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by mette.wikkelso
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New brown 1860 walking dress
Replies: 9
Views: 8337

Re: New brown 1860 walking dress

The guide is online on your wardrobe onlock'd!
by mette.wikkelso
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Victorian times on Swedish TV
Replies: 8
Views: 10949

Re: Victorian times on Swedish TV

Awwww! Not even danes have access.
by mette.wikkelso
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New brown 1860 walking dress
Replies: 9
Views: 8337

Re: New brown 1860 walking dress

I am working on a guide (hopefully for your wardrobe unlocked), but it's gonna take a while. So it should be nicely explained in time.
by mette.wikkelso
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New brown 1860 walking dress
Replies: 9
Views: 8337

Re: New brown 1860 walking dress

Thank you for the kind words.

The fringe was made entirely by my own, no tutorial involved. I can do rather advanced tablet weaving that I use for viking reenactment, and this just seemed like the easiest option for getting hold of a fringe that matched the cloth.
by mette.wikkelso
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New brown 1860 walking dress
Replies: 9
Views: 8337

New brown 1860 walking dress

I made myself a new walking dress, inspired by the brown walking/promenading dress from the Danish National Museeum. You can see the pictures here: http://largerthanlifedress.blogspot.dk/ The text is unfortunately in danish, but the pictures should say it all. One of the most interesting things abou...
by mette.wikkelso
Thu May 31, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Latest Natural Form gown.... not quite done but close
Replies: 9
Views: 9177

Re: Latest Natural Form gown.... not quite done but close

Love the ruffles! Nothing like a train covered in ruffles.

And yes, we wanna see it on!
by mette.wikkelso
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My very own peacock dress
Replies: 4
Views: 4635

Re: My very own peacock dress

Thank you for all the nice comments, they mean a lot coming from skilled people! As for the different questions: The feather corset IS fragile. If a feather gets ruffled it is hard to get it back to looking nice. The risk is highest on the back and under the arms, but i try to avoid resting against ...
by mette.wikkelso
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My very own peacock dress
Replies: 4
Views: 4635

My very own peacock dress

Back in 2010 I went to Goa on holiday, and ended up buying 300 peacock feathers and 5 meters of matching silk. During the last two years I have been using these for two different project, the peacock corset and the peacock dress. Of these, the last one was made with TV patterns, so I just thought I'...
by mette.wikkelso
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Embroidery machine recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 5520

Re: Embroidery machine recommendations

My mother and I bought a Pfaff embroidery machine together with the big program package (4D it's called). I planned to use it for exactly the same as you: scan simple pictures and make embroideries out of them. I have to say: it takes a lot of fiddling and tweaking before it gets right. Unless you k...
by mette.wikkelso
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Vintage plaiter on Ebay!
Replies: 4
Views: 4936

Re: Vintage plaiter on Ebay!

Awww! They only ship to US.
by mette.wikkelso
Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Fantastical Moonacre Bustle
Replies: 14
Views: 9543

Re: Fantastical Moonacre Bustle

Actually, I was saying that I was sorry that I was saying bad things about a dress that other people liked. NOT that I was sorry that people liked it. Everyone has opinions and tastes, so I never expect people to think a certain way. That makes so much more sense. :) I have never experienced any dr...
by mette.wikkelso
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Fantastical Moonacre Bustle
Replies: 14
Views: 9543

Re: Fantastical Moonacre Bustle

The original bustle is here: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1985.27.4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I have not seen the film, so my opinion on the dress is not based on how it fits into the movie, and in my head the original historical bustle, the dress from the movie an...
by mette.wikkelso
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Fantastical Moonacre Bustle
Replies: 14
Views: 9543

Re: Fantastical Moonacre Bustle

Somebody have already tacked it:
http://nikkiliem.livejournal.com/2010/11/30/

I am rather impressed.
by mette.wikkelso
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Natural Form gown and Butterfly Train.... done!
Replies: 34
Views: 22979

Re: Natural Form gown and Butterfly Train.... done!

Meeeeh!
I want to live in the US! Here in Scandinavia we are lucky if we find something below 20$/m! That makes a full silk dress damn expensive.
by mette.wikkelso
Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Webpage envy
Replies: 6
Views: 5259

Re: Webpage envy

There were a spam post in this topic, that put it on the top of the bulletin board, and I noticed the topic. Heather must have removed the spam since.

There is no spam on your homepage:)
by mette.wikkelso
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 11334

Re: Hello

The US is not the only place that silk prices have increased. In Denmark we have also had a price increase of approximately +40%, so that 10 yards (9 meters) cost 300 US dollars. The silk is 135 cm wide, but it is still rather pricy.
by mette.wikkelso
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Newbie Here!
Replies: 11
Views: 8202

Re: Newbie Here!

I really love your pleats! And the color too. Please post when you have the bodice finished too, it looks really inspiring.
by mette.wikkelso
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Webpage envy
Replies: 6
Views: 5259

Re: Webpage envy

All spam aside (I hope it will be removed), but I just revisited Waisted efforts and saw how Kelly has recreated my favorite dress! The pretty tan daydress:


http://waistedefforts.squarespace.com/v ... n-romance/
by mette.wikkelso
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: difference between ordinary twill and corset coutil
Replies: 8
Views: 9108

difference between ordinary twill and corset coutil

I normally use a single layer of coutil in my corsets, but am now considering to use a layer. This almost doubles the price of the corset, so I am wondering how big the difference is between ordinary twill (like the one used for jeans) and coutil. I have seen alot of beautiful corsets made from twil...

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