An emerald and diamond handkerchief brooch, circa 1910.
The lozenge-shaped surmount set with a step-cut emerald, weighing 8.53 carats, within borders of old brilliant and single-cut diamonds and calibré-cut emeralds, suspending an openwork floral and foliate pendant designed to resemble folded lace, millegrain-set throughout with similarly cut diamonds and emeralds, terminating in a fringe of pear-shaped emerald and single-cut diamond drops, mounted in platinum and yellow gold.
Look what came in the mail from Truly Victorian today! *happy dance*
Time to make a virgin sacrifice to the sewing gods in order to make this
Question for you mathy math or sewing people:
I am buying fabric that is 54” in width by 1 yard
I have purchased a bodice pattern & a skirt pattern from Truly Victorian. The bodice group is Group B. The bustle skirt I’m using is Skirt B. (Click on the underlined words for the links.) The bodice is fitted (but you probably already knew that)
My measurements (without corset):
- Bust: 46”
- Waist: 38”
- Hip: 46.5”
My measurements (with corset):
- Bust: 44”
- Waist: 34”
- Hip: 44”
- Note: These measurements are rounded about an inch to an inch & a half upward since I’ve gained about an inch or two in girth and everywhere else.
I’ll have to take the arm & neck measurements later. I’m mostly concerned with the bigger measurements for now.
I would love some help because this silk taffeta is $19/yd. and I really don’t want to purchase more than I need, but enough to where I have some left over.
I’m selling some bustle pads. Anyone interested?
I have plenty of leftover pillow stuffing and almost enough fabric for 2 bustle pads for you reenactors, living historians, or just folks that love to dress up. :) It’s just a plain white cotton/slighty stiff cotton white fabric bustle pillow with white twill tape around the front. I can make any waist size.
I would have to receive the payment upfront (cost + shipping) This covers material cost, mostly.
The cost would be $20 + shipping, depending on your location
Here’s what the measurements are.
I can make at least one or two for now, but depending on demand, I would purchase more material. The time it would take to make them would be up to one week (I have to hand sew each one of them, plus there’s work and school, but right now, I won’t have school for a whole week, so until the 8th of Oct. would be a great time to order one.) And then I usually ship it the day after completion.
Whacha think? If you don’t wanna purchase, that’s cool. :) I would still appreciate it if you wouldn’t mind reblogging/sharing on tumblr and other sites. I would love to make some good customers happy!