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Fire in Cairo — Arrival Outfit — Part One – the guts

On September 6, 2010, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Building a riding habit is a lot like tailoring a jacket. Inner structure is important! Here in Kass will share the making of her riding jacket’s canvases. The structure that takes jacket from home sewn to professionally tailored.

Fire in Cairo — Part Ten – the collar

On September 5, 2010, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Wherein I build an outfit from 1888 Cairo to wear at Belvidere Victorian Days, 2010

Fire in Cairo — Part Nine – the lining

On September 4, 2010, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

This is the way we line the bodice, line the bodice, line the bodice. This is the way we line the bodice for the Cairo outfit!

Fire in Cairo — Part Eight – the sleeves

On September 4, 2010, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Kass shares her tips for battling the dreaded sleevils. Why does it happen? What can you do to avoid it? Come along with Kass as she sets the sleeves for her 1888 bodice.

Fire in Cairo — Part Seven – the tweaking

On September 1, 2010, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Kass adjusts the finicky drape on her 1888 hot weather outfit. If it doesn’t come out exactly the way you want it the first time, just re-pleat!

Fire in Cairo — Part Six – more building

On August 31, 2010, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Why bone your bodice? Cause they did it. Does that mean you can not wear a corset? Only if you’re a loose woman. Is Kass a strong believer in a good structural interlining? You better believe it!

Fire in Cairo — Part Five – the building

On August 30, 2010, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Kass puts on her hard hat and builds a proper bodice. Yup builds. All the structure that’s needed to make your bodice look tailored and expensive, she shows you how.

Fire in Cairo — Part Four – the pleating

On August 29, 2010, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Kass builds a hip drape using the TV368, 1887 Waterfall Overskirt Pattern.

Fire in Cairo — Part Three – the beginning

On August 28, 2010, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Kass alters Truly Victorian pattern TV221- Tie back underskirt to have the fullness of her inspiration image. And makes a mock up of her bodice.

Fire in Cairo — Part Two – the plotting

On August 24, 2010, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Kass experiments with fabric drapes.