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  1. Dear Nicole,
    What fun that was to read. So wish I could take part in a class like that someday. The fitting skills you all have are terrific.
    Very best,
    Natalie

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  2. Thanks Natalie!

    ...But I'm Abby... :)

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  3. Oh how I wish I could have gone! *sigh* Thanks for sharing so I live it vicariously! :-)

    I'm *loving* the green stripes, by the bye. Is that cotton or silk? Very pretty colors there!

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  4. Hi Abby,
    Really interesting post. Did you drape the lining of the gown first then build the dress over the top?

    Thanks, Natalie

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  5. Thanks Rebecca! The gown is just a simple lightweight cotton. In regards to accuracy that's where the color debate came in, but regardless, it's pretty and I love the stripes too!

    Natalie! HA-looo!!! :D The way we do the gowns is that we drape the pieces in muslin/calico and then cut the lining and fashion fabric from those. In the 18th century they would have cut the fabric directly on the person. It's the longer way around to do things in the workshop, but you're able to walk home with bodice fronts and lining backs. ...and you don't risk ruining your fabric....:)

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  6. Ahaha! All the pictures of us look really grim (how could you stand us??)!!. I can't see how Angela could possibly get Norah looking so serious in so many piccies--its so not her nature! You were a delight and a wise sage, not a jester (and like how would I have sewn those dagnab pleats without you???). Go on and show us the result of your successful hijack of the green stiped gown! You earned it (because despite your jokes, you really did work hard for it)!

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  7. I wish I could go to one of these? When will ya'll be in California?

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  8. Fantastic images, thanks for sharing!

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