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by Val
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Gathering or pleating on #455 1830 gown
Replies: 7
Views: 6662

Re: Gathering or pleating on #455 1830 gown

Just adding another question to this about the sleeve cuff. Last time I just sewed the facing on the slit opening of the cuff. Has anyone come up with other ideas to finish this?
by Val
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Gathering or pleating on #455 1830 gown
Replies: 7
Views: 6662

Gathering or pleating on #455 1830 gown

I've made one of the 1830s gowns and gathered it in the front, back and shoulders. But I wondered if anyone has tried pleating that instead, and were they happy with it? I'm getting ready to do this on a new bodice and pinned pleats in but it looks very full in the bust. Photos of any done in pleati...
by Val
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: the adventures of the 1830 dress (in progress)
Replies: 18
Views: 17967

Re: the adventures of the 1830 dress (in progress)

Beautiful!! And LOVE the bonnet! The flowers inside the brim are perfect!
by Val
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: A blue striped Seaside 1890s TV gown
Replies: 1
Views: 3136

A blue striped Seaside 1890s TV gown

For the Sunday Fantasy Tea at Costume College, "Pirates of Penzance; A Victorian Seaside Frolic", I made TV's 496 Ripple Jacket, and TV 291 Walking Skirt for it. Both were made out of a medium weight stripped cotton. I narrowed the collar down a bit, so it didn't hang over my shoulders, di...
by Val
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: the adventures of the 1830 dress (in progress)
Replies: 18
Views: 17967

Re: the adventures of the 1830 dress (in progress)

I loved the dress I made from this pattern so much, I've got two more cut out. I like my sleeves kind of collapsed down. I first wore my Regency stays with mine but decided the Victorian one will work too and I can get in and out of it myself. I agree with the others, your corded petti looks fine. T...
by Val
Fri May 24, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Next dress! (OMG help me choose fabric! haha)
Replies: 20
Views: 17310

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

Depends on how sheer you want it. I just used a dotted swiss cotton and had to put a very light lining in it but its so delicate it feels like a butterfly. You could use the same for the collar just flatline it with something firmer.
by Val
Thu May 23, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: tea gown
Replies: 13
Views: 11713

Re: tea gown

Thank you. I knew you would know the lines better.
by Val
Thu May 23, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: tea gown
Replies: 13
Views: 11713

Re: tea gown

Heather, if someone wanted to make this style dress (referring to the bodice) what pattern would you suggest to start with? I'm looking at the tea gown but it doesn't have the same seam lines. Would extended the French Vest be right?
by Val
Thu May 23, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Next dress! (OMG help me choose fabric! haha)
Replies: 20
Views: 17310

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

I like the second one with the geometric print. It kind of gives me the same feeling as the original dress. Good luck with your reproduction of this! Its adorable.
by Val
Thu May 23, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Patterned Fabric?
Replies: 3
Views: 5385

Re: Patterned Fabric?

I've made the French vest a couple times with patterned fabrics and usually do the insert with a solid. You could add some of the solid with bands on the overskirt too similar to the earlier photo that was shared.
by Val
Mon May 13, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: french bodice and parisian skirt
Replies: 5
Views: 5657

Re: french bodice and parisian skirt

Beautiful workmanship! The brocade inserts really set it off. And wonderful photography too!
by Val
Mon May 13, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: MEXICAN DRESS 1840's
Replies: 1
Views: 3066

Re: MEXICAN DRESS 1840's

Do a search for the Californios. I found this one. http://www.calisphere.universityofcalif ... pic0a.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
*ETA- sorry, mispelled Californios.
by Val
Fri May 10, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: underpinnings for 1878
Replies: 6
Views: 6907

Re: underpinnings for 1878

I finished my entire outfit and wore it recently in the fashion show at Gaslight Gathering in San Diego. I still wasn't happy with my underskirt even with the deep ruffled petticoat. As you can see in this photo of me on the right, the bottom still caved in around my ankles. Afterwards my friend Cin...
by Val
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: underpinnings for 1878
Replies: 6
Views: 6907

Re: underpinnings for 1878

I was going to use one petti I had but its ruffled is small. It looks to me like the wide ruffle gives better support. So I think I'm going to try and make one. Thanks for the feedback, Cindy.
Val
by Val
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: underpinnings for 1878
Replies: 6
Views: 6907

Re: underpinnings for 1878

Miss Cindy, I don't have that pattern but it looks like I could almost use my skirt pattern, with maybe one panel less, to get that same design. Not sure if I'm going to be able to make it with only one week to go but its possible.
Do you have any photos of you wearing your outfit with it?
Val
by Val
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: underpinnings for 1878
Replies: 6
Views: 6907

underpinnings for 1878

I'm making the 1878 skirt #221 http://www.trulyvictorian.net/tvxcart/product.php?productid=45&cat=4&page=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and long draped overskirt #324 http://www.trulyvictorian.net/tvxcart/product.php?productid=47&cat=4&page=1" onclick="window.open(t...
by Val
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 324 long overskirt
Replies: 5
Views: 4237

Re: TV 324 long overskirt

:P then it shall get done tonite!
by Val
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 324 long overskirt
Replies: 5
Views: 4237

Re: TV 324 long overskirt

Now I'm looking at your photo of it in the gallery and it looks like your "sides" are also in the back. So maybe I've answered my own question. :)
by Val
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 324 long overskirt
Replies: 5
Views: 4237

Re: TV 324 long overskirt

What concerns me is my side seams,which have the pleats going up them are back past "my" sides, and my placket is not on my side. Is that correct?
by Val
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Covering a straw Bonnet blank
Replies: 3
Views: 3621

Re: Covering a straw Bonnet blank

I lined a straw bonnet for an 1860s impression & you can use the same techniques for yours. I wrote about how I did it in my blog. http://timetravelingincostume.blogspot.com/2011/04/1860s-brown-bonnet.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The bonnet you have is more of an 1850-60s ...

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