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Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga

Lowena

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2017, 02:31:46 AM »
Wow! That was really worth all the effort DF... it's great  :toast:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Lyn-J

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2017, 08:15:32 AM »
Worth persevering, it looks fantastic!
Lynne

Surest1tch

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2017, 19:19:57 PM »
You really are a superb seamstress, it's beautiful and looks amazing on you.

DementedFairy

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2017, 19:24:25 PM »
*blush*
 :P

I bodge it and scarper missus, I assure you.  Muv would have kittens if she examined my stuff [that wonky placket for instance, oh deary me]
C'est moi!

Twan

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2017, 20:44:31 PM »
This dress is wonderful! Bless you for all the trouble you had to go through.

Missie

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2017, 08:55:03 AM »
That is fabulous; I love that skirt.  Glad you got some recompense!

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2017, 09:50:25 AM »
Love those peplums - did you cut new bigger pieces to reach the centre back seam?  I wondered if in the pattern drafting they'd matched the width of the back half with the front half, bearing in mind the fronts only go to the darts not the centre?  If that makes sense?  Difficult colour to put a blouse with, would need to be a paler shade of the background colour, but the blouse you've put with it works.  Super work!  :)

DementedFairy

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2017, 10:11:47 AM »
I couldn't re-cut, I had no more fabric, so they got little pieces added at the front [narrower]

The peplum pieces are drafted in one curve, and looking at the original pattern source, you don't really relate it to front/back measurements, just to total waist.  My scaled down draft worked out fine form the instructions, no idea what RH did!  By all the other errors that either I've found, or others have told me about, she is just crap at drafting and should not be putting these things out untested.

I will continue the search for the perfect blouse match.  Someone on my blog suggested blush pink, but I don't really do pink!

C'est moi!

Syrinx

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2017, 10:41:42 AM »
Look at moda grunge fabrics. They are properly beautiful. Textured without being a pattern. I used some in this bargello https://goo.gl/photos/i12MJPboYRktrKmcA nearly all of the plain fabrics are moda grunge and they come in a whole host of shades - I just used the greeny/blue ones. There are a couple of nice "beige" ones iirc.

It's a really impressive skirt, so sorry about all of the hassle you went through, but at least you managed to get a usuable skirt out of it!

b15erk

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2017, 10:56:32 AM »
What a satisfactory ending.  A lovely skirt, and a refund!  :)

Well done on your perseverance!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Francesca

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2017, 12:46:42 PM »
Someone on my blog suggested blush pink, but I don't really do pink!

What about tea-stained white silk?

DementedFairy

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2017, 17:32:11 PM »
I try to dodge the beige bullet!
C'est moi!

CarolC

Re: Reconstructing History 1910s skirt- the saga
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2017, 18:16:07 PM »
Oh wow, that is just fabulous!!! Well done in all respects. And love the hat, too. :toast: