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 on: February 11, 2018, 06:21:59 PM 
Started by Trish B - Last post by Trish B
oops- so sorry, I thought the album I posted the pictures in was an open album.
Let's try this:
trish B.

 on: February 11, 2018, 12:33:46 AM 
Started by EKorsmo - Last post by EKorsmo
Thanks, Elaine. The Amazon Drygoods shoes look almost indentical to my beloved Robert Land's!

 on: February 11, 2018, 12:32:04 AM 
Started by Trish B - Last post by EKorsmo
Yay new corset! I still haven't finished any of my winter projects--knit undersleeves are still lingering from last winter, and the wool dress to go over them is still sitting at 92% due to armscythe shenanigans. You are clearly setting the better example.
[The pictures are linking to a log-in page, I'm not sure if that is intentional.]

 on: February 10, 2018, 03:25:34 PM 
Started by Trish B - Last post by Trish B
I am working on a plain knit sontag for a girl about size 7 or so
I am not sure what color I will use for the border- the body is a soft muted raspberry color. I will go through my stash and see what I have enough of. Any suggestions?   I think I have a silvery gray and maybe a soft green- I don't remember what else. The gray actually has a slight pink to it. I probably have plenty of off-white. A little girl might like that best.  trish B.

modified to insert the proper shutterfly link

 on: February 10, 2018, 03:10:31 PM 
Started by Trish B - Last post by Trish B
I am working on new underpinnings for a friend. the corset is finished

Corded petti is hanging to dry- I will post pics when it is ironed.

Anyone else have some winter projects  finished that they could post??  Smiley

 on: February 07, 2018, 07:15:29 AM 
Started by EKorsmo - Last post by Elaine Kessinger
Houndstooth is seen in period in a very passing few photos for fashionable men's sportswear.

It was likely chosen because it...
....looks old timey looks pretty
...suggests Sherlock Holmes and other "Victorian" stuff looks pretty
...suggests rugged British country wear looks pretty goes nicely with the houndstooth cloak she's making to model it with :-p

Give the shoes a pass until she offers them in something other than inaccurate houndstooth.
Amazon Drygoods is offering low walking shoes in leather, though it may be a limited run.

 on: February 01, 2018, 01:42:27 AM 
Started by EKorsmo - Last post by EKorsmo
In case anyone hasn't seen the pre-sale, here it is.

My Robert Land walking shoes are getting really beat up, so I'm excited by the "Eliza" low shoe AD's putting out, but the houndstooth is really throwing me.  I've still not seen it in an original garment, but reading the earlier discussions, I've getting a consensus of "houndstooth fabrics sometime appear in men's clothing, not in women's".  Does anyone have insight on this, especially as regards shoes?

 on: January 27, 2018, 01:54:07 PM 
Started by kglange - Last post by Elizabeth
What is the target year and overall impression? They change things over the span of the era.

 on: January 27, 2018, 01:53:21 PM 
Started by KatelynH - Last post by Elizabeth
 Sleeves echoing the shape of the dress sleeve are always appropriate.

 on: January 27, 2018, 01:51:49 PM 
Started by Elidh - Last post by Elizabeth
I'm afraid the picture of the dress as-is isn't loading for me.

Sight unseen, I'd reiterate Maggie's thoughts--cutting down the existing bodice will end up releasing some fabric ease in the new neckline, so if you do want to alter, I'd fit a low-neckline muslin, and recut the bodice.

But, it's also totally fine to just do some snazzy accessories to dress up the current silk! Opening up the outer seam, potentially re-cutting for a more open coat sleeve look with undersleeves---great update for a fashionable silk! You could also leave the plaid trim and just add new cuffs that peep out, and a new white collar.

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