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by diana
Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: my first gown
Replies: 12
Views: 7981

That is awesome, Vanessa! Which skirt patterns did you use? I'm always interested in that.
by diana
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: which overskirt is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 4473

"You can mix and match the fronts with some of the patterns."

Which fronts and backs can be successfully mixed?

I'm also going to try a mockup of 303 and 365 using your recommendations. I'll let you know how it turns out.
by diana
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: When do you retire your outfits?
Replies: 2
Views: 2772

When do you retire your outfits?

Heather mentioned that she sold some of her older dresses. What constitutes "dress retirement age" to you? When you get tired of them or when they are a few years old and you have so many newer ones to wear (that's where I'm at now!) I'm having trouble parting with some of the older ones ,but I want...
by diana
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: How many Victorian outfits do you have?
Replies: 16
Views: 9409

Haha! Heather sounds like me! Clothes in the house but what to wear? And I forgot to mention my velvet cape! One of the ladies in our group was at the thrift store last year and picked up a short evening dress with the most fantastic gold appliques! She gave it to me to rip off and sew onto my cape....
by diana
Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:46 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: How many Victorian outfits do you have?
Replies: 16
Views: 9409

How many Victorian outfits do you have?

How many Victorian outfits do you have (whether you made them yourself or not)? I have 8. 1885 Blue satin/brocade (it's seen better days; needs to be retired) 1875 Blue velvet/brocade 1885 pink cotton 1875 blue-gray cotton 1878 purple stripe 1878 green velvet evening gown Saloon girl 1890 blouse and...
by diana
Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: How many do you have?
Replies: 14
Views: 8716

Sounds like Lizzie is more addicted to TV than me! Lizzie, so far, you are the winner.
by diana
Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: which overskirt is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 4473

303's apron looks shorter so maybe she just lengthened it. Sure wish I could see the back!

Heather, will it work to literally use the front of one pattern and the back of another? Perhaps use the front of the Aug overskirt 365 with the back of side drape 303?

Aren't I a PITA?
by diana
Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: How many do you have?
Replies: 14
Views: 8716

The addiction hasn't started yet then.

How many period fashions have you made? Better yet, how many fashions do you have the materials for that you plan to make (that's a better question.)
by diana
Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: which overskirt is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 4473

which overskirt is this?

I was looking through the EOT 2004 pics. Which overskirt is she wearing in this pic?

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by diana
Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Dress 6, week of August 21, 2004
Replies: 24
Views: 51875

I believe this is an natural form day dress of the early years of natural form (76 or 77) due to the style of the bodice and overskirt. The middle part of natural form had the bodice extending down to the knee (is polonaise the word for this type of bodice?) while the later natural form years 1880-8...
by diana
Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: How many do you have?
Replies: 14
Views: 8716

How many do you have?

I'm Diana and I'm a TV-aholic. I now have 11 TV patterns. I can't control myself. As soon as I get the patterns, I must then immediately run to a fabric store to get materials for them, knowing that I need to complete my current fashion first. I constantly peruse Harper's Bazar looking for fashions ...
by diana
Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My new purple striped natural form
Replies: 20
Views: 12164

Oh! thank you! I didn't realize I was to click on img both before and after. Hooray!
by diana
Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My green dress
Replies: 5
Views: 4662

this is a test. Hope it works.

Image

That didn't work. Guess I can't use ofoto either to post images.
by diana
Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:32 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My new purple striped natural form
Replies: 20
Views: 12164

but how do I post just that one so people don't have to muddle through all the pics of my grandchildren?
by diana
Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My new purple striped natural form
Replies: 20
Views: 12164

My new purple striped natural form

I only tacked on a portion of the knife-pleatings to give you an idea of what the bottom will look like when finished. The knife pleatings came out really well using the Clotilde pleating board! This is the dress that I really want to make an overskirt for but couldn't decide which pattern. Hope thi...
by diana
Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: my 1870s silk dinner gown
Replies: 7
Views: 5927

Your dress turned out so lovely! Congratulations on your wedding!
by diana
Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: cotton-looking laces; I found a great place!
Replies: 4
Views: 3622

It's a seriously dangerous place to shop!
by diana
Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: cotton-looking laces; I found a great place!
Replies: 4
Views: 3622

cotton-looking laces; I found a great place!

If anyone lives in Orange County area, M & L Fabrics on Ball and Knott Ave has the largest selection of lace trim in a lot of different designs as well as large selection of braiding, cording, tassels, bead trim, etc. They even have the cotton-looking lace trim that I've been looking for. They h...
by diana
Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Dress 5, week of August 14th, 2004
Replies: 6
Views: 10271

Wait! I need to change my answer. There's a picture in Harper's Bazar showing something very similar. It's an 1872 watering place outfit.
by diana
Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Dress 4, week of August 6, 2004
Replies: 7
Views: 14421

I must agree with Asenath. Perhaps even an 1890 tea or reception dress (although I have a plate dating 1892 with the same sleeves, train, and asymetrical lines, although the front of the gown is not shown (darn it!) Very interesting neckline on this one. If the sleeves didn't have the puff, I would ...

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