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California

Artificers' Exchange

11259 Jackson Street

Columbia, CA 95310

209-536-1859

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www.alteryears.net

ayorders@earthlink.net


text: 626-675-1480




Lacis

2982 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 843-7290

www.lacis.com





ClientCare@OldPetticoatShop.com
Shop@HistoricalSewing.com




Renfabrics@gmail.com

www.renaissancefabrics.net




Truly Victorian

Riverside, CA
(951) 780-3112

info@trulyvictorian.com




(951) 928-9601 Sewing Sweatshop (at home)

(951) 334-8054 Seamstress on the go

Email: ShelleyPeters@verizon.net

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COLORADO



Patterns of Time
6040 Emma Lane
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Fax: 719-573-9636
Phone: 719-573-2845

www.patternsoftime.com



Wes Terner's Outfitter

PMB 257
212 Ironwood Dr. Suite D
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 667-7051

Westerner@roadrunner.com

www.westernersoutfitter.com

ILLINOIS

Harper House

mjak88@comcast.net

www.longago.com




Vogue Fabrics

Evanston Store Address


718 Main Street
Evanston, IL 60202
847-864-9600

800-433-4313 (on line phone number)

voguefabrics@sbcglobal.net

www.voguefabricsstore.com





INDIANA



Amazon Dry Goods, Inc.

125 South Buckeye Street
Osgood, IN 47037
(812) 689-1380
Fax: (812) 689-1385

www.amazondrygoods.com

Missouri


111 N. Main St.
Liberty, MO 64068
816-781-947

www.jamescountry.com

jamescntry@aol.com



MONTANA



Ranks Mercantile

211 West Wallace
Virginia City, MT 59755
1-800-494-5442

www.ranksmercantile.com

NORTH CAROLINA



Old Time Patterns

P.O. Box 1395
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone: (252) 294-1362

www.oldtimepatterns.com

OHIO



Sewing Central

1940 West Dublin-Granville Road
Worthingon, OH 43085
1-888-262-3946

www.sewingcentral.com




Oregon



Lost Coast Historical Patterns Co.


PO Box 901053

Portland OR 97290



503-841-8473

http://www.lostcoasthistoricalco.com/

www.etsy.com/shop/LostCoastHistorical




Vintage Modiste

www.vintagemodiste.com

info@vintagemodiste.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Bonnie's Pattern Shop

84 Kerr Ave.
Clearfield, PA 16830
(814) 768-7556

www.bonniespatternshop.com



212 E. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 413-8259

supplies@corsetmaking.com

www.corsetmaking.com

VIRGINIA

Heritage Fashions

520 Mossycup Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

www.heritagefashions.com

www.etsy.com/shop/1aokgal




Burnley & Trowbridge Company
108 Druid Drive
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 253 1644 Fax 757 253 9120

www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com





WASHINGTON



Seattle, WA
206-782-1361

aliceinstitches@gmail.com

www.aliceinstitches.com

AUSTRALIA

New South Wales

Aussie Corset Supplies

www.aussiecorsetsupplies.com


Earthly Delights
http://www.earthlydelights.com.au/historic-costume/


www.ortensia.com.au
info@ortensia.com.au


CANADA


Farthingales

1-519-275-2374

sales@farthingalescorsetmakingsupplies.com

www.farthingalescorsetmakingsupplies.com






Edmonton, Alberta






SPENCER'S MERCANTILE


248 Locke Street South

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8P 4B8
Phone: (+1) 905.525.6303
www.spencersmercantile.com

GERMANY

Kostuemkram

0049/5601939085

info@kostuemkram.com

www.kostuemkram.com



Nehelenia

(+44) 07523627323

stefanie@neheleniapatterns.com

www.neheleniapatterns.com

NETHERLANDS


Tel. +31 (6) 22 33 47 07

Naaipatronen

+31 (0)58 - 216 76 22

info@naaipatronen.nl

www.naaipatronen.nl

www.sewingpatterns.eu

www.schnittmuster-online.com




Patronenwinkel.nl

+31 (0)317-712 042
www.patronenwinkel.nl

UNITED KINGDOM

Habithat

0845 644 7806

sales@habithat.co.uk

www.habithat.co.uk

Sew Curvy

www.sewcurvy.com

Julia@sewcurvy.com



Vena Cava Design
www.venacavadesign.biz

comp@venacavadesign.co.uk

General Pattern FAQ
 
  • Should I add seam allowance?
    No.  There is 5/8” seam allowance included.
  • I am usually a size 8 when I buy clothes in a department store.  Should I cut an 8?
    No. Retail sizes are bigger than sewing sizes.  Measure yourself with a tape.
  • I have measured myself and your pattern says I should cut a 12.  I have never been a 12 in my life.  I buy clothing in a size 8.
    Cut the 12 in a muslin and check the fit.
  • The cut edges don’t line up.  What is wrong?
    The cut edges don’t always line up, but the sewing lines 5/8” away from the cut edge will.
  • There are so many lines.  How can I keep from being confused?
    Putting all the sizes in the same envelope allows the pattern to be used by the maximum number of people.  If you are confused by the lines get a red pencil. Trace your size ahead of time so it is very obvious when it comes time to cut. Or, cut your size out of the pattern ahead of time – before you pin the pattern to the fabric.
  • There are so many pieces that look similar.  How can I keep from sewing them together wrong?
    Before you unpin the pattern from the fabric, mark an X on the wrong side of each piece of fabric.  Also, all the notches are above the waist, so your notches will tell you where the top of the pattern piece is.  For good measure, you might want to mark “top” on each pattern piece as well.  When you are finished with your corset put a bow or some other way of marking the top front.  This will prevent you from putting the corset on upside down.
  • I want to use the pattern again but the tissue is so flimsy.  What can I do?
    Get some spray adhesive and some non woven interfacing.  Stick the pattern to the interfacing.  This will give the pattern pieces a longer life.
  • I have never sewn anything before.  Will I be able to make this pattern?
    The patterns are not designed to teach someone how to sew.  You will need basic sewing skills to make these garments.
  • Are your measurements modern or Victorian?
    They are the standard measurements used today by the large American pattern companies.
  • Why Should I make a muslin? What fabric should I make it from?
  • You should make a muslin because it will show you how your finished garment will fit, and give you a chance to make any alterations or adjustments before cutting into your fashion fabric.   You can make a muslin from any scrap fabric, most people prefer solid colored fabrics for a muslin (If you use a busy print it could distract you from the lines of the pattern).
Specific Pattern FAQ
 

101:

  • Is the bustle in pattern 102 meant to be worn underneath this skirt?

No

  • Where are the pattern pieces for the bodice that goes with this skirt?

This pattern does not come with a bodice, but Laughing Moon 103 was designed to be worn with this skirt.

102:

  • Is the bustle in this pattern meant to be worn under the skirt in pattern 101?

No

103:

  • Is the bustle in this pattern meant to be worn under the skirt in pattern 101?

No

109:

  •  Can I learn tailoring from this pattern?

          You will learn some techniques from this pattern. However, if you would like to become a tailor you would benefit              more from a tailoring class than from any specific pattern that incorporates tailoring techniques.

111:

  • I heard that the skirt for this pattern runs very short – is this true?
No, there is not a pattern piece for the skirt, but rather a template.  The length of the skirt is going to depend on how tall you are, how long a skirt you want and how deep a hem you would like.  If you somehow skipped the directions and made a skirt from the template, then I would not be surprised if you ended up with a very short skirt.
  • Do I have to make the skirt longer in the front than in the back?

           No – that’s up to personal preference, if you want you can make it the same length all the way around

112:

  • How do I connect my steel hoops?  Clear vinyl tubing found in the plumbing section of home improvement stores works as 1/2” wide hoop steel connectors.  Use the size ˝” outside diameter and 3/8” inside diameter and cut it in 1 ˝” sections.
  • Please note the following information about View C:  The notches are missing from the front edge of Piece 10 Side Back View C.  Sorry for the inconvenience!  Also View C bustle has a length of 33 inches, but after boning, it measures between 1 and 2 inches shorter.  If you wish to lengthen it, do so at the “Lengthen/Shorten” line.  If, after making it, you wish to lengthen it, remove the boning and split it at this line.  Add a strip of fabric the width you wish to lengthen it plus 2.5 inches for seam allowance.  To shorten it take a tuck at the “Lengthen/Shorten” line.  The length of the bustle is personal preference but 6 inches or so off the floor with your shoes on is suggested.  The stays in the bustle are meant to rest on the bum and against the calves of your legs.  Do not move the bottom stay to the front of the bustle.  If you do that there is nothing to prevent your skirt and train from pushing the bottom hoops down at the back and swaying the front forward.  You can add one to the front but don’t omit the back stay.

114:

  •  I heard that the skirt for this pattern runs very short – is this true?

           No, there is not a pattern piece for the skirt, but rather a template.  The length of the skirt is going to depend on how                tall you are, how long a skirt you want and how deep a hem you would like.  If you somehow skipped the directions and             made a skirt from the template, then I would not be surprised if you ended up with a very short skirt.

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