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by Val
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 324 long overskirt
Replies: 5
Views: 3882

TV 324 long overskirt

I cut this to my size (double-checked just now) and after doing the darts in front & all the side pleats and seams, I'm pinning the waistband on. But the front three sections are about 10 inches too wide. The picture shows the front to be fairly smooth w/ just the darts. How should I take in thi...
by Val
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Square neck chemise?
Replies: 8
Views: 5809

Re: Square neck chemise?

Oh! I thought these were Edwardian combos. And an excellent idea to add the waist insert. Thank you!
by Val
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Square neck chemise?
Replies: 8
Views: 5809

Re: Square neck chemise?

So it looks like an alteration to an existing pattern, or extending the combo to a chemise is the way to go. I just wondered what the ladies back then did, because I've not seen any chemises yet that had square necks.
by Val
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Square neck chemise?
Replies: 8
Views: 5809

Re: Square neck chemise?

Yes, a chemise. I don't like wearing the combos for that time period. And my combos aren't long enough from the neck to the crotch so its uncomfortable. They were made for me. I was just curious what other alternatives the ladies have come up with.
by Val
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Square neck chemise?
Replies: 8
Views: 5809

Square neck chemise?

What chemise does everyone use when they have a square neck opening on their bodice? I'm talking 1870s-1900, not Edwardian, which the TV combos would cover. So far none of the chemises I have work for a square neck, and I have to keep resorting to a Regency chemise that just barely hangs nn my shoul...
by Val
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Little Girl's Dress
Replies: 2
Views: 5103

Re: Little Girl's Dress

You didn't mention your niece's age so I'm not sure if you mean young girl, or young teen. If its the young teen, I'm no help with resizing patterns. Have you tried Elizabeth Stewart Clark's one for young ladies? It could be used to make something like this white dress with a Swiss waist.
by Val
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Edwardian Blousewaist trim placement.
Replies: 6
Views: 5593

Re: Edwardian Blousewaist trim placement.

I've seen waists with the rows of lace trims down the front like you have.
by Val
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Talma Wrap
Replies: 7
Views: 6085

Re: Talma Wrap

Your husband picked out a wonderful fabric for it. And your muff is just adorable too. I have some black curly lamb fake fur for one to make someday but I have the same problem as you; most of the time its too warm in So CA to wear it.
by Val
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1870's Hat
Replies: 15
Views: 11243

Re: 1870's Hat

Its beautiful, and you have it tilted forward just right!
by Val
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: One Hundred Years of Mourning Fashion
Replies: 1
Views: 2688

One Hundred Years of Mourning Fashion

This last weekend I was part of the Riverside (CA) Dickens festival fashion show. In the first half showing ladies from famous books, I was Miss Haversham. In the second half, I wrote, produced, and modeled in, One Hundred Years of Mourning Fashion, from 1810-1910. I originally started with 11 ladie...
by Val
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Great Expectations
Replies: 12
Views: 8844

Re: Great Expectations

Mary, I ended up not being able to do a pale face for my Miss Haversham at the Riverside (CA) Dickens Fest fashion show, due to having to change into a black mournng gown for the second half of the fashion show and when I had practiced, I was getting the white on my black dress. But I did tone down ...
by Val
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Please explain burnouse pleats, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 3193

Re: Please explain burnouse pleats, please?

I think that's what I did. I just ripped out all the pleats, remarked them, and will try again. I was going to try and explain how I did it step by step w/ photos for my blog, but it might be like the blind leading the blind. :roll:
by Val
Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Please explain burnouse pleats, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 3193

Re: Please explain burnouse pleats, please?

No, I guess I need to see it done in person. I thought I had it figured out but I was pulling up the pleats all into the waist area, not hanging down. With mine hanging down I have a raw seam showing.
by Val
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Please explain burnouse pleats, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 3193

Please explain burnouse pleats, please?

I'm trying to make the TV 374 Assymetrical overskirt, and really having a hard time with all the pleats, and knowing where they go.
So I need help in how to do the burnouse ones. :oops:
by Val
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Our 1905 gowns
Replies: 6
Views: 5472

Re: Our 1905 gowns

I'll make this easy; here is Jennifer's write-up about her outfit. Tiny url--http://tinyurl.com/8cbu56y http://historicalsewing.com/the-1905-bodice-mockup-in-real-fabric?fb_action_ids=4346770756822&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=246965925417366" onclick=...
by Val
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Our 1905 gowns
Replies: 6
Views: 5472

Re: Our 1905 gowns

My pink striped waist is made from TVE #41. Jennifer's yellow waist is made from a vintage pattern she purchased that used to be offered on the Vintage Patten Lending Library VPLL but is no longer available.
by Val
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Great Expectations
Replies: 12
Views: 8844

Re: Great Expectations

That will help, thank you. I am older but no wrinkles yet. But I have blotchy skin, some rosecea. I'm kind of pale already with bluish lips so if it wasn't for the redness, I'd be fine. :oops: I was also told to be very careful with the white makeup because it really dries out your skin. I wore it f...
by Val
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Great Expectations
Replies: 12
Views: 8844

Re: Great Expectations

Susan, do you have any recommendations for the face makeup? All I've come across is white. I'll be changing from this outfit to a black mourning outfit and a white face may look a little more vampirac than I want. I'll make a note on my calendar to share my photos since this is next Feb and I KNOW I...
by Val
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Our 1905 gowns
Replies: 6
Views: 5472

Our 1905 gowns

Both Jennifer Rosbrugh and I made up the TVE skirts, and I used the TVE blouse/waist, while Jennifer used an old vintage pattern for her's. We wore these to Costume College last weekend, and to the Sunday Fantasy Tea there. We are getting lots and lots of compliments on these gowns. Mine is the pink...
by Val
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Great Expectations
Replies: 12
Views: 8844

Re: Great Expectations

Love your Miss Haversham. I'm doing her for our Riverside Dickens Fair fashion show next Feb and am messing around with the hat/hair part. I like your headpiece on this.

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