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Title: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Artemisia on May 14, 2008, 05:36:35 PM
I think this thread should come back. Beat you to it Gem!

I'm in awe of all the talent on these boards. I believe we should have easy access to all those delicious dress diaries and sewing blogs.

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I'll go first:
Dress Diary of a Novice Renaissance Seamstress
http://dressdiary.blogspot.com
16c. italian gowns and fantasy faire clothing
Right now it's mostly italian, mostly.


{moderator} Changed name to be inclusive of the boys, elves, etc... {/moderator}
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: Baroness Doune on May 14, 2008, 07:12:15 PM
OK.  I'll bite.

My website.
http://www.karen.htmlcreators.com (http://www.karen.htmlcreators.com)
The dress diary section of the website.
http://www.karen.htmlcreators.com/inprogress.html (http://www.karen.htmlcreators.com/inprogress.html)
There are three diaries in progress, three on hold,  and numerous outfits planned.  There are a few outfits that don't even show up in the planned section but I have fabric and ideas...
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: CenturiesSewing on May 14, 2008, 07:44:57 PM
*edit*

My current blog and dress diaries www.centuries-sewing.com (http://www.centuries-sewing.com)
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: Pascal on May 15, 2008, 09:20:21 AM
Here's mine at http://www.using-sewing-machines.com (http://www.using-sewing-machines.com)
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: mellingera on May 15, 2008, 11:59:18 AM
My faire away from faire can be found here (http://ladyselwyn.renspace.com). I don't have any particular style I work on, just a little bit of everything ren...
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: LadyOren on May 15, 2008, 01:06:01 PM
Here's mine :)   http://freewebs.com/ladyorensjournal
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: sealion on May 15, 2008, 04:21:25 PM
My sewing projects are on my blog at www.who-gives-a.blogspot.com (http://www.who-gives-a.blogspot.com)
Sewing posts are mixed in with scrapbooking, stamping, and photography but you can click "garb projects" in the right hand column to see only those posts.
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: PrincessSara on May 15, 2008, 04:30:41 PM
I just started a dress diary at http://sarasdressdiaries.blog.com/ (http://sarasdressdiaries.blog.com/).  It's just got the beginning of my Arthurian costume in it, but I'll be updating again soon, probably later tonight or tomorrow.  When I feel like sewing again.

I think you have to refresh the page to see new posts.
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: silverstah on May 15, 2008, 04:30:47 PM
Hmmm... I thought I had posted here already! :)

http://www.silverstah.com :) - My costuming website
http://www.silverstah.com/blog/ - my blog
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: Lady Rosalind on May 15, 2008, 09:50:28 PM
Yeah, it looks like some of the recent posts didn't make it over...

http://clumsyseamstress.wordpress.com
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on May 16, 2008, 03:38:17 AM
Mine seems to have evaporated too!  Here we go:  http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk/kate.htm

There are several listed at the right hand side under Hysterical Costuming...  Some projects are more ren related than others.  Some are more detailed and tutorial than others.  Some are incomplete...

 
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: Lady Anne Clare on May 16, 2008, 09:31:37 AM
It's not much and I'm really bad at keeping it updated on my current project but it is my dress diary nonetheless

http://lady-anne-clare.livejournal.com/
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: Erynn on May 16, 2008, 10:20:36 AM
My updates can be found at www.rainbowjoule.com. I only have the one dress diary on there right now so no permant place for them yet, but they'll live somewhere on that main page.
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: operafantomet on May 16, 2008, 10:32:04 AM
I have a blog where my costume projects are an integrated part, rather than having an own costume diary. I wirte about my costume projects and site updates, but also trip I've been to, goals I have etc. Plus, I post a lot of photos of existing pre-1900 garbs plus various portraits and paintings. Adress:

http://operafantomet.livejournal.com/
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 16, 2008, 11:00:33 AM


I keep various photos and Dress Diaries at....

http://community.webshots.com/user/kathy0552 (http://community.webshots.com/user/kathy0552)
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: Elensari on May 16, 2008, 12:33:11 PM
I have just started diarizing my projects, but the ones I have are here at my costumery blog...  waistedefforts.wordpress.com.

~k
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Goodgirl on May 20, 2008, 03:07:46 PM
I have been attempting to keep a dress diary/journal here. http://goodgirl73.livejournal.com/
But I have been very lazy.  I am going to make a serious effort to keep it updated.
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: peggyelizabeth on May 20, 2008, 10:16:19 PM
I haven't updated for awhile, but here's my costume site:http://www.uncommongatherings.com/RB&L.htm (http://www.uncommongatherings.com/RB&L.htm)

I really should make a journal out of Joe's upcoming Apothecary Costume & maybe my soon to be Middle Class pieces.
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: operafantomet on May 22, 2008, 02:17:57 AM
I haven't updated for awhile, but here's my costume site:http://www.uncommongatherings.com/RB&L.htm (http://www.uncommongatherings.com/RB&L.htm)

I really should make a journal out of Joe's upcoming Apothecary Costume & maybe my soon to be Middle Class pieces.
Aaaw, I love your Venetian dress and your Flemish dress!  :)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: peggyelizabeth on May 22, 2008, 12:41:06 PM
Aaaw, I love your Venetian dress and your Flemish dress!  :)
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Thanks! I've hardly worn the Flemish one, but I think it'll get some more mileage this year.
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: CaraGreenleaf on June 01, 2008, 03:58:19 PM
Here is mine, still growing, right now, quite small.

www.cara-greenleaf-designs.blogspot.com
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: mollymishap on June 01, 2008, 05:36:20 PM
Here's where I keep the diaries of my own work: www.myfairelady.com (which I've been making an effort at updating more regularly than I have in the past ;D ).
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: HenrySidneyKG on June 05, 2008, 10:24:02 AM
Just created a blog for my sewing projects at http://rapier-sewing.blogspot.com.  There isn't much content there at the moment, but I'll be adding to it as I go.

Sir Henry
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: HannahLeeDee on June 20, 2008, 07:53:28 PM
I finally have a dres diary blog. There isn't much yet but it's a blog. :)

http://grizzabellagarb.blogspot.com/

Happy reading.
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: marchaunt on June 24, 2008, 05:23:20 PM
http://sewingnuts.blogspot.com/

mostly elizabethan/ late 1560ish italian

There is also a few other projects here including my recreation of a childs outfit based on a portrait of edward VI

I would love comments
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: gypsylakat on June 25, 2008, 01:20:05 PM
I have one that I'm working on... Right now it only has my soda tab chain mail... but I'll be adding a couple of sneak previews of stuff I need to get done before MDRF

http://gypsylakatsews.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: mieljolie on June 25, 2008, 05:45:23 PM
Inspired by gypsylakat, I created the start of a diary: http://mieljolie.blogspot.com (http://mieljolie.blogspot.com). 

I've added a few of my most recently completed projects.  I will hopefully eventually add some current projects in the works.  I promise more of them will be related to actual sewing.  :)  I think my hand-me-down Singer from the late 60's is finally wearing out on me.  It out-lived several newer machines, but it's now making terrible noises and skipping stitches.  They just don't make them like they used to.  Hehehe

I just love thumbing thru all the great works in here!  <Kneeling and bowing, "I'm not worthy...I'm not worthy...">
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: flidais on July 09, 2008, 09:13:52 PM
Still working on this but it's a start. 

http://www.freewebs.com/flidais/
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: uhurainmi on July 10, 2008, 12:44:04 PM

I posted this on the old renforum. here it is again.

View the construction of two gowns. Venetian(red/gold) and sorta Tudor(blue/green).

http://soul4ego1.blogspot.com/ (http://soul4ego1.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: LadySeasan on August 13, 2008, 11:55:29 AM
I FINALLY have a dress diary lol

The first (and only) entry has pictures of my past work.  Keep in my mind, last year I was totally new to creating my own garb, but this forum has helped alot.  i love you ladies!!!  please feel free to visit and leave comments, as always i will be asking for advice, haha

http://mydressdiary.wordpress.com/ (http://mydressdiary.wordpress.com/)

Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Alisoun on August 18, 2008, 08:50:20 PM
It's only updated between projects, but it does exist - http://greenlinenshirt.com/
Title: Re: Dress Diary Links
Post by: operafantomet on September 10, 2008, 03:04:47 AM
Hmmm... I thought I had posted here already! :)

http://www.silverstah.com :) - My costuming website
http://silverstah.blogspot.com - my blog
I've long meant to tell you that the sleeve treatment of your red Venetian dress looks a lot like this green one from Villa Caldogno in Vicenza: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/renaissanceportraits/venezia2/caldogno5.jpg

(It's the same villa that houses the magnificent frescoes "The dance", the card game", "the concert" and "the banquet": http://operafantomet.livejournal.com/106843.html )
Title: My Garb Diary Site
Post by: Cilean on September 10, 2008, 06:04:04 PM


I had to change  my entire Blog as it would not work, kept stalling out and never put up changes I made.  So I made a Blogger to go with my Picasa Web!
Here is the link  http://silversemptress.blogspot.com/ (http://silversemptress.blogspot.com/)


I hope you enjoy!

Cilean



Title: Re: My Garb Diary Site
Post by: operafantomet on September 11, 2008, 02:31:34 AM


I am still working on the content and I am trying to get as much as I can that i have photos of into the site so bear with me!!  ;)

here is the link http://cilean.webs.com (http://cilean.webs.com)


I hope you enjoy!

Cilean




I definitely enjoyed it! But charcoal background with purple text made the letters almost disappear on my screen - they were both so dark I had to mark all text to be able to read it. I don't know if others have this problem?

I love the research photos of the French style (Mary, Queen of Scots dress)!
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Lady Caroline on September 11, 2008, 06:44:18 AM
I too, had trouble seeing the purple text.  But what little bits I could see, I really enjoyed :)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Cilean on September 11, 2008, 04:30:09 PM


Sorry! I was on a lighter background so I was reworking it yesterday, to make it lighter!

I hope it will be all done soon, I need to find all of my pictures!


Cilean
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: operafantomet on October 02, 2008, 03:45:39 AM
I dunno if this is the right place to put it... But due to some domain updating issues I've made a new site at Geocities, where all my future costume projects and research will go:

http://www.geocities.com/pisslei/galleries.html

( my official domain is http://www.anea.no , but it's on hold for a while... probably out 2008. But it'll be back!)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on October 02, 2008, 08:39:10 AM
WOW Operafantomet, I LOVE the Blue Wishing gown, I want one. You do wonderful work
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Manwariel on November 21, 2008, 06:22:06 PM
My costume blog is http://eldameldo.wordpress.com
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: RenResearcher on January 31, 2009, 07:40:03 PM
I recently started a blog about renaissance clothing and medieval clothing. I analyze clothing worn at specific times and places. Thanks.

http://renaissanceclothing.blogspot.com  (http://renaissanceclothing.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Sorcha on April 20, 2009, 05:57:22 PM
I've posted some things on my LiveJournal site in the past, but the project I'm working now is my first attempt at a portrait recreation.  So far...  It's turning out pretty well.
Comments and suggestions are VERY welcome!!
http://coamrey.livejournal.com/ (http://coamrey.livejournal.com/)
Michele
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Tixi on April 23, 2009, 05:55:22 PM
This diary is pretty new, much as I am to all of this, but I plan to keep it updated:

http://needlewoman.org/

The domain name is my homage to a painting at the Smithsonian that I fell in love with.
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: LadySeasan on July 09, 2009, 06:10:18 PM
I was thinking of something, especially since I read alot of your wonderful dress diaries/blogs:

I would be honored to add your links to my blog so I can give readers other, and more experienced insight into garbing than my own.  I figured I would ask you ladies instead of just posting them. 

So if you would like me to put your link up on my "Renaissance Dress Diaries"
please feel free to PM me here or visit my diary http://mydressdiary.wordpress.com (http://mydressdiary.wordpress.com)  and leave a comment with your link and I will post it!

Thanks ladies :)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: LadySeasan on November 23, 2009, 03:07:00 AM
My new dress diary: thehautedame.blogspot.com (http://thehautedame.blogspot.com)

feel free to add, and follow me! :)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Jademozingo on January 08, 2010, 08:16:51 PM
My first post in my sewing/garbing journal is posted at http://jadesews.blogspot.com/ It's mostly my to do list.

Jade
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Casche on February 25, 2010, 01:31:38 PM
Thought I'd add mine, though it still is pretty small.  :)
http://wyrmegoddess.blogspot.com/ (http://wyrmegoddess.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: CecilsTanequin on April 14, 2010, 10:03:16 AM
Question: What's the best way to start a dress diary website wise? I get the idea but I've never created a website before. Are there ways to do it for free? etc. Any help would be really appreciated, I'd love to start documenting my dresses.
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: operafantomet on April 16, 2010, 03:05:34 AM
Question: What's the best way to start a dress diary website wise? I get the idea but I've never created a website before. Are there ways to do it for free? etc. Any help would be really appreciated, I'd love to start documenting my dresses.

A blog is probably the easiest way to go.

Get one of the blogs where you can tag each projects. Say you've made a Tudor dress and a Herjolfsnes garb. If you want to direct people only to the Tudor dress, you choose that tag, and the entries coming up will only be about the Tudor one. An example from my own blog:

GENERAL LINK: http://operafantomet.livejournal.com/
WITH A SPECIFIC TAG: http://operafantomet.livejournal.com/tag/peacock

I think most blogs have this option nowadays. I use Livejournal, but Blogspot.com and Blogger.com are also good options. And probably a ton more... All these are free. In some you need an extern photo server, like Flickr, Photobucket or Facebook, while others have a photo server included.

You can also get a free website, like http://www.webs.com , but there you need to know some basic HTML.

Blogging about costumes is a lot of fun. Once you've built a decent friend list, you get interesting feedback and you can also see what other costume makers are up to. You can also keep track on when you made what. Give it a try!
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: CecilsTanequin on November 17, 2010, 09:39:20 PM
Alright! I finally did it! Not in time to fully document this year's Grey creation that some of you were dear enough to suffer through with me on Chat but I will have a recap and description of it on the blag soon. I now have at least 3 faire projects on the table ready to begin so now's the best time to start taking photos and blaggin about it right!?

http://theradclyffe.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much for viewing and comments and questions!!
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Lady Isabella on November 18, 2010, 12:28:09 PM
CecilsTanequin,
Nice work!!!
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Lady Rebecca on January 03, 2011, 02:54:25 AM
I decided it was time for me to start a dress diary blog. So here is mine: http://theladyrebecca.livejournal.com/ (http://theladyrebecca.livejournal.com/)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on January 03, 2011, 06:31:31 AM
Lady R I friended you on LJ.   :)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: CaraGreenleaf on March 19, 2011, 07:45:29 AM
I know I've posted it already, but after nearly 3 years, I've resurrected it. Figured it deserved re-posting. Also hadn't seen this thread pop up in a while. Thought I'd give it a jolt!

My project diary:
Cara-Greenleaf-Designs.blogspot.com (http://Cara-Greenleaf-Designs.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Alphena Brennafax on September 05, 2011, 11:51:41 AM
^^^
reported
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: isabelladangelo on September 23, 2011, 10:19:27 PM
http://extantgowns.blogspot.com/

It's more for Rococo on up but every so often I stumble upon something 16th Century to put in the blog. It's a continuation of my old Tumblr blog.  Tumblr does NOT listen to it's consumers so I gave up on them.  However, everything is still over there -just all jumbled up because tumblr isn't that bright.   
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: sealion on February 14, 2012, 06:26:02 PM
My blog http://who-gives-a.blogspot.com has been updated with a dress diary for my just finished gown. :)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: isabelladangelo on February 23, 2015, 08:11:46 AM
All the Pretty Dresses is now http://www.extantgowns.com (http://www.extantgowns.com)   It used to be http://extantgowns.blogspot.com (http://extantgowns.blogspot.com) - and will redirect if you type it in.  However, the readers will NOT update.   Please update your readers with the new url.  Feel free to repost. 
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Dinobabe on February 23, 2015, 11:20:26 AM
Renaissance Tall Hat Style Project

https://www.facebook.com/natasha.mccallister/media_set?set=a.10205718291941791.1073741834.1390225917&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/natasha.mccallister/media_set?set=a.10205718291941791.1073741834.1390225917&type=3)
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: songbird2353 on May 03, 2016, 09:04:14 AM
I blogged about the making of my Tudor/Elizabethan peasant costume at http://kirtletheturtle.wordpress.com (http://kirtletheturtle.wordpress.com)

My first attempt at garb, and there are definitely things I would do differently, but I would be thrilled if it helps someone! I'm sooo grateful to all the dress diaries out there on the internet.
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: isabelladangelo on May 03, 2016, 06:37:33 PM
Quite lovely from what I can see in the photo of your kirtle, Songbird!   My biggest suggestion would be to get linen for your dress next time - it's not as expensive as it used to be and it was made for the South in the summer time!   Seriously, I love my Italian Renaissance outfits out of linen in 90F or hotter weather.  I tend to be the only one that doesn't look like a melting candle.  :-)    Linen blends are okay - especially linen cotton ones which work AMAZINGLY for chemises.  You can get the hankyweight linen/cotton blend at Joanns - just be careful that it's only linen and cotton.  For a good online linen source, I suggest Fabric-store (http://www.fabrics-store.com/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwmKG5BRDv4YaE5t6oqf0BEiQAwqDNfAyiMTbh8FXI4hsEu6d_y9Fte5fFiQ9CaW8BzfO8rfkaAkfv8P8HAQ) which often has their linen on sale for around $7.60 to $8.60 a yard.   Not exactly a whole bunch more than the poly/rayon linen look you bought for your dress.  Go with lightweight or medium weight linen - the heavy weight is better for stays.  If you have an IKEA near you, you can get gray linen for $7 a yard, I think, that is heavy and perfect for stays.  I made an 18th c pair of stays for my Sister in Law out of the IKEA linen.   

Only only other suggestions would be to make your sleeves baggy and add a cuff - the "puffy" sleeves are great in the summer as the fabric doesn't stick to you as much. 
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: songbird2353 on May 04, 2016, 04:44:46 PM
Thanks Isabella! You read my mind - I've just finished an italian-style chemise out of linen, and am planning on a English one with better cuffed sleeves! :) I've heard a lot of good things about the Fabric-Store.com linen, and can't wait to save up enough crafting money and free time to start on kirtle 2.0!
Title: Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
Post by: Puck on May 05, 2016, 12:15:21 AM
I've been slowly getting ready to start making the costumes for me and my friend, and decided to blog about them here https://puckmd.wordpress.com/