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Kate.

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That was a great story. Similar to mine. Good Day,
Ms. M!

I wore a similar gown for our wedding in 2003. It took
somewhere around 40+ hours and about 5 do-overs to get
it to lay nicely. I found if you take the overskirt
and make it a seperate piece and the bertha and tack
it down after lengthening it two inches, and shorten
the skirt about about 7 inches and the bodice about 3
inches (it was made for a 7 foot tall amazonian
female) it will give you a few major migraines ( just
short of admission to the local hospital of course) ,
only a couple of unmentionable words and a very pretty
gown. Good luck to anyone adventursome enough to try
it. See everyone at the Jackson Ball.
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She made hers in a pale slipper satin pink, with pink roses in
clusters. Quite nice, actually.

--Karen M.


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Karen M. wrote:
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Got any picture links?

I didn't find it was too long, except in the back of the skirt, and I
think it was because (though it doesn't say so!), if you look carefully
at the pictures, it was designed for one of those crinolines that is
bigger at the back and slightly flatter at the front!  The bodice was
just the right length, once I'd added to length and width to size it up
to fit the customer.

Slipper satin was probably a better choice than poly charmeuse!

The bertha is a right royal PITA!

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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  Dang it, why can't I remember this gal's first name? Starts with a
"B." She is not tall (I'm 5'6" and taller than her) and she's not built
like the anorexic teen on the patten envelope. I'll ask her for a pic.

--Karen M.


Ping - Kate...
I'm doing a costume panel at ConGlomeration in a few weeks. It's called
'Elizabethan from the skin out' - where I spend the hour "getting
dressed", explaining what changes I made from historically accurate,
where stuff came from, and how it goes on, etc.

I'm going to have a handout for atendees - can I list your website on there?
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Please do!  I'm delighted you thought of me.
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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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