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LadyArian

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5 February, 2012

  • 04:15 PM

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    LadyArian commented on the project White & black cotton comic dress

    Hmm, you’ve really got me thinking now. I keep coming back to the pic and imagining it with/without a black band…. I think you’re right, incidentally. Now I just need to do it!!

  • 04:12 PM

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    LadyArian commented on the project 1940's denim overalls

    Completely agree :). Once I’d made the denim ones though, I realised that they could be adapted to a lovely summery playsuit if in chiffon – the pattern has a lot of adaptability, which I do approv…



3 February, 2012

  • 11:54 AM

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    LadyArian commented on the project Late 1880's corset in black damask flock

    Think of it as a piece of engineering, rather than an ordinary bit of sewing. You make a bodice (I line mine with buckram, but use coutil if you can afford to!). There are various thoughts on techn…

  • 11:41 AM

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    LadyArian commented on the project 1776 fully steel boned sport corset (!)

    Thanks :). I admit, it’s my favourite so far (it’s… #4 I’ve made, I think). I’m currently working on a bustier style (had to made a pattern for K cups myself) and on an identical one to this, but…

  • 11:39 AM

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    LadyArian commented on the project 1776 fully steel boned sport corset (!)

    Actually, once it’s on and cinched, it’s really quite comfy! Weird, but true. The first corset I ever made was a practice piece, and I realised at the end that whilst solid steel bones give shape, …

  • 11:31 AM

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    LadyArian commented on the project Late 1880's corset in black damask flock

    Norah’s book has the basic pattern blocks. I just redrew on paper for my own measurements. It was interesting how different my blocks looked to hers! Still they worked, so it’s all good :).



2 February, 2012

  • 11:54 PM

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    LadyArian added the project 1776 fully steel boned sport corset (!)
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    Norah Waugh’s 1776 corset boned in a 1793 pattern with spiral steel bones for flexibility since I use it as an authentic sports bra, LOL.

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  • 11:07 PM

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    LadyArian added the project Late 1880's corset in black damask flock
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    My version of the late 1880’s corset from Norah Waugh’s “Corsets and crinolines” :), lined in black satin for ease of wear (satin is slippery, so you’re less likely to get friction burns!) and full…

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  • 10:47 PM

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    LadyArian commented on the project White & black cotton comic dress

    Thanks very much! :)

    Now I know where it works and fails (for me, at least), it’s tempting to give it a try in plain colours.

    Calafia – Do try it. There are a lot of pieces to the skirt (12, I th…

  • 10:40 PM

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    LadyArian added the project 1940's denim overalls
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    From Folkwear’s Rosie The Riveter pattern

    Now, let’s face it, I’m not thin. But luckily, I am an hourglass, so this pattern is quite good for me, since it has a defined waist (which inexplicably…

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  • 05:51 PM

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    LadyArian added the project White & black cotton comic dress
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    I had to buy this cloth when I saw it – it’s so kitsch!

    The pattern is based on McCalls M6324, but I had to make some changes. The original neckline ended an inch below the line of white piping …

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  • 05:37 PM

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    LadyArian added the project Green cotton daisy dress
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    From Vogue V8577 :)

    Practical suggestions -
    a. Ignore it when they say add interlining to the collar and pockets, because it makes them stand to attention, causing the stiff look of the whole t…

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  • 12:30 PM

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    LadyArian favorited the pattern Summer Dress SIZES 18-28 NZ


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