Making Some Frilly Victorian Underwear || 1890s Combinations

100 thoughts on “Making Some Frilly Victorian Underwear || 1890s Combinations

  • October 18, 2019 at 6:32 am
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    My felling looks pretty terrable but pretty good i guess for someone whose just started felling

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  • October 18, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    your channel is not only interesting but entertaining and your passion is so genuine.

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  • October 18, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    it looks like a really pretty, nice, flowwy summer dress

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  • October 20, 2019 at 3:43 am
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    Thank you so much Bernadette you have encouraged me to try making this garment and blue; well a similar garment not the exact one. I am excited to hand Stitch the entire thing 🙂 I just love 14th and 19th century attire.

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  • October 20, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    that is one beautiful combination. but a month? really? no wonder the wealthy ladies had their undergarments sewn by hand by cloistered nuns!

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  • October 22, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    My grandmother was born in 1894; so definitely her mother would have sewn the undergarments and dresses for her family (of course without the lace…they were poor and working class people). I remember her precise hand sewing. She and my mother taught me when I was a little girl rudimentary stitches which I practiced while making dresses for my dolls. I think I was about 5 or 6 when as a gift, my dad and his sisters chipped in to motorize her Singer (pedal) sewing machine! Watching this video makes me think about why there were long engagements. Preparing a bride's trousseau would have taken at the very least a year, with all the women of the house working together!!!

    But here's a question. Once the outer garments were on…How in the world did women go to the bathroom?!!

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  • October 23, 2019 at 4:51 am
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    I was hand-felling a hem while watching this (yay for stitching company) and didn't realize until the video ended that I had unconsciously switched from felling away from the body to felling towards, like you had to in the video. I was surprised to find that my stitches seemed faster and more efficient going that direction, especially when folding the seam around the left hand. Could explain the switch you noticed from 18th to 17th century? Not sure. Thank you for teaching me something even if I didn't realize I was learning it!

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  • October 25, 2019 at 9:12 am
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    I dont even know how to sew a button, yet I'm here doing a marathon of Bernadette's videos. You are so.. cute? Idk how to describe you tbh but I just love watching your videos. ♡

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  • October 25, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    how do you do your hair?

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  • October 26, 2019 at 12:53 am
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    All you historical costumers make me wish I had the space, time, and materials for such projects. I'm always getting ideas and sketching them out, but the thought of loosing any very precious sleep at night when my little one is sleeping also horrifies me. How on earth do I rectify exhaustion and creativity at the same time?? I NEED to make a pair of these combinations somehow. They look disturbingly comfortable and lovely.

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  • October 26, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    Your meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy is very entertaining and educational.

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  • October 26, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    Your pair of combinations is (are?) so beautiful, I'm jealous! I love Victorian and Edwardian underwear, they always look so beautiful and comfortable.

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  • October 27, 2019 at 8:39 pm
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    Looked absolutely gorgeous!
    I would make one myself, but, if it took you a month, I think it would take me a decade :o/

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  • October 27, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    I also hem away from and not towards me. It's good to know but I am not sure I will change to be authentic. I love your videos so much. Thank you. xo Love from Australia.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    14:30 what beautiful ribbon 😍😍😍

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  • October 30, 2019 at 2:44 am
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    Your videos are long but they hold my attention completely. I love watching them while crocheting or browsing for clothing patterns. Great job!!

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  • October 30, 2019 at 6:58 am
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    Do you think the curved waistband also forces you to sew on a bias that allows for a little stretch/flexibility?

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  • October 30, 2019 at 11:30 am
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    gahhh now i have to make god dam biscuits.

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  • October 31, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    I'm watching this video for the second time, and it still boggles my mind that you did all of this by hand. I have a hard time sitting and working on things for any significant length of time, so this is not something I could ever do by hand.

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  • October 31, 2019 at 10:20 am
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    Your delightful & your work is beautiful!

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  • October 31, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    When my sister saw me watching she said I should learn to sew and I am now trying to not look up a tutorial for I have far to many hobbies as it as

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  • October 31, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    I am never bored with watching you stitch on insertion lace!

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  • October 31, 2019 at 9:58 pm
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    I love how red everything she wears is, everything matches beautifully.

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  • October 31, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    So, how accurate is this?: https://www.deviantart.com/shoomlah/art/Dressing-Rosalind-Lutece-373216479

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  • October 31, 2019 at 10:54 pm
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    oh yes. ALL the frilly unmentionables. At once please.

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  • November 1, 2019 at 3:42 am
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    you're so exited about this it's a delight to listen and watch. 🙂 nevermind that you make me wonder what you could do with some proper funding… any benefactors out there?

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  • November 1, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    It's sooo beautiful! God, and I thought MY hobbies were time consuming.

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  • November 1, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    i stumbled upon your channel and am now down a rabbit hole of hand sewing bliss!

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  • November 1, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    I have never seen anyone as excited about making underwear.

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  • November 1, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    I might have an answer to your question about hemming (why they insist on pointing the needle towards the body).

    Surprisingly, the way shown in your book is the same as my (Belorussian) grandma taught me back in the 80s. Wrapping the fabric over your finger helps to stretch it evenly and makes counting easier. I also disliked moving the needle inside (towards the body), because replacing the thread every few minutes was extremely annoying. If you move the needle outside, you can use longer threads. Back then, I discovered that if you start sewing from the bottom, you can move the needle outside and make exactly the same seam! In the "right" way, you start from the top and gradually move the fabric "up". In my "lazy" way, I start from the bottom and move the fabric "down".

    However, when my grandma saw my innovation, she scolded me badly. She also gave me 2 reasons for directing the needle towards the body. The first one was a superstition: if you move your needle out, you will lose money (my family history proves that it is not true, it's our family tradition to lose money as soon as we manage to save a bit, regardless of any way of hemming).

    The second reason had more sense: when you move the needle away from your body, you may accidentally poke unlucky passers-by. I wonder if the book's authors shared the same thoughts.

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  • November 2, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    Oh! Your sewing machine looks so much like the one that we inherited from my late great grandmother! It's nice to see one so similar in action!

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  • November 2, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    I love listening to you sounding excited
    and I'm glad you got to make something that made you so excited and happy
    your voice and the way you talk are so lovely so thank you for sharing it with us <3 ^^
    (also sorry to not mention it before but it is really super pretty ;;

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  • November 2, 2019 at 11:00 am
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    Soooooo prettyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

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  • November 2, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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    This chick is extremely weird but charming and interesting. But weird too tho.

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  • November 2, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    I like to name my pattern designs .
    Wash with tea to age the blue white .
    Curves are better but today it’s a waste of fabric for ready to wear .

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  • November 2, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    ‘12, 15, 35’ that’s quite the jump-
    Also I have never heard anyone call s backstitch ‘quick’

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  • November 2, 2019 at 9:33 pm
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    OMG, this is INCREDIBLE! I've just discovered your channel (I think I've watched 4 or 5 episodes so far) and I'm in awe of your skill. I'm a historian as well, but I can't really sew. I'm a knitter.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    How did women cope with their periods in these types of undergarments? Also, would a woman in this century wear anything under undergarments such as these?

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  • November 3, 2019 at 2:25 am
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    I feel like these would make really good pajamas for the summer

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:02 am
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    I have a sewing machine like yours. I so love it too

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:06 am
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    Wow 12 yards of lace for this! Nice finds

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:40 am
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    Oh, and your beautiful shoes!

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  • November 3, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    i was similarly excited after i got a korean book on making traditional clothing from a korean library and figured out that i was actually able to make my own pattern just from looking at the pattern drawings and using some google translate! it was super exciting and i made a hanbok jacket out of corduroy (instead of silk) and lined it with a cotton fabric i had painted myself.
    i think i need a new project 😀

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  • November 3, 2019 at 6:57 pm
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    Oh my gosh, this is the third time I've watched this video, and I'm still gobsmacked by all that insertion lace.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    Here I am, 15 years old, sitting in an arm chair knitting yet another scarf and binge watching Bernadettes videos…ah yes this is peace!

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  • November 3, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    "Because the end is so very near, I decided it would be prudent to bake some cookies, so I went ahead and did that." Same, Bernadette. Same.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 1:41 am
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    This piece is soooo much more beautiful than a VS bra and panties. Although all those clothes they had to wear!! I live in Florida , so its too hot for more than shorts and t shirt.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    Shoutout to this vid reminding me to do laundry

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  • November 4, 2019 at 4:50 am
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    If you didn’t have Sherlock on in the background playing the four days when you were just working with the lace, WHAT WERE YOU DOING

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  • November 4, 2019 at 5:02 am
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    Your enthusiasm is sooo infectious, I honestly get lost quite a lot because I can only do quick fixes, not big projects, but dear gods, I really dont care because it's just so fun watching your videos – plus, y'know, its rekindling my love of period wear and the general aesthetic of 1800-1900s clothes

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  • November 4, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    When I was a girl, so long ago now my grandmother taught me to make little button loops with very fine thread that was tied together using the same knot that attaches boats to a deck.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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    It's such a pleasure to watch someone do something they clearly love so much, especially with such excellence and attention to detail! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful gift with the world!!

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  • November 4, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    Isn't time travel fun though? 🙂

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  • November 4, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    i don’t really sew at all but honestly i love watching you sew. it’s very calming. i also love the enthusiasm about research and authenticity.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 9:22 pm
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    I still can't decide if your videos give me anxiety or calm me down – I love it.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    But how did they pee?!

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  • November 5, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    "sew excited" hehehe

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  • November 5, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    Unbelievable! You are amazing!!!

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  • November 5, 2019 at 7:42 am
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    I love the researchey bit! Would never skip ahead 🙂

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  • November 5, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    i have no idea what any of this means but i sure as crap am going to sit here and watch ALL OF IT and secretly wish i could do this.. it looks awesome.. you make it look so simple

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  • November 5, 2019 at 9:51 am
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    If you told me she lived in a museum I would believe you

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  • November 5, 2019 at 12:48 pm
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    OMG, so in other words, before the late Victorian era women just wore ankle-length, or should I say foot-length dresses, with no panties or knickers underneath!? I guess it made going to the bathroom and having sex easier. But this was a very prudish era and Jane Austen girls wore no panties! LOL

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  • November 5, 2019 at 11:07 pm
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    Absolutely beautiful!

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  • November 5, 2019 at 11:27 pm
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    Bernadette, I'm wondering how you feel about people wearing genuine Victorian garments.
    Do you feel that it is sacrilegious and a destruction of history, or do you like the idea of these things being used as they were intended, living long and well loved lives?

    As a gentleman who wears genuine Victorian and Edwardian clothing from top to bottom I can understand both sides of the argument.
    I love to wear them because the cut, feel and quality is something like no other and I have never found a reproduction close to matching it. I also like the idea of using the garment as it was intended right up to its very last days and I feel that it is a tribute to our ancestors to continue to wear their clothing (and they last a very long time).
    At the same time, these items are finite and if everybody was wearing them we'd have no examples left in the world, but saying that there is an abundance of Victorian clothing and the world's largest museums already have thousands in their archives and on display so I'm safe that there will be many examples left.

    How do you feel?

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  • November 5, 2019 at 11:48 pm
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    In regards to the waistbands, this was very typical for menswear too, if you take a look at what we now call 'fish tail trousers' you can see the waistbands are curved and lead up to to peaks at the back of the trousers.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 1:01 am
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    Bernadette: “whilst”
    Me: … subscribes*

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  • November 6, 2019 at 1:31 am
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    Brilliantly done. Much in awe of your talents.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    I'm not bored by your hand stitching. I'm mesmerized. You are very talented and detail oriented. Great video.

    What will your degree be in? I had no idea those classes and college course study was even offered any where.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 4:10 am
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    Wow. I love how you embrace the true historical steps and that you ACTUALLY hand sew everything! Well done!

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  • November 6, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    I have just stumbled across your YouTube channel and adore your aesthetic and approach to your projects. I now have a binge ahead of me, looking forward to your whimsy. I would love to see you conduct walking tours of New York. As for underwear, I'll never look at my bulk pack of cotton undies the same way again. Thank you for being so delightful. My new procrastination enabler!

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  • November 6, 2019 at 8:56 am
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    Man, wearing a romper UNDER other clothing?! Having to go to the bathroom urgently must've been fun.
    EDIT: Oh nevermind, they just left a hole there. :))

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  • November 6, 2019 at 10:15 am
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    Is that a finger ring thimble??? That's homemade, I'm guessing. Awesome touch!

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  • November 6, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    What's wrong with me! I didnt find all that hand stitching boring at all!

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  • November 6, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    Ive come across examples of silk corsets that were steamed into shape on a copper torso mould. The steam heated the mould,it didnt actually pass through the fabric.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    My goodness, that silhouette is stunning. If I had half your talent I'ld be making my own set as we speak.
    <3

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  • November 7, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    Realistic question…. if u cant wash the red silk ribbon…. how are u going to wash it? Also… white + red = pink…. trust me.
    Seriously? How will u wash this? And can u do a video on time period washing clothes?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    9:10 I am here for this excitement. (:

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  • November 7, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    I think I need to source me some trap door long johns I reckon.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 8:17 am
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    He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute
    He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute
    He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute
    And he ain't gonna jump no more.
    Gorey glory what a Hell of a way to die
    When you're wearing frilly knickers and you don't know how to fly
    Gorey glory what a hell of a way to die
    And he ain't gonna jump no more 😀

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  • November 7, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    I just adore how the inlay lace looks. So many kudos for your hard handstitch-work.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    I could sit here and watch this all day every day…..a-mazing.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 8:21 pm
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    I absolutely LOVE to watch You stitching and could do so for hours. It came out beautifully in the end, but I do appreciate that You have shown even the mistakes. …Your vids are absolutely fab. …Only one thing – is red the right colour for a victorian lady?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    You ever wonder if people 100 years from now will sit around trying to recreate our underpants? I hope there's a lady with a nice voice poring over a book of photos of Hanes undies.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 12:02 am
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    You should have a magazine with photo shoots of your dresses, garments and frocks with friends, travels and adventures.🧵🎨💐

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  • November 8, 2019 at 12:41 am
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    I love your attention to detail and craftsmanship….beautiful workmanship

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:03 am
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    Amazing. Bedtime for me….

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:22 am
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    After the fact, but I have seen illustrations of making buttonhole loops from buttonhole thread lengths cut to the loop size and bigger and then more thread doing hand stitched buttonhole stitch around the interior threads. You just start with the inner threads on one side of where you want the loop into position on the lace edge and then the other end, and then do the buttonhole stitch around the threads to the other end and knot underneath to finish. Does that make sense? I have made these loops for Civil War garments. And they work. Your detailed work is amazing, I just want to add, and the finished garment with the burgundy silk thread is lovely.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    My grandmother was born in 1903 (my mum was a very late surprise baby), my great grandmother taught my grandmother to sew, and in turn she taught my older sister and me. She taught us to hem the way you had to learn for these undergarments. So there's a little bit of date info for you. My grandmother was the youngest in her family, the eldest being born in 1893. And apparently great grandmother taught all the girls to sew. So there's a bit of date info for you, even if it does come from Australia.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    Just tried my first sewing project in approx 8000 yrs. a knit turtleneck I ripped. Does it look good? Oh god know but I’ll be tucking it in anyway so hopeful it’ll work out

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:11 pm
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    Truly a labor of love. I discovered your channel today, and am enjoying a quiet day watching your videos. Thank you for sharing!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:13 pm
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    I have always wanted to make and wear historical dress, but a lifetime of being the breadwinner sort of got in the way, and now that I'm in my 70's I haven't the energy to follow up, and where would I wear these pretties in Arizona?! Hooray for you, Ms. Banner, for finding a way to make your passion into your career; I LOVE your work, your videos are not instructional but VERY inspirational. Anyone with a love for fashion, of any era, a little talent, a lot of patience and a decent dress form can follow your path! Bravo!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:25 pm
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    Wish I could find a sewing machine repair shop that's more familiar with vintage/antique machines. I have my great Great aunt's singer from like the 60's or 70's.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    I love that you can hear your excitement through the voice over! This was awesome to watch.

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  • November 9, 2019 at 12:11 am
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    I was wondering how many sets of combinations a person would usually have, since these are so time-intensive to make.

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  • November 9, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    Subscribed from this video, thank you so much for this content. I am riveted

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  • November 9, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    Sighs were left here >_________…

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  • November 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    Thanks for your videos! It's so interesting and makes me want to sew again! Your chanel is very inspiring! (Sorry my English is not perfect)

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  • November 9, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    Fascinating!

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  • November 9, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    I’m not sure how I found your corner of the internet but wow I am so happy I have

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  • November 9, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    I could never be tired of watching you stitch. I wish I was this knowledgeable on sewing

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