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by Heather
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Smaller sleeves for the Eton Jacket
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Smaller sleeves for the Eton Jacket

Yes, you can substitute any other 1890s sleeve, including using any of the sleeve linings as an outer sleeve. If you want to adjust the existing sleeve smaller, you can straighten out the curves above the elbow on the Outer Sleeve, and then make the sleeve head a smaller circle to match. 498SmallerS...
by Heather
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442 fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 4997

Re: TV442 fitting

By the way, your dress look amazing!!!! Love how it is coming together!
by Heather
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442 fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 4997

Re: TV442 fitting

The shoulder edges looks like it got stretched out a bit when the piping when on. This is a very common problem as this edge is bias. So you really need to think "shrink" as you work with it. Yes, you can put in a tucker, which is a narrow edging of lace or fabric with a drawstring, that y...
by Heather
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Help! on fading the lines
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Help! on fading the lines

Yes, you can use the denim. There is one thing to be aware of though, when using twill and denim. The diagonal weave can cause the corset to twist, if the diagonal is all the same direction. So be sure that the diagonal is to the oposite somewhere in the corset. Either the left side angling to the l...
by Heather
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Help! on fading the lines
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Help! on fading the lines

You want to do piece 3 at the side seam, and then piece 4, 5, and maybe 6 (if you want to shift the adjustment to the side, rather center back)
by Heather
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Help! on fading the lines
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Help! on fading the lines

Place the dots on the tracing paper. So when you pivot the tracing paper, the dots move with the paper. You trace the part of the pattern that you are not changing sizes for. Then you pivot the pattern on the waist dot. It doesn't move, but the hip dot will move. Pivot the tracing paper so that the ...
by Heather
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Help! on fading the lines
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Help! on fading the lines

Yeah, that pick isn't very good. Hopefully, this one will be better. The first section is tracing out the pattern in you size, with the dots at the desired waist and the desired hip lines. Your traced lines are in red. Size E, but hip in size D. The second section is pivoting your tracing on the wai...
by Heather
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Sizing confusion forTV110
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Sizing confusion forTV110

Down one size from your corseted waist size. So whatever your chosen pattern waist size, do the hip size one size smaller.
by Heather
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Sizing confusion forTV110
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Sizing confusion forTV110

This diagram might help you. Basically, when you trace the pattern, make dots at the waist and then at the bottom of the hip at the size lines you have chosen. Then place a pin at the dot for the waist, and pivot your tracing paper so that the hip dot lines up with waist equivalent size line. In you...
by Heather
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Sizing confusion forTV110
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Sizing confusion forTV110

Huh, I don't remember changing the size chart, but it is possible I made the change when converted the pattern to CAD format. My memory is not what it used be, unfortunately. For the hip, go down one size from your waist size. The hip on this pattern is a bit large, so it is not unusual to go down a...
by Heather
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Sizing confusion forTV110
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Sizing confusion forTV110

Assuming for a moderate amount of waist reductions, then subtract 2" from your natural waist measure, for measurements of 35" bust, 27" waist, 35" hip. If you start with the waist measure of 27, that would be a size E. Going up the chart to the A cup would be for a 36" bust....
by Heather
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Sizing confusion forTV110
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Sizing confusion forTV110

What is your full bust measure? You need that one too, to help pick a size.
by Heather
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6629

Re: Beginners question on TV442

It should all be above the boning, so you shouldn't have to remove anything.
by Heather
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6629

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Take the bias strip off. Then take the bertha, and gather to fit the bodice, laying it on the bodice so that it lies slightly puffed. Sew the bertha down to the bodice along the gather stitching. Now, cover the stitching with your bias strip.
by Heather
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Fabric for free petticoat
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Fabric for free petticoat

Yes, the white muslin will work very well. I've used this fabric for underwear, and I like it a lot.
by Heather
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: TV324?
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: TV324?

I think TV324 would be the best pattern to use. Sheer the center front. The pic looks like the skirt continues flat a bit below the shirring, so not sure if you want that, or just have the overskirt end at the shirring. If you want the flat part, then add a bit of length to the overskirt, I think.
by Heather
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Fabric for free petticoat
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Fabric for free petticoat

Wow, looks like it is getting hard to find. I usually get this stuff downtown LA fabric district for about $2/yard. But I found some online, https://www.fabricwholesaledirect.com/products/eyelet-floral-embroidery-fabric?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkK_Uku_M2wIVQuAZCh1OYg0sEAQYBSABEgKpvPD_BwE&variant=304892...
by Heather
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6629

Re: Beginners question on TV442

The bias tape is to finish the edges cleanly. If you are using piping on the straight, then it will not curve well around the edges, and so you would use bias tape to cover the allowances. If you are making your piping on the bias, then you can use the piping, cut wider, to have the "tape"...
by Heather
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Striped Worth ballgown, 1884
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: Striped Worth ballgown, 1884

This is a Natural Form Era dress, so no bustle. Unless you want a bit of a hip pad to fill out natures lack. To make a very similar look to this dress, you can go with TV225 for the underskirt, TV324 for the overskirt, and then TV422 for the bodice. Or, TV420 for the bodice, and cut any neckline tha...
by Heather
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV422 TV466 Mashup
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: TV422 TV466 Mashup

Yes, you can easily swap out fronts/backs on the different patterns. Use the same size you would otherwise. Just make sure that you adjust the should widths and hem lengths to match. All part of my master plan. Bwaaahaaha. :D

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