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by kellydofc
Tue May 24, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Pleaters for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 2487

Pleaters for Sale

I found these two pleaters on Ebay UK. Unfortunately one is more than I can spend and the other won't ship to the US but I thought I would share the find so some other lucky person could get them. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VINTAGE-COMBINATION-PLEATER-/360366802664?pt=UK_Crafts_Sewing_Supplies_MJ&has...
by kellydofc
Tue May 24, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Antiques, plaiter, in PA
Replies: 5
Views: 4260

Re: Antiques, plaiter, in PA

I wish I still lived in DE I would definately go to this auction. I bought a different plaiter and can't figure out how to work it at all so at this point I am just keeping it as a cool antique.
by kellydofc
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1874 reception dress
Replies: 33
Views: 24647

Re: 1874 reception dress

Thanks for the heads up on the wording. I now have it saved as a search on Ebay and hope I get as lucky as you.
by kellydofc
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Baffled on evening fabrics
Replies: 15
Views: 9056

Re: Baffled on evening fabrics

I know that I have ignored the Synthetic rule many times in the past and used matte or duchess satin which is not super shiny, has a good hand and can be bought from JoAnn's without a lot of fuss and on sale. I also very occassionally can find ribbed taffeta, which doesn't look very synthetic. Yes, ...
by kellydofc
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Different Types of Dresses
Replies: 25
Views: 15979

Re: Different Types of Dresses

Hi, I know that this was originally posted several months ago but I just came across this thread. Several years ago Carolann Schmitt taught a class about Men and Women's accessories at the Ladies and Gentlemen of the 1860s Conference. Her notes included information on many styles of dresses, when to...
by kellydofc
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: 1860's skirt
Replies: 6
Views: 4550

Re: 1860's skirt

You know that is actually a very common design for Elizabethan skirts, the top skirt is split to reveal the forepiece of the underskirt.These are made to go over a farthingale or a hoop a la Elizabeth. I myself use 3 pannels of 60" wide material when making a skirt. I do find that cartridge ple...
by kellydofc
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Lynn McMasters Hat
Replies: 2
Views: 2990

Re: Lynn McMasters Hat

Thanks got ahold of her today. But might be back if I have questions about actually making the hat.
by kellydofc
Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Lynn McMasters Hat
Replies: 2
Views: 2990

Lynn McMasters Hat

Hi all, I am not sure if this is the right board for this. I had ordered a hat pattern from Lynn McMasters which has not arrived yet and went to check for an update on her site and have been unable to get on it all day. Does anyone know if Lynn has gone out of business or is it possible that she is ...
by kellydofc
Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV sizing
Replies: 5
Views: 4548

Re: TV sizing

These were completely finished corsets. All the boning was in and the eyelets were done, the only thing I hadn't gotten to was the flossing. That's probably why I am so frustrated. I did do a mock up for the first one so I'm still not sure why that didn't work. Maybe I am more squishable than I thou...
by kellydofc
Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV sizing
Replies: 5
Views: 4548

Re: TV sizing

Hi Heather, I'm sorry, it was late when I wrote the post so I guess I forgot to add some details. My cup size varies for bras, sometimes I'm a C and sometimes a D. The first time I made up the corset I did size E for all measurements in a D cup. The gap in the back was huge, over 4" in places, ...
by kellydofc
Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV sizing
Replies: 5
Views: 4548

TV sizing

I have no idea why but somehow I am having the worst time sizing my corset. The first time I made it it was much too small, the second time I was absolutely swiming in the thing. I am now on take three and want to run this by someone before making another attempt. My bust is: 43" Waist: 34 Hips...
by kellydofc
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Sizing Patterns of Fashion
Replies: 1
Views: 2875

Sizing Patterns of Fashion

So, after having sewn for years I am finally ready to crack open my Patterns of Fashion to do something besides drool. I want to make the 1878 dress from Snowhill and I was wondering how to go about making this in my size. Because even though I wish I did I do not have a 27" waist more like a 3...
by kellydofc
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: stockings?
Replies: 25
Views: 17542

Re: stockings?

I know it has been awhile since you asked but since you asked Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc sells wonderful stocking, both cotton and silk. These are for Rev War reenactors but that are still fitting for the Victorian time period. Here's their address http://jas-townsend.com/advanced_search_result.php?...
by kellydofc
Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Eliptical question
Replies: 2
Views: 3356

Eliptical question

Okay I have made up my eliptical hoop and after messing with the front ribbons am pretty happy with it. My problem it that I am making this dress/paletot combo and when I put the paletot on it completely drags down the hoop. Do I need to put a pad under the hoop to lift it up or did I (shutter) make...
by kellydofc
Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Quick sizing question about TV110
Replies: 14
Views: 11474

I actually do Medieval/Ren re-enactment as well as Civ war and gave up using metal bones ages ago. All of my Elizabethan corsets are boned with zip ties (heavy duty ones) and I love them. They are super easy to work with, easy to find and support me just as well as the metal ones. So I say go for it.
by kellydofc
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Princess Line Dress
Replies: 11
Views: 7681

Thanks for all the help everyone. I am looking forward to making the dress though I have been told it takes loads of material so it might have to wait a little longer than I had planned.
by kellydofc
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Princess Line Dress
Replies: 11
Views: 7681

I am a little confused because several of my books talk about dresses without waist seams and dresses cut in the Princess style starting in 1863. Is this perhaps something else?
by kellydofc
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Tuson, Az
Replies: 1
Views: 2541

Tuson, Az

I have just moved back to Tucson, Az and was wondering what there was in the way of Civil War/Victorian activities to do. I wasn't really that involved in either before my move back east so I'm not certain what's around.
by kellydofc
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Princess Line Dress
Replies: 11
Views: 7681

Princess Line Dress

I have my heart set on making a Civil War era Princess dress. I have bought the new Simplicity pattern http://www.simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=2887 but sadly only the front and back are princess the rest is a separate skirt and bodice pieces. Can anyone tell me where to find a pattern for this o...

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