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 on: May 31, 2017, 07:17:48 PM 
Started by KatelynH - Last post by Jessamyn
I don't know about a shop. It seems a bit at-home/sportswear for a shop clerk, but I don't know enough about them.

I would say at least soft-ish silk or cotton, not organza. You don't want it to be too stiff and crunchy where you draw it in at the waist.

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 on: May 26, 2017, 05:45:45 AM 
Started by KatelynH - Last post by Anna Worden Bauersmith
What do you think of a sheer basque for in the millinery shop?

I would really like to pull off making one for the July GCVM CW event. It would be sorta a personal treat.

I have plenty of sheer striped silk. It is a soft drape.  Would a sheer cotton or an organza be better?

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 on: May 09, 2017, 03:53:08 PM 
Started by Chip - Last post by Jessamyn
Very handsome, sir! And I love a good repurposing.

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 on: May 08, 2017, 08:18:24 AM 
Started by Chip - Last post by Chip
Like others on this forum, I occasionally check thrift stores to search for a wide variety of materials.
One of the more unusual sources for men's waistcoat material can be found in the women's winter skirt section.

Anyway, as I was looking for 100% wool material, I came across a lengthy skirt with a tag sewn inside that stated, "Authentic Black Watch Pattern."

So a $4.50 skirt purchase and an order put in for some, "Thistle," buttons, turned into a new waistcoat.




I don't have even a hint of Scottish ancestry, but I simply couldn't pass on this project.

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 on: May 08, 2017, 08:17:20 AM 
Started by Chip - Last post by Chip
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 on: May 05, 2017, 05:44:42 AM 
Started by Sarah Olson - Last post by Sarah Olson
Not all heroes wear capes.  Grin

Thanks, you guys!

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 on: May 04, 2017, 02:30:34 PM 
Started by Sarah Olson - Last post by Jessamyn
I'll save you! ;-) It does seem later. I could see this pattern being 19th century, but that colorway really doesn't say Civil War-era calico. The lack of contrast between motifs and background, that slightly washed-out green on beige -- it just doesn't feel like the '60s aesthetic for calicoes. It also feels like a very small scale for that type of motif; I'd expect a strong geometric element like the double rings to be closer to an inch across.

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 on: May 04, 2017, 02:22:26 PM 
Started by Sarah Olson - Last post by Sue Leurgans
 Not an expert but it makes me think of the 1930's prints.

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 on: May 03, 2017, 07:23:39 AM 
Started by Sarah Olson - Last post by Sarah Olson
Cotton print for an early-to-mid 60's dress. This would be a 6" square, so about a 1" repeat. I'm about 50/50 on hoping that it's wrong because I do not need to buy fabric for another project, and hoping it's totally fine because I really really like it. So what's wrong with it? Too early? Too late? Not appropriate for a dress (better for, I don't know...a man's shirt?). Help my willpower & eye training out!

https://goo.gl/photos/SUSroX8PkXgvrERr5


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 on: April 30, 2017, 10:52:10 PM 
Started by EKorsmo - Last post by EKorsmo


Any thoughts? I'm leaning towards "no" on the beige and grey, "maybe" on the black and the narrower stripes of the purple.  The projects are two later 1850s quilts: the other fabrics are 1850s prints, with a couple c. 1825-1850.  The pieces on one are 1.5" hexagons, and the other 3" triangles, so accurate motifs are more important than spacing. These are all printed cottons.

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