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gedwoods

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29 July, 2011

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    gedwoods commented on the forum topic corset hook and eye tape or busks at reasonable rates

    Most of us buy corset-making supplies online from specialty suppliers. I’m a bit surprised by your comment that buying supplies costs more than buying a “custom-made corset” – in my experience, the…



24 July, 2011

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    gedwoods commented on the forum topic g.moda - Special Introductory Offer!

    Reminder – the g.moda inauguration is scheduled for August 25, and we are on schedule for opening the online store in the same time period. Although we have accepted 50 memberships (each of whom wi…

  • 04:31 PM

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    gedwoods commented on the forum topic Beware of...sewing injuries! :D

    I read these posts some time back, and remember feeling mystified as to how one could get a sewing machine needle through one’s finger… and then, this week, it happened to me! It was the result o…

  • 04:19 PM

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    gedwoods commented on the technique Constructing the Basic Bodice Block

    It’s good to know the block is working for a wide range of body types! Thanks for the feedback!

  • 04:10 PM

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    gedwoods commented on the technique Constructing the Basic Bodice Block

    I can’t tell just from your measurements whether this will work or not. It seems to work for most people, but there have been some reported problems in particular cases. You’ll just have to try to …

  • 04:08 PM

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    gedwoods commented on the technique Constructing the Basic Bodice Block

    Seam allowances are never, to my knowledge, included in “blocks”, as usually these must be manipulated in substantive ways before a final pattern is obtained (for example, you will almost certainly…



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27 June, 2011

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    gedwoods commented on the technique Drafting the Basic Skirt

    That’s true, but then you would probably want to add some flare to give it a different profile. Remember, this is a “block”, not a “pattern” – it gives you a size-adjusted template from which it is…



24 June, 2011

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    gedwoods commented on the article Tattoo....YOU?

    I am fascinated by tattoos, but I’ve never been tempted for myself. I’m not sure why. They say tattoos are about transformation, and so I guess I have never felt the need for that particular form o…



18 June, 2011



10 June, 2011

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    gedwoods commented on the project Comparing close fitting slopers: Bunka vs. Aldrich

    This is super work, zrinka. The kind of analysis that we need to see a lot more of to see the relative strengths and weaknesses of the different tools. I’m a bit surprised by the problems at the ba…



5 June, 2011



3 June, 2011

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    gedwoods commented on the technique Constructing the Basic Bodice Block

    For a bust size of 87.6 cm, it is so close the to standard size of 88 cm, you just use the nominal 7 cm DART size. If you really want to take into account the different, you subtract 0.1 cm from 7 …

  • 01:55 AM

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    gedwoods commented on the technique Constructing the Basic Bodice Block

    If you look at the instructions carefully, you’ll see that no such assumption is made. The CHEST measurement does not include the BACK measurement, which is measured separately. In general, the use…

  • 01:47 AM

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    gedwoods commented on the forum topic Does anyone fancy a corset sewalong?

    For NYC I can’t help you. I get mine from Farthingales – they’re in Ontario, Canada, but they have a US branch office and they’re usually pretty quick about shipping…

  • 01:40 AM

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    gedwoods commented on the forum topic Bi-lingual or ???

    It’s more work to do it both ways, but it makes for an interesting site for everyone. Personally, I love to read bilingual blogs, even when the other language is not one I know! On my company blog …



31 May, 2011



29 May, 2011

  • 10:58 PM

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    gedwoods commented on the forum topic Does anyone fancy a corset sewalong?

    There is a bit of a “knack” to some of the sewing, just-fee – once you “get it”, things come together well, but some coaching might help you for sure.

    Great to see this thread keeps going. I shoul…

  • 10:53 PM

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    gedwoods commented on the technique Constructing the Basic Trouser Block

    I’ve no experience making these kinds of adjustments, but I would suspect the difference is pretty small, as the inseam comes up pretty close to the axis that tilts. Someone more experienced with a…



28 May, 2011

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    gedwoods commented on the article How Realistic Are Runway Trends?

    Runway is a great concept, it acts as a counterpoint or counterbalance to what we see in the stores. It’s outré, pantomime, spectacle. Clearly a way for designers to “show off”, sometimes in outrag…

  • 12:59 AM

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    gedwoods commented on the article Why Do YOU Sew?

    Don’t mind me, I’ll just extend your list a little, Peter!

    11) Sewing is empowering – As has been indicated, sewing things oneself that used to be in the hands of the conglomerates is a way of tak…

  • 12:40 AM

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    gedwoods commented on the article Yohji Yamamoto: This is My Dream

    Absolutely enthralling! Thank you for this, I can’t wait to see the film, it definitely goes on my pile of “must see documentaries” for 2011! It is so refreshing to hear a designer talk about cloth…



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22 May, 2011

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    gedwoods commented on the technique Constructing the Basic Bodice Block

    Hello, I thought I had changed this much earlier, but your comment clued me in to the fact that the correction was never made. It is made now!



20 May, 2011

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    gedwoods commented on the forum topic Bodice block from scratch: what does this mean?

    Yep, that’s the answer! When I first did these tutorials, I developed my formulae this way, but I, too, found them confusing and so in later tutorials I just set up a straightforward equation. I sh…

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    gedwoods commented on the project My first lingerie set

    Congratulations. They look beautiful… but so does everything else you do! I love the luminescent transparency of these! I can’t wait to see more!



19 May, 2011

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    gedwoods commented on the article Grommets: A Hole Lotta Style

    Great idea to use grommets as decorative elements across a larger variety of garments. The McQueen boot is great and I particularly like the Kane dresses. I’ve used grommets on corsets, but they ar…