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by JP
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Making Box Pleats
Replies: 21
Views: 12688

Thank you very much Miss Cindy (and I really like being called "Miss JP", sounds so much nicer!), I always wanted to know that measurement. I suppose the other way to know would have been to measure the fabric, sew the pleats and then measure the fabric again to get the ratio... but 3x1 so...
by JP
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 2158

I can't get to it either - it just says "album empty"... :(
by JP
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Making Box Pleats
Replies: 21
Views: 12688

Hi, the fork method works great, I've just tried it on my sewing machine but I can never figure out how much material I need! Can anybody possibly tell me how you measure the amount of fabric needed to end up with a particular length of pleated material? I can't figure out the maths of it!! Thanks i...
by JP
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Events in the UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 4463

Many thanks Ladies for your replies, Urban Gipsy, where do you live now? I think the UK is a beautiful country in general but I do enjoy living in our area. Tiffers, thank you very much for the suggestion, I checked out their website and contacted them straight away. And Louisa, I have exchanged mes...
by JP
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Events in the UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 4463

Events in the UK?

Hi, I've not posted here for ages... but was starting to miss it! I have a lovely victorian dress which only had one outing ever and was wondering if there was anybody here from the UK who would know if there are any events I could attend dressed in victorian clothing? I so enjoyed making all the un...
by JP
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: A question for Merja
Replies: 13
Views: 10150

Thank you for the picture and the extra info Merja. Don't know if it would be wise for me to tackle such a task but many thanks for showing your beautiful work!
by JP
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: A question for Merja
Replies: 13
Views: 10150

Merja, how difficult was it to make from the instructions in the book? I really LOVE the shape and the look of your corset - that cording is so pretty (as well as the flossing). You are obviously an excellent seamstress so how would you rate the difficulty of making this corset? Is it explained quit...
by JP
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: How to fill a bodice neckline
Replies: 1
Views: 2332

How to fill a bodice neckline

Hi, I made a square neckline bodice which I find a bit too "revealing" for daytime wear and would like to fill the edges of it with lace as some of you do so well - is there a technique to it? Or do you just gather some lace and sew it around the edge? I tried making a little upstanding la...
by JP
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Latest dress
Replies: 20
Views: 13003

WOW! Everybody's said it, but your dress is really fabulous! I love all the details on it. Congratulations, you must be really proud of your work!
by JP
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: A question for Merja
Replies: 13
Views: 10150

Hi Merja, I think your corset is really beautiful too! But I looked on the Corsets and Crinolines website you mention and I can't see anywhere where they sell patterns... did you make your own based on the photos shown of that particular corset? Or were you able to buy an actual pattern? Thank you v...
by JP
Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: linen boater hat almost finished
Replies: 3
Views: 2993

Really like it Madame Kat, it's lovely! Did you use a pattern for it?
by JP
Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corset flossing - does anyone know how?
Replies: 23
Views: 20330

Thank you Susan and Valleyviolet. Really like the antique pattern library site Valleyviolet, thank you for the tip. There's lots of interest to look at there!
I think I'll just have a go even if it won't look quite like the ones I've seen.
by JP
Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corset flossing - does anyone know how?
Replies: 23
Views: 20330

Corset flossing - does anyone know how?

Hello, I've searched on topics about flossing for the bottom of the bones and although a few people mention it, I can't find any more precise information on exactly HOW to do it! I'm just finishing an edwardian corset where the bones are actually shorter than the channels and I would like to finish ...
by JP
Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TV428 gone Edwardian... does it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 3763

Thank you very much. Madame Kat, here is a close-up of the soutache (which isn't actually soutache but a kind of cording) and no, I didn't attach it by hand but very slowly on my old treadle machine with a cording foot. http://www.lacossette.co.uk/cr%E9ations%20001%20%28internet%29.jpg (I don't know...
by JP
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TV428 gone Edwardian... does it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 3763

TV428 gone Edwardian... does it work?

Hello, I mentioned in another thread that I wanted to make an Edwardian dress for a Special Centenary celebration so here it is... I'm sure there's many things wrong with it but hopefully I will look the part enough? I started with TV428 (thank you Heather for the suggestion) but with the Eaton jack...
by JP
Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Do you always line your bodices?
Replies: 14
Views: 8877

I'm really enjoying reading about everybody's different methods - and hope to get more answers yet! Yes, I would like to know how they do those scalloped finished seams.... does anyone know? Does anybody just pink their seams? Dana, how do you hand-finish your seams, overcast? Doesn't that take a ve...
by JP
Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Do you always line your bodices?
Replies: 14
Views: 8877

Thank you Ladies. It's a relief to know that finishing with bias is even historically accurate as I don't like doing the lining :D . It seems less work to me to finish with bias (and easier for any small alterations afterwards) - though I do admit that a lining gives a much nicer finish. I'm still c...
by JP
Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Do you always line your bodices?
Replies: 14
Views: 8877

Do you always line your bodices?

I am making an Edwardian bodice/jacket and wondered if I could get away with just using bias binding around the edges instead of a full lining (it is interlined) ... would that work or is that not the done thing to do?
by JP
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Glove question please
Replies: 11
Views: 6838

Thank you so much again Dana, your information is so interesting. I didn't realise they wore fingerless gloves in those days. Was in the shops buying a tie for my husband yesterday and was thrilled to find that they sold lace gloves there! So bought a new pair and am now ready for my outing on Monda...
by JP
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Wilde peacock dress..
Replies: 10
Views: 6885

Just looked at your other gowns from the other thread and this one is amazing too! Beautiful!

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