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by majors
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: My personal fitting nightmare
Replies: 66
Views: 29662

Hi VV~

I'm so happy it worked!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

The darts are great, the shoulder looks really good too...are you close to cutting out your fabric?
by majors
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: My personal fitting nightmare
Replies: 66
Views: 29662

Hi VV~

what alterations did you end up having to do on the front darts? To me, the darts look a little narrower, and a little lower.

Good work! :D :D :D
by majors
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: My personal fitting nightmare
Replies: 66
Views: 29662

Hi VV~ The list sounds really good, and I'm so happy that your fiance` is coming through so much...he's a fantastic gentleman!!! Please say "hi' to Tracy for me when you see her tonight, and just let me know if there is anything else I should bring on Thursday. BTW: the cotton sateen for the sk...
by majors
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: My personal fitting nightmare
Replies: 66
Views: 29662

Hi Valley Violet~ This is looking really good, it seems to me that the major fitting changes that needed to happen involved length...shortening the entire bodice by 1" at the waist, and then shortening the distance between the point of the bust and the shoulders/plain of the chest...obviously w...
by majors
Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Sewing my first bodice, TV 463
Replies: 91
Views: 42425

I agree with Heather, the last picture without the arm raised too high and the twisting looks really good. The back is really nice and smooth, and the way the tails break over the bustle are excellent, so it looks like you have the correct back length from the waist down. Also, the top of the should...
by majors
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Narrow Fabric for TV261 4 Gore Underskirt
Replies: 2
Views: 2708

Narrow Fabric for TV261 4 Gore Underskirt

I'm in the process of cutting out the 1885 4 gore underskirt and ran into an issue: after washing the fabric, the material is only 41" inches wide. I wear the XXL size, which means the back panel piece is 3" inches wider than my fabric :x Do I need to try to piece in the missing width, or ...
by majors
Sun May 11, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Mantua Maker 1880 Bustle and TV Patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 3115

Mantua Maker 1880 Bustle and TV Patterns

Good Evening Esteemed Costumers! I had a question regarding the Mantua Maker's 1880's bustle: http://www.farthingales.on.ca/mantua_bustle.php The picture is on the left, Just scroll down a tad......Is this bustle too big to fit under Truly Victorian Patterns? Thank you and have a great night! Danielle
by majors
Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Victorian Explorer (with my slightly defective split skirt)
Replies: 2
Views: 2457

Hi Valley Violet~

The spats are AWESOME!!!!! I'm so jealous of your sewing talent! I think the corduroy is a brilliant choice, they look amazing! I love your persistence, it really payed off! :P :bounce:
by majors
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Work in Progress
Replies: 19
Views: 10814

I have to agree with what everyone else said here~

The skirts look great, and I love your use of pattern and color, The stars really highlight the structure and folds of the overskirt and the Targets at the bottom act as a lovely border/color/pattern.

Keep going!!! :P 8)
by majors
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: New patterns
Replies: 46
Views: 27799

I have to agree with everyone too, the pattern looks absolutely amazing!!!! :P :D It's so romantic and feminine and figure flattering, it looks like a style that would be flattering on just about every body type imaginable.......Please release it soon! I bet it would make into a beautiful Christmas ...
by majors
Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: New Dress Model Body?
Replies: 4
Views: 3368

Good Afternoon Heather! Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I am working on my master's thesis, trying to get it done in the next three weeks so I can graduate by December....whewwww......... :lol: Anyway, the pattern adjustments I usually have to make on the patterns are "fish" dart...
by majors
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: New Dress Model Body?
Replies: 4
Views: 3368

New Dress Model Body?

Good Evening Everyone, Heather, I was reading the thread regarding fitting combinations and came across your comments below: "Yes, the bodices are all pretty much drafted according to the same model body. So if you have already fit a bodice, you could apply the same changes to the underwear als...
by majors
Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Lightweight Twill for Skirt Lining?
Replies: 1
Views: 2055

Lightweight Twill for Skirt Lining?

Good Afternoon Everyone~ I found an amazing deal on some lightweight twill and I wanted to know if it could be used for lining skirts and possibly overskirts? It is heavier than a regular cotton broadcloth because of the tightness of the weave, but otherwise it is the thinnest twill I've ever seen. ...
by majors
Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Latest dress
Replies: 20
Views: 12629

I love, love, LOVE this dress!!!!!!
It's so inspiring, and all the trims and details work so well together!!! Can you take a picture of the front???? I am in awe!
:shock: :P
by majors
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Question about making a neck scarf
Replies: 5
Views: 4215

Hi VAlley Violet The scarf looks like a really simple rectangle that has been knotted with the ends fluffed. The other way to do it would be to make a rectangle, but then shape the ends into triangles with a softly rounded point. If the scarf is made in a servicable cotton, you could put just a bit ...
by majors
Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Shantung, Dupioni, and Pongee silk
Replies: 26
Views: 14243

Thank you Heather! :lol:

I'm sooooo glad to hear this....I bought some lovely navy dupioni to go with a plaid silk for the polonaise; it's good to know I'm period correct and using gorgeous fabric at the same time!! 8) :D
by majors
Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Laughing Moon Bustle Pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 4509

Hi Heather and Ms Clancy~ Thank you so much for getting back to me. Ms Clancy, the photos are very helpful, for some reason I couldn't quite figure out the scale of the bustle, so having the the parisian skirt (which is amazing by the way!!) over the bustle really helps me out. Heather, thanks for t...
by majors
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Laughing Moon Bustle Pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 4509

OOOOOPS~

It's view 3, but to me it looks bell shaped; its the one that is a bustle and train support shape, sorry for the confusion! :oops:
by majors
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Laughing Moon Bustle Pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 4509

Laughing Moon Bustle Pattern

Hello~ Farthingales is selling a Laughing Moon pattern with differen bustles, and I was curious to see if the "bell" shaped bustle would fit under any of the TV early or late bustle patterns. Here's the link, Farthingales made up the bustle I'm interested in http://www.farthingales.on.ca/l...
by majors
Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Corset Cover: Do you use one?
Replies: 6
Views: 5029

Hi Heather~

Thank you so much for the quick reply, it's great to not have to wait on pins and needles so to speak! :bounce:

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