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by mgbetz
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Altering a corset-need guidance please.
Replies: 1
Views: 2242

Altering a corset-need guidance please.

In the past few months, I've lost a significant amount of weight :) and now my corset edges meet at the back. I've searched the TV site about making alterations, best solution seems to be adding tucks. Would like to have this corset last through the November re-enactment season. if possible. Last ev...
by mgbetz
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: New Pattern!
Replies: 2
Views: 3080

New Pattern!

Heather, your new pattern is wonderful...
have it on my 'to do' list.

Really love the back treatment :)

Gwen in l.a.
by mgbetz
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Troll Alert--Attn: Heather
Replies: 2
Views: 2829

Troll Alert--Attn: Heather

Also posting on an old message about Carpet Bags.

Gwen
by mgbetz
Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Halloween Costume
Replies: 14
Views: 7078

WOW! Gorgeous!

Great idea for the pleats -must remember that tip!

Gwen in l.a.
by mgbetz
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: More new dresses
Replies: 12
Views: 6437

Fetching!

The asymetrical overskirt, be still my heart :)

btw...do you have a dust ruffle or ?? to protect the train from the gravel, dust, etc?

Thanks for any input on protecting the hems,

Gwen
by mgbetz
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My new "fire" corset
Replies: 12
Views: 6561

Burn, baby, Burn!

What a beautiful garment :)

Gwen
by mgbetz
Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Name Heather's new corset!
Replies: 30
Views: 17697

Heather, I was doubly delighted to meet you at Riley's Farm Fair, and to learn this corset will be available in Plus Sizes :) Because I have the same waist measurement as Queen Victoria at her abundant matronly size :roll: this was very good news indeed. Bust size about the same also. With your wond...
by mgbetz
Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Name Heather's new corset!
Replies: 30
Views: 17697

The sample photo is gorgeous and looks comfortable.

Please, please carry the pattern in the Plus Sizes--for a size 26/28 lady...there are a lot of abundant women who reenact.

Although I admit...I wear my corset sometimes under regular clothing. Strapless comfort :)

Thanks,

Gwen in l.a.
by mgbetz
Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: my new black bonnet
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

OOOOOOOH!

Very, VERY nice!

Gwen in l.a.
by mgbetz
Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Help with 1883 walking gown
Replies: 29
Views: 18126

This is a really wonderful dress! The skirt trim is especially pleasing and the cording sets it off so well. How does the brown fabric feel "on"? Comfy, I hope? I have a fancy to order some of the brown fabric to cover a hat...thinking ahead for fall, with pheasant feathers. Hat and lined capelet? G...
by mgbetz
Sun May 28, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: previes pics of some new patterns
Replies: 21
Views: 10433

Love them both...

What keeps the cape collar 'up'? The fabric alone or boning, support from interfacing of some kind?

I want this cape. NOW. Might be a bit pushy to wear to work over my scrubs, but i'd be tempted :D

Gwen in l.a.
by mgbetz
Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New outfit
Replies: 25
Views: 11459

Be still my heart! I love this dress---

Be sure to post the hat (maybe as a work in progress?)

Gwen
by mgbetz
Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Brown plaid cotton flannel is on photo gallery
Replies: 10
Views: 6131

It's wonderful! I never really appreciated plaid until I saw it "Victorian" style.

You do lovely work,

Gwen
by mgbetz
Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Farthingales-Corset Supplies
Replies: 20
Views: 13135

Thanks for the update :) After talking to their rep last year at length about L.A. locations, all I can say is Argh, what a weird choice. At least they will have free parking, a bonus in that part of town. Not as 'freeway close' as I would have liked, due to the congestion, but at least it is west c...
by mgbetz
Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: my new dress form!
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

My dress form lives in the front room/living room of our tiny house. Generally she is dressed up, with a styrofoam head covered in fabric, wearing a hat and wig. For use, having the proper undies can make a great deal of difference. Thanks for Dru for the stuffing with sox idea for my new Dore corse...
by mgbetz
Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: black and silver bustle gown is done! Here it is...
Replies: 8
Views: 4475

You are a vision!

Beautiful work...love the details.

Be still my heart...

Gwen in l.a.
by mgbetz
Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Pics of the new hat pattern coming up TV551
Replies: 22
Views: 9979

Really gorgeous...when do you expect it to be ready for we millinery fiends :) ?

and dated to what era/years?

Thanks,

Gwen in l.a.
by mgbetz
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My First Phantom Experience!! (Las Vegas Pictures Added)
Replies: 115
Views: 51293

My dear, Like many others, I have been following your interest with the Phantom in particular and costuming in general.

Don't fret about your coloring, the roles will come.

I think I speak for all of us about your experience at the theatre:

WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!

Gwen in L.A.
by mgbetz
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Riding Habit Spring 1891
Replies: 20
Views: 9742

Lovely!!

Gwen in l.a.

Bidding you better weather soon
by mgbetz
Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Polonaise and tyrolean hat on Gallery
Replies: 16
Views: 7658

This is a wonderful use of Asian traditional fabric with western design. DH is from Japan...he even commented "Looks good"...which is high praise from him, honest! Hmm My Inner Designer is telling me to look for rust brocade with kiku (chrysthanthemum) pattern for a natural form dress. Your work is ...

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