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by Heather
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV416 boning question
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: TV416 boning question

I think you can go with the 5mm.
by Heather
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Skirt to go with TV490!
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Skirt to go with TV490!

1890s really like a full skirt, so several petticoats work best. It's not historically accurate per se, but a net crinoline really works great. They wore several stiff petticoats, with horsehair,cording, and/or other stiffeners in them, to add fullness to the hems. THey also padded out the hems of t...
by Heather
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello from Devon, England
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Hello from Devon, England

Welcome!
And Congrats on the weight loss!
by Heather
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Skirt to go with TV490!
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Skirt to go with TV490!

You can use any of the 1890s skirt for an evening dress, including the Walking dress. If you want a train, then go with TV292 or TV298. 292 is more A-line, and 298 is very straight in the front. For a short skirt, then TV291, TV296, of TV294 would all be nice. 296 is very wide, and looks great with ...
by Heather
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 Sizing for a Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: TV110 Sizing for a Newbie

Yes, that sounds like the sizing I would start with. Though you might want to keep the hip at the size G. You want the hip to be larger rather than smaller, as whatever you take off on your waist has to go somewhere, and the hip is usually the place. If it turns out to be too large, you can always t...
by Heather
Sun May 26, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TVE41 Trouble
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: TVE41 Trouble

It's always is best to fit with the high neck, and after you have it fitting properly, design the yoke shape and re-cut. When you cut the neck out low for fittings, it will tend to stretch out on the bias, and will not generally fit well. And with a blouse, you are going to have more ease than in a ...
by Heather
Sun May 26, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TVE41 Trouble
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: TVE41 Trouble

Do you have pics of the sides and back? I can't tell if there is something in the back that should be fixed to help the front out. But it looks like there something going on back there. Then front looks like it is climbing up meaning the back might be too short. The neckline is way too high in the f...
by Heather
Sat May 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments

The front sleeve seam (the shorter one) will set in at the notch. The back sleeve seam (the longer one) will fit right around the Side Back/Back seam. Usually within 3/8", if not right on.
by Heather
Sun May 05, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: TV460 and shoulder width adjustments

During your mock up stage, you can just cut anything that extends beyond where it should end according to your body. It will not effect the sleeve in anyway. The sleeve always assumes that the armhole fits your body. Once your armhole is the shape it needs to be, and the size it needs to be to fit o...
by Heather
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: self fabric trim on 1850s skirts
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: self fabric trim on 1850s skirts

Not a lot lot of traffic on this board anymore either. I think everything has moved to FB. It's kinda sad, but oh well. One idea would be to go with small ruffles/ruches or flat stripes set on in patterns. I know that is more of an 1860s thing, rather than 1850s, but is anyone really going to care? ...
by Heather
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: Removing armhole fullness
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Removing armhole fullness

Here is the diagram for the bust dart shift, to get rid of the extra fullness at the front of the armhole. fittingfront.jpg This comes into play when you have the equivalent of a bust dart of extra fabric at the front armhole, pointing towards your bust point. On your mock up, pin in a dart here, so...
by Heather
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 430
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: TV 430

Super easy! There is lap added to the center back seam for the closure, which is I think 1" wide. Take off the lap at the center back, making it a seam all the way up, and then add the 1" to the center front. Add an extra 1/2" for a seam top to bottom, instead of on fold. Another opti...
by Heather
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Concours d'elegance
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Concours d'elegance

Interesting challenge. I think the big question is, do you want the skirt over the horse's butt, or not? The split skirt should really look nice down each side of the horse, as the legs are very full. It looks like a skirt when standing and you can't tell at all that it has legs. But, it will not co...
by Heather
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Hip pads?
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Hip pads?

Yes, that looks great. This hip pad is a single, at the center back. If you want, you can always add more padding at the sides, too.
by Heather
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Pattern suggestions needed, please.
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Pattern suggestions needed, please.

Wow, love this one. This would be a natural form dress, so TV225 for the underskirt. It is hard to tell what the overskirt is doing, but I would go with TV324, long drape overskirt.
by Heather
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Pattern suggestions needed, please.
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Pattern suggestions needed, please.

That last link takes me to the entire Pinterest page, so not sure which dress you are asking about. Fabulous collection of pics, btw!
by Heather
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 Sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: TV110 Sizing

Oh, OK. You can always lengthen the hip if you prefer. As far as height goes, the corset should just cover the lower half over your bust. It supports from underneath. Your chemise will hold in the upper half of your bust. I can't really tell measurements in a photo, so if you feel the 2" was to...
by Heather
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 Sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: TV110 Sizing

It looks like you need to shorten the whole thing about 2". What changes did you make before your mockup? Is the mockup with those changes? You say that you like the hip before the changes, so is the photos with the original hip or the changed hip? If I understand you, you just needed to make t...
by Heather
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Pattern suggestions needed, please.
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Pattern suggestions needed, please.

This looks like a princess dress, all in one. I know it is not exact, but I would use the new TV430 Polonaise pattern to make something cute and fancy with a similar look. It will need an underskirt, and if you want a train, then TV225 will work great. Petticoat TV125 under the skirt.
by Heather
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Fitting below the waist in front
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: Fitting below the waist in front

Yes, like that. I think I would lower the fullest part a bit, so that the curve in is more dramatic. You want it wrap in a bit below your belly. You might even want to bring it in 1/4" past the original bottom point. I just looked at my corset, and I forgot that what I really did was put in a 2...

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