Re: [h-cost] Wedding wear

2016-01-27 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
. Ann Wass -Original Message----- From: R Lloyd Mitchell <rmitch...@washjeff.edu> To: Historical Costume <h-cost...@indra.com> Sent: Wed, Jan 27, 2016 9:12 am Subject: Re: [h-cost] Wedding wear Was at a 20s/30s wedding in June past...The 'other women' of the wedding party all wore shade

Re: [h-cost] Wedding wear

2016-01-27 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Was at a 20s/30s wedding in June past...The 'other women' of the wedding party all wore shades of beige silk and lace...including mothers and grandmother. The BMs had different styles (kneeish) Quite a lovely affair. From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com

Re: [h-cost] What's your dummy wearing this season?

2016-01-14 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
ing a partially completed shift that was a massive fail. > I have to re-think the whole thing, so there it hangs. > > > Ann Wass > > > > -----Original Message- > From: R Lloyd Mitchell <rmitch...@washjeff.edu> > To: Historical Costume <h-cost...@indra.com>

Re: [h-cost] What's your dummy wearing this season?

2016-01-14 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
One mannequin is holding a robe for Queen Anne, hems and trim are waiting patiently, Queen Maud is fitfully pacing about because her coronation gown is still without the sleeve lace she has chosen and it has not arrived yet. Her white morning robes are constantly being donned and cast aside. I

Re: [h-cost] Costumes in "War and Peace"

2016-01-07 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Also a good read is "Seeing Through Clothes" (Anne Hollander) Another gem is "How Fashion Invades the Stage" (maud Powell, 1908) From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com on behalf of Catherine Olanich Raymond

Re: [h-cost] Costumes in "War and Peace"

2016-01-06 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Re the styles of dresses, I still have to chuckle at the 18th C interpretions in films of the '20s-30s where the gowns have dropped waists. In an earlier production of W the fashion tone is Audrey Hepburn all the way. It seems that one can peg the date of the film release by the tweaked styles

Re: [h-cost] What's your dummy wearing this season?

2015-12-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Bygonne has been wearing a long sleeved tunic fashioned from two pashmina shawls. It is a sure thing for instant dressup for 2016! Currently on the ironing board is a sweet mini dress for my grandaughter. Found a piece of kelly green eyelash that should suit this 13 year old fashionesta! Of

Re: [h-cost] 1918 Vionnet Gown

2015-08-21 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
away from my library and inventory of patterns; do you do pinterest and might be able to pick out the look you seem to want... From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com h-costume-boun...@indra.com on behalf of RobinandKelly Dorman robinandkellydor...@hotmail.com

Re: [h-cost] buckram hat forms

2014-07-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Google search turned up some on Etsy...I often have luck using old/ new straws..re purposed, if they can be cut and covered. From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com h-costume-boun...@indra.com on behalf of Hope Greenberg h...@uvm.edu Sent: Tuesday, July 15,

Re: [h-cost] 1880s hair-styling terms: crimps and fedoras

2014-07-10 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Interesting topic. Check out the photos of Bernhardt available to see first hand what variations of crimping might have meant in the 19th century. Some of the pics are theatrical and some are contemporary views of how the style was interpreted and worn on the street or the drawing room. SB as

Re: [h-cost] Period Hair, and Accessories

2013-07-31 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
An interesting Costume item from the OED, Costume is the whole experience of mind and body...Appearance is only a small part of being 'in costume'. The way you stand, walk, sit, what you are thinking about...all this is necessary to pull yourself backward to Be in the times of your dress! Hair,

Re: [h-cost] Wedding in 1882

2013-06-21 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I have three wedding gowns of this period, 1879-1884; two have confirmed dates. All are two pieced. One is embroidered net, one of silk striped (2satin)shear. The third (1879) is all cotton batiste with copious eyelet trim (worn by my daughter for her 1994 wedding). All have 3/4 sleeves. The

Re: [h-cost] Terms for pants

2013-03-22 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Rights), she felt bound to put it aside. From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com [h-costume-boun...@indra.com] On Behalf Of R Lloyd Mitchell [rmitch...@washjeff.edu] Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:40 PM To: Historical Costume Subject: Re: [h-cost] Terms

Re: [h-cost] Terms for pants

2013-03-21 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
No one seems to have mentioned bifurcated garments...19th C. review and philosophy of women wearing male garments...including Bible Quotations...Lots of interesting examples there! From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com [h-costume-boun...@indra.com] On

Re: [h-cost] vintage hat-making instructions

2013-02-15 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I use buckram for hats. It comes in different weights and can be found in black and white. From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com [h-costume-boun...@indra.com] On Behalf Of Sybella [mae...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:11 PM To: Historical

Re: [h-cost] costume exhibit book

2013-02-04 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I likewise would like to be on the Book list. I spend summers in Dunbarton, my home town. Always interested in what is going on at UNH. Kathleen mitchell From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com [h-costume-boun...@indra.com] On Behalf Of Astrida Schaeffer

Re: [h-cost] Old fashion paper

2013-01-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
this is the kind of item that I send to Penny for the costume library. Fashion items that I do not have house-room for, nor plan to use for a printing project of my own will at least be saved..even if they might be out 'there' already. Libraries are a proper repository for such itinerate

[h-cost] FW: Fabric swatches

2013-01-11 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Have any other list members seen this costume/textile resource? Scope is wonderful! From: Linda V Troost Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 8:30 AM To: R Lloyd Mitchell Subject: Fabric swatches Dear Kathleen, Here it is: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com

Re: [h-cost] asian costume

2012-12-07 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
. Mongol Costume is documentation for the early 20th century. Not ancient by any standards. On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 7:07 AM, R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@washjeff.eduwrote: So what is ancient? before recordered history? I have been making (interpreting) some of designs that are described as pre 900

Re: [h-cost] asian costume

2012-12-06 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
you want. On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 1:13 PM, R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu wrote: Coming in late on this; did anyone mention Mongol Costume in the discusion o f? Peasant garb? The book was published by the Carlsberg Foundation, Nomad Research Project 1993. it? includes basic

[h-cost] asian costume

2012-12-05 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Coming in late on this; did anyone mention Mongol Costume in the discusion o f? Peasant garb? The book was published by the Carlsberg Foundation, Nomad Research Project 1993. it? includes basic clothing design descriptions for the China Stepps and central environs frmon very early times. Not

[h-cost] cherusque collar

2012-11-11 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Has anyone come across a definition of a cherusque collar? I am looking at a garment of Princess Louise Agusta 1771-1843. The part of the collar shown appears to be a stand up shape..maybe shear silver fabric that is stiffened in some way. First thought is cherub; Im not sure how the term

Re: [h-cost] cherusque collar

2012-11-11 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Ah! I have just the right piece.Thanks. KSM ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

Re: [h-cost] cherusque collar

2012-11-11 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
That figures. The costume is dated 1815. Thankyou. KSM ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

Re: [h-cost] Where Can I Find Plain Flat Pewter Buttons?

2012-11-05 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Fugawee is one source. -Original Message- From: Sarah Kuhlman sgkcul...@hotmail.com Sent 11/4/2012 11:07:47 PM To: h-cost...@indra.com h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] Where Can I Find Plain Flat Pewter Buttons? Hello, I am in search of a source for large quantities of plain flat

Re: [h-cost] Advice on new sewing machine

2012-09-03 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
@..@ @..@ @..@ Three Toad Press http://3toad.blogspot.com/ On Sep 2, 2012, at 4:29 PM, R Lloyd Mitchell wrote: Fran, I am still singing the wonders of a Kenmore 158: series. Replaced my Beloved of over 30 years with a Pfaff Jeans and satin. The pfaff really has lived up to its hype and does not require

Re: [h-cost] Advice on new sewing machine

2012-09-02 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Fran, I am still singing the wonders of a Kenmore 158: series. Replaced my Beloved of over 30 years with a Pfaff Jeans and satin. The pfaff really has lived up to its hype and does not require a transition period between fibers...just like the Kenmore of the '70s. But for rugged costume

Re: [h-cost] Looking for a Bicorne hat

2012-08-22 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I used Hatcrafters for years before my retirement and was always pleased...except for the one time I ordered a 'blank'...no enough wool fiber. The bicorn comes in a couple of different models...great for stage and can be customized for personal use. Great folk to work with if you need something

Re: [h-cost] sewing machines

2012-08-15 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
! My alltime favorite is a Kenmore 158 series, all steel innards! Got a 'free arm' last week on E-bay for $28 including shipping! Not a scratch on it; think it might have been a demo. There were several including carry case for $200NEW!...I killed my original with costume sewing for 30 yrs.

Re: [h-cost] Meaning of breeches in late 16th to mid-17th c. English

2012-07-20 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
And with variations, even the 19th C. Men walking about in shirt sleeves without at least a vest, were naked. -Original Message- From: Jill j...@gjh.me.uk Sent 7/20/2012 2:41:58 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Meaning of breeches in late 16th to

Re: [h-cost] Nell Gwyn

2012-07-10 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
formal. ;-) ? Teena From: R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:12 PM Subject: Re: [h-cost] Nell Gwyn What was 'undress' in this time period re at home...or stage door expecta tion

Re: [h-cost] What is a Whip?

2012-06-28 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
A short perusal seems to indicate a character who practices??the cutting edge of Fashion..often to the edge of comedy...Bertie Wooster? Many of the Swells of Jane Austin, Bronte, and Dickens... Kathleen -Original Message- From: penn...@costumegallery.com Sent 6/28/2012 12:41:28 AM To:

Re: [h-cost] Brim Stiffening

2012-05-23 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
There is a product called Stiffy?( used by crafters who do lace figurines). I think it has a plastic ingrediant that may work..? Other wise, try edging the brim with hat wire or 18 guage wire which is whipped on the edge by hand...unless you are adept with a zigzag on your sering machine.

Re: [h-cost] Grrrrr ... !

2012-05-17 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I googled both Argo and Sta-flo and these brands are readily available on line...coupons and free shipping for some of the sites. Letting my fingers do the shopping sure saves on gas! -Original Message- From: penn...@costumegallery.com Sent 5/17/2012 3:44:33 AM To: 'Historical Costume'

[h-cost] Hippy craft projects

2012-04-24 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Does any one know of a surviving chainmail armour tunic made from pull tabs(pop/beer cans)?I have two books on how to recycle pantyhose, fabulous volume of jeans embroidery, and some misc craft ideas like the bottletop scraper rug and creative uses for winecorks. I have seen photos of nifty

Re: [h-cost] Hippy craft projects

2012-04-24 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
, but here's a how-to: http://www.instructables.com/id/Genuine-chainmaille-from-pop-tabs/ -Original Message- From: R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu Sent: Apr 24, 2012 11:37 AM To: h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] Hippy craft projects Does any one know of a surviving chainmail armour

Re: [h-cost] What's your dressmaker#8203;'s dummy wearing today?

2012-03-13 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
The 'dummy' I am working with this week is for a 20 model, seated. The project is an interpretation of Queen Victoria's portrait in the Diamond Jubilee gallery.? Black satin with antique lace overlay...even have a small piece of Honiton to use.? Researching the Crown was lots of fun...didn't

Re: [h-cost] Cedar chips/moths

2012-02-27 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
?Another 19th C method was using cloves in drawers and closets to discourage closet pests. -Original Message- From: Lynn Downward lynndownw...@gmail.com Sent 2/24/2012 3:27:40 PM To: gbacgcostum...@yahoogroups.com, Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] Cedar

[h-cost] Russian jacket

2012-02-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Me again, peoject of the week for my Cut Down to Size is ?a mid 19th C costume based on Russian Ellegance..country and City. fashions. the jacket I am studying has a fluted back 'peplum' that is badded and lined with linen. (Sort of like a dublet of earlier western style. ) Would the pleats be

Re: [h-cost] starch recipe

2012-02-14 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
back in the 50's, we used potatoe and also pasta water to starch our dirndle skirts for school? However Mother cautioned us re leaving them in seasonal storage...bait for closet critters! We also used sugar water for crocheted items or other special occasion garments. Commercial store starch

Re: [h-cost] Starch recipe

2012-02-14 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
been there and done that...a modern method that would have been celebrated in its time! -Original Message- From: Katy Bishop katybisho...@gmail.com Sent 2/14/2012 1:05:13 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Starch recipeThanks. When I am starching my large

Re: [h-cost] Starch recipe

2012-02-14 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I have a pair of early 19th C. down pads for the sleeves of the 1820's and re-discovered in the Gay 90s to provide petticoats for the second generation of balloon sleeves... have also seen tulle shoulder cuffs to do the same service...Doing the stuffing with baloons or whatever and using?spray

Re: [h-cost] 1958 prom dress

2012-01-26 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Strapless? Small spegetti cord, or self shoulder straps, gathered to about 2/3...'usually snapped on for ease of removal..for an option. Self fabric trim using bows, roses Other fabric flowers...one Elizabeth Taylor gown appliqued the whole bodice with daiseys (I think) Sprinkles of sequins ,

Re: [h-cost] h-costume Digest, Vol 11, Issue 15

2012-01-21 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
A problem of the dye or fabric content...? Kathleen -Original Message- From: lynlee o bahr...@live.com.au Sent 1/21/2012 6:22:20 PM To: h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] h-costume Digest, Vol 11, Issue 15Re red flannel I have noticed in fabric shops that some dyes make the same

Re: [h-cost] Source for buttons

2012-01-13 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Fran, not sure just what your project is but there are a fair number of LaMode buttons up on e=Bay...some are a bit pricey...Then I googled LaMode buttons and there seem to be dozens of sources, including theLaMode web site. Does this help? -Original Message- From: Lavolta Press

Re: [h-cost] Source for buttons

2012-01-13 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
www.lavoltapress.comwww.facebook.com/LavoltaPress On 1/13/2012 4:48 AM, R Lloyd Mitchell wrote: Fran, not sure just what your project is but there are a fair number of LaMode buttons up on e=Bay...some are a bit pricey...Then I googled LaMode buttons and there seem to be dozens of sources, including theLaMode web

Re: [h-cost] Beading supplies

2012-01-03 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
You haven't mentioned size range; pearls or colored glass...I had good luck restringing FM gems on silk for setting on garments in use.? Also, I find the antique sari trim on e-bay sometimes comes in well for trim of the sort you seem to be looking for. In addition to the tapes, tiny single or

[h-cost] queen anne and the Gilded Age

2011-12-06 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Researching a costume for Letitia Penn (1668/1745) I had an epiphany last eve to discover the remarkable likeness with the popular gowns of 1690,s and the bustle styles of the gilded Age! I somehow never noticed this before! ___ h-costume mailing list

Re: [h-cost] Plastic stays for Doll Costume

2011-11-30 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
For corsets, I use round toothpics. Collars and such, I find plastic casings for most store wrapped items? (from needles to hairbrushes). great.. My dolls?for historical ?costumes ate 14/16.? The toothpics work out just right for scale. Popscile sticks ar e just right for busks.? They are

Re: [h-cost] Winter flowers for New England?

2011-11-26 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
We have quite forgotten the Handkercheif as an important accessory for the bride of this time period...and most appropriate for a bride in a home setting. they were often heirlooms and might feature exquisite lace from the previous century. One might also see fans prominent in French or English

Re: [h-cost] Winter flowers for New England?

2011-11-25 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
My referrences make note that winter weddings' were not the usual thing...partly because of travel restrictions dominted by the weather. Private ceremonies might have occurred in special circumstances, but were usually family, and private, with a larger celebration in more clement weather. Mid

Re: [h-cost] 1845 button closure -- front or back?

2011-08-11 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
In my study of bifurcated garments, I found illustrations and text showing panteletts as early as 1806.? The Rappites used a tunic and full bottomes trouser costume for women at New Harmony, Ia. in the 1820s.? Other reformed groups also had variations of this style. After the Seneca Meeting in

Re: [h-cost] Scaled drawings of original garments

2011-08-08 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
A FG fan club member:? Thanks Fran for your carefully scaled patterns.? I have used them successfully for myself and for my Costumes in Miniature? The scale works both ways! Kathleen -Original Message- From: Lavolta Press f...@lavoltapress.com Sent 8/8/2011 3:46:49 PM To: Historical

Re: [h-cost] Scaled drawings of original garments

2011-08-08 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Thank you Fran for telling this bit!? When I first began trying to reproduce costume of historical periods over 40 years ago, none of this theory was available. I studied the extant pics and mated them with contemporary patterns that tended the similar pattern shapes to achieve the style and

Re: [h-cost] Scaled drawings of original garments

2011-08-08 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I have used the patterns for hats a 'smalls' with good success. Kathleen -Original Message- From: Joan Jurancich joa...@surewest.net Sent 8/8/2011 4:19:12 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Scaled drawings of original garmentsAt 11:02 AM 8/8/2011, you

Re: [h-cost] Edwardian Bodice Closure

2011-07-29 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Guessing from my collection, an inner front closing bodice that is worked into the side seams...sort of like a partlet...front only. I also have seen net chemisetts that cover front and back with side ties. Both have high collars. The gown bodice then fastens on the left side from shoulder to

Re: [h-cost] Academic Dress

2011-07-23 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
What is your specific quiry? Like uniforms, the various robes and garments are particular to the various institutions that were required for students to wear.? When it comes to modern day garb, these garments may be eclectic according to the institutions requiring them for ceremonies. The

Re: [h-cost] Historic Doll Clothes Patterns; WAS Carol Burnett's Curtain Dress

2011-06-03 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
There are three paperdoll books and some patterns, additionally.? Also a 'travel series' of young women heading off to the city for employment (Amanda, the next generation?)? The patterns are quite good for period clothing in miniature.? I did use the riding dress pattern blown up for a

Re: [h-cost] the tambour embroidered regency dress i made last year

2011-05-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I am happy to see this dress from another museum. My present 'heart and hand' project is an interpretation of a similar embroidered gown in the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan, NY. I have chosen to interpret the florals with embroidery and applique.? The original is dated 1798, probably

Re: [h-cost] the tambour embroidered regency dress i made last year

2011-05-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
The rendering of this dress is soo beautiful! Congratulations! -Original Message- From: Wicked Frau wickedf...@gmail.com Sent 5/16/2011 1:17:32 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] the tambour embroidered regency dress i made last yearGreat to hear from you

Re: [h-cost] 1st White Wedding Dress Trend: Anne of Brittany orQueen Victoria

2011-05-10 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
If Anne?of Britanny chose White for her wedding, I have seen no further historical referrences about other women choosing the color for their ceremony?...hence, no vogue?of white having any cache for a proper wedding ceremony. At that date (Anne's) weddings were probably no so public...except

Re: [h-cost] 1st White Wedding Dress Trend: Anne of Brittany orQueen Victoria

2011-05-10 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
As always, h-costume continues to add punctuation that is not in th original. Sigh! -Original Message- From: R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu Sent 5/10/2011 8:34:47 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] 1st White Wedding Dress Trend: Anne

Re: [h-cost] Lark Rise to Candleford

2011-05-09 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I have a couple of items this style; one has functional buttons and the other uses snaps. Kathleen -Original Message- From: cw15147-hcos...@yahoo.com Sent 5/9/2011 11:22:45 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Lark Rise to CandlefordOk, I didn't need that

Re: [h-cost] least favorite hat

2011-05-03 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Thinking of starting a Bad Hat Society... Kathleen -Original Message- From: Katy Bishop katybisho...@gmail.com Sent 5/3/2011 6:47:30 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] least favorite hatI thought the hat should have had a portrait of the happy couple in

Re: [h-cost] kate's wedding dress skirt

2011-05-03 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
The skirt is similar ro rhe Margret Rose gown; wonder if there was anything published about it? kathleen -Original Message- From: Patricia Dunham chim...@ravensgard.org Sent 5/3/2011 6:46:11 AM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] kate's wedding dress skirtis the

Re: [h-cost] 1830's fashion

2011-05-03 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I recently got a copy of The Rise and Fall of the Sleeve (Scottish museum pub) that has pics from all the mags of that period.? Also, publications relating to the Lowell Mills have much info and some pics. -Original Message- From: albert...@aol.com Sent 5/3/2011 7:25:50 AM To:

[h-cost] weddinf stuff

2011-04-30 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
First off: either my computer or H-costume is adding odd punctuation.? Forgive me. ... Either I missed it or somehow this book never came up for view as seen in the collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum: Wedded Perfection??The history of the social aspects of weddings and the pictorial

Re: [h-cost] pouting about R. Wedding coverage

2011-04-29 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Seeing the gown exhibit and additional past coverage' I was struck with the similarity to the?Princess Rose gown, but with?a yoke and sleeves of lace.? Nice tie- in with the laces on the other royal wedding gowns.? The?simplicity of the design struck me as a choice she might have made Anyway

Re: [h-cost] Image search - Romantic period

2011-04-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I have ?just received copies of Fashion in Jane Austin's Time and catalogue of the new Napolianic fashion exhibit.? Both have pics from Bon Temps and many of the illustrations show couples as you have described. You might find your quest in these. kathleen? -Original Message- From:

Re: [h-cost] 1920s Fashion Film Footage

2011-04-15 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I thought the view of the ladies playing with fox cubs in your arms; maybe someday around your neck was sweet! -Original Message- From: penn...@costumegallery.com Sent 4/15/2011 4:59:04 AM To: h-costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] 1920s Fashion Film FootageActual 1920s film

Re: [h-cost] Corset patterns and research questions

2011-03-24 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Which century are you researching?? I think you can perhaps start?with wikipedia if you don't have Waugh, yet. The spoon busk was quite before the 19th C. so it wouldn't be considered for the Victorian period anyway.? If you mean to be historical, I think the wheel has already been invented for

Re: [h-cost] Corset patterns and research questions

2011-03-24 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Homesew/newark has it! I think in black and white. Kathleen? -Original Message- From: Purple Kat purplkat...@gmail.com Sent 3/24/2011 3:46:31 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Corset patterns and research questionsI have a friend who is looking for lacing

Re: [h-cost] Corset patterns and research questions

2011-03-24 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Some costumes from this period do not bear hip?ruffles well. Having a trim fit over the hips is really better body support.? If the foundation garment has these included with the 'flare' at the bottom of the corset and the wearer does not have the flesh support beneath to take up the

Re: [h-cost] Corset patterns and research questions

2011-03-24 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
- From: R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu Sent 3/24/2011 10:49:59 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Corset patterns and research questionsHomesew/newark has it! I think in black and white. Kathleen? -Original Message- From: Purple Kat purplkat

Re: [h-cost] Authenticity

2011-03-14 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Every time this topic of authenticiy rolls around, My general response is to read Ann Hollander's Seeing through Clothes.? Her take on the issue is one of the most sensibile and reasonable that I have found...about 40 years ago when I was a very green newbie. Hundreds of costumes later, I am

Re: [h-cost] History of Costume text?

2011-03-11 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Fran, I realy appreciate your take and advice on this trend and issue. Given the wide scope of researching ?historical costume and puting it together with contemporary interps of?this history, having an automatic market out there that will be clamoring to buy the designs in Any size does not

Re: [h-cost] Pinking machine - was: Has anyone tried any of these on fabric?

2011-02-22 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
re the pinking machine, I managed to get two of these on e-Bay...They (at least mine) are last Q uarter of the 19th Century. They prefer rather firm (starched) fabric to get a nice crisp flow and edge...much like modern pinking shears. My biggest problem has been that they should be

Re: [h-cost] Pinking machine - was: Has anyone tried any of these on fabric?

2011-02-22 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I just looked on e-Bay and thnere is a slew of these machines from the 19th and 20th Centuries..prices...all over! -Original Message- From: R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu Sent 2/22/2011 2:53:57 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost] Pinking

Re: [h-cost] pricing guidelines?

2011-02-18 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
At least mmwage for actual hours on the job as well as class prep.? All out of pocket expenses from thread and needles to gas. Then there is the matter of professional? recognition for your expertise. If you start with that, then it should be understood that an additiona fee would be expected

Re: [h-cost] Exhibition of English wedding dresses since 1780

2011-02-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
will there be a catalogue for the exhibit?? I have one from an earlier show at the Bath Museum that was worth chasing down. Kathleen -Original Message- From: Tenpin. ma tenpin...@gmail.com Sent 2/15/2011 6:35:48 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: Re: [h-cost]

Re: [h-cost] Robe or train???

2011-02-10 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I think the difference is that trains were detachable extensions to a gown (usually women's wear) and that robes were the cermonial capes that were part of the Royal Regalia. Kathleen, who is working on Maud's Robe.? -Original Message- From: penn...@costumegallery.com Sent 2/10/2011

Re: [h-cost] Robe or train???

2011-02-10 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Penny, have you reviewed the Edensandravencroft site for robe description? Their use of' 'train' seems to be a fashion description for the length of the extension of the cermonial garment. Other sites indicate that Robes are connected with Ceremonial events.? Kathleen -Original Message-

Re: [h-cost] Has anyone tried any of these on fabric?

2011-02-04 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I have some time ago and No for cutting fabric.? However I do like the scalloped edge pinking?Fiscars made for fabric...especially nice for 18th C. edges. Kathleen, who is finishing Maud's gown..without such shears -Original Message- From: Lavolta Press f...@lavoltapress.com Sent

Re: [h-cost] Your family and costuming genes

2011-01-20 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
My girls always liked playing in the Shop with their friends and were on easy call for public moments.? The 'quiet one' got to be a Wooly Mammouth in Skin of our Teeth and she did a couple of stints as the Easter Bunny at a local mall. Then she joined the Grundge crowd for a couple of decades.

Re: [h-cost] Historical figures

2011-01-17 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I find the scale reasonable...if it is indeed 14/18.? You can still maintain detail with 'real patterns'; Small for me is 12 or below (which includes 'Barbie').? However I have see some doll house dolls (5/6 that have been wonderfully rendered.? These dolls usually involve some glue or clothing

Re: [h-cost] historical costume in miniature

2011-01-17 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
These were the dolls and historical costumes I started with about 30 years ago.? I still consider Worrell to be an adequate source to begin with...Her pattern shapes, as a matter of fact, were a springboard to Historical Costume for me before all the wonderful Resources we now have. She manages

[h-cost] historical costume in miniature

2011-01-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Since my retirement about three years ago, I have been continuing my interest in historical costume by making Costume in miniature; the series is captured in a collection I have named Cut Down to Size.? To date I have recreated style and splender for about 120 characters which are modeled for

Re: [h-cost] historical costume in miniature

2011-01-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
will never lack for amusement. --MW http://3toad.blogspot.com/ On Jan 16, 2011, at 6:39 AM, R Lloyd Mitchell wrote: Since my retirement about three years ago, I have been continuing my interest in historical costume by making Costume in miniature; the series is captured in a collection I have named Cut

Re: [h-cost] historical costume in miniature

2011-01-16 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
of my time taken up by 2 boys under 3, so I have limited sewing time... to make any progress at all, some concessions have to be made :) Thank you so much for all of your input so far. It has been so great! Natalie On 1/16/2011 9:39 AM, R Lloyd Mitchell wrote: Since my retirement about three years

Re: [h-cost] Looking for pattern, 12th century

2011-01-15 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Costume for what climate?? My children referances seem to indicate that the clothing would be pretty much the same as the adults. Beyond swadling clothes, I suspect a basic layette pattern of shift and robe, but shortened to accommodate walking woud be a good direction to start with.? Climate:

Re: [h-cost] Thank you and 1940s Halo Hat Question

2011-01-12 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I had a wonderful John Fredericks 'halo' of black felt. The front (ear to ear) was a 5 tapered?roll, stuffed, with a felt covered inch elastic.? Think ?mini Elizabethan bum roll on backward.? Not much to look at in the box but classiclywonderful on the head.? Also had a felt?BesBen beret?

Re: [h-cost] Queen Maud's wardrobe

2011-01-07 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
It is lovely, indeed!? I have sewn the sideseams so I can continue the ribbon effect that extends to the train.? Maud is still traveling (held over at the Bradford house gallery) so I will wait until she returns to do a first fitting.? I have some lovely crimson silk velvet for the Robe and

Re: [h-cost] Queen Maud's wardrobe

2011-01-06 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
of those situations where they had gowns designed to be identical? Princess Alexandra of Wales (mother of Maud)?and G.D. Maria Feodorovna of Russia (aka Dagmar of Denmark)?did that even as adults, but they were sisters. From: R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch

Re: [h-cost] 1620s jacket vs waistcoat

2011-01-06 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Somewhere in my library there is a note re waistcoats and jackets that describes the diff as being with or without sleeves. Any one else have seen this listing? -Original Message- From: Jill Hadfield j...@jigrah.co.uk Sent 1/6/2011 6:27:46 PM To: Historical Costume h-cost...@indra.com

Re: [h-cost] Queen Maud's wardrobe

2011-01-05 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/1333_styleandsplendour/wardrobe/wardrobe1.html Wow - what a figure that woman had! Sg On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 7:09 PM, R Lloyd Mitchell rmitch...@staff.washjeff.edu wrote: I?am ernestly hoping to see if I can get some of this work up on line...not my forte

Re: [h-cost] Queen Maud's wardrobe

2011-01-02 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
I?am ernestly hoping to see if I can get some of this work up on line...not my forte but maybe with some help from a techie. I had an exhibit Cut Down To Size 2at a small gallery the month of December.? ...Size was two years ago.? This recent show included the models who wear garments from the

[h-cost] Queen Maud's wardrobe

2011-01-01 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
New year project: Finally have the stash and will to try an interpretation of Queen Maud of Norway's coronation gown, (Style and Splendor).? The model is 17. Had a lot of trouble trying to find suitable fabric for the project.? I finally found a gold on gold embroidered dupioni that was in

[h-cost] New Year Needle Harvest

2010-12-31 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
Don't know about how folk regain their needles lost (Horrors Mrs. Antrobus!!) but I performed the yearly exercise of searching all my pincushions for misplaced or needles in hiding.? Searching 5, guess the Harvest is about 5/6 dozen steels reclaimed.! Yarn, sharps,beading, upholstery, sails,

Re: [h-cost] OT: Christmas Decorations

2010-12-02 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
How unusual! I have a handful of doilies and runners with a green and/or red theme that I use, but nothein as grand as this! Kathleen -Original Message- From: penn...@costumegallery.com Sent 12/2/2010 4:35:09 AM To: h-costume h-cost...@indra.com Subject: [h-cost] OT: Christmas

[h-cost] Jane Austin's Sewing Box

2010-11-04 Thread R Lloyd Mitchell
New book out (at least to me) Just received my copy of Jane Austin's Sewing Box and am going to love this one. The author as combined references from the novels regarding fashion-sewing-other social comments with instructions for recreating handwork of the Period.? Loverly photos and good

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