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Second, more educated, opinion :)

Postby LenaWidmark » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:48 pm

Long time reader, first time writer here :D
Allright, so after weeks of investigation, pinterest overdosing and googling I am getting ready to order my patterns.
I have a full weekend with a western theme coming up in may (plenty of time) and I plan on taking the opportunity to go all in! :D I'm thinking of making three diffrent outfits, a printed cotton daydress with a modest bustle, a full gala gown with a big pouf for the gala dinner on Saturday night and a Steampunk inspired outfit with holster and no demand for historical correctness for the Friday night costumeparty.

Now I've picked out a bunch of patterns that I hope to be able to mix and match for all my looks and I wanted your opinion on my choices.
I'm getting the LM100 for the underthings, the TV101 for the bustle (eventhough the wires seem very scary!). Do I need a second petticoat? Which pattern should I choose?
The TV208 trained ensamble for the skirt and the TV460 cuirass for the bodice - The options in the patterns gives me alot to play with :)
Also, mostly for the steampunk dress the TV305 bustled apron overskirt, not sure if I will have a full lenght skirt underneath or not for that outfit.

I've only ever recreated the viking age before so I am very much looking forward to getting to use my sewingmachine :lol:
Always loved dressup though so I have a bit of sewing under the belt. I don't usually buy patterns though, just have a basic dress patternconstruction that I use as a base. This project felt too big for that!

I am itching to get started but wanted a second opinion on my plan.
Any input would be appreciated!
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Re: Second, more educated, opinion :)

Postby LenaWidmark » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:23 am

Allright, I'm guessing I must be completely off or just too unclear to get any reactions at all...

I still would like your opinion though.
To give a bit of a feel of what I'm going for, let me give you some images.
For the cotton dress I'm planning on high neck and long sleeves but limited trims and embellishments to keep it simple. The train of the skirt will have to be adapted... Something like this:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/56 ... 12e2dc.jpg"
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/56 ... bccaca.jpg"

For the evening gown I'm hoping on making it in silk with more of a train, extensive trimming, shorter sleeves and the lower square neckline. Something along these lines:
http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9do1 ... o1_500.jpg"
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/56 ... e11175.jpg"
And the pink one here but with the low neckline and shorter sleeves.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/56 ... 8cf602.jpg"

Am I completely off choosing TV208 and TV460 to try to achieve these looks?

I'm getting started on the underwear at the moment, that scary corset pattern is sitting next to the fabric and sewing machine just waiting for me to get my nerve up :-)
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Re: Second, more educated, opinion :)

Postby MaryGode » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:33 am

The TV208 skirt is good for all those skirts except the brown dress which looks like it has the more asymmetrical drapery common in the 1880s. You must post pictures of your work. Your weekend sounds very exciting!

Don't let the corset scare you. If you use the Dore pattern, it's all straight line sewing. Good luck and post pictures! :D

Edit to add: if you like a sassy look, the wash overskirt worn by itself with fishnets and high button boots is very steamy-punk.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. ~MarkTwain
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Re: Second, more educated, opinion :)

Postby LenaWidmark » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:55 am

Thanks!
I'll try to get pictures, usually I'm really bad at remebering to take pictures - alot of other people usually take pictures of me in costume but I always forget to get pictures for myself :roll:

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