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by m d b
Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:39 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 36
Views: 16455

Hehehe, being interested in German Renaissance costume I've sort of had to get aquainted with some words;)

Love the bonnet, it's very very cute.

And yes, I have someone famous as an ancestor;) Robert the Bruce :D
by m d b
Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:31 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Phantom Lovers!
Replies: 57
Views: 24414

Merja, it depends. I found the costumes to be boring. And not a little like they belong on the cover of some Mills and Boon novels;) Except some of Carlotta's, her Elissa costume is perfectly gaudy. I prefer the stage version because it leaves more to the imagination and the plot holes can be filled...
by m d b
Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: This can not be victorian
Replies: 82
Views: 32923

She's wearing a Psyche Knot, my 1911 Girl's Own Annual shows how to make one. There is even a photo of a girl wearigna wide bandeaux like this as well. I wouldn't date it later than 1912 for the hair alone, as well as the shape of the necklien of the dress. My last two annuals show this style rather...
by m d b
Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:34 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Josie!
Replies: 9
Views: 4580

I did several 15 hours days while working on Jack of All Trades (if anyone watched and can remember extras, I was pinched on the bottom in one by Bruce Cambpell's character. On 2nd unit we spent about... oooh, 1/2 hour shooting a close up, which didn't take into account the flubs with names and cost...
by m d b
Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 36
Views: 16455

Kia ora Christine:)

I have wanted to join your forum for a very long time, but my German is only just good enough to stumble my way through http://www.bildindex.de when looking for inspirational images;)

Welcome to this forum:)
by m d b
Sat May 28, 2005 4:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1870s to early 1880s bodice
Replies: 6
Views: 3770

Beautiful. I love the clean line and absense of trim:) Hope you don't mind me snaffling those pictures and keeping them for inspiration:) I'd agree, Natural form, the shape is very rounded so as not to fit over a large bustle. And see how the bottom of the tabbing is fairly even? I can imagine a bod...
by m d b
Sat May 28, 2005 4:03 am
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Finally, a new dress!
Replies: 31
Views: 38578

I'm thinking 1877, the shape is narrow but not that near column-like state it got to in 1878. Her hem flares out quite a bit. Also her hat is tilted quite far forward and there is a lot of hair still in the back and up towards the crown. Love her little pinkies;) Umm what else..... probably watching...
by m d b
Tue May 17, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My new natural form outfit
Replies: 32
Views: 19331

Stunning. The fit is wonderful, and you look absolutely beautiful.
by m d b
Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:34 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Saloon girl bodice????
Replies: 9
Views: 4898

It's not backwards, look at the seaming: darts go to the front seams to the back and shoulder seams slope to the back. All present and correct;) I love it! The sleeves have been removed, you can see the lining and the outer fabric separate on one of the photos where the bodice is lying on the flat s...
by m d b
Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: corset shapes - LM100 Silverado
Replies: 39
Views: 24632

Those seams are awfully straight in the front. The CF are fine, but the other's just don't look like they are going to do anything to help with the illusion of an hourglass figure at all. Are there supposed to be hip gores with it? My suggestion would be to make it a size smaller and add hip gores. ...
by m d b
Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:50 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Twelfth Night Ball Dress
Replies: 25
Views: 13705

And another shared experience of cotton velvet, the only time I had problems with mine was when I was bag lining some sleeves. The pile bent one way then the other causing it to shift about in all sorts of directions;) what worked was zig zaggign the two layers together first, pulling ever so gently...
by m d b
Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:42 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Twelfth Night Ball Dress
Replies: 25
Views: 13705

I'll add to the cooing:)

COOOOOO

:)

And I have the same confession ad you;).

But hey, this way if people get inspired by your gown, they can still look at TV to make their own.. right?
by m d b
Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:35 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: "1850" dress:)
Replies: 8
Views: 5548

Thank you everyone:) Sorry for the delay in responding:) The fabric is a cotton voile, and was very cheaply bought... Less than $US2 for the lot;) That was about 7-8m/yards. The bonnet was the most expensive item as I had to buy buckram for it;) EVen then it was only... $US20, thanks to having many ...
by m d b
Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: "1850" dress:)
Replies: 8
Views: 5548

"1850" dress:)

It's really more late 1840s;) http://costumes.glittersweet.com/historical/voile8.jpg http://costumes.glittersweet.com/historical/voile11.jpg http://costumes.glittersweet.com/historical/voile1850.htm I'm waiting to find get some other photos sent to me, but they may be used for publicity anyway for t...
by m d b
Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:34 am
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Dress 22, week of January 9, 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 29360

Oh great :) The description is much fuller than mine;) And you included the other views:) The book I have is the Dover book: 1885 Metropolitan Fashions, a reprint of the Butterick catalogue of.. Spring? 1885. I really would recommend it, as you can see it offers alternate views and alternate trims/f...
by m d b
Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Dress 22, week of January 9, 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 29360

Me too:) My book is definitely a different source than Heather's (mine is clipped close to the figure.) It will be interesting to see if the info mine contains (the original text with this image in this particular publication) matches. Though mine says little to enlighten on one what the actual use ...
by m d b
Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: When can we start pestering you for Pictures???
Replies: 26
Views: 13261

Re: Pretty Mean Shawme at Convention in Her Losing dress!

I am so used to winning costume contests here in Colorado on a wink and a smile, I was totally blown away at convention when I stupidly joined the contest at the very last minute. Ahhh yes... Well I'mnot used to winning contests, but I do find it depends a *lot* on who it is judging and what they a...
by m d b
Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Dress 22, week of January 9, 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 29360

Arghh... I know this image so I feel it's cheating to enter this time. I will say I don't think the text that is below the plate in my book matches the setting she is in, nor the accessories she is holding/not holding wearing. Once the contest is up, I would recommend getting the book this image is ...
by m d b
Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My mom looks better than I do in my tea gown!
Replies: 13
Views: 8025

Very nice:) Lovely fabric choice:)
by m d b
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: silly questions - sitting in a bustle & lawn parties?
Replies: 27
Views: 15957

Looking at photos of women wearing bustles, there are the "perch on the edge of the seat", and "sit on the side of the hip" methods to choose from;) Even in a natural form gown this is the best way to sit, especially if you are wearing long stays or the super long cuirasse bodices that end at lower ...

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