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by Miss Cindy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Patterns advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Patterns advice needed

I would think that TV490 would work for you. I suspect that the picture on TV297 is basically that pattern, but modified some. Miss Heather mentioned at one point that she usually tweaked her patterns which ended up for the pictures.
by Miss Cindy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Tv201 velvet & pleating, inspiration?
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Tv201 velvet & pleating, inspiration?

You can pleat velvet. Yes, it does get thick, but still quite workable. Just pin well and often. ^_^ I have done one skirt with pleating and it was much easier than trying to gather all the material. But I tend to prefer pleats, anyway. If you have a Walking foot for your machine, that should help w...
by Miss Cindy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV201 - connecting the dots
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: TV201 - connecting the dots

You are correct about needing to turn the side back piece upside down. Since you will be cutting two pieces, then you can attach one on each side of the back piece. I hope that helps.
by Miss Cindy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV201 - connecting the dots
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: TV201 - connecting the dots

I cannot see the marks clearly, but it looks like your side back piece turned so that the wrong side is to the back. There should be the same number of those triangle shapes touching.
Attached two pictures for reference.
by Miss Cindy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TV216 Parisian trained skirt 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 439

TV216 Parisian trained skirt 2018

Finished this skirt this past week. Tried to make the train bustle-able, in case of inclement weather. Of course you can see that it only has the top apron. I used two layers of netting to give the back more support, mainly because the net I found was not all that strong. Also, used an inside layer ...
by Miss Cindy
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Elsa 1860s at Vancouver Fan Expo
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Elsa 1860s at Vancouver Fan Expo

How fun!
by Miss Cindy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Velvet for bodice
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Velvet for bodice

Thank you, Miss Heather! :D
by Miss Cindy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Velvet for bodice
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Velvet for bodice

I am working on cotton velvet for a bodice and was wondering, since the fabric is thicker than other materials, should I add a little in sizing to compensate?
Thank you for any advice given!
by Miss Cindy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV216 Parisian trained skirt
Replies: 1
Views: 669

TV216 Parisian trained skirt

Dear Miss Heather,
By any chance, do you have pictures to compare the back of this skirt with to without the bouffant?
Also, the largest size for waist on my copy is 40", but I am making this for a waist of 44". Where would be the best place to add the other 4 inches?
Thank you!
by Miss Cindy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Natural form skirt
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Re: Natural form skirt

Miss Heather, I realize you cannot see the material well, but under the pleats was a black fabric that was not polished cotton. It felt rather rough in texture and the weave was not real tight. Do you have any guesses what it might be? Also, for anyone interested, the whole skirt was lined basically...
by Miss Cindy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Natural form skirt
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Re: Natural form skirt

A couple more detail pictures of the underside of the pleating and inside of skirt as seen from bottom of skirt.
by Miss Cindy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Natural form skirt
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Natural form skirt

I visited a local second hand store today and found this skirt, which I believe to be an original natural form skirt that was hand sewn. The color of the detail pictures are more accurate. And excuse my expression, lol!
by Miss Cindy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Picture in a book
Replies: 0
Views: 592

Picture in a book

I was attempting to research Biblical clothing, but the book that I borrowed from the library only went back as far as 1700's. At the earliest. That being said, there is a photograph of a gown on page 290 of The Jewish Wardrobe From the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem that has fascinating...
by Miss Cindy
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: How to recreate extant dress
Replies: 3
Views: 4046

Re: How to recreate extant dress

Did you recreate this dress?
Do you have pictures you can share?
It is a lovely dress.
by Miss Cindy
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: fashion plate
Replies: 3
Views: 4038

Re: fashion plate

Would you be willing to share a picture?
by Miss Cindy
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Underskirt
Replies: 10
Views: 9048

Re: Underskirt

Thank you, Quallus! :D
by Miss Cindy
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Underskirt
Replies: 10
Views: 9048

Re: Underskirt

Thank you, LidiaBest and Cjozla! :) I appreciate it much!
by Miss Cindy
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Underskirt
Replies: 10
Views: 9048

Re: Underskirt

Thank you, much, ladies!
I am happy with how it turned out. :D
MaryGode; I believe I bought the beetle wings on Ebay several years ago.
by Miss Cindy
Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Striped skirt
Replies: 2
Views: 3447

Re: Striped skirt

Thank you, Heather! I will see if I can use one of those two patterns. I appreciate you help!
by Miss Cindy
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Underskirt
Replies: 10
Views: 9048

Underskirt

Only finished the underskirt. Still deciding on possibly making an overskirt and then of course figuring out what to do for the bodice.
This is cotton corduroy with linen soutache, cotton gimp, poly lace; beetle wings, bugle beads and regular style beads were hand sewn.

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