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Truly Victorian Edwardian Delicates; TV E01

2018 Family Portrait

Pattern Truly Victorian E01

Supplies For TV E01::

The fabric for the corset is a lovely faux suede curtain, (Historical Sew Fortnightly January baby!) Two sizes of gross grain ribbon (Hobby Lobby 50% off ribbon spools, love it!) cotton thread, and pearl cotton thread for flossing. 
The Pattern Cutting and er, well, Cutting again: 

I really don't like cutting expensive patterns. Expensive being, anything I didn't pay .99 cents for at JoAnns. I bought TVE01 and TVE02 from Old Time Patterns (Old Time Patterns Etsy ) for 14.00-16.00 dollars. So I used this lovely roll of tissue paper I have on hand and traced, then cut the pattern. Then I pinned and cut again. I HATE THAT. SERIOUSLY. Im a cut twice measure never kinda seamstress so this was a particular circle of Hell for me. But I did it. Cause I wanna keep this pattern as long as possible. 

Sewn together, easy, simple IF YOU KEEP EVERYTHING LABELED. The pieces are SO similar  and the curves fit together in …


For 2018 my Family Portrait is going to be Edwardian. I've already got Truly Victorian E01, A lovely straight front corset already sized and copied. I'm working on cutting out the muslin soon! I've also got Truly Victorian Edwardian Underwear and am SO looking forward to sewing those French Drawers. I've got six yards of lace just begging for some frippery.

So patterns. Just wanted to gush about those new Mccalls patterns!

Oh. Em. Gee. 
Angela Clayton, the lovely talented Artist of a Seamstress has made a pattern. Holy hell. Look at that! 

Man, the line ART!! Im super excited about this one. 
Anway, the patterns Im most interested in are those to assist in sewing menswear. My guy is a big guy, I mean BIG. So the normal Big Four patterns fall short in sizing for him. Thats ok, I can upsize to his size with very little difficulty. Edwardian fashion for men is depressingly similar to Victorian because after the foppery of the 1700s, there was little diversity in men's…