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by HighButtonBoots
Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 462/428 hybrid for a Steampunk Party
Replies: 12
Views: 9151

Re: TV 462/428 hybrid for a Steampunk Party

Hi all! Though I'm two months late in posting back, I did wear the dress for the Halloween party. I just had to go without the bodice piping or hem sewn on. :roll: It didn't matter; no one noticed and my friends loved the dress. No good photos, unfortunately, from that party. I attended a Christmas/...
by HighButtonBoots
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 462/428 hybrid for a Steampunk Party
Replies: 12
Views: 9151

Re: TV 462/428 hybrid for a Steampunk Party

Yep, Lydia, I'm still in the Dearborn area!

Thanks Heather, that really helps! I always worry about the decisions I make with construction, so it's nice to have some reassurance. I'll do the bag lining, but still pipe the edge. After managing it successfully on the skirt, I can't wait to do more.
by HighButtonBoots
Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 462/428 hybrid for a Steampunk Party
Replies: 12
Views: 9151

TV 462/428 hybrid for a Steampunk Party

Hey all, I'm working on a new dress to wear to a Steampunk party on the 30th. I'm using black synthetic taffeta for the main fabric, bright red moire for the trim on the skirt and lapels on the bodice, and red satin piping on the bodice and skirt hem. http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff175/Victori...
by HighButtonBoots
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hallo
Replies: 3
Views: 3763

Welcome, Sam! You will find this board to be welcoming and extremely informative. Don't think of crossdressing as inappropriate...I KNOW it is by others, but I consider it completely normal. That's what drives me, to make people question what 'normal' really is, so to speak. And you're English....I ...
by HighButtonBoots
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: recomendation for patterns.. for victorian bat outfit
Replies: 5
Views: 4864

Hi Sam, First off, I want to say....that dress is so cool. Kudos to you for finding that, I've never seen anything like that before. :) As a genetic male I have the same problems....although I actually am a standard female size with my corset on (30 waist, 40 hips), I think most of the hip measureme...
by HighButtonBoots
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Late 1890s hats?
Replies: 1
Views: 2192

Hi beta! This is actually one of the numerous reasons I love the 1890s--no single style of hat was the most popular. Looking in a period Bloomingdales' catalogue, it seems that every sort of hat imaginable was in fashion during this decade, from small hats, to top hats, to very large wide-brimmed ha...
by HighButtonBoots
Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Victorian Days
Replies: 11
Views: 9186

Lidia, I sent you a PM regarding this coming weekend!
by HighButtonBoots
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: The 1870 Day dress diary
Replies: 24
Views: 16277

*bump* Were chokers worn in the 1870s, Heather? Or were they a slightly later invention (I vaguely recall reading somewhere that they were popularised by royalty, not sure who).
by HighButtonBoots
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: The 1870 Day dress diary
Replies: 24
Views: 16277

Thanks Heather and Lioness! I had been considering leaving the high neckline to hide my neck....but I would really prefer to be more period accurate, so I'll do the lower collar. Were chokers worn in the 1870s? I plan to make a sleeved chemise when I have time, so the T-shirt will be out of the equa...
by HighButtonBoots
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: The 1870 Day dress diary
Replies: 24
Views: 16277

Heather? I don't want to feel like I'm being a bit bothersome--did you miss my last post? I have some free time on Tuesday and hope to get some progress made on the Blouse Waist.

Thanks very much!
by HighButtonBoots
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: The 1870 Day dress diary
Replies: 24
Views: 16277

Heather, your patterns have just reached a new level of awesome in my mind: http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff175/VictorianBoots/hoop-new-petti-1.jpg http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff175/VictorianBoots/hoop-new-petti-2.jpg My existing TV170s all fit over the elliptical hoop--I don't have to m...
by HighButtonBoots
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Victorian Days
Replies: 11
Views: 9186

I'm assuming you'll be coming on Saturday, the 18th, rather than Sunday. I work every Saturday but can swap that day to someone else or request it off with no problem! Yep, it opens at 9:30. And I live only fifteen minutes away, so I can meet you at the entrance and get you in for free! (Tickets are...
by HighButtonBoots
Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Victorian Days
Replies: 11
Views: 9186

Update! Lidia, the date for the Northern Michigan Anime Convention in Traverse City has changed to 8 and 9 August, so I will be at home the weekend of the ragtime street fair. If I'm working I can pop out over lunch and say high, or I can try to get Saturday off and then we can go through the villag...
by HighButtonBoots
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Help finding fabric for restoration work
Replies: 4
Views: 3741

Those are lovely pieces, valleyviolet. I'm sure you'll enjoy them and get years of use out of them. :) Too bad we aren't closer to each other, I have a place called Fabric Warehouse about 1/2 hour from me away by freeway. They get tons of rolls of fabric from every imaginable source. A good percenta...
by HighButtonBoots
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Past Pattern crinoline?
Replies: 3
Views: 4089

Wow, I'm curious to see what the finished crinoline will look like. Are the bottom two hoops buttoned onto the upper part?

Kudos to you for using Past Patterns, everyone I work with despises them. :lol:
by HighButtonBoots
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: The 1870 Day dress diary
Replies: 24
Views: 16277

Thanks m d b! I just placed an order for the 1893 Blouse Waist pattern....well, because I felt lazy this time (again) :roll: and didn't feel like having to make up the assembly process by drafting my own shirtwaist pattern. Besides, I've wanted that pattern for a long time! I have some beautiful pal...
by HighButtonBoots
Sat May 30, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Ballgown Fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 4008

Hi Orianna, I'm pretty sure cotton--that is to say, plain cotton, as you are using--would not have been used in a ball gown, at least as the prominent fabric. Since you're pairing it with organza and taffeta, though, I think you could squeak by with it. There were years and periods of small economic...
by HighButtonBoots
Fri May 29, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: The 1870 Day dress diary
Replies: 24
Views: 16277

Thanks Bookwyrm. Actually I've used the Dread Pirate method repeatedly since I learned about it while making the green 1895 petticoat--I used it to make all that crazy bias binding. :) I love it and hate making bias any way else now. The only downfall to the method is that you can't easily use a rot...
by HighButtonBoots
Fri May 29, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Calling all Californians...
Replies: 7
Views: 5808

That's terrible, I hate seeing one historical site closed, let alone 122! You have my full support. And Tinman, unfortunately, a place's listing on the Register of Historic Places or landmarks doesn't guarantee its continued existence. All laws can be gotten around, but the listing makes it harder t...
by HighButtonBoots
Thu May 28, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: The 1870 Day dress diary
Replies: 24
Views: 16277

I went to Joann's today and found this really pretty striped calico for $3 per yard. It's several different shades of green and I think it would make fabulous bias cut ruffles for the new petticoat.... http://www.joann.com/images/13/90/0/139007_z.jpg I *hope* there will be enough, as they only had 3...

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