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by diana
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Victorian/Historical fiction recommendations/reviews
Replies: 9
Views: 10736

Re: Victorian/Historical fiction recommendations/reviews

The Calder series by Janet Daily are wonderful, traveling from 1860s to 1920 I believe, with stories about the children and grandchildren now grown. "This Calder Range" and "Stands a Calder Man" are 2 of them set in the old west.
by diana
Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: PATTERN PIECES FOR FULLER FIGURE?
Replies: 2
Views: 4156

Re: PATTERN PIECES FOR FULLER FIGURE?

Thanks, Heather!
by diana
Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: PATTERN PIECES FOR FULLER FIGURE?
Replies: 2
Views: 4156

PATTERN PIECES FOR FULLER FIGURE?

A friend of mine has the 2 tone bodice. I measured her and it seems that a G would be the backs and G would be the front. The required measurements are the same as mine and the pieces are what I use (15" back width and 40" bust). HOWEVER she is 4" larger in the waist and 5" large...
by diana
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Under what circumstances would. . .
Replies: 6
Views: 4722

Re: Under what circumstances would. . .

Don't forget about Amelia Bloomer and her dress reform! In 1849, Amelia Bloomer began publishing The Lily, which also advocated "the emancipation of women from temperance, intemperance, injustice, prejudice, and bigotry." She also advocated the wearing of pantaloons for women that would al...
by diana
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Archon 35 Steampunk pictures
Replies: 18
Views: 11231

Re: Archon 35 Steampunk pictures

It looks wonderful, Andrea!

And don't worry, I've gotten sick of my long term projects too! I made an 1876 ballgown off a fashion plate that took me 5 months (I couldn't work on it every day of course) that after awhile, I just wanted it done!

You did a great job! I love the bustling!
by diana
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Fabric for Asymmetrical Drape
Replies: 5
Views: 4399

Re: Fabric for Asymmetrical Drape

Heather sells that pattern: TV382 I would put the lace on the underskirt. It appears to me to be on the underskirt (just a portion of course, not the entire underskirt which is hidden from view), with the overskirt draped over it. Is that what everyone else sees? I don't see the lace attached to the...
by diana
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Downton Abbey Corset
Replies: 7
Views: 7263

Re: Downton Abbey Corset

So Rose's Titanic corset was pretty accurate!

"Tea, Trudy!"
by diana
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Date this dress
Replies: 7
Views: 4872

Re: Date this dress

To all ebay sellers, if there are folds in the back of a skirt, it must be to allow for a bustle! :lol: And I've seen some 1905 lovely lace Edwardian dresses which to a seller are also "Victorian." Or my favorite: CW! Everything Victorian must be CW... :| With this skirt, I also wonder if ...
by diana
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Date this dress
Replies: 7
Views: 4872

Re: Date this dress

I believe it to be 1899 to 1890. I'm seeing quite a few of the same sleeves in one of my reference books for 1889/90: Harpers Bazar by Stella Blum. And yes, there are outfits showing another hemline peeking out from under an overskirt (either straight all the way around or slightly swagged) in 1889....
by diana
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Victorian dress survival tips
Replies: 12
Views: 11821

Re: Victorian dress survival tips

I'm cracking up over gassy! At least if you were seriously gassy, you could always blame the noise on the bustle and petticoats! :lol: Pack safety pins as well. When I'm in a corset, I find I am rarely hungry. You may just want to plan on drinking your meal (shakes) or just eat carrot sticks or a pr...
by diana
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Button placement on tea gown
Replies: 2
Views: 4557

Re: Button placement on tea gown

It is also very period to sew different (but similar) buttons alternating down the front.
by diana
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Placket pieces
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Re: Placket pieces

Thanks, Heather!
by diana
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Placket pieces
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Placket pieces

Heather: I seem to have misplaced my August overskirt placket pieces. What are the dimensions for them? Thanks! I think it was 3" X 7" for back and 4 X 7 for front?
by diana
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: WIP Floral Striped Polonaise
Replies: 13
Views: 10106

Re: WIP Floral Striped Polonaise

That fabric is just lovely!
by diana
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: LLandrindod Wells Victorian Festival
Replies: 3
Views: 5479

Re: LLandrindod Wells Victorian Festival

Everyone's outfits are lovely!
by diana
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Annual Train Excursions (2010 and 2011)
Replies: 7
Views: 5602

Re: Annual Train Excursions (2010 and 2011)

Yes, isn't Virginia City wonderful? We were there in April.
by diana
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Annual Train Excursions (2010 and 2011)
Replies: 7
Views: 5602

Re: Annual Train Excursions (2010 and 2011)

Whenever you plan to take the Carson City to VA City train, let us know! Maybe we all can plan with you!

Which city and state do you live in?

And I LOVE your cream dress! Great job!
by diana
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Can-Can Skirt
Replies: 4
Views: 3876

Re: Can-Can Skirt

Why must you depict mid-1880s when can can continued its popularity in later years? I made mine with an 1890s bodice (using Heather's big sleeve pattern).
by diana
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: INSTRUCTIONAL WEBSITE FOR COVERING HATS?
Replies: 2
Views: 2200

INSTRUCTIONAL WEBSITE FOR COVERING HATS?

Does anyone know of a good instructional website for covering large hats? The frame I have is buckram and I'd rather not do a Mickey Mouse job of it.
by diana
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Wedding Dress
Replies: 10
Views: 7310

Re: My Wedding Dress

Simply stunning!

And isn't it fun that your husband has the same "dress up" interest as you? You will have such fun together!

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