Belle Epoche skirt

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Belle Epoche skirt

Postby Quallus » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:44 pm

I am debating which skirt to order. I do like the French Fan skirt (because of the draping) and the Umbrella Skirt. Now, for the Umbrella skirt would you still recommend padding for underneath?
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Re: Belle Epoche skirt

Postby Ragresen » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:02 pm

just an off handed thought as for some of the dresses I have been working on. But maybe do both skirts so you can change up the look from time to time?
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Re: Belle Epoche skirt

Postby Quallus » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:46 pm

I haven't bought the pattern yet and really just want one. :)
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Re: Belle Epoche skirt

Postby Heather » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:50 pm

All 1890s skirt look best when they are stiff with padded hems. It is just what they did during that period, and it pretty much defines the style. Otherwise, the skirts tend to be limp and boring. You can compensate a little bit by making sure that you have good petticoats under your skirt. But nothing can replace the thick hem.
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Re: Belle Epoche skirt

Postby Quallus » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:06 am

That is definitely different. Thank you for explaining it.
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Re: Belle Epoche skirt

Postby Quallus » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:39 am

Sorry, now I have one more question. Can the 1889 Draped Skirt be made without the poufs or does it take away from the whole look of the skirt?
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Re: Belle Epoche skirt

Postby Heather » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:26 pm

Yes, you can make it up with the poufs in the back, and just have pleats in the back. I've never seen it made up that way, so I am not sure exactly how it will look.
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Re: Belle Epoche skirt

Postby Quallus » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:47 pm

Thank you!

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