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Ask The Experts - December 2008

Les Dessous Élégants N° 8, page 129; 1905

 This month we have two questions about corsets and one about scissors.

Our experts talk about what makes an S-bend an S-bend and where to find a pattern for one, plus boning channel placement.

They also discuss the best kind of scissors to use to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. 

 

Submit your questions now on the "Ask a question" page for next month's column!  We welcome questions about any sewing or costume related subject, and your questions will be passed on to the group of experts to answer. You're welcome either to specify whom you're asking, or not to, whatever is your preference.

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Ask The Experts, September 2008

ate_icon.jpg This month we have quite the variety of questions. 

  • Setting in tailored sleeves
  • How to work with silk habotai without losing your sanity
  • Costuming the man in your life
  • Finding ladies stockings
  • Making ruffled straps for bras
  • Calculating turning ease in corset patterns

 

Submit your questions now on the "Ask a question" page for next month's column!  We welcome questions about any sewing or costume related subject, and your questions will be passed on to the group of experts to answer. You're welcome either to specify whom you're asking, or not to, whatever is your preference.

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Ask The Experts, July 2008

Rose Adélaïde Ducreux, wearing a robe a l'Anglaise

This month we switch to a different format for the "Ask the Experts" column.

Instead of just asking one person questions, you get to ask the whole group! We have two questions this month, one on using velvet for a Robe a l'Anglaise and one on starting a business.

 

 

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Ask The Experts, November 2008

Drawing of Anaïs Fargueil (1819-1896), French playwight (Benjamin, 1840)This month our questions centre around fabrics and fitting - both fitting for modern figures and fitting for an authentic historical look and feel.

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Ask The Experts, August 2008

Mens Coats, Fashion Plate 1872 This month in Ask the Experts we answer questions on costuming terminology, drafting bust curves and where to find historical patterns for gentlemen.

Submit your questions now on the "Ask a question" page for next month's column! 

We welcome questions about any sewing or costume related subject, and your questions will be passed on to the group of experts to answer. You're welcome either to specify whom you're asking, or not to, whatever is your preference.

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Ask the Experts - Cathy Hay

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This month I've bitten the bullet and taken the hot seat myself! Thank you very much for all your great questions, I had a terrible time trying to choose between them!

 

 

 

 

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Ask The Experts, October 2008

Pull Harder! Le Corset, 1905You sent in some tough questions this month! Thanks for keeping us on our toes, and keep 'em coming!

  • Washing coutil
  • Fusible Interfacing problems
  • Ethics of making a tightlacing corset for a 16 year old
  • Sewing with silk velvet
  • Dress forms
  • Working with stripes

 

Submit your questions now on the "Ask a question" page for next month's column!  We welcome questions about any sewing or costume related subject, and your questions will be passed on to the group of experts to answer. You're welcome either to specify whom you're asking, or not to, whatever is your preference.

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