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by Heather
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Sizing confusion forTV110
Replies: 8
Views: 116

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: 116

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: 116

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: 116

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: 116

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: 5686

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: 5686

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: 112

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: 76

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: 112

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: 5686

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: 402

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: 352

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
by Heather
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 423 Two-tone bodice
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: TV 423 Two-tone bodice

You can go either way. You certainly don't wont to go up to the neck line with it. I like the end the center back a bit below the shoulder blades, or about 6" above the waist. It if gets too tall, then you end up with a point sticking out at the back. This this bodice style, no point, the back ...
by Heather
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 291 pattern lay-out
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: TV 291 pattern lay-out

Oh good! And I forgot the other way to do this.... You can always piece on the bottom corners from the scraps. They did this a lot in the 1890s, with the very wide gores.
by Heather
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 291 pattern lay-out
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: TV 291 pattern lay-out

If you don't have a nap, then maybe turning some of the pieces upside down should help. If you can avoid cutting cross grain, that would be best. But if that is what you need to do, then that is always an options. If you wash the skirt later, it will shrink differently, cross grain from on grain.
by Heather
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 5686

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Shorter is better than longer. If the boning is too long, then it might poke into you, or it will get in the way of the hem. The center front is really only needed through the waist and to the point to hold it down. The darts need to be short enough to allow you to finish the hem, and stay below the...
by Heather
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 291 pattern lay-out
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: TV 291 pattern lay-out

If you follow the layout in the pattern, you will have plenty of room to make them fit. They will not fit with the fabric folded in the center, so you need to open out your fabric and cut the left and right sides separately.
by Heather
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 5686

Re: Beginners question on TV442

If you are not using it with piping, so that it will not be seen, then I would purchase bias tape in a similar color. Or make some out of a different fabric. If you want to using it with piping, then you can make the piping separately with the fashion fabric on the straight, but then use a bias stri...
by Heather
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Natural form TV324 overskirt over a regular Tournure
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Natural form TV324 overskirt over a regular Tournure

You can make it fit just fine. I would do a full width of 45" fabric for the back, rather than cutting it down as that pattern has it. The length will be fine, you just need the width to get around the bustle.

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