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by Kit
Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Victorian maid's uniform - "Victorian Romance Emma"
Replies: 67
Views: 43742

I don't know what your time constraints, etc are but Townsend and Sons has pinner aprons that are VERY reasonable.

They are on this page, scroll down. http://jas-townsend.com/index.php?cPath=2 They have them in Muslin and Osnaburg.
by Kit
Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Pretty dress on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 5127

Yep, I think it's on backwards too.

Lovely dress!
by Kit
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: a multitude of questions: hair and glasses
Replies: 12
Views: 8492

I seem to recall a picture somewhere of Annie Sullivan (Helen Keller's teacher) in glasses with tinted lenses, but I can't find an example at the moment. Annie Sullivan was born in 1866 and I'm fairly sure the picture I saw of her was pre-1900. There are lots of modern frames that are close approxim...
by Kit
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Victorian maid's uniform - "Victorian Romance Emma"
Replies: 67
Views: 43742

Well, I have this big red "S" for sucker on my forehead, so I've done lots of insane group projects, but that one was the biggest. 12th century is fortunately pretty easy as far as fitting, so that helped. It was all the trim and applique' work on the over tunics and cloaks that took time....
by Kit
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Look! It's a new person!
Replies: 3
Views: 3694

Hi there,

I agree with Miss Cindy, designing can be very rewarding even if you don't yet have the resources to make something!

Welcome aboard from another newcomer!
by Kit
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Help to find pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 3823

You might try perusing through the 18th century section of the Costumer's Manifesto. Try this link as a start.
http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/timelinepages/1730to1775a.htm
by Kit
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Victorian maid's uniform - "Victorian Romance Emma"
Replies: 67
Views: 43742

I ended up cutting out the front piece and the side gore pieces, running out of fabric, and finding that Joann's no longer had a match for it (it had a little bluish tint to the black, and was a thinner twill). That is the story of my life, don't you hate that???? Some years back, I was in on the f...
by Kit
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: I want *THIS*
Replies: 21
Views: 12737

LOL, so I am not alone in my thinking, good to know! I was thinking the partlet would have to be very fine linen, and just barely long enough to tuck into the top of the bodice. Then maybe some hooks and eyes so it could stay inside the bodice. Like this one: http://www.elizabethancostume.net/lowerc...
by Kit
Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Pettocoat fire
Replies: 5
Views: 5180

I read somewhere that actresses/opera singers, etc. also had to be careful about things like that due to the real flame in the footlights on stage.

How scary, I'm glad you are ok!
by Kit
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: I want *THIS*
Replies: 21
Views: 12737

I'm learning so much here. When I saw this my brain went Tudor...and I thought "I would cut down the front of the center vest piece then make the bodice normally. I would make an partlet, which is basically a rectangular piece of linen gathered onto a stand up collar, then attached small tie st...
by Kit
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Early or Late Bustle period
Replies: 2
Views: 3055

Thanks for the info. I believe I'm leaning to Late Bustle period. The longer looks of the cuirass and french vest bodice styles would help me out since I'm also short waisted. That's in addition to the slimmer front of the skirts. Once I get to that point...after the combinations, corset, bustle, pe...
by Kit
Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Early or Late Bustle period
Replies: 2
Views: 3055

Early or Late Bustle period

Looking for some advice on this.

I've just barely five feet tall and I am not a skinny thing.

Which period, Early bustle or Late bustle would work better for a shorty?
by Kit
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New to board
Replies: 2
Views: 3029

Hi Erin! I'm in Jacksonville and yes, please let me know about events. I doubt I'll have time to get anything appropriate made for the Tampa event, but it sounds like so much fun! I know my Cavalier period corset won't work I may have to settle for pictures this time :) Thank you for the hello!
by Kit
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New to board
Replies: 2
Views: 3029

New to board

Hello all, I'm new to this board but already a junkie. I've done lots of periods but until now my favorite has been English Civil War fashions even though now I mostly sell Renn Faire type stuff to make ends meet. Many of my friends are getting into Steampunk, which has now sent me looking at Victor...
by Kit
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Victorian maid's uniform - "Victorian Romance Emma"
Replies: 67
Views: 43742

Just a quick note, safety pins such as the one show in Dana's post existed in Roman times. They are just hand bent wire. I saw a few at the Museum of London several years ago.
by Kit
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Hi, new here and have lots of questions
Replies: 2
Views: 3457

Thank you, I somewhat suspected as much but I'm a late 19th century newbie and didn't want to start out wrong. :lol:
by Kit
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Hi, new here and have lots of questions
Replies: 2
Views: 3457

Hi, new here and have lots of questions

I have always wanted to do Victorian and my new Steampunk addiction has kicked into high gear. I know from sewing other eras that fitting of outer garments requires measurement over a proper corset. My first question is should I use my "natural" measurements for the TV 105 combinations? I ...

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