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by Bookwyrm
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: When you care enough to send the very best...
Replies: 7
Views: 8495

Re: When you care enough to send the very best...

That check dolman on the right looks incredibly inconvenient to wear - you'd hardly be able to move your arms at all, not even to hold up that parasol she's carrying.
by Bookwyrm
Wed May 29, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Chemise for this gown?
Replies: 1
Views: 3296

Re: Chemise for this gown?

They did come in sleeveless - even better, you can put buttons at the shoulders and tuck them away completely once your corset's on and holding everything secure.
by Bookwyrm
Mon May 06, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 bust fitting issues
Replies: 2
Views: 5701

Re: TV110 bust fitting issues

I don't know the pattern sizes off the top of my head the way Heather does, but you definitely need more space in the bust. Was your lacing even all the way down? If you get too excited about lacing really tight, you can pull the bust out of whack.
by Bookwyrm
Mon May 06, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Adjustments to the Eton Jacket?
Replies: 9
Views: 8770

Re: Adjustments to the Eton Jacket?

It doesn't look upside-down. I think you did it just right and then kept going, as it were. You want the extra space to be happening at the hem of the sleeve and the hinge action up at the shoulder. If you did it the other way, you would have an awfully gathered sleeve head without any puff, just lo...
by Bookwyrm
Mon May 06, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: What do you use for tracing patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 20144

Re: What do you use for tracing patterns

My mother got me Swedish Tracing Paper for Christmas last year, and it's really good stuff. Same sort of non-woven transparent white stuff you can sew up and iron and tape. Don't know how it prices, but I'm pretty hooked.
by Bookwyrm
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Dharma fabrics - favorite for undies?
Replies: 4
Views: 4579

Re: Dharma fabrics - favorite for undies?

Thank you, Kelly. I may get a few yards of each and see what I like best. Undies don't have to be all matchy-matchy, after all.
by Bookwyrm
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Dharma fabrics - favorite for undies?
Replies: 4
Views: 4579

Re: Dharma fabrics - favorite for undies?

Awesome, thank you Heather!
by Bookwyrm
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Dharma fabrics - favorite for undies?
Replies: 4
Views: 4579

Dharma fabrics - favorite for undies?

I'm planning to do a full set of Edwardian undies. Unless someone has a better suggestion, I'm going to get my fabric from Dharma Trading Co. I'm trying to decide between the lightest weight of bleached linen, combed cotton lawn, or the sandwashed cotton broadcloth. Linen: http://www.dharmatrading.c...
by Bookwyrm
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1880 Victorian Gown
Replies: 10
Views: 8481

Re: 1880 Victorian Gown

Stunning! You look so sharp, and I love the pulled back skirt.
by Bookwyrm
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Parasol skeleton
Replies: 5
Views: 7220

Re: Parasol skeleton

I paid 25 GBP to get 4 yards fabric and 1 busk shipped to Portland, OR. It came in a soft plastic envelope in great shape, and I'm pretty stoked about using it.
by Bookwyrm
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: "Ease" in corset patterns
Replies: 8
Views: 11815

Re: "Ease" in corset patterns

I always tie my corsets in back. It takes some getting used to, tying a bow backwards under tension, but it's definitely doable.
by Bookwyrm
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: 1880s coats
Replies: 5
Views: 4779

Re: 1880s coats

That's rad, I love it!
by Bookwyrm
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Harper's Bazaar Online
Replies: 2
Views: 5008

Re: Harper's Bazaar Online

AWESOME.
by Bookwyrm
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Metropolitan dress
Replies: 1
Views: 4139

Re: Metropolitan dress

Indeed. For the trimming on the skirt, I'm seeing that it's formed from folded strips or ribbons, rather than cut to shape and appliqued on. So much easier to deal with!
by Bookwyrm
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Alternatives for Embroidery
Replies: 26
Views: 16613

Re: Alternatives for Embroidery

Another alternative: I work at a ribbon store, and you could special order spools of embroidery silk from us for a slight discount. PM me if you're interested and I'll get you hooked up.
by Bookwyrm
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Love these boots
Replies: 7
Views: 5316

Re: Love these boots

Ack! Anyone that upmarket should NEVER have autoplay sound! Never!




Those are droolsome boots, though. I particuarly like the buckled ones.
by Bookwyrm
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Skirt shape
Replies: 8
Views: 5041

Re: Skirt shape

Steam might help, or you could weight the hem - either with a heavy beaded trim or with some chain or curtain weights hidden in the bottom edge.
by Bookwyrm
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1865 Day Dress
Replies: 4
Views: 4241

Re: 1865 Day Dress

That's gorgeous, and so period appropriate. The velvet trim just makes the whole outfit. Very nice job!
by Bookwyrm
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Victorian Dress in Detail
Topic: Dress in Detail- Dress 3
Replies: 2
Views: 6545

Re: Dress in Detail- Dress 3

This is exquisite!
by Bookwyrm
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Dress Idea
Replies: 1
Views: 2475

Re: Dress Idea

For everyone else, here's the museum page: http://kent.pastperfect-online.com/34506cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=38B3834A-DC04-457A-97EC-014520186749;type=101" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If that link doesn't work, search on object # 1983.001.0152 Ok. I think you're right, the tea...

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