Mar. 2nd, 2008


Mar. 2nd, 2008 06:33 pm
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Pictures! )

The skirt is a lot wider than it looks in the photos. I just really had the pleats almost ironed down giving it a thinner look. The skirt has about 180" so it's not too shabby. I'm working on the sleeves and the entire dress should be done soon.

Next is Mom's dress. It will be of sage green velvet with rosy pink silk for the lining of the sleeves and the underskirt. It will be done in the 1490~1500 Tudor style. (So not bell sleeve but wide sleeve. And not farthingale.)

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Mom got this lemony yellow tunic and pants set as a gift...and it's yellow. Very yellow. Mom showed it to me and I immediately told her she couldn't get rid of it even if was yellow because it's 100% linen. Oh yes, she got a (modern) linen tunic and pant set. There was no way I was going to let her just give THAT away.
So, a few days ago I managed to kidnap the outfit. I've already decided I'm going to embroidery the top. It's your generic 3/4 sleeve tunic. It will look really cute on Mom once I get the embroidery done on it. The pants are your generic drawstring pants. They have elastic in them as a back up (ack!) and pockets on the back but I'm planning on telling Mom to use the pants with her Middle Eastern outfit I'm supposed to be working on in a couple of weeks if the freaking mail ever gets here. Back to the post office tomorrow to demand the package...again.

Anyways, I figured I'd re-dye the pants and make 'em purtty...rather than lemony yellow. I probably should dye the tunic as well. So, I used RIT (laugh, go ahead) and tried the powder version first. Ummm yeah...okay so the bottom of the pants looked like a perfect sky blue but the rest came out tye dyed. I tried to use a dye remover and that didn't I then went back to the store and got the liquid RIT (Royal blue) and that worked! It looks BEAUTIFUL now.

Pictures of the colors )

The pants are really about two shades darker than the picture. It's a nice medium wedgewood blue. They'll work for generic medieval/Renaissance pants. Hey, they are linen which is better than most starter garb. :-)

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