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by gretagretchen
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Shortening TV103
Replies: 3
Views: 4026

Re: Shortening TV103

I'm also having a shortening issue. 36 inches is the top of my bare foot. How much do I need to shorten my hoop and how should I do it?
by gretagretchen
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 496 - getting it to button closed
Replies: 3
Views: 4053

Re: TV 496 - getting it to button closed

your math confused me. where does the 5 come from? or is that a typo.
by gretagretchen
Sun May 01, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 496 - getting it to button closed
Replies: 3
Views: 4053

TV 496 - getting it to button closed

I'd like to make TV 496 so it can button shut like a modern blazer. I really only need one button at the waist. Any ideas on the easiest way to make this modification?
by gretagretchen
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: problem with hem stiffening on Bell Skirt
Replies: 2
Views: 3215

Re: problem with hem stiffening on Bell Skirt

I did go ahead and get wet. Helped a lot. Not perfect but better.
by gretagretchen
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: problem with hem stiffening on Bell Skirt
Replies: 2
Views: 3215

problem with hem stiffening on Bell Skirt

I used single ply buckram as the hem stiffener in my bell skirt. I have done this before on a previous Bell Skirt and it worked great. But, the buckram I used this time is quite a bit stiffer. I need to loosen it up a bit. Any ideas how?
by gretagretchen
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: Petticoats on a yoke
Replies: 4
Views: 6045

Re: Petticoats on a yoke

if you put the petticoat on a drawstring do you still add the waistband?
by gretagretchen
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Sweep on 261
Replies: 2
Views: 2829

Re: Sweep on 261

yes, that's what I mean. Thanks!
by gretagretchen
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Sweep on 261
Replies: 2
Views: 2829

Sweep on 261

Do you know the sweep of TV 261? I need to figure out how much trim I will need for the hem and I don't want to overbuy as what I need is $$$
by gretagretchen
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Tucked in blouses / bodices
Replies: 4
Views: 3886

Re: Tucked in blouses / bodices

what is my best pattern option for this?
by gretagretchen
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Tucked in blouses / bodices
Replies: 4
Views: 3886

Re: Tucked in blouses / bodices

The belt is a separate piece. I got that from the auction listing but sadly they don't show the pieces separately.
by gretagretchen
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Tucked in blouses / bodices
Replies: 4
Views: 3886

Tucked in blouses / bodices

I get confused about tucked in blouses / bodices with bustle dresses. I don't understand how they sit over the bustle without getting bulky.

I'm recreating this dress and the blouse is the only part that confuses me.

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by gretagretchen
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Working with TV 496
Replies: 3
Views: 3452

Re: Working with TV 496

I don't care about the double layer. I think that is there to have a white background for the openwork? If I used a open work piece I'd add a liner to that versus an entire internal.

I like the idea of a separate vest I just wonder about the heat factor.
by gretagretchen
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Working with TV 496
Replies: 3
Views: 3452

Working with TV 496

I feel reasonably confident that TV 496 could be adjusted to get something like what is pictured below, but I'm not exactly sure how to do it. Might need to pull in some pieces from the French Vest Bodice? Thoughts? https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/c7/0c/fc/c70cfc5a187ec27af8806e88c24a0304....
by gretagretchen
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 416 / 490 mashup
Replies: 4
Views: 3751

Re: TV 416 / 490 mashup

thanks again! what I was thinking but it always is helpful to double check.
by gretagretchen
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 416 / 490 mashup
Replies: 4
Views: 3751

Re: TV 416 / 490 mashup

OK! That does sound easy.

Different question --- What pattern would you recommend to get something like the white underskirt in this plate:

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by gretagretchen
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 416 / 490 mashup
Replies: 4
Views: 3751

TV 416 / 490 mashup

Is it possible to use the fronts of the TV 416 with the back of TV 490?

I like the off the shoulder neckline of TV 416 but I need a bodice that closes in the back and doesn't go over a bustle.

Please advise!
by gretagretchen
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Skirt on dress from The Prestige
Replies: 8
Views: 7576

Re: Skirt on dress from The Prestige

Thanks for that shot Frank! Super helpful.

I'm not looking to do an exact copy, just to get the gist of it. I need one more fabric element and then I can get to work. Thanks!
by gretagretchen
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Skirt on dress from The Prestige
Replies: 8
Views: 7576

Re: Skirt on dress from The Prestige

I like the Hermoine -- I just don't currently own it!

But I do have the split pannier one.
by gretagretchen
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Skirt on dress from The Prestige
Replies: 8
Views: 7576

Re: Skirt on dress from The Prestige

What about the "arrow" pieces right in the front? I do like those but as I am short I don't know if I can do the side overlays and the arrows.
by gretagretchen
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Skirt on dress from The Prestige
Replies: 8
Views: 7576

Re: Skirt on dress from The Prestige

I don't know what's going on the back either as I couldn't find a photo of it. I don't really like that poofy business but I feel like the back needs something if the front of the dress will be so fussy. Maybe I could use the top overlay from the Parisian skirt for a bit of contrast -- or an easy fi...

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