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by Miranda Miller
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Sleeves.....
Replies: 5
Views: 5733

Yay!!! Now I get to rip out all the sleeve seams and re-cut the pieces with TV462 instead! Thank you for such a quick response!
I know what I'm doing tonight!
by Miranda Miller
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: 1880-81 fashion plates?
Replies: 17
Views: 10757

I'm not having any problems with the pages, but they do take forever to load and some pics I need to left click on and "veiw image".
by Miranda Miller
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Sleeves.....
Replies: 5
Views: 5733

Sleeves.....

So I had a question and I think I found the answer in archives. I want to make a smooth topped sleeve for TV460 and this is what I found. [quote="Heather"]It is a little bit tricky to do. It would be easier to substitute a sleeve from another pattern, say 420, 422, 428, 462 or even 400 or ...
by Miranda Miller
Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:03 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Pleats
Replies: 28
Views: 21612

I just remembered that a few months ago I was at JCPennys and they had an awesome red wool suit skirt fully pleated with side pleats all the way around. I was curious and lifted up the hem to see how they kept all the pleats so neat and they had what looked like a piece of masking tape about two inc...
by Miranda Miller
Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Pleats
Replies: 28
Views: 21612

Is it ok to cheat and baste the bottom of the pleats closed? I'm doing 3x pleats and I hate to have them turned into ruffles!
by Miranda Miller
Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Maple Leaf Roses
Replies: 14
Views: 7402

Back in the fall of 1999 or so, in Kansas City KS, we had a HUGE snowstorm, it was before Halloween even, so most of the trees had not lost their leaves. So many trees broke from the weight of the snow on their full leafy branches that they took out many electric wires and phone lines. The damage wa...
by Miranda Miller
Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Pleats
Replies: 28
Views: 21612

Thanks! Now that I know this, I can start tomorrow morning if my sick child lets me! I have a Rajah Pressing clothe, but what does the vinagar do? :!: I've never heard of that before!
by Miranda Miller
Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Pleats
Replies: 28
Views: 21612

I am glad to have read this before I started my new underskirt! Is there any tricks to getting pleats to lay right? I just finished a sleeve with pleated cuffs, but I want an entire bottom half of a skirt to be pleated too. Should I line the pleated fabric(medium wieght dupioni and cotton satine)? H...
by Miranda Miller
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Victorian beauty manual:exerpt on corsets
Replies: 4
Views: 4022

hmmmm... I wonder how many felt horrid about themselves after reading that! It sounds kinda like the Cosmopolitan of our time! I'm sure somewhere in there it says something along the lines "Five ways to make him notice you!" and "The popular colors for the coming season" LOL
by Miranda Miller
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Fitting the Dore and Silverado
Replies: 5
Views: 4100

I always start about two sizes smaller than what the envelope says. Then after constructing one half of the corset (one side) I hold it up and see how it wraps around. It fits all differently with the boning in, so be careful.
by Miranda Miller
Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New dress
Replies: 15
Views: 8639

I really love the neck line, incredibly elegant and stunning!
by Miranda Miller
Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My new "fire" corset
Replies: 12
Views: 6757

That's neat looking. So let me get this right, you flatlined twill tape to the back of red satin then made the casings? My first one ever :oops: was an art project and I just borrowed a pattern without instructions and made something like that, but being a dunce I used light fabric and ribbon for my...
by Miranda Miller
Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Can't be said enough!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 8245

That was the pattern I was going to use from Janet Arnold's fashions of history for my wedding dress!!!!!!! Then I found TV and fell in love with the bustle!!!!LOL!!!! The only thing that stopped me was I couldn't quite see the finished product in my head.... Now I want to pull out the book and star...
by Miranda Miller
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Rendezvous of Gunfighters
Replies: 33
Views: 15273

I've had a cut off 13 inch braid sitting in the closet for about two years trying to find a way to make a rat, bangs or something fun out it. It's just waiting until it happens.. or my son drags it out to play with it :shock:
by Miranda Miller
Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Home from Alaska!
Replies: 19
Views: 9897

Wow!!! All your gowns are amazing!!!! I am in love with the black and white striped one with the georgous red panels! What patterns did you use????
by Miranda Miller
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Name Heather's new corset!
Replies: 30
Views: 18144

Finallly!!!!!!! I love the Silver, but I always had to add the hip gore and I just finished :P my first very own Dore. The dore looks like it will fit in the boobs, but the hips are awefully tight.... I am sure hubby will be like, "You just finished a corset, why do you need another?" but it will be...
by Miranda Miller
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Name Heather's new corset!
Replies: 30
Views: 18144

Sold!!!!!! I LOVE the look of it!!!!!! It's got the long line of the Silverado but no annoying bust cups!!!
Oh, if needed, can you still insert gores over the hip??
by Miranda Miller
Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Name Heather's new corset!
Replies: 30
Views: 18144

Truly Elegent?
by Miranda Miller
Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: I think it's almost time again.....
Replies: 60
Views: 28379

ohohohohoh!!!!!!!! I can't wait!!!
Even if you don't like giving us advance warning like this, it gives ME a chance to save up money to get it and beg and plead with DH to pay me an allowance to get supplies!
by Miranda Miller
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Titanic Fashion show pic
Replies: 9
Views: 5023

It looks like all the time and effort really paid off! Now wasn't there a bolt of fabric and a pattern that got tucked aside while you were working on this project? :twisted:

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