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by Laura
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Pattern recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Re: Pattern recommendations

Wow. There is a lady with a petite figure. The picture states 1881 or latter. I agree with 1881 to 1883. It looks to be a natural-form polonaise, buttoned down the front that is mid length, possibly to the knee, and pulled up in the lower center front with small pleats or gathers. The sleeve head ha...
by Laura
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Removing mysterious stain from silk taffeta?
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Removing mysterious stain from silk taffeta?

My favorite spot remover for fine fabric is called "Energine spot remover". It is good for most oily spots and adhesive tape spots. It is almost like a turpentine base, so try your fabric on a unseen edge first. It does evaporate, but can leave a faint mark. I have used it in the past for ...
by Laura
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello from MO!
Replies: 5
Views: 2675

Re: Hello from MO!

Hello Truly Victorian! I'm a long-time lurker who finally got her own sewing machine and the space to use it in! It's been several years since I've actually sewed something, so 'over-ambitious seamripper' might have been a better username. :lol:... Love the name novice seamripper ! I fear I myself ...
by Laura
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Cinderella Transformation Hoop
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Re: Cinderella Transformation Hoop

You have done a wonderful job with the Transformation dress. That is far more complex than I could attempt my self. Well Done. The hidden hoop would add to the beauty of your dress if you can figure it out. Are there no stage production hints that come with the manuscripts of this play? From watchin...
by Laura
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1875 Pleatmonster
Replies: 10
Views: 9467

Re: 1875 Pleatmonster

Fabulous gown! A wonderful treat to behold.
by Laura
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Ballgron TV442 / TV240
Replies: 8
Views: 3272

Re: Ballgron TV442 / TV240

Your bodice looks beautiful so far. Well done. As for your choice of bertha types. My personal opinion would be be to make the flat bertha. Decorate the top and bottom of the bertha with a gold colored trim or small ruching of your accent fabric and add the gold fabric bows on the shoulder, and mayb...
by Laura
Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Christmas Tartan Twins
Replies: 2
Views: 2979

Re: Christmas Tartan Twins

You both look wonderful. I love the plaids and the presentation. Great job!

The original gown that Heather styled the Persian skirt after was in plaid. I'm glad to see it done in plaid again.
by Laura
Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 1
Views: 5359

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all costumers and to all who love historical fashion.

May 2014 be a good year,
May your sewing machine work flawlessly,
May you always have enough fabric, and
May everything you make fit perfectly.

Happy New Year Everyone!
by Laura
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 0
Views: 8927

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Hope you all had a good Turkey day with the family. Now the official holiday season is upon us. So It would be wonderful if everyone finished sewing that Christmas gown they were planing and then show us pictures of you wearing it. Thank you everyon...
by Laura
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New Bustle pattern
Replies: 16
Views: 5162

Re: New Bustle pattern

:lol: We had a great time coming up with names for this bustle. I wanted to call it the Frigate. I see the full 1887 gown as a large ship sailing across open waters. :mrgreen: I'm envisioning my gown in black and gold with this imperial bustle beneath it. I already have the fabric and have started t...
by Laura
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: TV 101 ruffle ratio
Replies: 2
Views: 1940

Re: TV 101 ruffle ratio

On the Rufflier foot you can change three things to get different ratios to the ruffle. -The count bar set at 1, 6 ,or 12. That makes a pleat at that number of stitches. I usually use 6, -The depth of the pleat by tightening the screw. I usually have it set at half way in making a 1/4in pleat, - And...
by Laura
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Testing a new pattern for Heather
Replies: 19
Views: 7085

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Costume college 2012 is over. We had a great time. Here are photos of my dress completed and worn this weekend. http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=11346 http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=11349
by Laura
Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Testing a new pattern for Heather
Replies: 19
Views: 7085

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Thanks everyone!

Now, I just have to prof read the instructions and give them back to Heather. Then you all should see this pattern on the Web site this coming week. I really think you will be pleased with it.
by Laura
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Testing a new pattern for Heather
Replies: 19
Views: 7085

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Hello Iris, The fringe was easy. It is two fringes together. I bought the bullion fringe in cream from Joannes. That's usually in the main trim section. Then I added a brown tassel fringe from the upholstery section. This particular tassel fringe has a bead at the head of the fringe. Joannes has it ...
by Laura
Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Testing a new pattern for Heather
Replies: 19
Views: 7085

Testing a new pattern for Heather

I was browsing the Delineators and found this bodice. http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=11092 I had Heather make up a new pattern for it. This is my testing of the new pattern. I really like it. I'm in the second to largest size so I was worried what...
by Laura
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Dress in Detial- Dress 5
Replies: 1
Views: 4215

Dress in Detial- Dress 5

I was wandering through the FIDM Museum and Galleries pages when I ran across this wonderful 1872 bustle day dress. 1872FIDMblackdaydress.jpg The most striking thing to catch your eye in these early 1870's gowns is the contrast binding outlining all the elements of the gown. I have seen many gowns i...
by Laura
Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: New Year's Resolutions
Replies: 9
Views: 3161

Re: New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year to you Andrea and to all reading. I am with you in the hair in a pony tail-all-the-time and need hair pieces to do any styling. I bought a few long ones at costume college. Now would be a good time to get them out and style them up. Dickens is next weekend here in Riverside CA so need...
by Laura
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Drss in Detail - Dress 4
Replies: 0
Views: 10053

Drss in Detail - Dress 4

I fell in love with this 1902 House of Worth gown when I was 18. While perusing the college library I discovered the book Opulent Era (1). On the full color pages were three gowns that I had the librarian make color copies of. I still have those photo copies today. One Of these is this gown. I dream...
by Laura
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Dress in Detail- Dress 3
Replies: 2
Views: 4311

Re: Dress in Detail- Dress 3

Good morning everyone, I have been looking at the back image more closely and have decided it is 3 panels of fabric in the back and 3 panels in the front. The printed squares count out to 12 from the side to center back. If there are only 8 squares per panel then that is 3 panels. Now I believe the ...
by Laura
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Dress in Detail- Dress 3
Replies: 2
Views: 4311

Dress in Detail- Dress 3

I find the fabric of this pre-civil war gown amazing for the era and would like to share it today. 1857WhitehouseReception.jpg The Metropolitan Museum of art states that this gown was worn by Mrs James Bonner Collins to a White House Reception during the Presidency of James Buchanan, Jr. (1857–1861)...

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