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 on: February 03, 2017, 03:01:24 PM 
Started by Miss Whitlock - Last post by Elizabeth
(Actually, individuals who are not the company themselves, but just ardent customers, may recommend vendors, if those vendors are history-heavy and ethical. Cheesy )

 92 
 on: February 01, 2017, 11:29:49 PM 
Started by Carolann Schmitt - Last post by EKorsmo
I can't wait. Smiley

 93 
 on: February 01, 2017, 09:04:53 PM 
Started by BetsyConnolly - Last post by BetsyConnolly
I'm scheduled to attend Jessica Craig's event at Cape May in September. As such, I need a bathing costume. I'm confident I can walk myself through process of modifying my existing patterns to work. I have loads of inspiration pictures, I just need some hand-holding to figure out how to actually make it. Here are the things I need some reassurance/clarification with.

1. The fabric I have is a blue wool flannel. It's brushed on both sides. It's somewhere around a medium weight. Will this work? (I really hope so.)

2. For the trousers, can I just modify Liz's method for drafting drawers so that they don't have the overlap in the back? Do they button at the usual fly location in front? I recall seeing an extant pair that buttoned on the hips, but I can't remember where and I'm not finding it in my notes.

3. For the dress, can I use my toile? Do I just add ease through the bodice and create the skirt as usual? Or should I make it like a tunic - and if so, how do I do that?

Thanks in advance!

 94 
 on: February 01, 2017, 08:31:02 PM 
Started by Carolann Schmitt - Last post by Carolann Schmitt
!!!SAVE THE DATES!!!

The Civilian Symposium returns for our 23rd year on March 2-3-4, 2018 at Gettysburg, PA.

Details and registration information will be announced later this year!

 95 
 on: January 30, 2017, 12:14:24 PM 
Started by Miss Whitlock - Last post by Miss Whitlock
Thanks for digging out those pics Jessamyn! That solves my dilemma...  Cheesy

 96 
 on: January 28, 2017, 06:52:13 PM 
Started by Miss Whitlock - Last post by Jessamyn
Yay new wool dress!  Smiley

To answer your question, it depends whether you'd rather do the work of rejiggering your back into one piece, or do the work of fiddling with three pieces when you make the dress.

A three-piece back isn't by any means wrong, just somewhat less common. Here's a true three-piece back on an extant dress, seen from the inside:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/394768723566440348/

...and a fake one, with barely visible lines of stitching on the lining to show where the tucks on the outer fabric were topstitched.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/394768723567520031/

 97 
 on: January 28, 2017, 02:16:17 PM 
Started by Miss Whitlock - Last post by Miss Whitlock
I am making a new dress for myself! And it's wool! I am so excited!  Grin

I have a question about the back bodice. The lady who helped me fit it essentially put a set of princess seams in the back piece.

I am pretty sure that in Liz's book she said that the curved seams on the back piece are usually just tucks in the fashion fabric only. Should I finagle my pattern so that the shaping from those princess seams is transferred to the darts/seams? Huh Then all the shaping would be elsewhere, and the tucks could be put in only the fashion fabric.

 98 
 on: January 27, 2017, 06:57:48 AM 
Started by Miss Whitlock - Last post by Elaine Kessinger
This is in response to a specific request for such information and not a generalized advertisement of the company, which is against forum rules.

Originals By Kay often has ready-made menswear based on reputable drafts in standardized sizing. You will want to take a careful look at specific fabrics, weaves, and color schemes appropriate to YOUR focus era. "Just because it was available, doesn't mean it is appropriate for everyone."  Tongue Roll Eyes
http://shop.originals-by-kay.com/category.sc;jsessionid=870D88294254843C2D7A2593C5985AEC.p3plqscsfapp001?categoryId=21

 99 
 on: January 26, 2017, 06:53:51 PM 
Started by Miss Whitlock - Last post by Jim_Ruley

Do you have recommendations for shops that sell better representations?


I have always made my own reenactment clothing, so I haven't been in the market.  I hope someone else can help with your question.

If you are looking for reproductions that represent ready-made clothes, I would expect the main difference from "custom" work to be a less perfect fit.

Surviving original clothing is rarely labelled, so it's hard to say whether a particular piece was ready-made or custom made. 

 100 
 on: January 26, 2017, 09:54:38 AM 
Started by Miss Whitlock - Last post by Miss Whitlock
To modern; I shoulda guessed.  Roll Eyes

Do you have recommendations for shops that sell better representations?

I will keep looking!  Smiley

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