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by LidiaBest
Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Problems peeves with dressing Victorian?
Replies: 74
Views: 49148

In Little Town on the Prarie (I think), Laura complains about the wind twisting her hoops around. She had to solve the problem by spinning around in the other direction (or something like that).

--Lidia
by LidiaBest
Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Problems peeves with dressing Victorian?
Replies: 74
Views: 49148

Cats and hoops sounds like an interesting combo. One thing I've noticed is nobody has complained (yet) about the "tightness" of their corsets. This is something I notice in modern (i.e. anything after corsets died out) writing (books and movies) the author (reguardless of gender) just ass...
by LidiaBest
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Problems peeves with dressing Victorian?
Replies: 74
Views: 49148

My cat loves to make figure eights around my ankles, but when I'm wearing a hoop, she really goes to town. Sometimes she'll stay under there and walk with me and I won't know she's under there for a while! The first time I wore a hoop skirt was when I lived in a tiny trailer and because of the narr...
by LidiaBest
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Problems peeves with dressing Victorian?
Replies: 74
Views: 49148

Crinolines seem to attract cats who then procede to get under the hoops and walk around under there. every cat I've gone near while wearing hoops has done this, and when in public and the cat decides hoops skirts are fun you can't just lift your skirt and shoo the cat out.
by LidiaBest
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Mackinac Island?
Replies: 9
Views: 7467

Well, I went there on a school trip 6 years ago, since I was in 6th grade at the time I can't help you with any pricing stuff, but we went in early may and it was beautiful! It wasn't too hot, but was warm enough to where shorts if you felt like it. So I'd suggest May for when you go...

--Lidia
by LidiaBest
Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Can you do this using your TV110 pattern?
Replies: 23
Views: 18552

I've always wondered what the girls were supposed to be doing when wearing an underbust corset. Do you just let them hang? Or what type of support garment would be worn with an underbust corset?

--Lidia
by LidiaBest
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Progress update: striped overskirt
Replies: 31
Views: 18329

The gowns in this painting remind me of fancy valentines day candy! :D

love,
Lidia
by LidiaBest
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Civil War Ballgown trim
Replies: 5
Views: 3925

Or a cream colored lace. That would look very soft and pretty.

--Lidia
by LidiaBest
Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Where can I find coutil?
Replies: 12
Views: 9682

I think www.tutu.com has some coutil.

http://www.tutu.com/fab_lining.html

There we go. About $10 a yard. I've never bought it and so can't tell you about the quality, but at least if you don't like it it isn't that expensive, right?

good luck!
--Lidia
by LidiaBest
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Dye compositions and fabric weaves
Replies: 45
Views: 25949

"There weren't any bright dyes prior to analine." Yeah, there actually were. Even in the Middle Ages there were bright colors. It's true that the colors faded a bit more quickly than analine dyes, but you can get some very bright colors using only natural dyes. This website has some exampl...
by LidiaBest
Sun May 25, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My first projects - Simplicity 9769
Replies: 9
Views: 5868

Hey Beatrice!

Great Job! Your corsets look really nice. I hope mine look half as good when I have time to sew again!

love,
Lidia
by LidiaBest
Wed May 07, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Drawers
Replies: 9
Views: 7385

I knew about the romans wearing bikini like things. The egyptians also wore a sort of panty thingy. But from what I've seen, it was only slaves/servants and dancers who wore them, and they didn't wear anything else (well, they did wear wigs and jewelry, but no actual clothing). Upper class Eyptian w...
by LidiaBest
Sun May 04, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TV 221 and TV 324 progress pics *updated w/ pic*
Replies: 23
Views: 12197

I've made a bashlik from one of the patterns in Reconstruction era fashion. But so far that's it because I am just now starting to make all the proper undies to fit dresses over, there are a couple dresses from that book that I have plans for.
by LidiaBest
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Drawers
Replies: 9
Views: 7385

Thanks everyone! I guess I just have to suffer and wear drawers. I thought about just not telling anyone that I wasn't wearing any, but I get wierd and frantic at the last minute whenever I wear historical clothing because that's when I notice everything that is wrong with it. So then I end up havin...
by LidiaBest
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corsets Hate Me!
Replies: 25
Views: 17184

I am happy to announce that Corsets and I are on much friendlier terms right now! And yes, when I finsh the real thing I'll steal my sister's camara to take some pictures. It'll be a while before it's done because my medieval group keeps thinking up more non-victorian projects for me. I like the ide...
by LidiaBest
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Drawers
Replies: 9
Views: 7385

Drawers

I hate wearing drawers. I think they are uncomfortable (I even wear only skirts in my everyday life) I know that for a while after it became fashionable to wear them it was okay if you didn't have any. When is the cut off date for running around with no drawers? I'll wear them if the time period of ...
by LidiaBest
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corsets Hate Me!
Replies: 25
Views: 17184

I finally got to try on my TV110 mock-up last night. It fits PERFECTLY! On the first try! Heather, your patterns are amazing! Will you marry me? :wink: "So I'm not the only one who has to fit on myself most of the time - I've asked my husband to help but unfortunately he has a very schoolboyish...
by LidiaBest
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: That gown from the Truly Victorian Home Page...
Replies: 3
Views: 4096

Thank you! I've always wondered about the front! I fell in love with the picture on hte home page and was thinking about making a similar dress someday, only I had no clue what the front was like. I never would have thought that it was so lacey and fun.
by LidiaBest
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corsets Hate Me!
Replies: 25
Views: 17184

Oh Yes! I have definitely given up on that pattern and the other simplicity pattern for a corset (I'm too lazy to look up the numbers). The one with bust and hip gores was painful to wear (although it fit me better than the 9769). I chose to try and make this pattern work because I got it for $1 :oo...
by LidiaBest
Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: A MUST READ: TITANIC WEDDING DRESS DISASTER
Replies: 43
Views: 30009

The popularity of white in wedding dresses is very often attributted to queen Victoria, and she certainly deserves to be credited for making it so popular in all levels of society. But many researchers points out that it became fashionable already in the Empire/Regency era, when white was popular i...

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