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by Kit
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 4577

Good one! :lol: Getting excited, I know my TV U-02 will be here soon!
by Kit
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 4577

Thank you for the points on the neckline and sleeves. I'm playing with the idea of putting some tapes in the back of the bodice to swag it up somewhat, so the fullness may not be an issue anyway. All of that will be done on the mockup so I can get an idea. My S.O. commented tonight that the good thi...
by Kit
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 4577

I was planning on flatlining the bodice and skirt, but I have yet to tackle threading the serger that's sitting on my sewing table mocking me and has been for a year :oops: I suppose it's because for years I've either totally lined bodices or done flat fell or french seams on skirts. Thank you also ...
by Kit
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 4577

Advice needed

I have committed to my first Victorian event, I've ordered the U-02 Natural Form underwear set and I will complete that first before moving on. I do however have some questions. First, when the TV 462 pattern first came out, I told a friend that I thought it was a really neat bodice. A few days late...
by Kit
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Searchable Images from Antique LIFE Magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 3827

I spent all evening there, wow!!!
by Kit
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Florida Victorian Christmas Event Dec. 13th
Replies: 9
Views: 8276

On that note... I can't seem to find any information on Victorian groups in Florida, except for some SASS groups. In fact, other than the Carolina Belles, I've found very little in the SE U.S. I really like SASS BTW, but I just really like the idea wearing something fabulous and having a perfect lem...
by Kit
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Places to go, things to do
Topic: Florida Victorian Christmas Event Dec. 13th
Replies: 9
Views: 8276

Hopefully by next year I'll something appropriate to wear :oops:
by Kit
Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Shoes? Boots?
Replies: 26
Views: 16600

Sounds like a fabulous find. Unfortunately most of the late 19th century saddles don't fit the modern horse in the United States. Too narrow in the withers for most of them but you may have far better luck with a horse on the other side of the pond. :) I love the pictures! I love tent pegging too. I...
by Kit
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Shoes? Boots?
Replies: 26
Views: 16600

According to breeders of Icelandic horses, what medieval sources refer to as "pacing" or "ambling" was in fact the "tolt." The Icelandic horse is the only breed still in existence that does this gait. It is highly energetic, you feel like you are flying along, but it's ...
by Kit
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: part of the bottom half of my ball gown
Replies: 4
Views: 4178

Looks great, I'm jealous you're so far ahead of me :lol: At some point I'll get my first Victorian started, I just have to sew to make ends meet right now after taking a hard hit with my work hours getting cut. :cry: On the other hand, at least I have a skill that can help support my S.O. and I. My ...
by Kit
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Shoes? Boots?
Replies: 26
Views: 16600

Bah, no need to be sorry, I was just sharing :D

Thanks for the info on the Boot Barn, I'll check it out.
by Kit
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Shoes? Boots?
Replies: 26
Views: 16600

My weak ankles are inherited unfortunately, I also have limited rotation in the joints, since birth :( OTOH, I therefore love anything that laces over the ankle or fits tightly around it. I once sprained my ankle on an acorn, so sad and pathetic.
by Kit
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Book question?
Replies: 8
Views: 5320

I can't say enough good things about Janet Arnold's books. Her studies of extant clothing are amazing!
by Kit
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Shoes? Boots?
Replies: 26
Views: 16600

Kit, I didn't mean to imply that dressage is the only way to ride sidesaddle. I have seen people ride sidesaddle in all different disciplines. Actually, I was answering Erin on that one, I'm a dressage rider too :D Congrats on the Lendon Grey Festival, my horse (sadly passed on now) nearly ran into...
by Kit
Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Shoes? Boots?
Replies: 26
Views: 16600

Ok, so now it is a side saddle thread, :D Dressage, while my equestrian discipline, is not the only way to go into side saddle. There are women who show western pleasure, hunter/jumper, saddle, seat, even doma vaquera in side saddles. Some of the western style saddles are gorgeous, but then I'm suck...
by Kit
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Shoes? Boots?
Replies: 26
Views: 16600

S.O. would be Significant Other :lol: Rory really doesn't believe I have any business in a side saddle. In fact, Rory is so opposed to it I constantly say it has to be a past life thing, GRIN. It is more difficult to get out of when you need to kick clear, but then so is an Aussie stock saddle. Drea...
by Kit
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Shoes? Boots?
Replies: 26
Views: 16600

Well, yes, sidesaddle can be dangerous, but then riding horses in general can be dangerous. The invention of the so-called "leaping head" in 1830 made things a bit more secure, then the change from the slipper stirrup to the breakaway stirrup in 1850 and the invention of the cut back head ...
by Kit
Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Shoes? Boots?
Replies: 26
Views: 16600

Hehe, it's a start! Sorry about the typo, that should have been "find" them, not "fond" them, der... I have to watch things with much of a heel. My ankles are very weak and anything higher than a riding boot gives me calf cramps from 30 some years of riding instructors yelling &q...
by Kit
Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Shoes? Boots?
Replies: 26
Views: 16600

Shoes? Boots?

What does everyone wear on their feet and where would I fond them?

Thanks, hehe.
by Kit
Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Victorian maid's uniform - "Victorian Romance Emma"
Replies: 67
Views: 43716

I cut out the placket, and discovered that I actually know how to do a buttonhole stitch by hand, but I had never done it before. A friend of mine says past life experience doesn't count :lol: Scary thing is I feel exactly that way when I wear certain periods, hehe. Also, on the pettis, a large 50 ...

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