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by Heather
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 430
Replies: 2
Views: 18

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: 30

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: 45

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: 99

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: 99

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: 42

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: 42

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: 99

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: 481

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...
by Heather
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Fitting below the waist in front
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Fitting below the waist in front

Sorry to take so long to see your post. I really need to check here more often. It's also funny that I have just spent the last hour mulling over wanting to write a blog post about a similar problem/solution that I came upon when making my own corset last fall. I have a feeling our 2 issues are simi...
by Heather
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Patterns advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Patterns advice needed

Yes, the green bodice is TV490. I omitted the sleeves, and then draped 3" wide ribbon around the neckline and shoulders.
by Heather
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Sleeves bigger than my head.
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: Sleeves bigger than my head.

This is an amazing photo!! Looks like an antique! Well done.
by Heather
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Heavy skirts, is there a way to help with the weight?
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Heavy skirts, is there a way to help with the weight?

The corset should be distributing the weight of the skirts over your hips. If you have having issues with the skirts pulling or causing aches/pains, then I would look at the corset and see why it is not protecting you properly. Either the corset doesn't fit you well, and is allowing the boning to hi...
by Heather
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV201 - connecting the dots
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: TV201 - connecting the dots

Sorry for coming late to the post. Yes, technically, the side back piece would be turned face down to match. But as you cut one facing each way anway, then you just grab the once that you need for each size. With most Victorian era skirt, you have a diagonal edge to the back matching a straight edge...
by Heather
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV461 yoked blouse
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: TV461 yoked blouse

I guess I need to check here more often. Sorry for the late reply. The yoke has a facing, so you do not need to turn the center front edge of the yoke; just the lower front portion.
by Heather
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Elsa 1860s at Vancouver Fan Expo
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: Elsa 1860s at Vancouver Fan Expo

Lovely photos!
by Heather
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442 fitting
Replies: 18
Views: 10567

Re: TV442 fitting

I think it looks great! This bodice does usually sit right at the point of the shoulder, rather than lower down the arm. So where you have it seems fine to me. Anytime you go off shoulder, you will have trouble raising your arms. So that might be part of the issue, wanting to move your arms to much?
by Heather
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 324 mash-up
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: TV 324 mash-up

Sorry not to see this post earlier. When you do shirring, you need to put a ribbon or strip of fabric underneath the gathers to sew the shirring to, to hold them in place. The gather stitching will not hold by itself; they will rip out. So you only need 2 rows of stitching at each point. Another way...
by Heather
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: TV 461 fitting question
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: TV 461 fitting question

Ah, ok, thank you for the clarification. For that, I don't think you need to change anything. It will drop the armhole a bit is all. Or if you want to correct for that anyway, you can most likely just trim the lower front section at the top edge. Or trim the bottom of the yoke. Either way.
by Heather
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Velvet for bodice
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Velvet for bodice

No, you shouldn't need to add anything for velvet. Just make it up as normal. Be very careful about sewing, though, as the nap can really shift your fabric around. Pin every 3/4 or so, and if you can, reduce the tension on your presser foot to just about nothing. You will have to move your fabric by...

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