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MinervaLRenfield
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2012 11:59:02 AM »

@wulf Haha!  I have a sneaking suspicion all of our leg buildings look similar...  Also, nice armor!  Are you by chance an SCAdian?

@ Everyone Else- Thanks so much for the kind comments!  This was one of my favorite projects to do.
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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2012 01:28:46 PM »

Lovely! I could definitely mistake the fabric for silk, so good job using something cheaper. Smiley Also, it looks like there was a costume change in the middle?! I can only imagine the fun you had with that.

For everyone else -- I don't know what patterns were used for these specifically, but trulyvictorian.com has some accurate Victorian patterns for sale. I've used a couple of their patterns, and they're not too hard to follow.

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« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2012 05:54:21 PM »

I was trying to imagine the mid-shoot costume change, too. How did you manage it?

BTW, the prices on your website for these pieces are AMAZING. Shocked

Wulf

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MinervaLRenfield
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2012 06:45:00 PM »

@Wulf

hehe Thanks, the prices are based on the barebones estimate if you're not picky about fabrics, etc.  If you want something more specific the price jumps accordingly.  I like challenging myself to make something awesome for as cheaply as possible.  I've made one full tudor gown outfit out of sale and bargain bin fabric in Green bridal satin with a gold poly-cotton kirtle for under $60 in mats, including the chemise and black satin lining. 

Also, the costume change was terribly easy.  Under the jackets and skirts I'm wearing a full structural bustle and corset so I'm covered from the shoulder blades to my feet.  As a secondary precaution (mostly out of worry of falling downstairs and changing shoes) I'm wearing stretch pants.  So for the costume change it was just stripping off the skirts and jackets real quick.  If it was victorian times I'm sure I would have been lynched.  But I was really wearing more than a modern bathing suit would have covered in underwear.
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2012 12:15:50 AM »

These are beautimous!  What a wonderful job you did.
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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2012 04:20:43 PM »

You look so beautiful. I would like to attempt a basque jacket but I'm stumped on how to alter the sleeves (big arms). However you did a stunning job.
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MinervaLRenfield
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2012 05:56:30 PM »

I've actually got rather round arms myself and it was just the right size for me, another inch and I might have been in trouble.  I suspect that you could use the cut and spread method on the pattern to widen it a bit if you needed. 
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