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by SarahS
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Trimming mid 1890's waist/bodice
Replies: 17
Views: 10728

Re: Trimming mid 1890's waist/bodice

After reading Heather's comment I looked at the two photos again. I still like the trim, but I started thinking that particular bit is now looking like some I've been seeing on Edwardian dresses more than mid 90's dresses (though they all tend to blur in the mind after awhile :) ). Maybe a simpler b...
by SarahS
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Edwardian Shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 6538

Re: Edwardian Shoes

I don't generally like to preorder things that won't be delivered for several months, but dang I just had to get these as they'll go great with the vintage white button boots I got last year. Looks like Xmas in April! Now where did I put those button hooks?
by SarahS
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Victorian times on Swedish TV
Replies: 8
Views: 8071

Re: Victorian times on Swedish TV

One way is to join a VPN that has an exit server in Sweeden. I'm thinking of doing this so I can watch BBC videos (which are blocked outside the UK). This, I'm told, is a good such service, but I haven't joined yet so I can't say personally: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/" onclick="window.op...
by SarahS
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Trimming mid 1890's waist/bodice
Replies: 17
Views: 10728

Re: Trimming mid 1890's waist/bodice

I'd say with. If you were in the 90's you'd probably be in no doubt as judging from many photos more often then not they seemed to go with more trim if in doubt.
by SarahS
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Sheer summer dress
Replies: 8
Views: 4594

Re: Sheer summer dress

They did put weights in the hems of swimwear so it might not be too much of a stretch to imagine in some cases they did it if needed for other items. I like to sew in all my emergency diamonds in mine :wink: .
by SarahS
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: What shall I do with my silk velvet?
Replies: 4
Views: 3673

Re: What shall I do with my silk velvet?

Just ran across this 1889 photo:
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by SarahS
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: 1887 moving pic of woman
Replies: 12
Views: 9690

Re: 1887 moving pic of woman

Sorry about the quality I couldn't upload a larger image. It's titled Woman Opening a Parasol, Plate 38. If you search for it or the photographer you should be able to find a better quality scan. Don't forget to check out his other studies such as a couple dancing or Victorian people performing ever...
by SarahS
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: 1887 moving pic of woman
Replies: 12
Views: 9690

Re: 1887 moving pic of woman

I though I recognized this. Someone took an Eadweard Muybridge stop motion study and animated it. Very clever.
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A couple of his animal studies in motion are here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muybridge
by SarahS
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: 1887 moving pic of woman
Replies: 12
Views: 9690

Re: 1887 moving pic of woman

Just noticed the numbers I was too entranced watching how the dress moved. You're probably right about the origin I would think--crank those handles. As for the shortness of the dress, it may have been to show the feet rather than a style statement. Edited to add: Oops no this was done recently see ...
by SarahS
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: What happened on this date in history
Replies: 5
Views: 5744

Re: What happened on this date in history

Twain is partly right, but the nudists keep trying anyway, me I'll stick to a minimum of five layers please. And bikinis? argh, give me a nice skirted 1890's swim suit much more respectable :D .
by SarahS
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: What happened on this date in history
Replies: 5
Views: 5744

Re: What happened on this date in history

I'm afraid a few episodes set on the holodeck is as far was we're going to get, unless someone decides steam punk will become the fashion of the future and makes the next Star Trek that way (can you imagine the Star Trek pajamas redone into steam punk?). I hadn't seen Sir Patrick's video very funny....
by SarahS
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: What shall I do with my silk velvet?
Replies: 4
Views: 3673

Re: What shall I do with my silk velvet?

Probably a bit later than you're looking for but I've always wondered what the color of this was.
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by SarahS
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: What happened on this date in history
Replies: 5
Views: 5744

Re: What happened on this date in history

I didn't see any future happenings on the dates I've checked so far, oh well. When did the Pheonix fly, Zefrem Cocharan Day?

Janeway is the best captain, she can dress in Victorian clothes, but she still rules the ship!
by SarahS
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Harper's Bazaar Online
Replies: 2
Views: 3862

Re: Harper's Bazaar Online

Ah you need to look at some the old posts here. It is a good site worth rementioning. They have other periodicals from the Victorian era. The way I've found them is through the library of congress (loc.gov). Search for Harper's monthly for example (it has pictures of current fashions starting in 185...
by SarahS
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Winter warmth for mid 1890's fashion
Replies: 3
Views: 2518

Re: Winter warmth for mid 1890's fashion

I often wear a sort of mop cap under a bonnet or hat, wind chills here are often in the single digits. The cap I use under a hat just basically sits on top of my head for some extra warmth, but when it's really cold I have one that protects my ears, the straps that tie under the chin pull down enoug...
by SarahS
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: What happened on this date in history
Replies: 5
Views: 5744

What happened on this date in history

Just found this fun site where you can find out what happened in history on any particular date or as I just did type in your birth day and month and find out all sorts of historical happenings you didn't know about. The first thing I did, of course, is check out what happened during the Victorian a...
by SarahS
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Alternatives for Embroidery
Replies: 26
Views: 12135

Re: Alternatives for Embroidery

Actually I think a better way might be using something like Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive. It let's you create a temporary bond just spray it on one side of the stencil wait 3 minutes and stick it on, use the marker, and peel it off and so on.
by SarahS
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Alternatives for Embroidery
Replies: 26
Views: 12135

Re: Alternatives for Embroidery

Maybe you could try making a stencil out of thick plastic sheeting, like 2 or 3 mil, then hoop it with the fabric so that it couldn't shift while applying the marker? With the stiff plastic it might not stretch if the hoop wasn't too tight.
by SarahS
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: parasol help...please
Replies: 2
Views: 2390

Re: parasol help...please

Just having to happen to have been reading up on glues for some repair work I need to do so thought I'd pass along what I learned for future reference. Pretty much all modern glues are stronger than the wood so as long as the parts still fit fairly well you probably aren't going to need to use thing...
by SarahS
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Out of boning tips... need substitute.
Replies: 6
Views: 3490

Re: Out of boning tips... need substitute.

This made me think how about JB Weld? It's available at hardware stores and Amazon. It's just a putty like substance that hardens on exposure to air. You'd never get it off once hardened. Useful stuff.

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