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Author Topic: Are you sewing anything right now? Mk II  (Read 68167 times)
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« Reply #325 on: July 06, 2012, 02:17:32 am »

I'm working on a new corset, just for general wear Smiley




That's a charming fabric.

I am making a pair of indescribable leather pants.

... Well, they are sort of a cross between sixteenth-century slashed hose and eighteenth century drop-front breeches, made from golden brown deerskin and lined with white linen and I am making them up as I go along.
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« Reply #326 on: July 06, 2012, 04:46:49 am »

Indescribable pants sound like they should be good ^  Smiley

I've made a very tentative start to a fairly modern lounge suit, inbetween making one friend a bustle cage and another friend a late bustle era inspired skirt  Undecided
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« Reply #327 on: July 06, 2012, 09:54:24 pm »

I am making a pair of indescribable leather pants.

... Well, they are sort of a cross between sixteenth-century slashed hose and eighteenth century drop-front breeches, made from golden brown deerskin and lined with white linen and I am making them up as I go along.

I look forward to seeing those pants when they are done. They sound fascinating.
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« Reply #328 on: July 07, 2012, 06:18:04 am »

I know they used the term Unmentionables for some garments.  Indescribables is new to me though.
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« Reply #329 on: July 08, 2012, 04:42:48 am »

This is the skirt I've been making for a friend - still needs a few things doing, though*. French cotton satin, with a bustle pad as the only underpinning used. 3 gores at the front, and a pleated whole width at the back.








*It still needs buttons and buttonholes, some hand stitching on the waistband, and a bottom hem. It will be getting a detachable built in bustle pad, rather than the separate bustle pad used for this photograph.
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« Reply #330 on: July 08, 2012, 04:59:46 am »

You're good, Unsubtle Pete!
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« Reply #331 on: July 08, 2012, 09:29:37 pm »

So I wore one of my new dresses last night. Here is the final...



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« Reply #332 on: July 08, 2012, 10:17:24 pm »

So I wore one of my new dresses last night. Here is the final...





You look stunning.  Fresh and summery.  And that is one magnificent hat.
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« Reply #333 on: July 08, 2012, 10:21:44 pm »

I wholeheartedly agree. You look beautiful =] a truly delightful outfit and it suits you perfectly!
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« Reply #334 on: July 08, 2012, 10:29:45 pm »

So I wore one of my new dresses last night. Here is the final...





That dress really is fantastic  Cheesy
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« Reply #335 on: July 08, 2012, 10:33:06 pm »

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #336 on: July 08, 2012, 10:49:35 pm »

So I wore one of my new dresses last night. Here is the final...






This is absolutely fantastic, and that hat is perfect.

My progress on this corset. I broke three needles on that stupid busk, and gave up on it for the day after completing that particular task.
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« Reply #337 on: July 09, 2012, 02:16:46 am »

Is that a garden I see on your head Wilhelmina?

Smashing.  Do you have a pic of your back by any chance?
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« Reply #338 on: July 09, 2012, 02:29:18 am »

not currently no. the back is nice -- piping and a big bow on the bodice.
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« Reply #339 on: July 09, 2012, 07:40:30 pm »

Madam Wilhelmina, you look amazing!
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« Reply #340 on: July 11, 2012, 08:11:31 am »

Ms Frame, you put all our work to shame sometimes, that dress is beautiful!

So, Ive currently got quite a sewing list on:
Cravats, button repairs, a plush pony, a corset or two, an outfit for trading on which I haven't decided yet...
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« Reply #341 on: July 14, 2012, 02:44:39 am »

I'm in the home stretch now! I only have two strips of binding to sew down, and she'll be ready to wear!

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« Reply #342 on: July 14, 2012, 05:09:55 am »

Looking good!
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« Reply #343 on: July 14, 2012, 06:53:22 am »

It has been a while since I contributed here, life just has been getting in the way far too much! As always you are all a great inspiration.

I have been sewing and here is my most recent effort, the picture quality isn't very good though, sorry.  I'm currently working on jacket mock ups to see which shape I like best next to the skirt.  Now let's see if I can remember how to link photographs!



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« Reply #344 on: July 14, 2012, 08:52:57 am »

WOW!
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« Reply #345 on: July 14, 2012, 01:39:17 pm »

It has been a while since I contributed here, life just has been getting in the way far too much! As always you are all a great inspiration.

I have been sewing and here is my most recent effort, the picture quality isn't very good though, sorry.  I'm currently working on jacket mock ups to see which shape I like best next to the skirt.  Now let's see if I can remember how to link photographs!






That skirt looks amazing! I love your fabric
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« Reply #346 on: July 14, 2012, 07:38:17 pm »

Hi Peggy,

Nice skirt.  Have you made the bustle pad yet? This will fill out the fabric and make it look even more luxurious.  However, at the same time it will also raise the hem at the back.  That is why I wondered; your train will be reduced in length, and it is so attractive this long.
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« Reply #347 on: July 14, 2012, 08:39:57 pm »

Hi Peggy,

Nice skirt.  Have you made the bustle pad yet? This will fill out the fabric and make it look even more luxurious.  However, at the same time it will also raise the hem at the back.  That is why I wondered; your train will be reduced in length, and it is so attractive this long.

I'm pretty sure that's a natural form skirt. No bustle. Small pad sometimes.
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« Reply #348 on: July 14, 2012, 08:55:04 pm »

Hi Peggy,

Nice skirt.  Have you made the bustle pad yet? This will fill out the fabric and make it look even more luxurious.  However, at the same time it will also raise the hem at the back.  That is why I wondered; your train will be reduced in length, and it is so attractive this long.

I'm pretty sure that's a natural form skirt. No bustle. Small pad sometimes.

Thank you Banfili and Elycium.

Thank you Frances, Wilhelmina is correct it is a natural form skirt and overskirt and as I intend wearing my corset on the outside a pad would most likely just get in the way of that  Smiley
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« Reply #349 on: July 14, 2012, 10:25:13 pm »

Hi Peggy,

The reason I mentioned it is - see the way the fabric about one third of the way down from the waist seems to bend inwards?  If you had a shallow bustle pad that reaches down to here it would spread your lovely fabric out as you walk, rather than collapsing like this appears to do.  Do you see what I mean?

You could have a petticoat with stiff/starched ruffles up the back that would do the same thing, of course.  Let me know what you think.
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