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by smt22
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corset measurments
Replies: 1
Views: 1496

Corset measurments

I'm looking at starting on my first Edwardian corset. Should I take my measurements over a Victorian corset, or is it better to measure over no corset?

Thanks!

Susan
by smt22
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Ball Gown * Added more pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 6168

Re: Ball Gown

Both so beautiful!
by smt22
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV405 fitting problems
Replies: 6
Views: 13220

Re: TV405 fitting problems

I don't want to ask a silly question, but just wondered if you had used 1/2" seams or 5/8"?
by smt22
Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1888 Red and Black Gown
Replies: 2
Views: 3035

Re: 1888 Red and Black Gown

Stunning outfit, great work!
by smt22
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: The Fantail Skirt
Replies: 3
Views: 4003

Re: The Fantail Skirt

I love this! :)
by smt22
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TV208 Trained Skirts phase 2
Replies: 3
Views: 3980

Re: TV208 Trained Skirts phase 2

This is fab, can't wait to see it finished! :)
by smt22
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First corset and chemise finished!
Replies: 4
Views: 3906

Re: First corset and chemise finished!

That's so pretty! :)
by smt22
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: The dreaded full bust alteration
Replies: 6
Views: 5241

Re: The dreaded full bust alteration

The false vest works! I have done it - I can't seem to post the picture here but you can see it in my Truly Victorian Gallery under Susan T (the blue polonaise). http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php/v/public/smt22/2011+_Weddings+and+Wales_+025.jpg.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return ...
by smt22
Wed May 07, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My latest dress
Replies: 4
Views: 3669

Re: My latest dress

Beautiful!
by smt22
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Doing a hoop skirt - gather or gores?
Replies: 3
Views: 2893

Re: Doing a hoop skirt - gather or gores?

If you did a gathered hoop, you could get the gathers how you want them, then cut a piece of tape or ribbon the length of each wire, and stitch it down at intervals along the gathers to stop them slipping. I'm not sure if that would be more or less bother than just making a gored hoop though!
by smt22
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Belle Epoch Ballgowns
Replies: 9
Views: 4984

Re: Belle Epoch Ballgowns

I have made the chrysanthemum sleeve! (Although I put it on a bustle gown :wink: ) I really liked the way it was made.
by smt22
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Buttons for Belted Mantle
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: Buttons for Belted Mantle

Great, thanks. The size, I'm happy to say, is "Smaller than this time last year" :D
by smt22
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Buttons for Belted Mantle
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Buttons for Belted Mantle

Hi Heather,

I'm making the early bustle Belted Mantle, and am finding the instructions thin on the ground regarding the buttons/frog closures. How many buttons do you think I would need? Do they just go down to the waist, or right down the front?

Thanks for your help,
Susan
by smt22
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Which Material for 1870?
Replies: 7
Views: 3427

Re: Which Material for 1870?

If you're in NZ you could try looking on Trademe as well. I used to get a lot of fabric from there when I lived in New Zealand. Also, you'd be amazed how much fabric you can get from a set of curtains or duvet covers from Savemart! :-)
by smt22
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First corset completed!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1955

Re: First corset completed!!

Awesome, congratulations on your medal...and your pregnancy! :bday:
by smt22
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1870's Hat
Replies: 15
Views: 6914

Re: 1870's Hat

Oh wow, love it! :-)
by smt22
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Natural form polannaise
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

Re: Natural form polannaise

I don’t think you need to change anything. I’ve worn mine without a bustle and it looks great. It just makes it a bit longer in the back, so if you didn’t like that you could shorten the back piece a bit :-)
by smt22
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New Ballgown
Replies: 7
Views: 3789

Re: New Ballgown

Wow, I love the colour and the lace is beautiful! Hope you get lots of chances to wear this lovely dress :-)
by smt22
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Gigot sleeve era hat?
Replies: 10
Views: 4774

Re: Gigot sleeve era hat?

Another way to get the BIG 90s hat is to cover a straw hat with fabric. That's what I did for these two hats (both last-minute, night-before-the-event jobs as usual!): http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=12038 http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.ph...
by smt22
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Gigot sleeve era hat?
Replies: 10
Views: 4774

Re: Gigot sleeve era hat?

Lynn McMasters also has a good pattern:

http://www.lynnmcmasters.com/LaBelleHat.html

I made this one last year for my sister, don't have a photo of it unfortunately, but it turned out great!

Love your dress! :)

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