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> From: Love3angle [mailto:alyxx.iannetta@...]
> Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 8:27 PM
> To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] POF waistline question
> In examining my Patterns of Fashion by Janet Arnold, I've
> noticed several of the dress skirts are rectangular
> construction like Alcega.
> This gives you two square-ish panels with gores at the sides
> for fullness. Using this construction as shown leaves you
> with a right angle to be eased into pleating at the waist.
> Has anyone used this without cutting the waist into a curve?
> I usually cut the curve but I'm making up the PSDvN dress
> which is distinctly not curved at the waist.
> Any clues?
PoF pattern says it's cartridge pleated. Which is the way I've always done my overskirts.
I've never cut the curve or put in the gores. The curves would probably help with the odd
hem job I have normally done in the front of my skirts. I don't use the gore because I made
my farthingale only 90" around to make it easier to get around faire and into the privies