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by Manon Antoinette
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Horseing around in 1869
Replies: 7
Views: 5823

Re: Horseing around in 1869

Hmmm yes indeed why would a lady attend a Horse Auction, you should send in your stable manager :) sometimes husbands would buy a present in shape of a ladies horse. Riding habit is out of the question, at a horse sale you're not going to test-drive, that's only for person - to person sales, at the ...
by Manon Antoinette
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Reproduction fabrics at the V & A shop
Replies: 4
Views: 4771

Re: Reproduction fabrics at the V & A shop

Not entirely so;

"Each fabric design is available in pre-cut lengths of: Fat Quarter (50 x 75cm), Half Metre (50 x 150) and 1 Metre (100 x 150cm), as well as cut to order metreage (2m +). Also available as part of a Fat Quarter Pack and an Archive Pack."
by Manon Antoinette
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: 14 inch waist or less
Replies: 4
Views: 16308

Re: 14 inch waist or less

Cunnington tends to have sources listed somewhere, he just doesn't disclose which was used. I've read contemporaries talking about women tightlacing down to 17" because of her husband "loves to put his hands around her waist" ... France in particular was known for tighlacing, England ...
by Manon Antoinette
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Which skirt to choose? I need opinions!
Replies: 4
Views: 4202

Re: Which skirt to choose? I need opinions!

I usually save some bulk by adding a lining to a skirt in to the same waistband as the skirt itself, it's also possible to omit a waistband by either buttoning the petticoat down on the stays, or attaching to a petersham or grossgrain ribbon which is less bulky.
by Manon Antoinette
Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Ebay find
Replies: 3
Views: 3363

Re: Ebay find

Actually the thought crossed my mind, that is one awesome dress :) would be even better if the flowers were raised embroidery on the velvet rather then a trim ;)
by Manon Antoinette
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Crinoline & Skirt
Replies: 27
Views: 14961

Re: Crinoline & Skirt

If it does work I'm sure we'll hear about it, I have a cording foot, or I could possibly use my piping foot as a quicker way to put the rows in :)
by Manon Antoinette
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Getting married! OMG
Replies: 28
Views: 18916

Re: Getting married! OMG

As I'm busy with an article about the garments in this era I came across the following in one of the magazines: "Panniers are formed by cutting the side widths longer than the front or back seams; they are then pleated into these seams and lined with buckram to preserve their shape. The pannier...
by Manon Antoinette
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello ^^
Replies: 4
Views: 7265

Re: Hello ^^

This one... :) because of security (preventing lurkers and spammers) you have to introduce yourself to get more privileges on the board... :mrgreen: but we're all very friendly ;) (my mom lives in Den Helder!)
by Manon Antoinette
Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello ^^
Replies: 4
Views: 7265

Re: Hello ^^

Hi Aisha. There are more Dutchies here, I am one of them. If you ever feel the need to join a Dutch forum please feel welcome to stop by :)
by Manon Antoinette
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: 1/4 inch vs. 1/2 inch steel boning
Replies: 8
Views: 7854

Just curve the front seams on the bottom slightly, I have maybe one out of twenty customers that don't need their belly "hugged" ;) (the part that is pushed down).
by Manon Antoinette
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: need help with LM100
Replies: 13
Views: 11057

The Dore offers more a shelf the TV110 offers more "cupping" of the breast. Since I am a 34F (over the bust measure 43") I can relate to the size, if anything, you might want to draw a little more roundness into the part covering the breast and a little more height. The Dore can be to...
by Manon Antoinette
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: my first ever made victorian undies!
Replies: 7
Views: 6241

Lovely!
by Manon Antoinette
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Heather
Replies: 7
Views: 5929

This is not a person, this is a China laboured manufacturer of many many many dresses...
by Manon Antoinette
Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: SASS convention pics
Replies: 5
Views: 4315

Wonderful.... I think I see some that I haven't yet on the Alley? :D
by Manon Antoinette
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My first complete Victorian outfit
Replies: 5
Views: 5023

Job well done! A for effort and ingenuity!
by Manon Antoinette
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Wedding Dress 1887 style
Replies: 12
Views: 9250

:lol:
by Manon Antoinette
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Wedding Dress 1887 style
Replies: 12
Views: 9250

I'm only honoured to inspire! Do show the results and I'll be sure to leave a comment!
by Manon Antoinette
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Wedding Dress 1887 style
Replies: 12
Views: 9250

Ooo who are you on dA Danibelle? and thank you too :D The silver skull dress 1873 style I made in 2007 still holds the most favs! I may need me another showstopper to beat that :lol:
by Manon Antoinette
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Wedding Dress 1887 style
Replies: 12
Views: 9250

Hahaha and so you did :D Thank you!!
by Manon Antoinette
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My tv560- late bustle coat
Replies: 7
Views: 5658

Lovely! I'm making the 560 right now as a regular wintercoat for daily use over uncorsetted outfits, it's so funny to see the difference! (mine is half fitted)

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