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Another Introduction
October 28, 2012
7:36 pm
hiseleni
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Hello,

I was Eleni on the other board and had somewhat recently joined when the other board was closed.

I love sewing and make about half my own clothes.

Our family is part of a large group of friends who use special occasions to get together and hold dances which include: folk, country and ECD.

I enjoy reading about and seeing historic fashion but don’t have much money, time or reason (except the above mentioned dances which less and less of us are dressing up for) to make many items. I wish we still wore them, then I would!

I have made from Jennie’s patterns: a drawstring 1780s dress, a chemise, a 1909 shirtwaist in a small size I want to sell, a 1909 skirt I like (I would love it if it was made with a different fabric), a 1909 dress for Easter, a 1830 jumper dress and blouse, and a smallish regency dress from the simplicity pattern I hope to sell also. There might be more that I forgot. wink

Even though I wouldn’t have a lot of use for it, I want to make a regency outfit from the foundation up. I bought the Mantua-Maker corset pattern this last year and when I make it, it will be my first time making that sort of thing.

I am very interested in going to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath some year, but IF that ever happens I don’t think it would be soon.

There’s lots more to me, but that’s my sewing side which is a large side.grin

~Eleni

October 31, 2012
3:34 pm
jane

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What is ECD?

November 1, 2012
4:05 am
ladydetemps
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jane said
What is ECD?

I would guess English Country Dance

"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey Read about my sewing ups 'n' downs on my blog http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/
November 1, 2012
10:30 am
hiseleni
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Yup! And it is really fun.wink Among others I know the “Lizzy and Darcy dance from P&P 1995 and Ship’s Cook and Ginny’s Market (otherwise known as “The Last Dance”) from Emma 2009.

~Eleni

November 1, 2012
10:40 am
ladydetemps
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hiseleni said
Yup! And it is really fun.wink Among others I know the “Lizzy and Darcy dance from P&P 1995 and Ship’s Cook and Ginny’s Market (otherwise known as “The Last Dance”) from Emma 2009.

~Eleni

I like ships cook from ‘Emma’.

I went to the regency dance workshop at Bath and I’ve been to a few [e-] ceilidhs. (you can find a lot of videos on my youtube channel) But not specifically done anything labeled ECD. I do do English CLog thought and begining of this year started lindy hop.

"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey Read about my sewing ups 'n' downs on my blog http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/
November 1, 2012
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hiseleni
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I don’t know if ECD is an actual/technical term as I am not part of an official dance group, but I have seen it used and it makes sense for that type of dancing.

What is English Clog and Lindy Hop? I’ve never heard of them and they sound interesting.

~Eleni

November 2, 2012
4:41 am
ladydetemps
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English Clog is the term I use to describe a form of stepdance in clogs. There are 3 main types (that I’m aware of) Lancashire/Durham & Northumberland/Westmoorland. More details on this website explains it better than I can.

This is a great youtube channel for examples of the dance (clog stepdancing NOT clog morris)

http://www.youtube.com/user/clogfest

"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey Read about my sewing ups 'n' downs on my blog http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/
November 2, 2012
4:44 am
ladydetemps
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For some reason it will only let me post 3 links!

Lindy Hop is a kinda Jive (and lots of fun.) More detailed info here http://www.lindycircle.com/his…..lindy_hop/

It came before rock n roll but just after charleston. If you search on youtube there is lots of videos.

I like lindy hop coz its lot of dancing side by side and your not too ‘up close and personal’ like with ballroom. And you don’t have to do all the lifts and tricks the pros do. Nothing nicer than a simple tuck turn or swingout.

"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey Read about my sewing ups 'n' downs on my blog http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/
November 2, 2012
8:06 pm
amywolf
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I am truly sorry to post off topic for this thread, but I am having trouble with the forum and can’t find a way to ask for help other than replying to someone else’s thread.

I just visited the old forum tonight and saw that there was a new forum.  I registered, got the confirmation email, changed my assigned password to something I could remember, and then started trying to read topics.  The only topic that I can read the thread titles in is here in “Introduce Yourself”.  All others, such as “Historical Sewing”, I can’t see any discussions when I go into them.  Nor does anything show up as far as a button to start a new topic.  I can only see the “add a reply” button in this topic.

I have looked at the settings for my account, and all I can tell is that my permissions are set to “view a list of forums only” for most everything.  I don’t know if this is the cause of why I can’t read any posts in anything but the “Introduce Yourself” topic, but I can’t figure out what else it might be.

I can’t even read the posts under “Admin Announcements” or “Board Rules & Guidelines”!  

Is there something I’m doing wrong?  Any advice would be very appreciated.

Thank you,

Amy Wolf

November 4, 2012
1:14 pm
Jennie Chancey
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Thanks for your patience, Amy. I’ve been tweaking the forum with the help of the software’s designers to make sure we are locked down tight to keep out spammers. I have to upgrade you to Senior Member status to give you all the bells and whistles, and I’ll do that shortly.

Warmly,
Jennie

November 5, 2012
6:37 am
vesna
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well this happens to all of us not only to Amy :(

November 5, 2012
2:31 pm
carina

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Welcome to the board hiseleni!  I look forward to seeing pictures of all your sewing projects :)

November 6, 2012
7:10 pm
hiseleni
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Thanks! I didn’t see this first and I just replied to your thread.grin I can’t wait to see what you’ve made as well!

I don’t have my own camera and haven’t done much uploading, so though I want to, I don’t know how much I’ll actually get up.confused

~Eleni

November 13, 2012
9:01 pm
lrose

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Hi again everyone. I was on the old board too.

November 14, 2012
2:24 pm
sewingkitty

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Welcome back to the forum!

~Natalie, Mommy to three beautiful angels!
November 16, 2012
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I’m hoping to attend the ball at the Louisville Jane Austen festival this year. The do some ECD lessons the day of the ball. Has anyone ever attended the Louisville ball or the lessons?

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