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by ladydetemps
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

Woo! I actually completed a skirt on my own without help. :)
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... skirt.html
Now just got to squeeze out a little shrug/bolero jacket from left over material.
by ladydetemps
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford
Replies: 12
Views: 4393

Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

I remember seeing the hamlet women in larkrise wearing shawls that seemed to crossover and join at the back...are those accurate? Coz I'd like one. Didn't watch it myself, but are you thinking of a Sontag? This one is from Godey's Ladies Book 1861 http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/1861-sontag...
by ladydetemps
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1940's snood
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: 1940's snood

UFO's :lol: Love it. I think we're all guilty there! I have to admit, being more of a stitcher than a wool worker, I didn't know about blocking either... :$ I think knits are a little more forgiving when it comes to fitting (which is my weakness) but it just takes me so long to knit things. Sewing ...
by ladydetemps
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1940's snood
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: 1940's snood

sally wrote:Well done! Don't forget to block it to open up the stitch pattern (hand wash it, then pin it out firmly to dry- this settles the stitches and works wonders on lace stitches)

Thanks for the tip. I didn't know what blocking was...or that I needed to do it. :)
by ladydetemps
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1940's snood
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: 1940's snood

Thanks. :)

Probably...need to finish some sewing projects first. Got too many UFO's as it is. lol!

I had a thought of doing fingerless gloves in lace stitch to go with regency outfit.
by ladydetemps
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1940's snood
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: 1940's snood

I finished it!
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... snood.html
The wool is temporary till I can get some matching ribbon to thread through.
I'm rather taken with the lacy patterned knitting...wonder if I could do a shawl? ;)
by ladydetemps
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1940's snood
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: 1940's snood

Made a start last night. As this is a practice one....I just used what wool I had in my stash.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/6880006073/
Will go buy right stuff next time.
by ladydetemps
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1940's snood
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: 1940's snood

Ta! I found it. So its knitting a lace stitch really? yep they are usually a variation on the simplest form of faggotting, so you only really need to pattern to help you estimate size Found this on youtube. (Had to look up some of the terms...never heard of 'YO' yarn over before) http://youtu.be/yc...
by ladydetemps
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1940's snood
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: 1940's snood

There are lots on ebay, ready made-but they can look a bit farby. I crocheted from this link (instant PDF download) Or knit here: http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/hair/snood.htm in pure wool and in muted tones only really. a Knitted turban is far more authentic and great for keeping yo...
by ladydetemps
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1940's snood
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: 1940's snood

Ta! I found it. So its knitting a lace stitch really?
by ladydetemps
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1940's snood
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: 1940's snood

three patterns here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#craft=knitting&query=1940s%20snood&view=captioned_thumbs&sort=best I don't understand ow you actually get the pattern? I've signed up for an account....clicked on one of the pictures. Now what do I do? there's now 'download' or ...
by ladydetemps
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1940's snood
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

1940's snood

Hope you can help me. I'm looking for a 40's snood. Recently managed to do victory rolls in my hair but I have a bobbed haircut which is layered at the back which means there's not much I can do with the back. So I'm looking for a pattern for making a snood. I can knit and sew but I can't* crochet. ...
by ladydetemps
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

Keeping you up to date. Working on a shirt/blouse.
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... art-3.html
I've decided I'm going to have to try and redraw the sleeve (eep!) for it to work there is just something wrong with the sleeve pattern...everything else fits.
by ladydetemps
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

I did press, honest...got the burns to prove it. ;) I interfaced the collar...at least I knew to do that. (It wasn't in the instructions as original didn't have collar. But I saw my sisters blouse hanging up and wanted to do a collar like that.) That crinkle cotton is a pain in the....well when I ir...
by ladydetemps
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

Little update. I've found my niche. Embroidery. http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-embroidery.html It seems sewing wise that's what I'm best at....and fitting (clothes) is my downfall. I did manage though to make myself an apron though using instructions from an online (1920's) bo...
by ladydetemps
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

Finally finished something from scratch..although its a hat and I'm fairly ok with hats as long as I get the measurements right.
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... rdict.html
I was quite pleased with my improvisation when I found it was too small.
by ladydetemps
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

Managed in 2 afternoons to get this far.
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... ate-2.html

Probably do some more next weekend too. After doing this pattern (with help) I think I could do the same pattern again on my own.
by ladydetemps
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

a good dressmaking book (Batsford and Reader's Digest have both published them in the past - try Amazon) I've found 3 different ones? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Readers-Digest-Complete-Guide-Sewing/dp/0895770261 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1606522086/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2/276-1429340-0708853?pf...
by ladydetemps
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

I can't join blogs, so answer here - The fitting isn't working becuase you have to stitch the darts before fitting on the body - cut out your lining fabric / an old sheet, transfer the dart markings, sew them up and then the dress will work on your body shape. The odd thing is the pattern doesn't m...
by ladydetemps
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

I've started a sewing blog (and general stuff) - so no posting big pics to this thread I'm sure you'll be relieved to hear. http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.com/ Found a sew-a-long blog for a vintage pattern which I'm following at the moment. Just doing a bit at a time. So far cut out pattern an...
by ladydetemps
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

Alice is the outfit the rich lady is wearing here 'bergundian'?
by ladydetemps
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

Do you think I should experiment with that toile and put a gore in for practice? What is the A-line toile a pattern for? It appears to be far too narrow for anything medieval. If it's for something modern and you're just practicing with techniques, putting gores in will add width around the hips an...
by ladydetemps
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

How are you finding the process now, a bit easier? Remember that iron, set it up when you are sewing and iron at every step of the way, you'll like the results much better I promise! I am using the iron more. But...the ironing board well last time I tried to set it up it ate my fingers...quite pain...
by ladydetemps
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

My bunting...3.5metres http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v28/imbored22001/Sewing%20projects/DSC09096.jpg Here is my toile of a A-line skirt. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v28/imbored22001/Sewing%20projects/CIMG0373.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v28/imbored22001/Sewing%20projects/CIMG0375...
by ladydetemps
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Galliard/Clog?
Replies: 2
Views: 2008

Galliard/Clog?

Okay...I was googling clog dance and came across this website http://www.folknortheast.com/learn/clog-dancing/clog-dance This quote stood out at me "Early forms of solo dance - the Galliard This became very popular as a court dance in Elizabethan England (1558-1603). It was a couple dance that ...
by ladydetemps
Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

I don't think three metres would make a ball gown - don't skimp if you are making posh clothes, which a ball gown is. Three metres, depending on the width, might make a skirt. I've just scraped by with 5 metres of 56" wide - don't know the CM- for an 18th century gown, with no leftovers! S. I ...
by ladydetemps
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

Like I said before, tell me where you live and we'll see what we can arrange. I live in London, and when the little local difficulty has resolved itself, I'm sure you would enjoy a day trip! Suzi Hope you stayed safe. I know someone who lives in croydon and they could see the smoke rising from wher...
by ladydetemps
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The children who built victorian britain
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

The children who built victorian britain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/t6t3r/ The children who built victorian britain Saw half of it a while ago and manage to catch the bit I missed yesterday. Thought it was quite interesting. It was nice that it wasn't all negative, and some of the accounts showed that some children enjoyed what they did and go...
by ladydetemps
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

The very best fitting of all is if someone can fit you on your own body - dummies only go so far. To be honest the time you have spent will be well rewarded in end result: I used to be able to run out literally sets of kid's panto costumes, but now prefer the actual process of making . I think the ...
by ladydetemps
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33353

Re: Sewing projects

in the meantime, got a teddy to make clothes for? Very handy for getting the feel of the shapes for a garment in a smaller scale, and your current bit of fabric will make loads of teddy clothes (and you are never too grown up to make clothes for toys ;) ) Yep. Will have to get her out of her box. ;...

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