Garb work

May. 1st, 2008 06:57 pm
isabelladangelo: (Fabric)
I was thinking (Yes, I know. That's dangerous within itself) that I might just take the old watermarked Italian apart and reuse the skirt as the upper back and inside sleeves for the late 16th c/early 17th c coat. (Patterns of Fashion pg 122. Also in Historical Fashion in Detail pg 174). The silk of the gown is about right for that and no one will care (much) if I use watermarked silk for lining (the watermarked parts will probably be used, if at all possible, for the lining of the back of the coat). I have the right colored velvet (it's not cut velvet but it's a nice mulberry~ish color) and I have the right trim so the silk from the gown should work.

I can also keep the bodice and just use it to draft out future side lacing patterns....

Other sewing front stuff:

18th C corset - If I can remember to work on it, it will be done by the end of May.

Gothic Fitted Gown - Yes, it's "officially" done but I decided I want to make it more period and add tippets. Once I do that, it will be really done.

Pennsic Project - Umm, yeah. I should start on that, huh?

I should also mention that the yard sale will be on May 10th. I decided this last week but I kept forgetting to post that. I just really have a lot of stuff to go through and the whole pricing thing will take a while...
isabelladangelo: (Default)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jubileel/2431640285/
The gothic fitted gown on the dress dummy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jubileel/2432456336/
Close up of the buttons on the gown. You can see the hand sewn buttonholes. I actually did a lot of hand sewing with the dress because of the bag lining. The neckline/front is all hand sewn to the lining and the sleeves are hand sewn closed.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jubileel/2431641881/
The blue peacock 1550's ish Italian. For some reason, one side of the dress likes to "bend". And then there were the strap problems but that's easily fixed. I do have matching sleeves for the gown but it was too warm for the peacock feather sleeves.
isabelladangelo: (Default)
It fits! I need to move over the top button to get the full correct look but other than that, it's fine. It's very 1370's~1380's in look. I just need to add tippets to the sleeves. I'll take pictures tonight. All and all, it's very comfortable and will look awesome with the darker violet hood.
isabelladangelo: (Medieval Blue)
It's almost done. I'm sewing up the button holes right now. I was originally going to do lacing up I made the dress a bit too big for lacing so buttons it is! I bought some really nice silver round shanked buttons with a neat looking design on them. I also bought a bunch of matching smaller ones for the hood.
The hood will be out of a dark purple/violet wool with matching dark purple/violet sleeves. All and all, this should look pretty nice together.
isabelladangelo: (Default)
Random studies of the Gothic fitted gown )
So, I've started on this project. It will once again be in the indigo blue linen and this time lined with the rest of the red/white linen crossweave that I have left over. Basically, the same fabric I used for the Viking outfit. That's the good thing about solid (ish) colors; they are timeless.
I'll post pictures when I get it half way decently sewn and whenever I find my camera. I think my car ate it. Or Ginsie did.

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