Mom's Tunic

Mar. 6th, 2008 10:49 pm
isabelladangelo: (Garb)
So I didn't cut out the dress but I did work on the embroidery for Mom's tunic. I decided to keep the tunic the lemony yellow and just add some blackwork to the collar.
picture! )

The pencil outline is what I plan on doing. It's a simple Celtic knotwork design. This tunic over a simple dress should look spiffy, hopefully.

isabelladangelo: (Default)
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 work...so 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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