May 15, 2014
I’m finally getting around to signing up for the new forum. I was more of a lurker than poster on the old forum but I was Shadow&Boots way back I believe and AnOldFashionedBookworm after forgetting my original username at one point. I got married last year in my husband’s great-grandmother’s dress from the 1910s after searching high and low for a pattern of that style for my sister-in-law’s mom to make something, and lo and behold, this dress my husband’s grandma had in her closet all this time was exactly what I had pictured. It just needed minor alterations and repairs to get it ready for wear again. I haven’t done much sewing since moving to a small apartment but I’m looking forward to keeping brushed up on my sewing skills at least. I’m more of a quilter than seamstress lately but do enjoy both.
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April 20, 2014
Hello! So exciting to find and get to wear a dress like that! Did you have to adjust for the different undergarments?
May 15, 2014
Thanks! My great (or was it two greats?) grandmother-in-law was a little, um, bustier than me, so that needed to be adjusted, and then it was rather yellowish but my mom washed it with a gentle homemade “bleach” mixture of I believe vinegar and mild soap. It was a delicate muslin type fabric, very sheer by this time especially. It has a slip with it which I wore that seemed more of the 20s era, definitely later than the dress, which was curious. Anyway, I enjoy the Edwardian era best. I haven’t perused the new forums deeply yet to see if there’s a topic about it, but how did everyone like “The Paradise” and its costumes? I just finished watching the first season on Netflix. When exactly was it supposed to take place? Along with the sewing help and chatter here, I have missed getting informed about the latest BBC/PBS period dramas from the fellow old fashioned loving ladies. Oh, and my name is Heather. I’ll have to mess around and either now or when I have more forum features available, look into adding a siggy again.
November 23, 2012
Hi, welcome back! Congratulations on your marriage! I’d love to see photos if you’re willing to share. (I’m sure I’m not the only one!)
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