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by Heather
Sat May 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments

The front sleeve seam (the shorter one) will set in at the notch. The back sleeve seam (the longer one) will fit right around the Side Back/Back seam. Usually within 3/8", if not right on.
by Heather
Sun May 05, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments

During your mock up stage, you can just cut anything that extends beyond where it should end according to your body. It will not effect the sleeve in anyway. The sleeve always assumes that the armhole fits your body. Once your armhole is the shape it needs to be, and the size it needs to be to fit o...
by Heather
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: self fabric trim on 1850s skirts
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: self fabric trim on 1850s skirts

Not a lot lot of traffic on this board anymore either. I think everything has moved to FB. It's kinda sad, but oh well. One idea would be to go with small ruffles/ruches or flat stripes set on in patterns. I know that is more of an 1860s thing, rather than 1850s, but is anyone really going to care? ...
by Heather
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Removing armhole fullness
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Removing armhole fullness

Here is the diagram for the bust dart shift, to get rid of the extra fullness at the front of the armhole. fittingfront.jpg This comes into play when you have the equivalent of a bust dart of extra fabric at the front armhole, pointing towards your bust point. On your mock up, pin in a dart here, so...
by Heather
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 430
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: TV 430

Super easy! There is lap added to the center back seam for the closure, which is I think 1" wide. Take off the lap at the center back, making it a seam all the way up, and then add the 1" to the center front. Add an extra 1/2" for a seam top to bottom, instead of on fold. Another opti...
by Heather
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Concours d'elegance
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Concours d'elegance

Interesting challenge. I think the big question is, do you want the skirt over the horse's butt, or not? The split skirt should really look nice down each side of the horse, as the legs are very full. It looks like a skirt when standing and you can't tell at all that it has legs. But, it will not co...
by Heather
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Hip pads?
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Hip pads?

Yes, that looks great. This hip pad is a single, at the center back. If you want, you can always add more padding at the sides, too.
by Heather
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Pattern suggestions needed, please.
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Pattern suggestions needed, please.

Wow, love this one. This would be a natural form dress, so TV225 for the underskirt. It is hard to tell what the overskirt is doing, but I would go with TV324, long drape overskirt.
by Heather
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Pattern suggestions needed, please.
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Pattern suggestions needed, please.

That last link takes me to the entire Pinterest page, so not sure which dress you are asking about. Fabulous collection of pics, btw!
by Heather
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 Sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: TV110 Sizing

Oh, OK. You can always lengthen the hip if you prefer. As far as height goes, the corset should just cover the lower half over your bust. It supports from underneath. Your chemise will hold in the upper half of your bust. I can't really tell measurements in a photo, so if you feel the 2" was to...
by Heather
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 Sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: TV110 Sizing

It looks like you need to shorten the whole thing about 2". What changes did you make before your mockup? Is the mockup with those changes? You say that you like the hip before the changes, so is the photos with the original hip or the changed hip? If I understand you, you just needed to make t...
by Heather
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Pattern suggestions needed, please.
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Pattern suggestions needed, please.

This looks like a princess dress, all in one. I know it is not exact, but I would use the new TV430 Polonaise pattern to make something cute and fancy with a similar look. It will need an underskirt, and if you want a train, then TV225 will work great. Petticoat TV125 under the skirt.
by Heather
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Fitting below the waist in front
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Fitting below the waist in front

Yes, like that. I think I would lower the fullest part a bit, so that the curve in is more dramatic. You want it wrap in a bit below your belly. You might even want to bring it in 1/4" past the original bottom point. I just looked at my corset, and I forgot that what I really did was put in a 2...
by Heather
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Fitting below the waist in front
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Fitting below the waist in front

Sorry to take so long to see your post. I really need to check here more often. It's also funny that I have just spent the last hour mulling over wanting to write a blog post about a similar problem/solution that I came upon when making my own corset last fall. I have a feeling our 2 issues are simi...
by Heather
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Patterns advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Patterns advice needed

Yes, the green bodice is TV490. I omitted the sleeves, and then draped 3" wide ribbon around the neckline and shoulders.
by Heather
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Sleeves bigger than my head.
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Re: Sleeves bigger than my head.

This is an amazing photo!! Looks like an antique! Well done.
by Heather
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Heavy skirts, is there a way to help with the weight?
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Heavy skirts, is there a way to help with the weight?

The corset should be distributing the weight of the skirts over your hips. If you have having issues with the skirts pulling or causing aches/pains, then I would look at the corset and see why it is not protecting you properly. Either the corset doesn't fit you well, and is allowing the boning to hi...
by Heather
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV201 - connecting the dots
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: TV201 - connecting the dots

Sorry for coming late to the post. Yes, technically, the side back piece would be turned face down to match. But as you cut one facing each way anway, then you just grab the once that you need for each size. With most Victorian era skirt, you have a diagonal edge to the back matching a straight edge...
by Heather
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV461 yoked blouse
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: TV461 yoked blouse

I guess I need to check here more often. Sorry for the late reply. The yoke has a facing, so you do not need to turn the center front edge of the yoke; just the lower front portion.
by Heather
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Elsa 1860s at Vancouver Fan Expo
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: Elsa 1860s at Vancouver Fan Expo

Lovely photos!

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