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Flat Lining: Your Secret Component: How You Achieve a Well-Structured Historical Costume

19th Century Corded Petticoats: How to Hold Out Your Skirts in the Romantic Era

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Ever wonder how men and women throughout history (and even in modern day) got their garments to fit them like a glove?
Like they were meant to be worn
by them and only them?

They look so perfect and fit so well that they are the only one who could ever wear that piece (I guess there wasn't much borrowing clothes from your sister's closet going on back then with garments like these!)

So how did they do it?
How did they get that perfect fit?

Well, it's no great secret as to HOW they achieved it but it can be YOUR secret as to how YOU create it in all your historical garments.

The secret is Flat Lining. Those two little words are exactly what you need to know about, love, and do to make each and every historical costume fit like a glove. One that is molded to your body and your body alone.

It's a technique that is not hard to learn but invaluable to master. To help you in that task, here is a great eBooklet on exactly what you need to know to Flat Line your historical clothing.

This will take your sewing, your historical look, your presence, and your demeanor at each and every event to the next level.

Want to walk into your next living history event glowing, knowing that you are probably the best dressed simply because your garments actually fit?

Want others to walk up to you to know YOUR SECRET?

Want to start developing your sewing craft to that mastery level?

Want to gain years of knowledge all in one place by someone who has taken years to develop her skills in order to share them with you?

Then this is for you.

Flat Lining: Your Secret Component
How You Can Achieve a Well-Structured Historical Costume

by Jennifer Rosbrugh

Here's What You'll Learn in this eBooklet:

1. What exactly is Flat Lining and Underlining?

2. How it differs from Interfacing...Yes, there is a major difference that you need to know.

3. What Fabrics to Use for Underlining

4. How to Flat Line a Bodice

5. How to Flat Line a Skirt, Cape, or Cloak

6. How to Flat Line Sleeves: Regular, Tight-Fitting, and Puff

7. How to Flat Line Corsets

8. Two Alternative Flat Lining Methods that Can Save You Time

9. 7 Useful Flat Lining Tips

10. Summary of What Pieces in Your Outfit Require Underlining During Specific Eras

And Here's What You'll Get:

1. Great pictures to show you exactly what Jennifer is explaining.

  • Sewing instructions can be difficult enough to understand on your own, so we have included full-color pictures of actual fabric pieces to demonstrate what is covered in this eBooklet.

2. More knowledge to help you become an expert dressmaker in historical clothing construction.

3. Easy to Follow Instructions that will make your historical clothes fit and lie on your body better than before.

4. Time: Everything you need to get started is right here - no more wasting time searching around for more information online or in other books; you can start flat lining as soon as you read these 21 pages.

5. Structure to your historical clothes that will make them period-correct and authentic.

With this knowledge, you will be on your way to achieving those amazing garments that everyone will want to look at (maybe even take a picture of to emulate it!)

This eBooklet is filled with information. There is no fluff about it. It's all practical and useful. You can start implementing the tips, knowledge, and advice immediately in your next sewing project.

So don't delay any longer. Pick up your copy right now along with your Corded Petticoat eBooklet.

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How do you create an amazing
hour-glass figure WITHOUT
a hoop skirt?

Is it even possible?

Since the first hoop wasn't invented until 1856 and fashion plates show us that starting in the 1820s, skirts no longer simply hung straight down from the waist line like the Regency era - they protruded from the body in a bell shaped curve creating a tiny waist - just what every woman wants!

But how did they accomplish such a task when there were almost 30 years of no hoop skirts? And even when they did come out, not everyone had one right away.

So what did they do to create that amazing figure of a large skirt on the bottom and a tiny waist in the middle?

The answer: Corded Petticoats.

With a Corded Petticoat, you can give your skirt the fullness it needs in just the right places to accomplish that perfect hour-glass silhouette.

A Corded Petticoat, in a sense, is a much stiffer and sturdier version of a normal, or regular, petticoat. Through these characteristics, the corded petticoat allows your fashion skirt to sit on your petticoats, away from the body and, therefore, creates that bell-shaped curve and tiny waist.

Jennifer has put together what you need to know to get started on making one of these fashionable undergarments.

19th Century Corded Petticoats:
How to Hold Out Your Skirts in the Romantic Era

by Jennifer Rosbrugh

In this eBooklet, you will discover:

  • What the "ideal" silhouette of the Romantic Era was (Pictures Included)

  • Original Fabrics and Cording (Pictures Included)

  • Pros and Cons to Different Sewing Construction Methods

  • Tips and Tricks to Making a Corded Petticoat

  • The Look of a Corded Petticoat (Pictures Included)

You will also be introduced to:

  • A brief history of the Corded Petticoat

  • Modern Supply Substitutes (Pictures Included)

  • The Importance of Starching your Corded Petticoat and How to Accomplish It

  • The Big Debate: Corded Petticoat or Hoop Skirt

And, most importantly, you will learn step-by-step how to make your very own Corded Petticoat in two completely different ways: the Facing Method and the Tuck Method (with Pictures).

These detailed instructions will take you from beginning to end - how to measure, cut, construct, starch, and store your new and/or existing Corded Petticoat.

This eBooklet is so thorough, in fact, that even I am excited to start making my first Corded Petticoat. I, as you know, am not an experienced dressmaker like Jennifer, but in reading this eBooklet, I know that I too can easily make this undergarment with some time and effort on my part. As soon as things settle down a bit for me, I will definitely be venturing into the realm of cords and petticoats.

And here's a few happy members are saying about this eBooklet and their own experiences:

-Diane Y.
-Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
"I just wanted to tell how VERY impressed I am with your tutorial on corded petticoats. My goodness, it contains everything one needs to make such a garment . . . and then some!

I made a quick-and-dirty one last summer to wear under the 1830s gown I wore at the Costume College Gala, and although it did the job of holding out the skirt sufficiently, I was not terribly pleased with it and certainly do not care to subject it to the scrutiny of those whose sewing expertise I respect. If only I had known then what I know now, thanks to your excellent tutelage! I shall certainly start over, well armed this time with all the know-how to make a very fine garment, indeed."

As someone who has done my share of technical writing I appreciate the well-written instructions created by Cloak and Corset. I've been sewing for more than 40 years and I love it when I don't have to figure out a missing step (this, I have found, is common in instructions provided by small business enterprises).

I started making a corded petticoat within days of receiving the download. And, while my time to sew is limited to weekends right now the project is going well. I really like the facing method even though I did make one small change in the construction. The look is cleaner than the 'tuck' method. The down side to the facing method is it takes longer to achieve the end results but from what I can see of my project so far I know I will be pleased with the finished product.

I'm sure I will try the tuck method at some point in the future.
- Joy Flasher
- La Mirada, CA

Like I mentioned earlier, Corded Petticoats were around only for a limited time in the 19th Century, from around 1820 to the 1860s. So this Featured eBooklet will really only suit those who are looking to recreate costumes from that time period.

However, if you are curious about what Corded Petticoats are, how they were constructed, what they looked like, or if you do indeed need (or want) to make one for an upcoming event, then don't wait and pick up your copy right now.

Jennifer gives out advanced information in an easy-to-read format that accomplished dressmakers and beginners alike (including me!) can follow to create your own Corded Petticoat.

As you probably well know, any sewing project takes time, especially when sewing something you've never done before, so if you have an event coming up soon that requires you to adorn a Corded Petticoat, make sure to get your copy sooner rather than later!

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