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by Heather
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 19762

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Shorter is better than longer. If the boning is too long, then it might poke into you, or it will get in the way of the hem. The center front is really only needed through the waist and to the point to hold it down. The darts need to be short enough to allow you to finish the hem, and stay below the...
by Heather
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 291 pattern lay-out
Replies: 7
Views: 4294

Re: TV 291 pattern lay-out

If you follow the layout in the pattern, you will have plenty of room to make them fit. They will not fit with the fabric folded in the center, so you need to open out your fabric and cut the left and right sides separately.
by Heather
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 19762

Re: Beginners question on TV442

If you are not using it with piping, so that it will not be seen, then I would purchase bias tape in a similar color. Or make some out of a different fabric. If you want to using it with piping, then you can make the piping separately with the fashion fabric on the straight, but then use a bias stri...
by Heather
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Natural form TV324 overskirt over a regular Tournure
Replies: 3
Views: 2587

Re: Natural form TV324 overskirt over a regular Tournure

You can make it fit just fine. I would do a full width of 45" fabric for the back, rather than cutting it down as that pattern has it. The length will be fine, you just need the width to get around the bustle.
by Heather
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 19762

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Sorry to be so late in responding.

Yes, you can sew to just the seam allowance, on either just one side, or on both. Just fold the bodice fabric away from underneath, and sew one side at a time. I think it looks better to do both sides, but the one side functions just fine.
by Heather
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442 fitting
Replies: 18
Views: 14855

Re: TV442 fitting

The shoulders look good, so I don't think you need to change anything there. It think the issue is that it is just a tad bit big across the bust. I think you can take in the center front curve a bit, making it more of a straight line. The rest looks great!
by Heather
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442 fitting
Replies: 18
Views: 14855

Re: TV442 fitting

Not exactly what you mean with the front seam. But I think you are asking about keeping the center front seam allowance 1/2" all the way to the top, which is what you want to do? However, you can also make the allowance wider as you go above the bust point to reduce any gapping at the neckline....
by Heather
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: tv263 as a petticoat, and a balayeuse question
Replies: 3
Views: 5330

Re: tv263 as a petticoat, and a balayeuse question

Dancing in a train is not easy. And it gets in the way of other dancers, and can cause isssues for everyone. I would recommend that you add a loop to the skirt. I like to put the loop on the top side of the skirt, about 10" above the hem, and off-center to the side that she will be carrying it....
by Heather
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: newbie to fitting historical fashion - TV403
Replies: 8
Views: 5937

Re: newbie to fitting historical fashion - TV403

2" extra at the sleeve is about right. You want to ease that extra in over the top of the shoulder. This will let the sleeve curve in a bit over the top of the shoulder and lay smoothly off the shoulder with a round shape, rather then a stressed flat shape. Sleeves that look flat over the top a...
by Heather
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: newbie to fitting historical fashion - TV403
Replies: 8
Views: 5937

Re: newbie to fitting historical fashion - TV403

That looks much better. I can see where the size B would give a bit more room. I'm used to people wearing corsets, so the tighter fit is a good thing. I think your lengths are looking fine, though it can be hard to tell in photos. One thing I am seeing is the side view, there are stress lines that a...
by Heather
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: A Belle Epoque Librarian
Replies: 2
Views: 3596

Re: A Belle Epoque Librarian

Ha, that is sooo cute!! Love the book print.
by Heather
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Size help with TV422
Replies: 4
Views: 3219

Re: Size help with TV422

I didn't see anything wrong with you math, or size choices in the previous post, based on your measurements as given. I got the same thing. Back width of 16 would be a size I for the back and side back. Then full bust of 42" less the Adjusted back of 21.5 gives you 20.5 left over for the adjust...
by Heather
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: newbie to fitting historical fashion - TV403
Replies: 8
Views: 5937

Re: newbie to fitting historical fashion - TV403

Looks like it is just too big around the bust for her. It looks like there is plenty of room at the front of the armhole, so I would take the extra width out of the Front at the side seam. Looks like you have maybe 3/4" on each side that you can take out? This will help with both of the issues:...
by Heather
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: to wash or not to wash interlining?
Replies: 1
Views: 1961

Re: to wash or not to wash interlining?

If you think you will ever wash the dress, then prewash the lining. If you know that it will never be cleaned, then don't bother. I never wash or clean my silk dresses, so often don't bother with prewashing.
by Heather
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: plaid matching tips
Replies: 1
Views: 1955

Re: plaid matching tips

With a gored skirt, it is impossible to match plaids or stripes. The problem is that one side of the seam is straight and the other side is bias. You can match at one point, but then from there, the stripes will become increasingly "off" the farther away from that point you go. If the ckec...
by Heather
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 19762

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Hailstop, sorry about that. If are flat lining only, and no bag lining, then you will need to do facings all around your edges. I find the best way is to make piping, with one side of the allowance longer, which doubles as a bias facing. I think I have a page on how to make pipings. Look below for t...
by Heather
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Size help with TV422
Replies: 4
Views: 3219

Re: Size help with TV422

Where are you short the 3"? At the bust, or at the waist, or both? If you are short at the bust, then I would suggest that you bust measure is larger than you measured. This measure is very easy to take too small. If you haven't seen it yet, I would suggest taking a look at my blog page about t...
by Heather
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 19762

Re: Beginners question on TV442

I think you are asking about TV422? Yes, the third neckline is a full high neckline.
by Heather
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: August Overskirt problems
Replies: 3
Views: 3537

Re: August Overskirt problems

Yes, a second skirt could easily be used as a petticoat. I would highly recommend an actual petticoat at some time in your future. They are wonderful, and you will wear it with pretty much every dress you ever make. So having a couple on hand is a huge benefit. Then you can mix-match them as needed ...
by Heather
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: August Overskirt problems
Replies: 3
Views: 3537

Re: August Overskirt problems

Yeah, taking in the front seams at the top would make the problem worse. I would let those seams back out, to get back to flatter front. If you need to take in the front section to fit over larger hips, put in a dart or pleat at the sides, rather than in the front panel. If you don't need to adjust ...

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