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31 minutes ago
Jackie Cranston replied to Tillie's discussion Once Upon a Time: Share your current project... in Once Upon a Time...
"LOL, Dom!  It is the middle of the night here and I can't sleep. So, in between reading a few pages, I look at the computer and read the email. Silk noil is woven with short fibers of silk, which makes lots of nubs in the fabric. The short fibers also give the fabric a dull finish and a cotton-like feel. Its silk that doesn't feel like silk. It is NOT recycled, which is what Google tells me the "lirette de soie" is.
What are you working on?"
1 hour ago
Dom - alias Lilly Chevalier-Fox replied to Tillie's discussion Once Upon a Time: Share your current project... in Once Upon a Time...
"oh you are so prompt to answer Jackie, I think we are all alone on the site today hee hee
 the way you made the tunic over this skirt is just perfect!
I was wondering if  "silk noil"correspond to "lirette de soie" in french I have her a big piece of lirette de soie (maybe silk lirette ? ) yellow and it is gorgeous, but always look a bit heavy for my girls,. but the way you used it with the pleats made me thinks I will certainly try this
 thanks for the side pic, you are such an inspiration, I a…"
2 hours ago
Jackie Cranston replied to Tillie's discussion Once Upon a Time: Share your current project... in Once Upon a Time...
"Thanks, Tilly.  I like your character analysis and story line. I have always loved the early part of the 20th century because of the details they used that you just don't see anymore. Sometimes a detail can be copied, but mostly, it has to be adapted to suit the reality of quarter scale and whatever materials are at hand.
Thanks!"
3 hours ago
Jackie Cranston replied to Tillie's discussion Once Upon a Time: Share your current project... in Once Upon a Time...
"The pleats are only tucks, the double needle raises the surface of the fabric in a kind of ridge, so no pleats on something this tiny, double needle tucks instead.
The top is sewn to the skirt, the seam is pressed upward and the seam allowances are hand stitched to the side and center back seams. The sleeves repeat the front motif.
No lining at all for this one, as it would have added too much bulk with these firmly woven fabrics. The silk noil is finished with Fray Check at the hems, so it's n…"
3 hours ago
Dom - alias Lilly Chevalier-Fox replied to Tillie's discussion Once Upon a Time: Share your current project... in Once Upon a Time...
"oh my ! those pleats are just wonders!
have you lined the total outfit? or partially?
have you just sewn the top to the skirt? it does look only placed over it like really a tunic. very neat!
I am totally in love with the cloche hat, it suit her perfectly right to the eyes
 I would love (If I may ask) to see a pic of the sleeve details 
i love the all outfit. Bravo Jackie"
3 hours ago
Tillie replied to Tillie's discussion Once Upon a Time: Share your current project... in Once Upon a Time...
"Very nice, Jackie... I envision her applying to be a journalist in her stylish outfit but given the times, she had to settle for working in typing pool of the news office and hoping to be noticed!  I've always been partial to gray as a neutral color...  your outfits have such character and attention to detail.  Love it! "
9 hours ago
Jackie Cranston replied to Tillie's discussion Once Upon a Time: Share your current project... in Once Upon a Time...
"This is the latest a dress and cloche inspired by the styles of the mid 1920s. I wanted to do the look  of an over blouse and pleated skirt, but it worked out nicely in a one piece dress, so I did that instead. The top is a printed cotton and the skirt  is silk noil. I used a knit for the cloche. It's really difficult to do pleats in the 1/4 scale without using a pleating machine, so I used the technique of a double needle and made the tiny tucks. You have to cut the lengthwise piece and hem on…"
10 hours ago
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