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by m d b
Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Tightlace Silverado?
Replies: 15
Views: 11093

I'm a sort of pear shape.. well frankly it depends on how much weight I've put on;) I've got one of those figures that gets more curvy the more weight I lose (due to musculoskeletal shape.) Though I found makign up the pattern for the 1880s corset exactly to scale from the Corsets and Crinolines boo...
by m d b
Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: silly questions - sitting in a bustle & lawn parties?
Replies: 27
Views: 16109

A long train will be fine:) I'm pretty sure it was only from about 1880 on that trains for outdoor use stopped. Mind you it might have been about the time the natural form was getting really really fitted... though... Pate 120 of Victorian and Edwardian Fahsion: A Photographic Survey (aka Fashion an...
by m d b
Sun Jan 02, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: An idea...
Replies: 32
Views: 18874

Thanks :) Yep it's smocking.

If you click the link below the image, I list all my inspirations and the site I learnt to honeycomb from:) *not* using magic dots and not using a pleater:)
by m d b
Sun Jan 02, 2005 2:17 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My mom looks better than I do in my tea gown!
Replies: 13
Views: 8116

The img tags point to files on your D drive:)

file:///D:/Data/Shawn/Dresses/mom/wrapper.jpg
That's what I got from checking the properties of the first image. They need to be uploaded, or the html edited to point to the file on the website:)
by m d b
Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: When can we start pestering you for Pictures???
Replies: 26
Views: 13422

oh, more piccies please :) We loves photos ;) And Frannie, I would have recognised the inspiration of the HB gown even if you hadn't have mentioned it :) That book is such a source of inspiration... two plates were used almost directly for the stage production of Phantom: http://costumes.glitterswee...
by m d b
Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: An idea...
Replies: 32
Views: 18874

Well.. the one I'm going to get finished in a couple of weeks is this one: http://costumes.glittersweet.com/historical/voille6.jpg http://costumes.glittersweet.com/historical/voille1850.htm 1848 or so cotton voille dress from mostly stash... OK so I've had the voille in storage for ages I was going ...
by m d b
Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Corded Petticoat
Replies: 12
Views: 8275

http://costume.dm.net/cordpett.html Though this is for 16thC, the tips page does offer some relaly useful hints for what not to do and the recipe was from a 19th discussion anyway;) http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3978.html Discussion there with some more hints from peo...
by m d b
Sat Dec 25, 2004 5:28 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: $10 Corset and new Petticoat
Replies: 8
Views: 5664

lol! I thought you were being overly modest actually;) Nice job on the Ren Faire garb:) I see we are kindred spirits in some regards;) Making use of "Budget friendly" materials and going nuts on making accessories;) Aren't crowns/tiara's great:) I love mine, always wanted a tiara, and so now I have ...
by m d b
Wed Dec 22, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: $10 Corset and new Petticoat
Replies: 8
Views: 5664

Thanks:)

Excellent. So did you happen to luck out and find two matching skirts, or when you said "just sewed the two skirts together " did you mean "I pulled all the lace out and carefully put pieces of skirt and lace back together. ;)
by m d b
Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:25 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My 1850's gown finally done!
Replies: 9
Views: 5774

It's good that you feel that way:) Though I started that way and have recently started to resent the input, mostly because I now feel like I'm on display for other's and I'm no longer creating for my own enjoyment. I get enough of that in the theatre thankyouverymuch;) So I've just written to someon...
by m d b
Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: $10 Corset and new Petticoat
Replies: 8
Views: 5664

*Grin* Oh boy am I glad I'm not the only one who uses cost effective materials;) (I refuse to say cheap as it has another meaning;) ) I just bought 12m (just over 12 yards) of an off white spotted voile for $NZ 2.99 and am planning on a Tissot inspired dress from it:) Inspiration from some recent eb...
by m d b
Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: An idea...
Replies: 32
Views: 18874

Sure Kay:) Actually the pleated skirt was mostly just a PITA to try and get the pleats to all match up;) I pleated about 10m wideof fabric down to just over three, each pleat being about 7cm wide (so that's about 10yards of fabric down to just over three using pleats of about... 2 1/2 inches wide. I...
by m d b
Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:50 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: An idea...
Replies: 32
Views: 18874

Certainly Kay, but I'm not sure what Phantom dress you mean.. my Black dress is from Portrait of a Lady.... I also feel a bit awkward as I didn't use any patterns, I do a mix of direct draping and drafting from basic slopers. I'm also thinking of overdyeing the fabric to make the existing stripes mo...
by m d b
Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:03 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: An idea...
Replies: 32
Views: 18874

Well... I've had a length of fabric in stash since Jan 2001. Actually I got this fabric from Sweden when I visited. I had always intended on making another version of the blue dress in Pahntom of the Opera seeing as my original one faded so heavily (which happens to the stage dresses as well natural...
by m d b
Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:56 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Pictures of Dicken's in Tx
Replies: 31
Views: 17205

An absolutely classically beautiful ensemble:)

You show just how elegant this era can be:)
by m d b
Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: How many Victorian outfits do you have?
Replies: 16
Views: 9967

Hehehehe, I have to contrl myself when going to the local Savemart (2nd hand store) as I generally trawl the wedding dress for lace and usable silk, the blankets and curtains, sarees and jewellery sections. Because heaven knows I don't have enough in my stash already.. it covers a table in the garag...
by m d b
Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: An idea...
Replies: 32
Views: 18874

I'm curious as to how many people have kept to the challenge;) On another forum the challenge was to use all the fabric in stash in a years time... Well honestly.. if I was to use all my stash.. It'll take a *very* long time! Especially with this: At 20 lengths of 7.5m green velveteen I could make S...
by m d b
Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:21 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Does anyone have this issue?....
Replies: 8
Views: 5845

This is a tad late.. but i have had the same issue with some chemises for my SCA gear. This moslt happened with my very lightweight voille ones, and almost never happened with a heavier linen. Even a reasonably light linen.. This porbbaly also comes down to volume of fabric as well as weight: if you...
by m d b
Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: dress 19, week of December 1, 2004
Replies: 10
Views: 14101

This looks extremely familiar.. like from Die Mode.. so it's from a periodical I'm familiar with... Mode Artistique could it be from? Or possibly reprinted in another periodical, as happened with their plates. With the wide neckline and absence of real sleeves this is more likely to be a ball dress....

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