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  • Bjarne og Leif Drews
    Hello Mary. Thanks for your lovely words. It is wonderfull to have some feed back of what you do. Yes i am making my homepage all over again. I got a new
    Message 1 of 17 , Oct 5, 2002
      Hello Mary.
      Thanks for your lovely words. It is wonderfull to have some feed back of what you do.
      Yes i am making my homepage all over again.
      I got  a new computer, and this time ill use frontpage express to make the webpages.
      There were two many pictures wich took up two much bandwidth, so i shall make them better with links to the pictures.
      But i started the embroidery yesterday for real, i had waited so long for my embroidery threads to arrive from USA, and i am very very buisy now, because the threads arrived yesterday...............
       
      Bjarne
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Mary
      Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2002 7:04 PM
      Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: New Pictures

      Bjarne,

      Can't wait to see this one when it's done.  All your costumes are so beautiful -- although you don't seem to have them posted on your website anymore.  Are you redesigning your website?

      ~Mary

      --- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., "Bjarne og Leif Drews" <drewscph@p...> wrote:
      > Hi there.
      > I think it looks very good. You should be proud of your work.
      > That corset of yours looks precisely like mine, did you use Norah Waughs pattern from 1770?
      >
      > Bjarne who also has a projekt i am starting now:
      > http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/robealafrancaise1776.htm
      >




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    • peggy salvail
      Can you resend the link? I can t even find it now silly me. take care Peggy ... __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Faith Hill -
      Message 2 of 17 , Oct 5, 2002
        Can you resend the link? I can't even find it now
        silly me. take care Peggy

        --- Ann-Margaret <annmargaret@...> wrote:
        > The picture is posted under Aunt AM's
        >
        > And, thank you for the compliments. I do have to
        > say that I added a
        > few beads, but the appliques were from an old piece
        > of wedding lace.
        > It's not for a particular ballet, I just wanted to
        > make one to see if
        > I could do it.
        >
        > I'm working on Nutcracker costumes for a local
        > ballet company right
        > now, I'll post pictures of those when they are
        > complete.
        >
        >
        > --- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., "Ann-Margaret"
        > <annmargaret@c...>
        > wrote:
        > > I have posted two pictures of my first
        > professional tutu. Please
        > let
        > > me know what you think.
        >
        >


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      • fanfetish@aol.com
        Beautiful! Can t wait to see it when it finished..:-) Robyn
        Message 3 of 17 , Oct 6, 2002
          Beautiful! Can't wait to see it when it finished..:-) Robyn
        • Terri Lee
          Hello- Recently (two weeks ago) I bought a custom made corset, for the smashing price of $150.00. Long story short, I wore it for one day and had bloody scabbs
          Message 4 of 17 , Oct 16, 2002
            Hello-
            Recently (two weeks ago) I bought a custom made
            corset, for the smashing price of $150.00. Long story
            short, I wore it for one day and had bloody scabbs
            from where the boning had gone through the corset, my
            chemise and me. The woman refuses to take the corset
            back because she said I am to big for it.
            First of all this thing was supposed to have been
            custom made, and it had 2 1/2 inches of spring in the
            back.

            I am not that knowledgeable about corsets, but I
            thought that amount of spring was within the fitting
            range. The corset was comfortable with the exception
            of where it was jabbing me in the back.


            Due to this experiance, I am looking to make my own. I
            found several sites where I can get the boning, busks,
            and other materials.

            What is a good fabric to make a corset out of? As a
            re-enactor I wear mine 3 to 5 days a week, from May to
            October. Would a good quality silk be as durable as I
            would need it to be? What is a good choice for the
            backing of the corset?

            I am also looking for the tips and tricks and what to
            avoid from those who have made corsets.

            Thank you much
            Terri Lee


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          • Maggie Baker
            Since your corset will have so much use, you might want to spend the money and make your corset out of Coutil. It s a fabric especially for corsets since it
            Message 5 of 17 , Oct 16, 2002

              Since your corset will have so much use, you might want to spend the money and make your corset out of Coutil. It's a fabric especially for corsets since it wont stretch like a twill, it's an all natural cotton, and it is lightweight but still sturdy enough that bones (if they are tipped correctly) wont go through it. Lacis is a shop in Berkeley, CA that has everything you need to make corsets including the coutil, bones, laces and patterns if you need help. You can find them online. It's an addictively fabulous store!!!!!

               Terri Lee <terbear28_2000@...> wrote:


              Hello-
              Recently (two weeks ago) I bought a custom made
              corset, for the smashing price of $150.00. Long story
              short, I wore it for one day and had bloody scabbs
              from where the boning had gone through the corset, my
              chemise and me. The woman refuses to take the corset
              back because she said I am to big for it.
              First of all this thing was supposed to have been
              custom made, and it had 2 1/2 inches of spring in the
              back.

              I am not that knowledgeable about corsets, but I
              thought that amount of spring was within the fitting
              range. The corset was comfortable with the exception
              of where it was jabbing me in the back.


              Due to this experiance, I am looking to make my own. I
              found several sites where I can get the boning, busks,
              and other materials.

              What is a good fabric to make a corset out of? As a
              re-enactor I wear mine 3 to 5 days a week, from May to
              October. Would a good quality silk be as durable as I
              would need it to be? What is a good choice for the
              backing of the corset?

              I am also looking for the tips and tricks and what to
              avoid from those who have made corsets.

              Thank you much
              Terri Lee


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            • vintageconnection
              There is really no excuse for that happening to you--on your first wearing of the corset, especially. She really ought to give you your money back. An
              Message 6 of 17 , Oct 17, 2002
                There is really no excuse for that happening to you--on your first
                wearing of the corset, especially. She really ought to give you your
                money back.

                An excellent corset pattern that I've used frequently is this one
                from Past Patterns:

                http://www.pastpatterns.com/213.html

                It actually dates a little later than the Civil War era, but would be
                serviceable for your purposes. If you really want to be very
                accurate, Past Patterns is an excellent source; they have a variety
                of patterns.

                I've found that using coutil is comfortable (it breathes well) and
                very durable. You can buy coutil fabric at most costume supply
                houses, including AlterYears:

                http://www.alteryears.com/supplies/Corset_sup.html

                AlterYears also sells boning. I suggest the 1/4 inch wide flat steel
                boning. It comes in a variety of sizes, so you don't need to worry
                about cutting it and them trying to seal off the ends so they don't
                dig into your skin. It also is firm, yet flexible. In addition, they
                sell bone casing, which is helpful, although whenever possible, I
                prefer to stitch channels for the boning.

                Have fun!

                Kristina

                --- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., Terri Lee <terbear28_2000@y...>
                wrote:
                >
                > Hello-
                > Recently (two weeks ago) I bought a custom made
                > corset, for the smashing price of $150.00. Long story
                > short, I wore it for one day and had bloody scabbs
                > from where the boning had gone through the corset, my
                > chemise and me. The woman refuses to take the corset
                > back because she said I am to big for it.
                > First of all this thing was supposed to have been
                > custom made, and it had 2 1/2 inches of spring in the
                > back.
                >
                > I am not that knowledgeable about corsets, but I
                > thought that amount of spring was within the fitting
                > range. The corset was comfortable with the exception
                > of where it was jabbing me in the back.
                >
                >
                > Due to this experiance, I am looking to make my own. I
                > found several sites where I can get the boning, busks,
                > and other materials.
                >
                > What is a good fabric to make a corset out of? As a
                > re-enactor I wear mine 3 to 5 days a week, from May to
                > October. Would a good quality silk be as durable as I
                > would need it to be? What is a good choice for the
                > backing of the corset?
                >
                > I am also looking for the tips and tricks and what to
                > avoid from those who have made corsets.
                >
                > Thank you much
                > Terri Lee
                >
                >
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