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by ladydetemps
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Olden Days
Replies: 4
Views: 2030

The Olden Days

Anyone seen it on bbc2 last night (Wednesday)? It was focusing on king arthur and alfred the great this week. There was a lot of people in historical costume at the beginning.
by ladydetemps
Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33337

Re: Sewing projects

My latest project.
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... ytale.html
I'm please with how the 'waistcoat' turned out.
by ladydetemps
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1790s ensemble
Replies: 1
Views: 2008

1790s ensemble

Thought you might like to see the 1790's outfit I've been working on.
I've made stays LINK
Petticoat LINK
Chemise - LINK
And made a start on the roundgown. LINK
Before I start on the open robe.

Hope you like it. :)

Its for the jane austen festival this year.
by ladydetemps
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Late 1880s bodice closures
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: Late 1880s bodice closures

frances wrote:If you decide on front opening with hook and eye they should be individual ones alternate hook and eye down the opening, so that if one comes undone the next pair do not.

Thanks. Its my next thing to do after I make a new chemise. :)
by ladydetemps
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 10986

Re: The Musketeers BBC

Looks like they threw themselves in the dressing up box and wore whatever they found again.
by ladydetemps
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 10986

Re: The Musketeers BBC

Oddly enough, I wasn't really looking at the ladies' hairstyles.... I suspect there is a certain amount of...distraction going on. ;) It was cack; what next? A Steampunk Great Expectations with the female characters all wearing 1940s hairstyles :roll: Now there's an idea. lol! It would be a great e...
by ladydetemps
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 10986

Re: The Musketeers BBC

Miss Costello wrote:Oh cheers for that....now I have that cartoon earworm stuck in my head!!!!

:D

Reminds me of my childhood that does. (I liked the around the world in 80 days one they did too) ;)
by ladydetemps
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 10986

Re: The Musketeers BBC

I think I prefer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogtanian_ ... uskehounds
Dogtanian and the three muskehounds. ;)
by ladydetemps
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 10986

Re: The Musketeers BBC

I'm not a fan of that era of history, but I just thought it was cack. Crap script. Like 'Merlin' for grown ups, it of eye candy for the ladies. Nah, pass. Yep. I had hoped for something better. Robin Hood with baguettes. I think robin hood with baguettes kinda sums up what I was expecting. Hoping m...
by ladydetemps
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 10986

Re: The Musketeers BBC

Doesn't really matter cos it's not history, it's a story set in history much like Shakespeare's stories. It's a C21st telling of a C19th story loosely set in the C17th, originally written by a man who was happy to churn out stuff for the most amount of cash for the lowest amount of effort aimed at ...
by ladydetemps
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 10986

The Musketeers BBC

Tell me I'm not going mad and that the costumes were from the wrong decade? IT was 1630 on screen...but I thought those dresses were from the 1700s?
by ladydetemps
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Late 1880s bodice closures
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Late 1880s bodice closures

HI, So I've started by draping myself a 1880's bodice using draping period costumes as a reference.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/11916608674/
Now I've got a dilemma...what closures to use should I use buttons or hook & Eye (individual or tape?)
My current sketch of target outfit.
by ladydetemps
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 34612

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

If you do happen to buy something that in the end proves to be unsuitable don't offload it onto a member of your group instead don't get disheartened and upset be positive and get yourself an eBay account and sell it that way. After all a slightly inaccurate item unsuitable for the living history s...
by ladydetemps
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33337

Re: Sewing projects

Finally finished my bib front Regency gown
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... front.html

I should have my sleeveless spencer post up later this week. Then I'm starting on my pelisse.
by ladydetemps
Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s
Replies: 16
Views: 4825

Re: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s

Looks fab...if you were based closer I'd be interested in joining. I've recently started to get interested in the 1840s clothing styles....but erm...not the rich more the lower middle upper working.
by ladydetemps
Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33337

Re: Sewing projects

Thought you might like to see
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... -ugly.html
my chemisette I hand sewed and draped from scratch
by ladydetemps
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Starting to build up a 'victorian' ensemble
Replies: 0
Views: 1254

Starting to build up a 'victorian' ensemble

So I started with a cloak (which I hope to wear for other eras too) http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/hsf-challenge-20-outerwear-cloak.html I need to make (I already have a victorian corset and I can use my regency shift and my waist petticoat.) - Bonnet (Can't decide on style?) - C...
by ladydetemps
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

New vintage Lady on Etsy does a nice Armistice pattern but I think it's a big size. The folkwear one makes up nicely. K I was brave and tried to draft one. By looking at a few examples online. Took my 'block' I used for edwardian blouse and modified it. http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/20...
by ladydetemps
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

Looking good! Kate Thanks. Nearly done now. Made one of my skirts too. Next I want to make a belt (girdle?) Then after that I have plans to make some downton inspired blouses. http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/downton-abbey-blouse-some-thoughts-on.html I'm really getting into the w...
by ladydetemps
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

My latest update http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/9762944462/
I just need to finsih the sleeves and add the buttons.
by ladydetemps
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

Just drafted a blouse http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/doctor-who-costume-fitting-skirt.html Photo from another angle. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/9689998716/ I'm soooo pleased as it was just a hunch I had I could use my go to shirt pattern and modify it to look simila...
by ladydetemps
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

What length is your hair? Mine's just past my shoulders right now and I go with the 'turn your head upside down and brush like billy o' for early 1900s and I use a pin set for later (Great War) I was going to try a tutorial but not sure if there's enough interest. K Mine is just hitting top of my s...
by ladydetemps
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33337

Re: Sewing projects

My little regency ensemble...well I know the shoes aren't right...but I'm working on that bit
Front
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/9641269109/
Back
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/9640020192/
by ladydetemps
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

And here is my jacket
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... art-2.html

Been experimenting with some Edwardian hairdos lately...trying to find one that will work with my length hair.
by ladydetemps
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

Thanks for the links. I've finished my waistcoat and started on my petticoat. http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/hsf-challenge-16-seperates-waistcoat.html Petticoat in pictures. The hem is just pinned up coz I was trying to decide the length. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/...
by ladydetemps
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

I have a Button Boot and Spatterdash overbust corset but it doesn't give me the Great War silhouette I want so I just started the reconstructing history long line 1910 corset which is a nice pattern. I did buttons with that blouse, the little cotton covered jobbies. :) I'm aiming for a 1906-1909 fa...
by ladydetemps
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Re: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

Oof that Beatrix Jacket makes up badly..I made it for my friend and it took an age. I couldn't figure out how to have contrast lapels and still face the front in the fashion fabric...so ended up deciding to used the lining mock up as my front facing. The sleeveless blouse was just designed to go un...
by ladydetemps
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4754

Edwardian Ensemble - Help Needed

I'm making an Edwardian themed outfit (need to finish for november) http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/doctor-who-outfit-final-design.html I have the jacket pattern http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/doctor-who-outfit-fitting-jacket.html And have ordered the 'walking ...
by ladydetemps
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33337

Re: Sewing projects

and here is my 'half/short' stays
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... acing.html
NO exactly most historically accurate materials but for my first go I thought it wasn't bad. It does the job.
by ladydetemps
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: In search of a frock coat
Replies: 0
Views: 1336

In search of a frock coat

Hello everyone. Yep I'm back. And I have a question. I'm trying to make myself a feminine interpretation of a doctor who outfit.* I originally intended to do a matt smith style outfit but its evolved into a eighth doctor outfit. see here for example So what I'm asking is...is there a female frock co...

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