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by Bookwyrm
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: A year of work
Replies: 7
Views: 5372

Re: A year of work

Those are lovely! Where did you get those red gloves?
by Bookwyrm
Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Link error on Undies Page
Replies: 1
Views: 2378

Link error on Undies Page

Heather, I just noticed that in the catalogue on the Underwear page, the 142 walking hoop image links to 141, the standard hoop. The link is fine on the Pre-Hoop/CW page.
by Bookwyrm
Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New Board theme available
Replies: 1
Views: 4815

Re: New Board theme available

Ooh, tra la. I quite like that, I'll definitely be sticking with over the other two.

If this posts twice, I'm terribly sorry.
by Bookwyrm
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Boning supplies in MN? Hardware store?
Replies: 6
Views: 6511

Re: Boning supplies in MN? Hardware store?

Chances are slim to unlikely, but if you have any stores in the area that would cater to basketweavers or cane chair restorers, you could be in business. Steel was actually not a common boning substance during the Renaissance (the spring steel alloy we use today had not been invented, to my knowledg...
by Bookwyrm
Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: TV bodices for modern wear
Replies: 8
Views: 6083

Re: TV bodices for modern wear

I wore trousers over a corset for my friends' wedding. For that costume, I cut the trousers to the natural waist so they would sit well, and then my bodice came down over the hip. While I was fussing with fit and things, though, several times I had on my corset and my regular cargo pants. The bigges...
by Bookwyrm
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Fitting the mock up - LM100 Dore - *Updated*
Replies: 8
Views: 6580

Re: Fitting the mock up - LM100 Dore

Hiya! Nothing more to contribute (I think I left you a note over on LJ) but I figured I'd give you a wave. I'm rabid_bookwyrm over there.
by Bookwyrm
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Sizing Patterns of Fashion
Replies: 1
Views: 2797

Re: Sizing Patterns of Fashion

You have a couple of possibilities: You don't have to resize to precisely the drawn size. Probably the easiest thing in this case is to draw your own grid which is not at the same size the original grid was. So, for example, if the scale is 1 square = 5 inches - Suppose the waist is 2.5 squares per ...
by Bookwyrm
Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Possible Classes/Workshops in Portland, OR
Replies: 2
Views: 4898

Re: Possible Classes/Workshops in Portland, OR

It's a very fun store to work at. We have some of our inventory on our website (buttonemporium.com) - and if you call or email and can describe what you're looking for, we may be able to help you further. In particular, check out the cotton satteen on the 'site. It's really beautiful sturdy ribbon t...
by Bookwyrm
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Corduroy-Odd for a Victorian day dress?
Replies: 6
Views: 4205

Re: Corduroy-Odd for a Victorian day dress?

If you find one of the two-color dresses in a fashionplate that could be a great springing-off point.
by Bookwyrm
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Possible Classes/Workshops in Portland, OR
Replies: 2
Views: 4898

Possible Classes/Workshops in Portland, OR

I've recently started working at the Button Emporium and Ribbonry in Portland, OR, and I'm probably going to start doing some classes and workshops. Are any of you around here? Would you be interested in any classes or workshops? I was thinking something along these lines: - Bonnet making/trimming -...
by Bookwyrm
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: The "Make It Work" Game
Replies: 2
Views: 2873

Re: The "Make It Work" Game

I think this could be a fun idea - it's so easy to forget that we can modify patterns to make them look completely original. I think that the French bodice is the most easy to use - you'd change the double collar for a single, blend the vest front back into the front (easy peasy to do - just cut off...
by Bookwyrm
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Binding with Velvet
Replies: 3
Views: 3567

Re: Binding with Velvet

If you're devoted to the idea of a velvet binding, I think the double bias tape idea is a good one - you're basically facing the velvet binding with organza. If you're not married to the velvet binding, an organza or satin binding might be easier to apply. It doesn't have to be very wide at all - ju...
by Bookwyrm
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: sleeveless vest
Replies: 1
Views: 1790

Re: sleeveless vest

I made a double breasted vest a few months ago from the only TV bodice pattern I have... TV405 (Vest Basque). Perhaps not the best choice, but I hit it with a hammer a bunch and made it go. You can use any bodice pattern you want. Get the pattern fitting how you want with a CF closure (no DB). Then ...
by Bookwyrm
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Corduroy-Odd for a Victorian day dress?
Replies: 6
Views: 4205

Re: Corduroy-Odd for a Victorian day dress?

It seems like it should be fine for a winter day dress or you could mix it with a matching linen or cotton and make a more summery dress.
by Bookwyrm
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: to pocket or not to pocket???
Replies: 10
Views: 6289

Re: to pocket or not to pocket???

This dress at Tidens Toj has a watch pocket in the day bodice. The pattern is available as a PDF for free, and it was translated to English by Your Wardrobe Unlock'd last year. http://tidenstoej.natmus.dk/periode1/dragt.asp?ID=100
by Bookwyrm
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: pics of 1840's CORDED peticoats
Replies: 3
Views: 3986

Re: pics of 1840's CORDED peticoats

Was there any description for the second image?
by Bookwyrm
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Laundry disater
Replies: 3
Views: 3380

Re: Laundry disater

My mother swears by oxyclean, but I don't know if it'll work on dyes. I also don't know if it'll destroy your silk. Just soak for a really long time, if you try it.
by Bookwyrm
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: How Interchangable are Bustles?
Replies: 14
Views: 9943

Re: How Interchangable are Bustles?

A lot of the early bustles were much closer to hoops than we make them nowadays. You could go with basically a cross between the elliptical hoop and a bustle - a full skirt with half hoops in the top (but tied much wider than just from hip to hip) and full hoops around the hem. That would give you t...
by Bookwyrm
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Ideas for copying this 1878 fashion plate
Replies: 5
Views: 4308

Re: Ideas for copying this 1878 fashion plate

For the bodice, I would actually just use the tea gown, shortened and with the plain back. Make the foundation (the lining) exactly from the pattern. For the fashion fabric, just split the pattern from the front dart up and down to separate out that chevron front section. Draft the collar from the s...

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