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by LidiaBest
Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Help on bodice point. not victorian...
Replies: 18
Views: 10958

I HATE Margo Anderson's patterns. I like her instructions, but the patterns themselves are awful! The markings on them were all so confusing and nothing matched up, the sizing (especially for the corsets) was confusing. I tried to use her patterns to maker a farthingale last summer. After reading he...
by LidiaBest
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Stockings
Replies: 4
Views: 5311

Stockings

What type of stockings are appropriate to wear with victorian clothing? What types of colors, patterns, etc.? I'm always seeing pictures of people with all sorts of crazy socks on with their dresses, and hearing people talk about all the patterns on stockings. Is this a modern thing? Also, did the v...
by LidiaBest
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Help on bodice point. not victorian...
Replies: 18
Views: 10958

You're Welcome! I used to use pre-made patterns for everything, but they all (except for Truly Victorian) had to be modified so much and be changed for accuracy for them to even be workable that I eventually found it easier just to draft my own patterns. Right now I'm working on a better and more ac...
by LidiaBest
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Help on bodice point. not victorian...
Replies: 18
Views: 10958

While you didn't ask me, I use the method on this website to draft my own bodice patterns. http://vertetsable.com/demos_patterndraft.htm It should fit you fairly well without adjustments, and also how to adjust you pattern here. http://vertetsable.com/demos_patterndev.htm I have also used Drea Leed'...
by LidiaBest
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corsets Hate Me!
Replies: 25
Views: 17176

I had used cheap plastic boning for the mock-up, and the plastic is about as supportive in low-stress areas. Although the spiral vs flat steel isn't something I had considered yet. Luckily, if I need it, someone just gifted me with 7 yards of spiral boning and tips!
by LidiaBest
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corsets Hate Me!
Replies: 25
Views: 17176

Yay! I finally got my TV110 pattern yesterday! I'm so excited to start this. Hopefully this corset won't hate me so much.
by LidiaBest
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corsets Hate Me!
Replies: 25
Views: 17176

I know how you feel acutally. I sew medieval and renaissance clothing for my step-mom who is of a similar build to you. Nothing ever fits her and she always ends up yelling at me about how I just don't want her to have anything nice (interestingly enough, the few fancy garments I have managed to mak...
by LidiaBest
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corsets Hate Me!
Replies: 25
Views: 17176

Okay, I finally redid the back and tried lacing it a bit looser. When I did so it stuck out in front and the 'girls' sunk way down. It also stuck out in back and made a big crater on the side- back on one side (this went away when I tightened the top). To me it looks like it's too wide in back, but ...
by LidiaBest
Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corsets Hate Me!
Replies: 25
Views: 17176

When I tried the corset on my "Dress Dummy" (which is, hilariously enough, a giant pikachu pillow) the bust measurment was a tad larger then mine. And Pikachu held out the corset nicely in the chest (which makes me very upset with it). But when I put it on me, after about 30 seconds the gi...
by LidiaBest
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corsets Hate Me!
Replies: 25
Views: 17176

Corsets Hate Me!

I've made quite a few corsets now and am having trouble getting them to fit me. My boobs are a touch on the small side compared with the rest of me. If the corset fits in the waist, it's too small in the hips and way too big in the chest. I finallly made on with all the right finished measurements a...

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