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by sewmaid
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: wool braid
Replies: 16
Views: 2985

I'm done with this, your not worth it................
by sewmaid
Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: wool braid
Replies: 16
Views: 2985

I've made quite a few hats so far and everyone I've made them for have been really pleased. I'm not going to put a picture on here because you will probably slag it off. All I asked on this site was about the type of braiding used on a hat I did'nt ask for someone like you to slag it off and go on a...
by sewmaid
Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: wool braid
Replies: 16
Views: 2985

wool braid

I wont be adding pictures of the hat I've just done especially after you said that the one i borrowed off the museum was "bloody awful".
Dirty Billy does do some great hats but there are quite a few people about that do good work like that.
by sewmaid
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: wool braid
Replies: 16
Views: 2985

wool braid

I've already made one
by sewmaid
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: scarf/sash
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

sash

Thanks, thats all i needed to know. I know this is pretty basic but my books dont tell me how much fabric is needed and what its fringed with so I thought i would ask on here as i need to make one up within the next couple of days.
by sewmaid
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: scarf/sash
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

scarf/sash

Hi
I want to make a scarf like the yellow one shown in this picture, can someone tell me what fabric to use, how much is needed for a medium size person and are the ends finished off with lace?

thanks
sewmaid
by sewmaid
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: wool braid
Replies: 16
Views: 2985

wool braid

Yes she is :)
by sewmaid
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: wool braid
Replies: 16
Views: 2985

wool braid

Hi
Does anyone know where i can purchase some of this wool braid shown here in this picture either in brown or black?

sewmaid
by sewmaid
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: linen shirt
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

shirt

I would say middle to lower class. What do you think about using calico, would this work?
by sewmaid
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: linen shirt
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

shirt

just a thought would calico do?
by sewmaid
Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: linen shirt
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

shirt

Hello Sally
It will be a plain shirt, 17th century and to be worn under a doublet style coat. If this helps.

regards
sewmaid
by sewmaid
Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: linen shirt
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

linen shirt

Hi
Could someone tell me what linen weight I should use for a shirt. Is it lightweight or medium weight?

regards
sewmaid
by sewmaid
Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: breeches
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

breeches

Hello Merlon and shadowcat Thank you for your views on this. Yes it is part of the museum project that i'm doing. I'm going to visit the museum this week for a chat about the costumes as things still seem a little vague. Blue was just a colour that was mentioned so i thought i would ask on here abou...
by sewmaid
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: breeches
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

breeches

Hello Merlon
Thank you for your message, it helps alot. Can I just ask would a navy colour be alright to use for that time period?

Regards
sewmaid
by sewmaid
Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: breeches
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

breeches

Hi
What other fabric instead of wool could be used for making breeches in the 17th century (for a plain style puritan costume)?

sewmaid
by sewmaid
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: jacket
Replies: 15
Views: 2885

jacket

Thanks everyone for your good advice and help, I shall certainly take on what you have all said.
I shall start looking into this next week ie. meetings, pictures, styles etc: But for me I would like the costume's to look right.


Thanks guys :)

Regards
sewmaid
by sewmaid
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: jacket
Replies: 15
Views: 2885

jacket

Thanks for your comments, this was lent to me by my friend who works at my local museum and she wants me to make some costumes for the museum. I must admit it is very poorly made. Any idea's which jacket I should go for as she wants cavalier style outfits. This costume she lent me came with a plain ...
by sewmaid
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: jacket
Replies: 15
Views: 2885

jacket

Hi all
My friend has lent me this 17th century jacket (pictured below) but we are not sure if it is classed as a doublet or not. Can someone tell me the name of the style please.
by sewmaid
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: waistcoat fabric?
Replies: 4
Views: 985

waistcoat

Thank's shadowcat, that's a big help.

Regards
sewmaid
by sewmaid
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: waistcoat fabric?
Replies: 4
Views: 985

waistcoat

Hi
Its a school project he is doing for working class/poor status. He has not been given any dates, just to say its victorian.

regards
sewmaid
by sewmaid
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: waistcoat fabric?
Replies: 4
Views: 985

waistcoat fabric?

Hello
I want to make my son of 11 a victorian waistcoat, which is the best fabric to use for this?

regards
sewmaid
by sewmaid
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pattern
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

bonnet

Hello Frances
Thanks for your reply. The museum are going to use them for education when children go there on school trips so of course I'm going to have to make a few of them.
They also want some made in printed cotton as well.

Bye for now
sewmaid
by sewmaid
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pattern
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

bonnet

Hello Frances and Theotherone Have just seen your replies. I have managed to make one of these bonnets up in which the lady at the museum is well pleased. she wanted it in a plain white cotton fabric and quite basic looking. The one i've done is slightly different to the picture shown first. From wh...
by sewmaid
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pattern
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

bonnet

Thanks Sally, that gives me something else to go on so i'll start having a look round.

Bye for now
sewmaid
by sewmaid
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pattern
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

fen bonnet

Hi Sally Thanks for getting back. I have a picture of what someone wants me to make for them but would like to get hold of a pattern for it to make sure i get it right. It looks simple but I've never made one before so yes perhaps it has a different name. Regards sewmaid [img][img]http://i139.photob...
by sewmaid
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pattern
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

pattern

Hello
Does anyone know where I can get a pattern for a Fen Bonnet?

Any help appreciated.
by sewmaid
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: braid/trim
Replies: 2
Views: 812

braid/trim

Hi all
could anyone recommend a website/place that sells braids or trims for the 1800-1811 era?

regards
sewmaid
by sewmaid
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: what fabric would this be?
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

fabric

Hello Alice glad the picture came out better, I got in touch with herts fabrics and they have some linen fabric that is a very good match colourwise to the dress so the lady in question would prefer me to use that. Thank you very much for your advice it was certainly very interesting. many thanks se...
by sewmaid
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: what fabric would this be?
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

fabric

Hello Alice glad the picture came out better, I got in touch with herts fabrics and they have some linen fabric that is a very good match colourwise to the dress so the lady in question would prefer me to use that. Thank you very much for your advice it was certainly very interesting. many thanks se...
by sewmaid
Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: what fabric would this be?
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

fabric

Hi Sally
The lady wants the hat in blue, are then any other fabrics i could use that would be ok for middle class?

Thanks
sewmaid