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by MaryGode
Fri May 17, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Copper on Netflix
Replies: 3
Views: 5701

Copper on Netflix

How did I never hear of this program?? Anyhoo, the police drama "Copper" is streaming on Netflix. It's set in the mid 1860s in New York. Lots of working class clothes but some fancy dresses too. Not as jaw-droppingly profane as "Deadwood" was on HBO but quite violent and brothel-...
by MaryGode
Wed May 15, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Next dress! (OMG help me choose fabric! haha)
Replies: 20
Views: 16867

Re: Next dress! (OMG help me choose fabric! haha)

Hm. My kids have many shirts that once upon a time had metallic printing that has since faded off. Most metallic prints seem to be in an acrylic base. I wonder if treating it with acetone or a similar chemical could dissolve the metallic print without destroying the fabric... In any case it won't he...
by MaryGode
Tue May 14, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Next dress! (OMG help me choose fabric! haha)
Replies: 20
Views: 16867

Re: Next dress! (OMG help me choose fabric! haha)

I find so many stripes when looking for fabric that draw me in and then I find that there is a teensy metallic stripe in the mix and it kills it. :evil: For what it's worth, I like the first one in this most recent post.
by MaryGode
Mon May 13, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: french bodice and parisian skirt
Replies: 5
Views: 5448

Re: french bodice and parisian skirt

How dark and gothic and lovely! The Parisian skirt is my absolute favorite.

My daughters and I are dying to know: How did you create that sculpted braid hairstyle in the third picture??
by MaryGode
Mon May 06, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1884 Ballgown
Replies: 5
Views: 5438

Re: 1884 Ballgown

How beautiful! I love all the different textures, embroidery to ruching, pleats to smooth satin. A delight for the eyes. :D
by MaryGode
Sat May 04, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Next dress! (OMG help me choose fabric! haha)
Replies: 20
Views: 16867

Re: Next dress!

All that featherstitch!! Wow, what a neat find. Good luck with your recreation. 8)
by MaryGode
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Michigan opp to wear your gorgeous dresses
Replies: 3
Views: 6010

Re: Michigan opp to wear your gorgeous dresses

Definitely interested, and since you won't be Iowa-way again I'll just have to come to you. :D
by MaryGode
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: What do you use for tracing patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 20144

Re: What do you use for tracing patterns

The pellon stuffz I get at Hancock or JoAnn, but Amazon has it too.
by MaryGode
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: What do you use for tracing patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 20144

Re: What do you use for tracing patterns

I use Pellon tracing stuff called Easy Pattern. Love it! It's easy to see through and you can sew it up as a lightweight mockup. I ask my family for bolts of it for holiday gifts. They think I'm lame.
by MaryGode
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Making my very first dress, do I have all the right pieces?
Replies: 17
Views: 16616

Re: Making my very first dress, do I have all the right pieces?

Victorian-sized...Let this lady be your inspiration. She certainly inspires me.
by MaryGode
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Making my very first dress, do I have all the right pieces?
Replies: 17
Views: 16616

Re: Making my very first dress, do I have all the right pieces?

I'm fairly tall, and well, largish for a woman. I'm 5'10" with a 36" inseam in jeans, and a long torso and broad shoulders compared to the average woman. I also have a large chest. I'm a street size 16, so I guess I'm proportionally large lol. ¡Mi hermana! :D It sounds like we could be bo...
by MaryGode
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1870s Girl's Dress, and Others From Ste. Genevieve Missouri
Replies: 22
Views: 15929

Re: 1870s Girl's Dress, and Others From Ste. Genevieve Missouri

Oo, this is exciting! You must post piccies. My paper straw hat blanks are all natural colored so I start right in testing for the color I'm aiming for. Definitely try the tan diluted down quite a bit as a first step to soften the colors, or maybe add a drop of tan to a color mix to save a step. I j...
by MaryGode
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Neat dress on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 4285

Re: Neat dress on Ebay

Cool find! It's interesting to see so much fabric economy in the skirt.
by MaryGode
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: How to make a pleating board
Replies: 3
Views: 5575

Re: How to make a pleating board

Genius indeed, and economical! More thanks! :D
by MaryGode
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Civil War Ballgown
Replies: 8
Views: 7214

Re: Civil War Ballgown

So pretty! I love your use of stripes.
by MaryGode
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Date that skirt
Replies: 10
Views: 9424

Re: Date that skirt

Sounds neat! Do you have a picture?
by MaryGode
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1880 Victorian Gown
Replies: 10
Views: 8481

Re: 1880 Victorian Gown

Those pleats! 8) 8) 8)
by MaryGode
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: The Great Hat/Bonnet Debate
Replies: 7
Views: 6342

Re: The Great Hat/Bonnet Debate

I like both styles so it would come down to how do you like to style your hair? I will pretty much always choose a bustle era hat worn forward because I look better with high dressed styles rather than my hair dressed down low. Although, low styles seem (on my head anyway) to work better with bonnets.
by MaryGode
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Parisian skirt/vest basque
Replies: 8
Views: 6373

Re: Parisian skirt/vest basque

I particularly like the way you tacked the lower apron swags. With the upper apron loose it gives a very multi-layered skirt look. Neat!
by MaryGode
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: For Those with Steady Nerves and Netflix...
Replies: 0
Views: 10325

For Those with Steady Nerves and Netflix...

...The Bramwell series is streaming on Netflix instant play! All manner of mid-1890s clothes but beware, also graphic medical situations and enough patriarchy to make you want to punch the laptop screen. :bang:

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