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Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:15 pm
by Laura
I was browsing the Delineators and found this bodice.
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I had Heather make up a new pattern for it. This is my testing of the new pattern. I really like it. I'm in the second to largest size so I was worried what it would look like, but short of losing a ton of weight I am pleased with how it turned out. I still have buttons to put on and fringe to add to the sleeves. And I will have to make a matching hat.
I thought I would give a heads up and share this new pattern with you.
Heather just has to finish the instructions.
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Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:00 pm
by Dale
LOVE IT!! It will be in my stash when it's available.

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:43 pm
by MaryGode
Heather have you ever thought about offering pre-ordering?

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:22 pm
by Heather
I'm not sure I could keep track of pre-orders. But, I might encourage me to get stuff finished sooner.

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:56 pm
by Andrea L
*gasps* I LOVE the bodice design! And I love the color contrast of the lapel and the little triangles at the bottom, Laura! I was going to do an NF dress this year, but I will put that off and definitely make another EB dress if this comes out in the near future. Awesome!

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:19 am
by stealthflower
Oh my, yes please!

Add me to the list of would-be pre-order peeps - or if you need someone to test the pattern......

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:46 am
by Iris
Love the pattern, love the fringe. How did you make the fringe?

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:25 pm
by Frank815
I will most definately be getting this when it comes out!! Can't wait! :mrgreen:

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:27 pm
by Laura
Hello Iris,
The fringe was easy. It is two fringes together. I bought the bullion fringe in cream from Joannes. That's usually in the main trim section. Then I added a brown tassel fringe from the upholstery section. This particular tassel fringe has a bead at the head of the fringe. Joannes has it in many colors right now. Just use your 50%off coupon. That really helps with the price. I sewed the cream bullion to the underside of the fabric with a zig-zag stitch and the brown tassel fringe to the top of the bodice and over-skirt also with a zig-zag stitch. This may not be as nice as some of those really overly expensive upholstery fringes you can buy down town, but these two, I think, did a nice job for what I wanted.
Thanks for noticing.

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:46 pm
by kellydofc
Love it! Can't wait to add it to my collection.

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:57 am
by smt22
I love it too! I guess we will all be wearing this bodice by next year! :lol:

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:39 pm
by ginnymorgan
YES, YES, YES!!!!!

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:33 am
by Lioness
You look fantastic!! Yes, we DO need that! We SOOOOOO need that! :bounce:

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:46 pm
by elensari
Oh, that is just delicious! I have some skirts that would look awesome with. Thanks! Can't wait.
~Kelly

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:19 am
by Laura
Thanks everyone!

Now, I just have to prof read the instructions and give them back to Heather. Then you all should see this pattern on the Web site this coming week. I really think you will be pleased with it.

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:58 am
by Rebecca
It's beautiful, can't wait until it's out!

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:19 am
by Heather
And the new pattern is ready!! Look for it in the shopping pages at:
http://www.trulyvictorian.net/tvxcart/product.php?productid=119&cat=2&page=1

Or read a short story about it on the blog:
http://www.trulyvictorian.net/blog1/index.php/

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:26 pm
by Andrea L
Argh, I wish I could buy it right now! Stupid money. But trust me, it will be mine. I love the jacket/vest look, and I'll more than likely be altering my NF bodice pattern for it someday.

I do like the design of the other bodice you originally picked out. With those sleeves, it looks like a bodice version of the mantle, and it made me think it could be made into a fitted jacket. Very cool.

We should keep this topic going! I'd like to see what everyone else does with the new pattern.

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:37 am
by Laura
Costume college 2012 is over. We had a great time.
Here are photos of my dress completed and worn this weekend.
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Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:21 pm
by ljt
Love the finished look!