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Sewing Tip 3/12/15 2:00 PM
Creating Permanent Pleats
When creating historical clothing, I like to use modified versions of commercial patterns, tweaking them to create one-of-a-kind articles--especially with those extremely fancy Victorian dresses full of bustles, puffs and pleats. A great way to set your pleats in permanently is to spray them with a... more...
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Pattern Review 3/10/15 7:39 PM
Truly Victorian - 202 Grand Parlor Skirt
Pattern Description: TV202 Grand Parlor Skirt Paired with TV401 1873 Polonaise Pattern Sizing: Custom Sizing Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were incredibly easy to follow. It... more...
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Pattern Review 3/10/15 1:39 AM
Truly Victorian - TV410 1873 Polonaise
Pattern Description: 1873 Victorian Polonaise bodice used with TV202 Grand Parlor skirt with added pleated dust ruffle Pattern Sizing: Custom sizing Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, save the modifications I made. Were the instruc... more...
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Pattern Review 5/2/14 11:55 PM
Simplicity - 3791 Misses Civil War Costume
Pattern Description: Misses Civil War 2-piece dress More photos of the bodice detail in the Etsy listing. Pattern Sizing: I made size 14 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, saving for the design modifications I made. Were the ins... more...
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Pattern Review 3/15/14 11:07 PM
Simplicity - 1818 Misses' Costume
Jacket/Bodice photos Pattern Description: Misses Civil War/Antebellum Era Day Dress Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, allowing for style modifications Were the instructions easy to follow? Not exactly. I followed the instructions... more...
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