
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Cotton/silk blend
Replies: 4
Views: 3835

Re: Cotton/silk blend

I used a cotton/silk blend fabric when making my 1912 outfit this year. I found it easy to work with, did what it was supposed to and didn't give me much in the way of attitude. It is rather sheer, so I ended up lining it extensively (the skirt and underbodice) as it is a royal blue and I wanted the...
by DuchessArgylle
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Our 1905 gowns
Replies: 6
Views: 5597

Re: Our 1905 gowns

Simply stunning ladies! Out of curiosity, what pattern is the other blouse made from? Lovely choice of colours, very flattering to you both and feminine!

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