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  • jeannets
    NEVER use a zipper?! That is more than ridiculous.
    Message 1 of 32 , Jul 18, 2013
      NEVER use a zipper?! That is more than ridiculous.

      --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "don_mccunn" <Don@...> wrote:
      > Pat,
      > My professor of costuming in college said NEVER put a zipper in a costume. If something goes wrong, there is no quick fix. The costume can easily become unwearable.
      > Why not use a busk in front and lacing in the back? Busks are designed for that very purpose. Without doing the research, I don't think a busk like this was Elizabethan, but the look of a center front seam is not uncommon. It would be easy enough to hide the opening for stage use.
      > http://corsetmaking.com/category/standard-busks.html
      > Best,
      > Don McCunn
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/How-to-Make-Sewing-Patterns/
      > > I have a question for you all, I am making an Elizabethan dress for a plus
      > > size woman. I am making the size 24 pattern . The pattern calls for grommets
      > > and lacing but since she needs to get in and out fast I decided to put a
      > > zipper instead. My question is she is very busty and the pattern calls for
      > > boning in the bodice front, should I leave out the boning ? Will it look and
      > > fit better without it? Is Simp pattern number 2589. Thank you for your
      > > help.
      > >
      > > Pat
    • Pat Rohrbach
      Yes I knew that sorry, not a fan of hook and loop so I will not be using that. I have the wonder fabric called not sure of spelling - - Foss shape well it is
      Message 32 of 32 , Jul 22, 2013
        Yes I knew that sorry, not a fan of hook and loop so I will not be using
        that. I have the wonder fabric called not sure of spelling - - Foss shape
        well it is like foss shape but better, you can sew it and shape it and them
        steam it and it hardens to the shape you want. I made the crown for The
        Producers out of it and it worked very well. I think I will try that covered
        in the same fabric as the bodice with trim yet to be determined. A dear
        friend of my who taught costume design at a local university here convinced
        me that I will have to make the back of the bodice square and not the v
        shape of the pattern in order for the large collar to work . That is what I
        was trying to avoid but it is what it is . So I will need to cut a new back
        and lining and boning darn it !! Tks for your suggestions and help.


        From: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
        [mailto:TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of vibrina
        Sent: Monday, July 22, 2013 5:42 AM
        To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: boning

        I didn't read your post well the first time. I think they call what you want
        an open standing ruffs. And they are Elizabethan or Tudor (not Victorian ;-0
        I still think you could make one out of paper, though you might want to try
        a stiff rice paper or something with a bit of body or even thin plastic. I
        would attach it to the costume at the front with hooks on the ends of the
        ruff and bars on the dress front. In the back I would put a hook or two
        center back on the ruff and bars on the dress. I guess you could do hook &
        loop tape instead--I'm not much of a fan of it.

        Anyway here's a page with some tutorials on open standing ruffs:

        And another:


        --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
        <mailto:TheCostumersManifesto%40yahoogroups.com> , "Pat Rohrbach"
        <pattyjo110@...> wrote:
        However I would like to make one of those big Victorian collars
        > that stand not a ruffle ruff but a stand up hi sort of thing , I don't
        > what is called. Any ideas oh and how to attach it to the
        > bodice quickly. I will be in this dress for 5 min that is all. I don't
        > to spend lots of money or time but do want it to pass LOL. Help anyone ??
        > I am supposed to look like Elizabeth the first so the audience instantly
        > knows who I am supposed to be.
        > Pattyjo

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