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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Golden Snitch Pendant Watches & Golden Snitch Locket/Wish Box on: August 19, 2011 11:27:45 PM

These are lovely. <3 Absolutely lovely.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Allsaints Celestina Skirt... <3 on: August 19, 2011 09:11:10 PM
Woah. There are WAY more gores in that than I thought there were! Looks like about 1 per inch! That's a really helpful picture, cannonsr!

I'm a little confuse about the overskirt, though; Are you saying that the overskirt is:

Code: (Two layers thick at the top, and one layer thick at the bottom)
\ \
 \ \
Code: (Pieced panels, lined with self fabric)
\ \
 \ \
  \ \_
   \ \
    \ \

Code: (Or both?)
\ \ \
 \ \ \
   \ \
    \ \

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Smoothtrooper Off the Shoulder T-Shirt Surgery on: August 12, 2011 01:27:11 AM
Awesome! *Adds another item to the To-Sew list...*
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Allsaints Celestina Skirt... <3 on: August 11, 2011 03:41:12 AM
Whoops! Looking at the pics again, and I made a mistake-- the horizontal, arced seam line isn't symmetrical. It's a good couple inches higher on the right hip than the left. :/ Not a terribly big deal, but I thought I should mention it.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Allsaints Celestina Skirt... <3 on: August 09, 2011 04:57:23 PM
I found some bigger images:

The horizontal seam is lower on the hip than on the front or back, which are roughly even. I think N30Nb100d's idea of the panel shape is close, but I think there may be an extra seam up the center on the rear panels. And it looks like the panels in the rear are narrower, but the slant along the sides is the same, adding that extra fulness.

As for the underskirt, the description says that there is "triangular panelling...to give effective movement." Perhaps the underskirt has the same basic pattern as the overskirt (possibly sans that curved horizontal seam) but with added triangular gores? They would let it have a bigger swing without adding bulk at the waist.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Corseted Vest? on: August 08, 2011 02:29:14 PM
Even if you don't want to do any serious lacing, you'll still want boning and a fairly stout fabric base. I'd recommend working from a corset pattern instead of a vest pattern. A corset pattern will give you a design that won't warp when under tension, unlike a vest, which is usually somewhat loose-fitting and will get all sorts of strange when you try to give it a full lacing. Do a mockup of the pattern to get the degree of snugness you want around the body, then draft shoulders and lapels off of the corset's pattern. In the end, you'll end up with two layers of fabric-- a corset, with lacing and front busk, connected to a fitted vest, with real front buttons and lacing up the back. The two layers would be joined at the center back, and share the same grommets and lacing, but the fabric layers would be separate, so the 'vest' can lay smoothly, with flat buttons and the slightest bit of ease, while the corset gives the needed support.

You could also do something like this: http://www.damseldress.com/store/display/2074/43/corsair  Front lacing with a solid back, instead of busk + back lacing. It looks less like an actual vest that the idea I posted above, but it's a lot simpler. You wouldn't have to fool around with getting the center back of the collar to work with your lacing panel, and there would  be about half as many layers of fabric to deal with.

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