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new costume related community! :) [Jul. 17th, 2007|07:07 pm]

Hello! I am making heaps of dresses to take to Carnival this year and have run across many people
in all the costuming communities that are interested in going as well.
Since there was no community dedicated to the topic, I made one up!

Please feel free to join in


and please feel free to delete if this isn't welcomed here (but I hope it is)
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New LARP costuming community [Jun. 13th, 2007|12:06 am]

[mood |creativecreative]


For LARP enthusiasts who make, create, or put together their own costumes.

A number of us who LARP have been frothing rather a lot about costumes on other forums, and I suggested the idea of a dedicated community on maelfroth  and within a couple of hours several people wanted to join.

If you make costumes for LARP, please join us!

Post pictures, ideas and techniques!

It's still a bit of a work in progress, but feel free to make suggestions.
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Seventeenth century corsetry, anyone? [Apr. 13th, 2007|01:45 pm]

Here's something different; not many people make 17th century costume, and I like to think this is a little beeter bred than a lot of costume for sale out there.

X-posted just a bit: if you've already seen it, let this be a reminder that if you'd like to own this outfit, there are two days to go!

Close-up of pirate dress
Click to enlarge

Here be more...Collapse )
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Another costuming/sewing question [Feb. 21st, 2007|03:52 pm]

what do all of you find to be the best paper or medium to trace patterns you do not wish to cut onto?
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Period Peer sewing workshops Tottenham, London, UK. [Dec. 31st, 2006|05:19 pm]

[mood |creativecreative]

I'm a relative newby at making historical frocks (have done a kirtle from a pattern, a Burgundian gown from scratch, a couple of corsets, one waist cincher and one tudor, and am just starting on a Victorian Fantail skirt from a Truly Victorian Pattern.

I also manage a large community centre in Tottenham, which has a fully equipped sewing room.  There are two or three industrial machines, loads of smaller machines, a cutting table etc. 

I am planning to go down there for two or three hours, either Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings to use the facilities for my own projects, and if anyone wishes to join me, I thought it would be fun to swap ideas, expertise, and chat while we were working.

If its only a couple of people it would be free, but if there were more than two or three of us I would have to hire the room and make a small charge.  Probably about a fiver each per session?

My original idea would be to be quite inclusive of period  costumers/ corset makers interested in any period, as lots of people do different periods, and also to include people making costumes for period themed LARPs, and to adopt quite a laid back approach to the kinds of projects people could bring, and kind of see what happens, and what people want to bring to it, rather than to bee too controlling and prescriptive at first.

Please drop a comment if you think this is a good idea, and express any preferences on times.  I will have to work around existing hires, and my own commitments, so it might not be every weekend.

X posted to victoriansewingcorsetmakers  costuming and corsetry_europe
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Pfaff 7570 Eyelette Help Needed [Jun. 26th, 2006|09:46 am]

Does anyone out there have a Pfaff 7570?

I have some questions regarding the eyelet feature. the ones my machine are making look like a c and an offset bacwards c. My machine make beautiful buttonholes, but the eyelette feature is suckariffic.

I can and do make handbound eyelets, but I have a number of projects happening soon and I am going to need to make them by machine.

I do us a stabilizer and the fabric is typically linen at the clothed are mainly 14th C in style.

I plan to call my Pfaff dealer, but if there is a simple way to fix the problem without loosing access to my machine for days, I would rather take that route.

Thank you in advance for you help.

CrossPosted to a few lists, pardon to those who will see this more than once.

Moira Ramsay
West Kingdom

**** Edited to Add *****

I called my Pfaff dealer.
It is an internal adjustment and I need to bring my machine in.
Oh yeah they recommend a service as well $89.95 and I could be with out my macnine 3-5 days......Owies....I need to check the budget with DV~.

I do need to rest my hand.....If I get the machine in tomorrow, then I could possibly have it back by this weekend.

I could get copies of the patterns made...as set for me, for TRM R&Y, and maile Etaines patterns back to her.

I could use my serger for all of the bulk work, it is an 8 thread (I typically use 6) and would easily sew/serge all the main seams and then I could marathone the eyelets on the Machine when it comes home.

I will need to think on this and see if I have the money.

I could also take it it for the week I will be in DC and sew as usual and then eyelet when I get back.
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image? [Jun. 26th, 2006|09:49 am]

i'm reading a book and trying to visualize a picture of this dress, if anyone has a pic thatmight look similar to the quote, could you post it here, please?

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any suggestions on making this dress? [May. 30th, 2006|05:14 pm]

i have all the costume connections pattern 1102 woman's medieval tunic
simplicity 8725
and le fleur de lyse mar 1001 women of medieval romanesque period

any suggestions on which might work best?
any ideas on fabrics ?

thanks so much
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I have started a new community for those interested [Apr. 18th, 2006|08:58 am]

in going to the Jane Austen Festival, in Bath England, to be held in September of this year.


I hope it will be a place for all who are interested in going, or who have gone, to the Fest (or Bath) to talk, give opinions and ask questions in regards to the festival and city!

Thanks for your interest!
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New community for pattern wishes and exchanges [Feb. 22nd, 2006|09:25 pm]

Hello all!
Have you ever wanted a pattern that was out of print? not in your size? just flat out impossible to find?
Do you have tons of patterns you have never used ? Have used but dont want anymore? Accidentally bought 2 or more of?

I have set up an LJ Community where you can meet other people who have, need, or want to patterns to share...


Come on by and tell us what you have or need :D

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