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by smt22
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Gigot sleeve era hat?
Replies: 10
Views: 8657

Re: Gigot sleeve era hat?

Lynn McMasters also has a good pattern:

http://www.lynnmcmasters.com/LaBelleHat.html

I made this one last year for my sister, don't have a photo of it unfortunately, but it turned out great!

Love your dress! :)
by smt22
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: interesting bodice
Replies: 11
Views: 8852

Re: interesting bodice

That is glorious! :shock:
by smt22
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442
Replies: 1
Views: 4898

TV442

Hi Heather, Can you please give me your expert opinion on my mockup of the 1860s Ball Gown Bodice? I've made it before for someone else and it fit great, but on me it doesn't seem to fit quite right yet. My measurements were: Bust 40.5 Waist 33 Hip 43 Back width 14 I cut a size E Back and size G Fro...
by smt22
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: In a pickle....
Replies: 10
Views: 12466

Re: In a pickle....

That is what I did on this polonaise. There was a gap of 3 years between my cutting it out and finally sewing it up, and I had put on weight in that time. So I cut back the front using the Vest Basque bodice as a guide, and added in the vest piece. http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view...
by smt22
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: "In this style, 10/6d"
Replies: 6
Views: 5089

Re: "In this style, 10/6d"

You can see why I had to marry this guy! :D
by smt22
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1870's Hat
Replies: 15
Views: 12144

Re: 1870's Hat

I actually think it looks great on you! I love the way the streamers look going over your hair at the back.
by smt22
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1870's Hat
Replies: 15
Views: 12144

Re: 1870's Hat

I really love the shape of your hat, and the decorations you have done so far! How did you do that awesome black ruching? And I really like the braid around the underside too. As to whether it needs any further decorations around the sides, I can see what you mean, but it's hard to say from just loo...
by smt22
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: TV110 fitting issues!
Replies: 10
Views: 10758

Re: TV110 fitting issues!

Don't waste your boning! You can always take it out of one corset and put it into another :)
by smt22
Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Victorian Vampire gown
Replies: 19
Views: 13832

Re: Victorian Vampire gown

If you use flowers with wire stems you can wire them together and then just stitch the wires down. Just make sure you have enough flowers to hide the wires.
by smt22
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Nerfpunk!
Replies: 6
Views: 5782

Re: Nerfpunk!

Wicked! :)
by smt22
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: convertible underskirt
Replies: 11
Views: 7698

Re: convertible underskirt

Ok these aren't the best pics, as they are just snaps taken by wedding guests, but here you go. The train in it's rightful state at the wedding: http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=11460 And hooked up at the reception: http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery...
by smt22
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: convertible underskirt
Replies: 11
Views: 7698

Re: convertible underskirt

I used the Parisian Trained Skirt for my wedding dress, and hooked up the train for the reception. I used 3 toggles sewn to the inside of the train, which hooked into rings sewn onto the top of the train piece, where it meets the top piece (you know what I mean). It looked great. The only thing was ...
by smt22
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: 1870s and 1880s hats
Replies: 4
Views: 4732

Re: 1870s and 1880s hats

ms.purdy on ebay might have something.

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/ms.purdy/&_tr ... 1438.l2754
by smt22
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Great Expectations
Replies: 12
Views: 9568

Re: Great Expectations

Thanks Spittens, that is some great advice! I would love to do a course one day and learn how to do it all properly. There's got to be somewhere in London that I could go to learn!
by smt22
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Great Expectations
Replies: 12
Views: 9568

Re: Great Expectations

I'm no expert on makeup unfortunately, so I was sort of improvising, but I can tell you what I did. Before I started I did a Google search on "How to make yourself look old" and found some interesting Youtube videos which gave me a few ideas, but sadly there are no videos on "How to m...
by smt22
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Great Expectations
Replies: 12
Views: 9568

Re: Great Expectations

Thank you all - we really appreciate your kind words. This sure was a marathon, and we don't know what to do with ourselves now that everything is finished! :lol: Val, I made my headdress in two pieces. The veil, which I bought on Ebay and dyed with tea, is on a plastic comb and anchored down with h...
by smt22
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Great Expectations
Replies: 12
Views: 9568

Great Expectations

Dear all, I wanted to share pictures of some of the costumes that David and I have made this year for our theatre group's production of "Great Expectations". We've never really made costumes for other people before, so this was a big challenge for us, and we are very proud of what we achie...
by smt22
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Surely not?
Replies: 7
Views: 8324

Surely not?

How can this pattern be categorised as "Making History"? :confused:

http://butterick.mccall.com/b5797-produ ... age_id=385
by smt22
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Testing a new pattern for Heather
Replies: 19
Views: 13713

Re: Testing a new pattern for Heather

I love it too! I guess we will all be wearing this bodice by next year! :lol:
by smt22
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Alternatives for Embroidery
Replies: 26
Views: 17269

Re: Alternatives for Embroidery

Why not soutache or embroider a simplified design, and then fill in the rest of the details with your fabric marker?

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