Toby Barton Designs

April 22, 2012

1912 Traveling Suit

Filed under: The 1912 Titanic Sewing Project — by tobybartondesigns @ 10:17 pm
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Here is the first look at the the Traveling Suit.  I know that I posted a sneak peek earlier this month.  So, today, I started to work on the suit starting with the cuffs.  I cut out my cuffs of self fabric of the the plaid, cut the lining out, faced the wool and put them together.  However, I ran into a slight problem.

The problem is that I did not add my ease to the top of the cuff to fit and lay smoothly on top of the sleeve.  Silly bean head that I am.  Basic pattern drafting calls for some ease.  You can see that the sleeve is buckling under the cuff.  To add insult to injury I do not have enough of the plaid wool to make another set of self fabric cuffs so……….

I am thinking of two things.  A.  eliminating the cuff altogether-which I don’t want to do because I love cuffs.  Or, B, adding a contrasting cuff of the skirt fabric with the same detail, see shot of skirt to the right.  I am not thrilled so far.  So, please give feed back on the following thought:  Should I eliminate the cuff altogether or go with the contrasting cuff with the plaid on top.


The cuff issue has been solved.  I took apart the cuffs, stitched the seams at 1/8″ , and remade the lining pattern giving myself a scant 1/8″ ease.  The cuffs went back together like a charm.

1912 Traveling Suit

Filed under: The 1912 Titanic Sewing Project — by tobybartondesigns @ 10:13 pm
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Here is the first look at the the Traveling Suit.  I know that I posted a sneak peek earlier this month.  So, today, I started to work on the suit starting with the cuffs.  I cut out my cuffs of self fabric of the the plaid, cut the lining out, faced the wool and put them together.  However, I ran into a slight problem.

The problem is that I did not add my ease to the top of the cuff to fit and lay smoothly on top of the sleeve.  Silly bean head that I am.  Basic pattern drafting calls for some ease.  You can see that the sleeve is buckling under the cuff.  To add insult to injury I do not have enough of the plaid wool to make another set of self fabric cuffs so……….

I am thinking of two things.  A.  eliminating the cuff altogether-which I don’t want to do because I love cuffs.  Or, B, adding a contrasting cuff of the skirt fabric with the same detail, see shot of skirt to the right.  I am not thrilled so far.  So, please give feed back on the following thought:  Should I eliminate the cuff altogether or go with the contrasting cuff with the plaid on top.

March 31, 2012

Skirt 0162

Filed under: The 1912 Titanic Sewing Project — by tobybartondesigns @ 7:51 pm

Voila.  Here is the finished skirt.  I added the hooks and bars on the left hand side of the opening.  Finished off with dark purple wool self covered buttons.  I added a 1 1/4″ hem allowance which was turned up and hand stitched down.  I think that this a very lovely skirt for all women of any class.  This skirt could be made out any fabric from cotton to silk with a beaded overlay.  The weather was perfect to photograph the skirt.  Notice the snow.  Late season snow fall.

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