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by Corsetière
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: TV 125 1879 Petticoat with Detachable Train - Fabric
Replies: 2
Views: 4895

Re: TV 125 1879 Petticoat with Detachable Train - Fabric

Yeah, I am using it under the 1892 Umbrella skirt, so I wasn't sure if the organdy would be too stiff for that period. I guess I could make 2 - one organdy and one muslin. If I do, I will report back for they interest of Science. ;)
by Corsetière
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: TV 125 1879 Petticoat with Detachable Train - Fabric
Replies: 2
Views: 4895

TV 125 1879 Petticoat with Detachable Train - Fabric

Hello, I am trying to decide on a fabric selection for this petticoat pattern. I read on the Historical Sewing Blog that organdy is great for petticoats, but do they mean for earlier styles? I wonder if it is too stiff for the later styles like this pattern? What material would you use to create it?...
by Corsetière
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: New Group: Ohio Historical Costumers
Replies: 3
Views: 7112

Re: New Group: Ohio Historical Costumers

We'll definitely be trying to hit all times periods eventually with future events. Plus, no one will stone you if you show up to our ball in a 1880's gown. ;) Rather we will applaud your efforts!
by Corsetière
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Victorian Rose Corset
Replies: 2
Views: 5284

Re: Victorian Rose Corset

Thanks Heather! :)
by Corsetière
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Victorian Rose Corset
Replies: 2
Views: 5284

Victorian Rose Corset

I recently finished up this corset for a client of mine. I hand embroidered the feather design flossing in silk thread and added some antique French lace to the top. While I work professionally as a corsetiere, I don't often get the pleasure of making something so historical. :) The pattern is perio...
by Corsetière
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: New Group: Ohio Historical Costumers
Replies: 3
Views: 7112

New Group: Ohio Historical Costumers

Hello! I just wanted to let the community know that we have a new group called Ohio Historical Costumers. If there are any Ohio folks here, please feel free to join us! We are in the process of organizing our first major event for next year. It is going to be a ball - no really, an actual ball with ...
by Corsetière
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: While searching some topics in early cinema, I found this
Replies: 2
Views: 5145

Re: While searching some topics in early cinema, I found this

Yeah! I think it's really helpful. Sometimes it's hard to visualize where all those layers go!
by Corsetière
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: While searching some topics in early cinema, I found this
Replies: 2
Views: 5145

While searching some topics in early cinema, I found this

Slight racy (by 1890's standards) early cinema. Probably NSFW?

After the Ball by Georges Méliès showing all the layers of undergarments that women used to wear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYYdTAuGm34
by Corsetière
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: The Knick
Replies: 4
Views: 7222

Re: The Knick

They're shooting a television series in a very modern New York neighborhood and had to hide all signs of modernity. :)
by Corsetière
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Dickens Victorian Village - Ohio Event
Replies: 6
Views: 7795

Re: Dickens Victorian Village - Ohio Event

Oh, 12th night - great idea! I will definitely keep in touch - any help and even advice is very welcome! I'll be organizing it through the local historic district's neighborhood association, so I have my fingers crossed we'll get one of the gorgeous venues I have my eye on! ;)
by Corsetière
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Dickens Victorian Village - Ohio Event
Replies: 6
Views: 7795

Re: Dickens Victorian Village - Ohio Event

We haven't set a date yet but I am aiming for Dec 2014 or January 2015. So yes, I want to make sure that people have lots of planning (sewing) time. Your gowns are truly gorgeous and I'd be really happy if you could attend and help add some period authenticity!
by Corsetière
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Dickens Victorian Village - Ohio Event
Replies: 6
Views: 7795

Re: Dickens Victorian Village - Ohio Event

Kelly, I am working on organizing a Ball in Columbus - so hopefully fairly soon I will be posting here to let everyone know when it will be!
by Corsetière
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Dickens Victorian Village - Ohio Event
Replies: 6
Views: 7795

Dickens Victorian Village - Ohio Event

I found this Dickens' era event going on in Cambridge, Ohio (approximately 1 hour east of Columbus) which I thought might be of interest to some of the folks here. Here's the general event page - http://www.dickensvictorianvillage.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; And the Ball page ...
by Corsetière
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: The Knick
Replies: 4
Views: 7222

Re: The Knick

Isn't it great! I love that the sidewalks are hidden for period correctness! :D
by Corsetière
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: The Knick
Replies: 4
Views: 7222

The Knick

Apparently the Lower East Side of NY looks like the early 1900's right now. :)

Read more here - http://animalnewyork.com/2013/lower-eas ... right-now/
by Corsetière
Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: NF Dress
Replies: 2
Views: 5242

Re: NF Dress

Something about the way the color and pattern is put together makes me think of the Ballets Russes costumes that Leon Bakst designed. Very interesting dress!
by Corsetière
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Victorian ballerinas!
Replies: 4
Views: 6026

Re: Victorian ballerinas!

A typical Victorian corset will allow your plenty of range of motion. They were generally cut fairly high on the hip - relatively speaking. My friends and I wear modern corsets to go out dancing pretty frequently and we've achieved some pretty crazy (and sometime hilarious) moves in them - so a gran...
by Corsetière
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Chemise with Sleeveless Bodice?
Replies: 5
Views: 5707

Re: Chemise with Sleeveless Bodice?

Thanks for your help!
by Corsetière
Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Chemise with Sleeveless Bodice?
Replies: 5
Views: 5707

Re: Chemise with Sleeveless Bodice?

I have the Laughing Moon #100 Pattern. Would it work in this way if I made the shoulders with buttons? Or do you think the yoke is too big?
by Corsetière
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Chemise with Sleeveless Bodice?
Replies: 5
Views: 5707

Re: Chemise with Sleeveless Bodice?

I see! Good to know, thanks! :)

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