+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Chemise sleeve?

  1. #1
    Wily Wench Beatriz is an unknown quantity at this point Beatriz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Carolina
    Posts
    463
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Chemise sleeve?



    Another question regarding chemises.

    I've got some really cool spider web fabric, but only enough to make sleeves of a chemise. Does anyone have any experience with making the sleeves out of one fabric and the body of the chemise out of another? Since only the sleeves and a small bit of the fabric at the neckline show, would a matching fabric look okay, or would it just look dumb?

    Thanks, sistahs!

    Beatriz,
    IWG Local 96, Dame
    CRF Invasion Slave
    Devil's Advocate---wanna see my tail?

    We were pirates before pirates were cool.

  2. #2
    Guild Royalty - Elected Official Verbose Veteran Ysobelle is a glorious beacon of light Ysobelle is a glorious beacon of light Ysobelle is a glorious beacon of light Ysobelle is a glorious beacon of light Ysobelle is a glorious beacon of light Ysobelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    11,984
    Downloads
    3
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    I'd suggest getting a fabric that maybe matches the background of the patterned fabricor one of its main or accent colours, and I don't think that'd look odd at all. Sometimes folks do that on purpose, especially if it's a busy pattern and you don't want that much busy-ness near your face.

    One thing I do when I do chemises is run a satin ribbon on the outside, about an inch below the top edge, and sew it down along both edges. Then I run elastic under the ribbon. You can add a little bow in the front to make it look more like a drawstring. Check my website-- you can see what I mean in the first picture-- the green and black chemise. The advantage for you is that if you pick a ribbon that matches the sleeves and the body, it'll tie the two together visually.

    Or no-- it's up to you! But I don't think you'll look odd at all.
    Nikki Cohen
    Mistress Ysobelle
    Madame Cum Laude #111
    Local Madame
    Mount Hope Muses, IWG Local #9
    IWG Guild Representative for the State of PA
    www.MayFaireMoon.com - Corsets & Costumes
    MayFaireMoon.livejournal.com

  3. #3
    Wily Wench Beatriz is an unknown quantity at this point Beatriz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Carolina
    Posts
    463
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Ysobelle,

    Thanks for the advice!! I took a look at the website and the photo is stunning!!

    But, because I am suuuuch a gooberfish, you said you run a piece of elastic beneath the ribbon. Is that in addition to, or instead of the elastic, drawstring, ribbon or whatever that runs at the top of the chemise? Or is it that I misunderstood what you said and you put the ribbon in the place where traditionally the elastic/drawstring is put on the chemise?

    Sorry for being dense. Thanks in advance.
    Beatriz,
    IWG Local 96, Dame
    CRF Invasion Slave
    Devil's Advocate---wanna see my tail?

    We were pirates before pirates were cool.

  4. #4
    Madame Chatterbox Bonnie is on a distinguished road Bonnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Gulfport, Florida (the coolest little town in the world!)
    Age
    50
    Posts
    1,902
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Melissa, dahlink, I think, without looking at the picture, that what she's talking about is using the ribbon to form the CHANNEL that the elastic runs through. I do it on all the chemises I make...not across the neckline, though...I think I'll try that. :) I do that on the sleeves mostly....and on the legs of my bloomers....
    "Bonnie Bloomers"
    Victim of Social Tourettes
    Quantum Babe, F.O.B.
    Order of the Mad Ferret
    "Is it my turn yet?"
    "Coo Coo Katchoo!"
    86.2 %Faire Folk Corrupt...A RenFaire Addict
    "Dirty Carnie"
    IWG# 2070, Local 21
    Faires '07: Ft.Myers Medieval Festival, Ringling, Hoggetown, Sarasota, BARF, TNRF, KHRF, PARF, Lady of the Lakes....I'm sure I'm forgetting something

    In Memoriam: Ian Sawyer (3-19-04) See you down the road...

  5. #5
    Wily Wench Beatriz is an unknown quantity at this point Beatriz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Carolina
    Posts
    463
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Channels?! That's exactly the word I was looking for but couldn't find. I believe you're exactly correct, Bonnie, but considering how dense I can be sometimes. . . thought it was better to check.

    Hey, I don't have to be smart. I'm pretty! ~cackles like a deranged ferret and races back to her sewing machine~
    Beatriz,
    IWG Local 96, Dame
    CRF Invasion Slave
    Devil's Advocate---wanna see my tail?

    We were pirates before pirates were cool.

  6. #6
    Guild Royalty - Elected Official Verbose Veteran Ysobelle is a glorious beacon of light Ysobelle is a glorious beacon of light Ysobelle is a glorious beacon of light Ysobelle is a glorious beacon of light Ysobelle is a glorious beacon of light Ysobelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    11,984
    Downloads
    3
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Yupyup! That's exactly what I meant. The ribbon becomes a channel or, if you will, a casing. Another note I should have added is that where you first start to sew the ribbon down, fold it under a little. Sew it allllll the way around the top of the chemise (this works for sleeves, too), and when you come back to where you started, where the ribbons will meet, fold the other end under a little, too. It doesn't matter if there's a slight gap. Make sure you sew down the edges you've folded under, under the ribbon. Sew them down along the edges, I mean, under the rest of the ribbon, not along the folded part. That has to remain open for the elastic to go under. Why do you fold them? Because satin ribbon will unravel and fray when you wash it. Folding it under keeps the raw edges hidden, and less exposed to wear. Now, in the gap between the two ends of the bribbon you've just sewn down, insert the big ol' safety pin you've pinned to the end of your elastic, which you've already measured, but left a few extra inches on. (Or use a threader, if you've gotten one.) Work most of your elastic through, but before you get too far, pin the other end VERY SECURELY right near that gap. If you don't pin it securely, have a LOT of quarters handly to throw in your swear jar.

    Why leave a few extra inches on the elastic? Cos what feels about right around your shoulders before you thread it doesn't take into account how it's going to feel once it's threaded through alllll that material. So leave some wiggle room. Once you're happy, sew the elastic ends together. Overlap them so that the seam is smooth, to slide around under the casing. It'll feel better when you're wearing it. And remember the gap between the ribbon ends? It will most likely all but disappear once the material gathers over the tightened elastic.

    Man, I REALLY hope that made sense. Let me know if it doesn't!
    Nikki Cohen
    Mistress Ysobelle
    Madame Cum Laude #111
    Local Madame
    Mount Hope Muses, IWG Local #9
    IWG Guild Representative for the State of PA
    www.MayFaireMoon.com - Corsets & Costumes
    MayFaireMoon.livejournal.com

  7. #7
    Madame Chatterbox Bonnie is on a distinguished road Bonnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Gulfport, Florida (the coolest little town in the world!)
    Age
    50
    Posts
    1,902
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Perfect sense, my muse, and exactly how I do my casings (which is the word *I* was trying to think of, and couldn't, so used channels instead)
    "Bonnie Bloomers"
    Victim of Social Tourettes
    Quantum Babe, F.O.B.
    Order of the Mad Ferret
    "Is it my turn yet?"
    "Coo Coo Katchoo!"
    86.2 %Faire Folk Corrupt...A RenFaire Addict
    "Dirty Carnie"
    IWG# 2070, Local 21
    Faires '07: Ft.Myers Medieval Festival, Ringling, Hoggetown, Sarasota, BARF, TNRF, KHRF, PARF, Lady of the Lakes....I'm sure I'm forgetting something

    In Memoriam: Ian Sawyer (3-19-04) See you down the road...

  8. #8
    Wily Wench Beatriz is an unknown quantity at this point Beatriz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Carolina
    Posts
    463
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    It sounds like a major pain to fold the ribbon over. I'm having nightmares about keeping it straight. What about using double fold bias tape? It comes in lots of colors and widths.
    Beatriz,
    IWG Local 96, Dame
    CRF Invasion Slave
    Devil's Advocate---wanna see my tail?

    We were pirates before pirates were cool.

  9. #9
    Madame Chatterbox Bonnie is on a distinguished road Bonnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Gulfport, Florida (the coolest little town in the world!)
    Age
    50
    Posts
    1,902
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    it's not at all difficult, sweetie.....I looked at her picture, just to be sure I knew what she was talking about and it's simple. just fold the raw edges of the neckline over and then under about a 1/4 inch, and press it well. sew that down. about an inch or so below(measure and mark that point all round the neck...every couple of inches.) the new, improved neckline pin the ribbon down to the fabric. PIN it....makes it much easier to mess with until you get used to handling the task.

    the only folding you have to do is at the end....just fold under about a quarter of an inch...maybe a half an inch....it's really simple, and clear as a bell once you're into the process....it's like "well of COURSE I'm turning it under....jeesh!"

    and like she said, sew the top line of the ribbon, and then sew along the bottom.

    use the 1/2 inch ribbon for the most part.

    it really is such a nice touch, melissa, give it a try.
    "Bonnie Bloomers"
    Victim of Social Tourettes
    Quantum Babe, F.O.B.
    Order of the Mad Ferret
    "Is it my turn yet?"
    "Coo Coo Katchoo!"
    86.2 %Faire Folk Corrupt...A RenFaire Addict
    "Dirty Carnie"
    IWG# 2070, Local 21
    Faires '07: Ft.Myers Medieval Festival, Ringling, Hoggetown, Sarasota, BARF, TNRF, KHRF, PARF, Lady of the Lakes....I'm sure I'm forgetting something

    In Memoriam: Ian Sawyer (3-19-04) See you down the road...

  10. #10
    Madame Chatterbox Bonnie is on a distinguished road Bonnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Gulfport, Florida (the coolest little town in the world!)
    Age
    50
    Posts
    1,902
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    PS...the bias tape is handy, but you'd still have the problem with having to tuck the ends under. besides, bias tape isn't really as PRETTY as a fine satin ribbon, now is it? I only use it on the inside of my things....although I suppose it could be used outside....
    "Bonnie Bloomers"
    Victim of Social Tourettes
    Quantum Babe, F.O.B.
    Order of the Mad Ferret
    "Is it my turn yet?"
    "Coo Coo Katchoo!"
    86.2 %Faire Folk Corrupt...A RenFaire Addict
    "Dirty Carnie"
    IWG# 2070, Local 21
    Faires '07: Ft.Myers Medieval Festival, Ringling, Hoggetown, Sarasota, BARF, TNRF, KHRF, PARF, Lady of the Lakes....I'm sure I'm forgetting something

    In Memoriam: Ian Sawyer (3-19-04) See you down the road...

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. *Gulp* Re-dying a Silk Chemise?
    By Janelle of Warren in forum Garb Goodies
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-18-2005, 12:42 PM
  2. Chemise - the long or short of it
    By KissMeKate in forum Garb Goodies
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-28-2004, 06:15 PM
  3. A Chemise is Born
    By Beatriz in forum Garb Goodies
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-26-2003, 04:09 AM
  4. Chemise questions--again!
    By Beatriz in forum Garb Goodies
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-01-2003, 06:21 PM
  5. Tales of the Chemise... or Why I Don't Sew
    By Beatriz in forum Garb Goodies
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-20-2003, 09:47 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts