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by Bookwyrm
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Or Didn't Find...
Replies: 5
Views: 20813

Re: Or Didn't Find...

Chipping in *much* later - Heather, if the hosting isn't too expensive, it would be nice to keep the forum as a resource.
by Bookwyrm
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Boned Grommet Tape - Has anyone used it?
Replies: 4
Views: 7325

Re: Boned Grommet Tape - Has anyone used it?

I used the same stuff to make lacing panels. I stitched the open edge and the bottom closed, inserted bones, and stitched across the top to hold them. Now, when I want to try something on, I match the CB edge of the corset with the CB edge of the bones and stitch them down along the other edge. When...
by Bookwyrm
Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Please help-need advise on trim for skirt
Replies: 3
Views: 4645

Re: Please help-need advise on trim for skirt

I'm not a fan of the pink trim, but I think you could do something a bit simpler - maybe a narrow bias strip? Bias folds show up pretty often in the trimming descriptions I've read.
by Bookwyrm
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First corset and chemise finished!
Replies: 4
Views: 5972

Re: First corset and chemise finished!

I don't think it needs to go higher, but I would add just a hair of flare to the bust seams. You probably don't even need to go to a different pattern size.
by Bookwyrm
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: The dreaded full bust alteration
Replies: 6
Views: 8636

Re: The dreaded full bust alteration

Super cute!
by Bookwyrm
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: The dreaded full bust alteration
Replies: 6
Views: 8636

Re: The dreaded full bust alteration

False vest front?

That's a period solution - I just saw it in Frances Grimble's Natural Form books a few days ago.
by Bookwyrm
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Help please with apron...
Replies: 8
Views: 6928

Re: Help please with apron...

You're welcome! Good luck with it. There really aren't many rules. Pin up a picture you like and match it as close as possible.
by Bookwyrm
Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Help please with apron...
Replies: 8
Views: 6928

Re: Help please with apron...

If you have a dress form and an old sheet (or a roughly you-sized compliant human), you can rip the sheet down to the width of your fabric and just start playing with it. The fronts are usually roughly rectangular, pleated up at the sides. The backs usually have pleats across the top and may have pl...
by Bookwyrm
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: help with fitting TVE21
Replies: 3
Views: 5985

Re: help with fitting TVE21

You're welcome. Good luck!
by Bookwyrm
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: help with fitting TVE21
Replies: 3
Views: 5985

Re: help with fitting TVE21

Pick a point on the seams where it won't make a weird blip in the curve - you want a very smooth curve from the hip measurement to the waist. But it's exactly the same - if it helps, think about fading from the larger waist to the smaller hip, rather than the other way around. The waist will (presum...
by Bookwyrm
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 Fitting Help Mock up pics
Replies: 3
Views: 6695

Re: TV110 Fitting Help Mock up pics

Unless you're doing a corset for cuirass/natural form dresses, it's reasonable to leave the bottom a little loose. If you're wearing any kind of petticoat or drawers under the corset, they'll take up some of that extra space.
by Bookwyrm
Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Victorian ballerinas!
Replies: 4
Views: 5747

Re: Victorian ballerinas!

You could cut the hips large, so it doesn't restrict movement (the tutu will cover up the bottom edge, so the extra fabric shouldn't be visible. You could also use elastic hip sections to give a larger range of motion. Or as you said, cutting the hips up higher. I would probably take a well-fitting ...
by Bookwyrm
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: The Color of Undergarments
Replies: 10
Views: 8586

Re: The Color of Undergarments

It makes sense, though - white petticoats on the street would be dirty very quickly, whereas a color (or black) wouldn't show the grime as fast.
by Bookwyrm
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: The Color of Undergarments
Replies: 10
Views: 8586

Re: The Color of Undergarments

From the pictures in the catalog, the "underskirts" were very frilly and white, lots of lace and insertion - what we'd call petticoats today. The "petticoats" were positioned in a completely different part of the catalog - up near the skirts and blouses and day suits and stuff - ...
by Bookwyrm
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Mourning Dress
Replies: 10
Views: 9557

Re: Mourning Dress

Knit underwear was a thing! Rock it.
by Bookwyrm
Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Fun photo(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 5726

Re: Fun photo(s)

Adorable! I don't know the first thing about it, though.
by Bookwyrm
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Petticoats, drawers, and other underwear
Topic: The Color of Undergarments
Replies: 10
Views: 8586

Re: The Color of Undergarments

I know I've seen pictures of colored taffeta petticoats. And I've read several accounts of red flannel petticoats. Actual chemise/drawers/corset covers, though - I don't think I've seen anything other than white, but I'm by no means an expert. A brief survey of Eaton's Spring and Summer Catalogue 19...
by Bookwyrm
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Someone else found and shared.
Replies: 5
Views: 6911

Re: Someone else found and shared.

Awesome, thanks.
by Bookwyrm
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Someone else found and shared.
Replies: 5
Views: 6911

Re: Someone else found and shared.

Goodness. Is that original?
by Bookwyrm
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: When you care enough to send the very best...
Replies: 7
Views: 8195

Re: When you care enough to send the very best...

It's lovely. Some day...

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