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Pattern Reviews> Laughing Moon Mercantile> 103 (1890's Waist (Blouse))

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Posted on:10/8/10 10:07 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 7 people   
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ClaireEmily said... (10/9/10 5:10 PM) Reply
What a beautiful blouse! The pink stripes are really zesty =)
newmama said... (10/9/10 2:00 PM) Reply
I LOVE the fabric, and the costume is so charming!
marec said... (10/9/10 9:58 AM) Reply
What an interesting review! I love the cotton candy color and the stripes of this costume-it's sure to be seen from the audience. I enjoyed clicking through your set of photos also.
susiestitcher said... (10/9/10 8:57 AM) Reply
What a great period outfit! The actress looks wonderful. I do tend to agree with arianamaniac about constructing costumes that can be more easily altered -- but that is really only if you know the costume is a keeper and will be added to the permanent costume wardrobe for future use. In those cases, flat lining can be a helpful process. Obviously, though, each case is different. You sure have a fun job! I love costuming, too!
sewdef said... (10/9/10 8:48 AM) Reply
arianamaniacs, for a costume that might be used by more than one person over time, flatlining would definitely serve better. My costumes tend to be meant for one person and if they get used again it's fairly incidental - given that, and given that I'd prefer it not be messy looking inside, I'd build the lining and fit that, and then build the outer garment off that.
arianamaniacs said... (10/9/10 4:28 AM) Reply
I love historical costumes. For the theater aspect, isn't it better to flat-line it so it can be more easily adjusted? Nice job!
renren said... (10/9/10 1:07 AM) Reply
Great video! Thanks for taking the time to cover the hook and eye tape and explaining about flat lining.
RockNRoll said... (10/8/10 11:19 PM) Reply
its adorable!!
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