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Topic: Shirt, corset, ruffs! Random finished things :)  (Read 2101 times)
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« on: April 24, 2010 09:18:54 AM »

This was from a McCall's pattern, with some clearance fabric - the stuff won't crease no matter what I do! Which is great in some ways, but made seams and tailoring a bit interesting! Turned into a nice comfy summer weight shirt though. It has tabs inside the arms to roll up the sleeves and button them to the shoulder on the outside.

I've made lots of test corsets (still learning) for friends, and finally I made one for myself! It's a single layer of coutil with some ribbon detail over the busk and some amazing pink satin binding I found at Mood. I used spirals everywhere except beside the grommets. It's comfy, and I can live with the wrinkles! I also made the smock, from one of Simplicity's historical patterns. Needs some prettying up, yet.

I made these two ruffs on a whim, in the same vein as my Mina costume http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=339078.msg3925208#msg3925208 - sort of decayed Victoriana. The shapes are from a McCall's pattern but I built them up to be much bigger and more ornate. The second one is quite formidable in person Cheesy I need to get some styled shots on a person to really get the pov across, but I love them.

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010 03:30:12 PM »

I appreciate you posting all in one post, that ruff takes my breath away. I am so in love with that.

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010 11:54:51 AM »

that first ruff is seriously awesome. Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010 12:48:05 AM »

The ruff and corset are gorgeous! But most of all I love the shirt - what pattern is it?

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010 10:19:22 AM »

Thanks guys!

Tailte the shirt is McCall's 5587 Smiley
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2010 10:33:10 AM »

Very beautiful! I love everything!
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010 05:32:34 PM »

I love that shirt! I could use something like that to wear to work-cool and comfy.

I have that Simplicity chemise and corset pattern, but haven't tried the corset yet. I've read mixed reviews, how did you find it? Good for various body shapes (I'm a little top heavy, and read that it wasn't worth the trouble for all the adaptations necessary for a good fit)? It looks nice on your dressform, anyway :-)

And best for last, those Ruffs are just so deliciously Victorian!

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