costume and pattern geekery
I love your Middle Class Doublet (2003)!
Sorry to hear of your recent troubles with your site. I ran into a link to your site from costumingdiary.blogspot.com/2012/09/laughing-moon-silverado-corset-pattern
It sounded like you have some clever suggestions for some tricky bits of corset sewing and I was hoping the content might be available again? the-secret-of-the-single-layer-corset.
Hi, Sean – Thanks for the catch – apparently all of my demos have gone missing. I’m looking into it. I hope to restore from backups!
Sean, You may be able to find what you’re looking for by going to The Wayback Machine and typing in http://www.sempstress.org – no guarantees, but there are some pages available.
Hi, Bonnie. Gotta love The Wayback Machine! For the record, the demos are all back online at this point. I’m working on some backend updates to make the downloads section functional again. Thanks for helping others! :)
Missa….How do I order from you? I’m interested in the Lizzle/Vicksie set
The shop has been offline for way too long. :( I was hoping to get it back online over winter break, but let me see if I can make any progress this evening.
Been on a hatmaking/headgear binge and found your site, the northern cap is interesting but so e of the older headgear instructions are missing pictures. The wayback machine has been helpful for text, but the images have sadly not been archived as well.
I will see if I have the images backed up on my lappy. Were there specific ones you are looking for?
Also, apologies – I remember replying to this a while ago, but it doesn’t look like my site remembers it the same way! I’m the worst.
Did you ever draft a pattern from your middle class doublet 2003? Which patterns of fashion book did you use? You did an amazing job and I would like to make one :)
Thank you, Syrianna! The original is shown in Patterns of Fashion I, pgs 107-108. It’s listed as “Doublet for a Young Woman”. I’m sure I made a pattern. It’s funny – I’ve been redoing the office (now also sewing room), and I’ve been meaning to go through all of the patterns I have filed (which is approximately everything). They’re terrible, mind you, but if I can find the one for that I’ll see if there’s anywhere around where I can do large scanning.
Thank you! I hope you can but if not I appreciate you taking your time to look into it. :)
Well, I did not find the complete pattern, but I did make a note to put together a doublet drafting demo and one on drafting and making up those shoulder rolls.
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