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Quote from: Athena on June 12, 2008, 08:19:17 PMDoes anyone know where I can find vintage fabrics or fabrics with vintage prints? I'm interested in making clothing in 1930s and 40s styles and I'm not getting that feel from the inventory at the fabric stores I usually frequent.I have seen many of those prints at quilting stores. Try www.equilter.comThey have cotton prints.Or were you thinking of a different type of vintage fabric?
Does anyone know where I can find vintage fabrics or fabrics with vintage prints? I'm interested in making clothing in 1930s and 40s styles and I'm not getting that feel from the inventory at the fabric stores I usually frequent.
I have seen many of those prints at quilting stores. Try www.equilter.comThey have cotton prints.
The corsets at Scarlet's Corsets look lovely, but they are too tall in the back to work under my dress. I may have to invest in one just because, they're so pretty!So, I made my corset. I used Simplicity 9769 for the pattern. I also found a store that sells busks (and steel boning!), but they were closed, so I couldn't pick up a busk in time. Since I couldn't get the busk in time, I decided to just make a muslin of the corset, sew the front closed, put the boning in it (I used cable ties) and finish the edges and wear that to the fitting, then make the real one when I get the busk. I had to take the bust in about 2 inches (will probably take in slightly less in the final version). I have no idea how they expect the top of that corset to support anyone as-is. I wear a D cup, and it wasn't close to supporting me before I took it in! It also ended up about an inch shorter on my hips than I would like/then it appears in the pattern picture. So, I will need to correct that when I make the final one. I also need to lower the top of the back 1.5 inches or so, so it doesn't stick up past my dress. I may try making the bottom of the back a bit longer to help off-set that. To the experienced corset people, will that do anything, or is that a stupid idea?BUT! I successfully made a corset that fit me! I'm happy, since this was my first attempt at making a real corset. I don't have any pics, but I'll try to get some of the final one.
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