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by Heather
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Help on 1878 Polonaise
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: Help on 1878 Polonaise

First off, let me say that most likely you did nothing wrong. A couple days ago I found that there was a serious error on the sizing chart, and this would definitely effect the fit. I have posted the corrected instuctions at the main website, https://www.trulyvictorian.net/pattern-corrections.html I...
by Heather
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Sizing for 1878 Polonaise
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Sizing for 1878 Polonaise

Most of the time, you just need to let the front darts/seams out. But you can also adjust at the sides if needed.
by Heather
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Sizing for 1878 Polonaise
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Sizing for 1878 Polonaise

This pattern adjusts the same as all my other patterns. Cut for your bust measure, and then take in/let out for the waist at the darts/front seam.
by Heather
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Taffeta fabric for a,Natural Firm dress
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Taffeta fabric for a,Natural Firm dress

Taffeta should work great. I made mine in dupioni, which is very similar. Changeable fabrics can be fun, but be careful about nap, as it may look different if you get it the wrong direction.
by Heather
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Material for 1878 Polonaise
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Material for 1878 Polonaise

You can pretty much use any woven fabric you want for this pattern. However, if you want to be authentic, now you have to be a little more critical. And those fabrics can be hard to find and expensive. The flocked fabrics aren't historically accurate, but if it is what you like and/or can afford, go...
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: 94

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: 5663

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: 5663

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: 591

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: 591

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: 591

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: 591

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: 985

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: 985

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: 985

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: 985

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: 985

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: 7893

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: 7893

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: 808

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.

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