Jenny La Fleur
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adventures in costuming
1860 query
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quincy134 From: quincy134 Date: October 19th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm with Katherine--I always stick pins in closures when they're being troublesome.

Another thing I found when I tried a dog-leg on an 1860s--I attached the skirt to a piece of twill tape and then attached the twill tape to the bodice (there wasn't a self-fabric waistband in this case, just a piped lower edge to the bodice). The hooks and bars attach to the twill tape waistband, and that is hooked to itself. I was able to get a tighter fit with the twill tape waistband than with a closure that was actually directly on the bodice.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 27th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much!
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