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Title: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on May 08, 2008, 03:28:40 PM
Because it's looking a little bare in here... let's get the Finished Projects thread going again!

This is a modest start, but I've made a linen pocket for my 18th Century Ensemble:

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/17273772/316521953.jpg)

Now... show off that garb you've been making!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: mellingera on May 08, 2008, 06:34:50 PM
Here is the dress I made for my sister-in-law (blue) and the one i made for my best friend (green/gold) Obviously there are 2 upper sleeves, I took the pic that way to show her with and without versions. Sheesh, I'm not that weird  ::)

(http://images.onesite.com/ladyselwyn.renspace.com//garb_gallery/stephig2.jpg) (http://images.onesite.com/ladyselwyn.renspace.com/lidress1.jpg) (http://images.onesite.com/ladyselwyn.renspace.com/lidress2.jpg)(http://images.onesite.com/ladyselwyn.renspace.com/lidsleeve.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LaurenLee on May 09, 2008, 06:14:54 AM
OK... Here is my finished silver Elizabethan (only the hem remains to be done).  It's my first sewing trip outside of the 19th century, and I loved making it (loved wearing it for the photos, too!)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm76/lhpdogs/Dresses011.jpg)(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm76/lhpdogs/MeandSilverBrocadePiep008.jpg)(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm76/lhpdogs/Dresses012.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on May 09, 2008, 06:07:25 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/MythrinFarm/SCTXVBsXupI/AAAAAAAABso/6gmIUS2ccOE/Katlyn2.jpg?imgmax=512)
A fairy costume designed by the young lady who will wear it.  The bodice laces closed in the front on the girl, just not the dress form. The wings will slip into a prepared pocket between lining and a fairy bodice.  The blue one is side lacing.
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/MythrinFarm/SCTXZhsXuqI/AAAAAAAABsw/BQ1I-JwULe4/Amy%20fairy%20bodice.jpg?imgmax=512)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Jean Pierre Dewell on May 09, 2008, 07:38:31 PM
 Bonjour Mesdames!!
 Those dress are so beautiful well done indeed! and I know you all look wonderful in them also!!!.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mistress Anne on May 09, 2008, 10:46:59 PM
Really lovely gowns!

Mellingera, did you use a commercial pattern for the gowns?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on May 10, 2008, 02:16:16 PM
Woo-hoo!  I've finished my 18th C. undies:

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/17273772/316760665.jpg) (http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/17273772/316760664.jpg)

Yes, I know my underpetticoat is inside out.  :P  I made everything but the stays and clocked stockings (and the shoes, of course, which aren't period but which I love anyway).  The shift, which you can barely see any of, is the one I've been hand-sewing since February.

Next time, I would lop about two inches off the length of the pocket, because I can't easily reach to the bottom of it.  The things you learn by wearing your stuff! :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on May 10, 2008, 11:11:34 PM
Looking good, gem!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 12, 2008, 07:14:01 AM
Sorry for the long post....I figured better to get it over with.
On the left is the oldest dress that's still wearable.
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Other%20Faire%20Photos/TRF2005group.jpg)
Not quite as old
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Scarborough%202007/Catalina5-5-2007.jpg)
I think this is from 2005
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Scarborough%202007/d65a.jpg)
Don Juan....
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Scarborough%202007/Juan5-19-2007_edited.jpg)
Don Juan new for 2007
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Garb%20Diary%20June%202007/DonJuaninfinishedsuit.jpg)
Don Juan wearing Mr Pearly
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Other%20Garb%20Projects/MrPearlye.jpg)
Project for a friend....she had a thing about pink.
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Other%20Garb%20Projects/LadyAllesandra1-8-2005-1.jpg)
My new gown from 2007
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Other%20Garb%20Projects/CompletedSpanishDress.jpg)
Dress I made for the Baroness
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Other%20Garb%20Projects/frontofredSpanishCourtdress.jpg)
Black velvet dress for me
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Other%20Garb%20Projects/Catalina4-15-2005.jpg)
Black velvet Italian
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Other%20Garb%20Projects/Italiantieonsleeves.jpg)
Another Italian
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/SCA%20related%20photos/IM000799.jpg)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigrlily64 on May 12, 2008, 07:28:44 AM
Those are all beautiful, Dona Catalina!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 12, 2008, 10:05:04 AM
Here's the dress for my daughter that started the sewing addiction:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_1415.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/Mayfaire07.jpg)

Then I made this one for myself:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2506-cropped.jpg)

and recently added trim and different sleeves:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/CopyofIMG_1908.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/CopyofIMG_1921.jpg)

Here is the Eleonora inspired gown (still need to make the woven and pearled partlet):
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/CindyLyonsideview.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Aelwyn on May 12, 2008, 03:39:20 PM
Wow, look at all the talent in here!  Everything is GORGEOUS!   :o :o

Here is my first project: A Tunic!  I made it with 100% cotton gauze fabric, and trimmed the sleeves with wool tartan to match the kilt.  I didn't use a pattern, just adjusting as I sewed (only had to rip it apart once).

Full shot:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/IrishMuse/Picture319.jpg)

Close up of the tartan trim:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/IrishMuse/Picture318.jpg)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: mellingera on May 12, 2008, 11:03:43 PM
Really lovely gowns!

Mellingera, did you use a commercial pattern for the gowns?

Mistress Anne, Yes and sort of. I don't want to hijack the thread with a long winded explanation, you can find details on both here...  http://ladyselwyn.renspace.com (http://ladyselwyn.renspace.com)


Fabulous work everyone!!! I am in awe, as usual  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: FaireMare on May 13, 2008, 03:25:52 AM
NOTE:

PLEASE Please Please keep the posts to Ren Related outfits only! 

As Soon as i have the orriginal guidelines for posting back in order, they will be posted on each thread.

In the Old Castle, the general rule of thumb on Projects Past and Present was:

1.  Post only a couple photos of the item.  Get a Dress Diary if you wish to post more information and include the link.
2.  ONLY post Ren Related Items.  On occassion acceptions will be made, but you need to get permission to post them.  All other items will be deemed Plague and removed.
3. Dont get into discussions about patterns, fabrics, techniques.  Ren Mail the poster for that info.   Again.... plague.

Thank you all for your assistance in this matter and in helping the transition to the new castle.

Thank you.
Title: Newest Spanish Court dress
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 13, 2008, 06:30:43 AM
This is the one I finished just before Scarborough opened. I still needs some tweaking I think.
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/New%20Garb%202008/MenciaDress.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on May 13, 2008, 08:10:56 AM
NOTE:
3. Dont get into discussions about patterns, fabrics, techniques.  Ren Mail the poster for that info.   Again.... plague.

Just a quick question: would it be okay if a new topic was created if someone wanted to discuss these things? That way more people could benefit, and the poster would not have to renmail a bunch of people separately....

{moderator}  By all means, yes....  this thread is to showcase work. If you find there a specific quesion on Fabrics, patterns, etc... feel free to start a thread or check the existing ones to see if there is something like it already.  {/moderator}
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on May 13, 2008, 08:17:11 AM
I have a dress diary type thing going.  It's still pretty new and isn't very exciting at the moment.  But has some garb pics.

http://www.freewebs.com/flidais/
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Baroness Doune on May 13, 2008, 08:59:23 AM
My gallery of completed projects, completed diaries and diaries of projects in progress, and list of planned projects are all located on my website:
Karen's Sewing Korner:  The Costuming Obsession (http://www.karen.htmlcreators.com/)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: silverstah on May 13, 2008, 04:45:13 PM
My gallery of completed projects and research notes is here:

http://www.silverstah.com
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on May 13, 2008, 10:56:52 PM
Here is a link to my online dress diary. Nothing ren yet, but I have photos of my latest noble projects, just need to get things written up... http://clumsyseamstress.wordpress.com/ (http://clumsyseamstress.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on May 13, 2008, 11:40:59 PM
Here are a few of my finished sewing projects. These are from 2007 and early 2008.

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Tpirate2cropped07sm.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Tpiratecropped07sm.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Rpirateskyocean.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/pinkcostume07.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Relfwhiteshirt204.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Lbyshop07closeup.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/RScottishwkend07sm.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Rblacklionshgriffin08sm.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Rlionsurcoat08sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on May 14, 2008, 02:26:19 AM
The stuff I have actually finished (click on photos to get them larger):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/pisslei/th_julietscratch.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/pisslei/julietscratch.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/pisslei/th_greenfair3.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/pisslei/greenfair3.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/pisslei/th_bluesideprofil.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/pisslei/bluesideprofil.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/raphaelgown/th_rafaelmai1.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/raphaelgown/rafaelmai1.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/bronzino/th_newlucrezia1.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/bronzino/newlucrezia1.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/venetian/th_vennew4.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/venetian/vennew4.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/pisslei/th_eliz5.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/pisslei/eliz5.jpg)

More info about the various garbs can be found here:
http://www.geocities.com/pisslei/galleries.html  :)

Sealion, that Florentine dress really suited the trims and sleeves you added. And Dona Catalina: wow, what a selection of lovely dresses!


Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on May 14, 2008, 08:57:00 AM
Operafan: I just love the fifth and sixth gowns!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on May 16, 2008, 03:52:47 AM
Katherine of Aragon in miniature:

(http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk/KatePages/Costuming/Katherine_of_Aragon/frontfinished.JPG)

And the Gable hood: (http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk/KatePages/Costuming/Katherine_of_Aragon/insidehat.JPG)

More about this one: http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk/KatePages/Costuming/Katherine_of_Aragon/katherine_of_aragon_project.htm
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on May 16, 2008, 04:28:20 AM
Operafan: I just love the fifth and sixth gowns!!!
Thank you! The fifth is my personal favourite. I love Florentine fashion (1480-1560), and I worked so hard on that pink dress. It was the first "serious" Renaissance costume I made, though it has been altered three times since 1997. But I'm also in love with the fabric used for the sixth dress, and I'm a major fan of Venetian fashion as well (1535-1600).
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on May 16, 2008, 08:56:23 AM
Wow I go away for a bit of time and look what happens.   Wonderful Job, everyone.  Such talent!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: FaireMare on May 16, 2008, 07:06:05 PM
Lets keep this thread focused on finished gowns.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on May 17, 2008, 01:09:44 AM
Sorry, I didn't know garb for guys wasn't allowed.


{moderator} Let me correct myself, I just looked at a ton of gowns and mispoke... GARB is what I meant to say. Mens, children's, Elfin, etc... its all welcome here as long as it is RenFaire Wear. {/moderator}
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Blushing on May 17, 2008, 01:24:18 AM
So much fantastic talent in here!

This is the Italian gown I made with an amazing amount of help from a friend.  She did a lot more than expected - because I kept getting tied up at work!  I'll be making a new chemise (cotton and not poly!) for faires - she just used material on hand to make on for a holiday dinner event.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g164/Blushing_Biggins/ItalianGown.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CaraGreenleaf on May 17, 2008, 07:01:09 PM
Well, just before our old home got hacked, I had posted that I was starting work on a blue velvet Irish Overdress. Well, it is done, and here are the pictures!

(Thanks again to Lady Catherine Darkwind for the velvet!!)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/CaraGreenleaf/Photoshoot%20with%20James/Aelyna6.jpg)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/CaraGreenleaf/Photoshoot%20with%20James/Aelyna4.jpg)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/CaraGreenleaf/Photoshoot%20with%20James/Aelyna3.jpg)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/CaraGreenleaf/Photoshoot%20with%20James/Aelyna5.jpg)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/CaraGreenleaf/Photoshoot%20with%20James/Aelyna1.jpg)

Also, here are a couple shots of the rust colored noble's gown that I made for Castleteer, since all of those photos got eaten as well!

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/CaraGreenleaf/Castleteer%202008/LadyCara.jpg)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/CaraGreenleaf/Castleteer%202008/CaraandFaye.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 17, 2008, 09:09:03 PM
Nice work ladies!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: mellingera on May 18, 2008, 03:46:15 PM
I have finally finished the trimming of my own dress for this season... I ended up making 2 different underskirts for it (plaid and yellow) so, huzzah, 2 gowns in 1!
(http://images.onesite.com/ladyselwyn.renspace.com/thumb/ambercecompleted_004.jpg) (http://images.onesite.com/ladyselwyn.renspace.com/thumb/ambercecompleted_007.jpg)(http://images.onesite.com/ladyselwyn.renspace.com/thumb/ambercecompleted_005.jpg)
I put up the third one because you can see the front of the dress a little better, the pictures are a little dark...

And here is the pillbox hat I finished over the weekend for my sister-in-law to go with the dress I posted hear earlier...
(http://images.onesite.com/ladyselwyn.renspace.com/thumb/stephpillboxhat_013.jpg) (http://images.onesite.com/ladyselwyn.renspace.com/thumb/stephpillboxhat_011.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on May 18, 2008, 03:49:04 PM
They are GREAT. You did a fantastic job.I love the pill hat. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: silverstah on May 18, 2008, 04:14:46 PM
Mellingera -

Your dress is lovely!  I especially like the trim. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on May 19, 2008, 12:38:14 PM
So this isn't technically a "new" finished project, but it's a "redone" finished project. I had this red/ivory outfit which I felt needed another color.

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7ce05b3127ccebe232de2c8a100000025100AbtGjRqzcNWIg)

I racked my brain and came up with black.  I also felt the front of the bodice was a little bland, so I decided to bead a tudor rose.  I first beaded the black velvet and then attached the black velvet section to the bodice.  I also beaded the overskirt all over with black onyx and beaded the trim with black onyx between the white pearls.  I added black trim on the overskirt and underskirt.  THe outcome is exactly what I wanted, but I am going to add another fat black trim to the overskirt (nothing is ever complete!!)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8db33b3127ccea8d0a87f995d00000015110AbtGjRqzcNWIg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 19, 2008, 02:10:24 PM
simply wonderful Lady E!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Valencia on May 19, 2008, 03:57:37 PM
Lady E, that is absolutely spectacular.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Aelwyn on May 20, 2008, 05:39:30 PM
That's amazing, LadyE!  :o ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on May 22, 2008, 05:13:04 PM
This is my second bodice for the St Louis Green Lady.  These have been fun commissions.  She gives me rough idea of what she wants it to ultimately look like and then says "make me beautiful".  Last year it was very tree like with overlapping fabric leaves. This year she wanted to look like she just stood up from a forest floor with more muted colors and she wanted monks cloth in it.  I give it to her tomorrow, I hope she likes it.
(http://render-2.snapfish.com/render2/is=Yup6GlQ%7C%3Dup6RKKt%3Axxr%3D0-qpDPfRt7Pf7mrPfrj7t%3DzrRfDUX%3AeQaQxg%3Dr%3F87KR6xqpxQQ0exnl0xaQ0xv8uOc5xQQQlQollQaalQqpfVtB%3F*KUp7BHSHqqy7XH6gX0QPlQ%7CRup6aQQ%7C/of=50,310,442)
Front of Bodice
(http://render-2.snapfish.com/render2/is=Yup6lnQ%7C%3Dup6RKKt%3Axxr%3D0-qpDPfRt7Pf7mrPfrj7t%3DzrRfDUX%3AeQaQxg%3Dr%3F87KR6xqpxQQ0exnl0xaQ0xv8uOc5xQQQlQollQaalPqpfVtB%3F*KUp7BHSHqqy7XH6gX0QPl0%7CRup6aQQ%7C/of=50,382,442)
Back of Bodice with a shawl collar
(http://render-2.snapfish.com/render2/is=Yup6lQQ%7C%3Dup6RKKt%3Axxr%3D0-qpDPfRt7Pf7mrPfrj7t%3DzrRfDUX%3AeQaQxg%3Dr%3F87KR6xqpxQQ0exnl0xaQ0xv8uOc5xQQQlQollPGlGeqpfVtB%3F*KUp7BHSHqqy7XH6gX0QPlJ%7CRup6aQQ%7C/of=50,332,442)
Detail of back. 

It has scrapes of embroidered organza, fabric, leather, feathers, beads, buttons, yarn, raw wool roving, and thing else I could think of to sew on it.  This is "sucker" is hand wash only.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on May 22, 2008, 05:17:08 PM
That's beautiful and very unique! I'm sure she will love it! I know I would!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: jaunvie on May 28, 2008, 06:06:43 PM
My Wedding

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii300/jaunvie/Wedding/52.jpg)

I didn't make the one on the very right, or the light and dark blue one on the right.



Some more pics of my wedding gown (not great ones, but the photographers pics are not back yet)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii300/jaunvie/Wedding/54.jpg)


(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii300/jaunvie/Wedding/DSCF0247.jpg)

This is the concept drawing for my dress

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii300/jaunvie/Wedding/Jaunvie.jpg)

I made my circlet and earings too.
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii300/jaunvie/Wedding/me3.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii300/jaunvie/Wedding/61.jpg)

I made all the girls cloaks, but hers I made for her wedding 2 years ago. I made the groomsmens outfits too.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii300/jaunvie/Wedding/18.jpg)

Well probably too many pics so that's all for now.   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Master James on May 28, 2008, 06:38:21 PM
Well here are m'lady and I in our new nobles garb.

(http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/36925/2232940230096550113S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 29, 2008, 08:07:46 AM
Woo Hoo!
Looking good.  :-*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on May 29, 2008, 08:31:32 AM
Jaunvie

Lovely wedding party - your dress is particularly unique.  You must have been a very busy woman sewing most of the wedding party's clothing and the normal planning! I am impressed. I am about ready to embark on a similar project for my daughter's wedding - however she is going with Regency as her time period

Master James

To quote a previous poster - "looken good!".
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: silverstah on May 29, 2008, 09:04:04 AM
Absolutely lovely, MasterJames!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Master James on May 29, 2008, 11:02:00 AM
Thank you all very much.  My wife worked hard on these.  Its too bad I couldn't post up the full size picture so that you could see the amazing bead work on my wife's forepart and the fact that there are gold filigre in the center of each of the squares on my doublet.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on May 29, 2008, 07:02:41 PM
Master James the two of you are just BEAUTIFUL ! What a Great job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on May 30, 2008, 07:11:15 PM
Woo-hoo!!  I finished my pirate-era ensemble a couple of weeks ago, but it's taken me this long to get the pictures and diary together!

I'm really, really proud of this--it's my first complete historically accurate outfit!

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/17273772/318098840.jpg)

Details are here, in my dress diary (http://ladygreensleeves.blogspot.com/2008/05/18th-century-ensemble-diary.html).

Can I get a huzzah?!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on May 30, 2008, 08:05:39 PM
HUZZAH ! Gem you look GREAT. What a beautiful job you have done. ;D You should be very proud.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on May 30, 2008, 09:58:07 PM
YAY lol told ya I gotta get the book to go with! lol
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: silverstah on May 30, 2008, 11:08:49 PM
Gem -

You look AMAZING!  I love your new ensemble - and your dress diary was wonderfully detailed.  Well done!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on May 31, 2008, 09:39:52 AM
Gem, how marvelous!  I loved the dress diary, especially the first picture.  What wonderful composition!

Huzzah!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: verymerryseamstress on June 01, 2008, 09:56:44 AM
I just finished making this dress and can't wait to post pictures:
(http://www.verymerryseamstress.com/pictures/mary.jpg)
I took the pics about 10 minutes ago, but hubby just took off with the camera and the kids.  As soon as they get home I'll upload and post the pictures!
*squee!*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on June 01, 2008, 11:48:47 AM
Can't wait to see it!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: verymerryseamstress on June 01, 2008, 08:20:44 PM
YAY!  We have pictures!  :-)

(http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v286/98/30/501422167/n501422167_508159_8973.jpg)

(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v286/98/30/501422167/n501422167_508160_9244.jpg)

(http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v286/98/30/501422167/n501422167_508162_9803.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: silverstah on June 01, 2008, 08:30:29 PM
Oh, Heather, the new gown is STUNNING! :)  Love!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on June 01, 2008, 08:55:55 PM
OMG, that velvet train. (Hyperventilates)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: mellingera on June 01, 2008, 10:46:03 PM
WOW! That is... Just wow! :o
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on June 02, 2008, 12:23:54 AM
*gasp*

It's spot-on! It's truly beautiful, I'm in awe. Brava!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Amy of York on June 02, 2008, 01:07:37 AM
I love everyone's work on here.  Wish i could sew like all of you. You are all so talented ! Kicking myself now for  not  keeping up with the sewing lessons when i was a child.  ( No, i was more into dancing, sports, and horsebackriding ). You live and your learn ! :)

Verymerryseamstress that gown is gorgeous ! Love the color.



Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on June 02, 2008, 03:25:16 AM
My sooooo close to finished "Lady with Unicorn" dress:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/unicorn/th_unicorn12.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/unicorn/unicorn12.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/unicorn/th_unicorn11.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/unicorn/unicorn11.jpg)
(click to enlarge)

(I need to finish and attach guards on shoulders, skirt front and skirt hem, and I need accessories like a partlet, jewellery and golden belt). I've worked day and night on this project. It was started on May 22.nd, so the progress has been excellent. it usually take me months to make just a bodice.

The dress wasn't all laced up in the right side, that's why the shoulders are uneven. It's not like that when properly laced...

ETA: More to come when finished.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on June 02, 2008, 07:33:40 AM
Lurve that color!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: silverstah on June 02, 2008, 08:42:36 AM
Operafan - your Unicorn dress is wonderful!  I ADORE the color, and it looks fabulous on you!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: verymerryseamstress on June 02, 2008, 10:34:07 AM
*love* those colors together, Operafan! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on June 02, 2008, 02:01:10 PM
Quote
Kicking myself now for  not  keeping up with the sewing lessons when i was a child.

Pah!  Who needs lessons?  I thought *I* did, but quit after the "teacher" wouldn't let me move on from darts. I taught myself to sew--in my 30s.

***
Anea, more pictures, please!! :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: HenrySidneyKG on June 03, 2008, 09:27:35 AM
Although I posted this to a different forum, I thought I'd add it here as well.  I did not do the tailoring, but I did do the embroidery - digitizing and stitchouts - 95 of them @ 45 min each!

The original design:

(http://www.sca.org.au/rapier/WS_images/Raleigh.jpg)

Once she got the stitchouts and put it all together, along with 3000 (yes, thousand!) freshwater pearls:

(http://www.stgeorge-va.com/Images/ncrf2004/new/fullimages/P1220002_JPG_f.jpg)

I told the gentleman later that I had perhaps given away my best work.

Sir Henry
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: silverstah on June 03, 2008, 09:35:24 AM
WOW - that's absolutely stunning!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 03, 2008, 10:59:13 AM
Holy Toledo (http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-56048349563827_1953_134028757)

That suit is amazing.
Huzzah Sir Henry!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Cilean on June 03, 2008, 01:43:38 PM

Huzzah Sir Henry,

What a lovely outfit!!!  It quite takes my breath!  I showed the Hubby because Black and white or silver are his colors and his mouth dropped when he saw your work!


Cilean

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: verymerryseamstress on June 03, 2008, 03:59:57 PM
*stares at Sir Henry's work*

*Dies of awesome-y goodness overload*

GORGEOUS!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dirtfarmer on June 03, 2008, 05:25:21 PM
We've nick named that costume the "pearl armor".  I'm pretty sure you could not get a sword through the jerkin.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: NoBill Lurker on June 03, 2008, 08:06:29 PM
To Sir HenrySidneyKG

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c353/Knoty-Dragon/FUNNY/jawdrop.gif)

That is all I have to say...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on June 04, 2008, 09:23:36 AM
Ok you win.  I've been badgered by one of my friend's to make a special doublet for him.  It is simular to that one in that it is all embroidry.  If he thought his design was over the top.... all i have to say is  WOW!   I take my hat off to you. Well done  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 05, 2008, 08:48:20 AM
OMG, that is just stunning. VERY, very nice Sir Henry
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 05, 2008, 11:33:37 AM
THat is drop dead gorgeous. HUZZAH!!!!!

Pales in comparrison to my newest French Hood modeled by Elizabeth. (http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/69/469/1/84/28/2728184280025619629XqSoyu_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2728184280025619629XqSoyu)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on June 05, 2008, 12:48:34 PM
Wow, Lady Kathleen! So gorgeous details. I love the pearl beading and the black lace on the veil.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on June 06, 2008, 05:12:48 PM
I finally got my new breast plate (which happens to be the only thing I didn't make that I"m wearing)...  I'm trying to re-create the outfit QE1 wore to give her army the speech when the Spanish Armada was invading in 1585.  The breastplate is etched with Tudor roses even...  From my research, she wore a white velvet outfit, but I just went with my all white outfit I already made.  I just finished my new crown base too.  I made it out of wire and bunny fur.  I sewed some beads on it also and made an place to attach my other fancy crown of carnelians and bronze to the top of it... It's hard to see thru my hair, but I think it turned out well.  The hanging sleeves are also newer.  They were made to sort of model the ones from the Ditchley portrait.

(http://images.onesite.com/red.renspace.com/scarby_08/good_armor_pic.jpg)

(http://images.onesite.com/red.renspace.com/scarby_08/47b8d820b3127cce985483416dd800000087102qzm2rny.jpg)

(http://images.onesite.com/red.renspace.com/scarby_08/47b8db09b3127ccec46dcc21940b00000046100abtgjrq.jpg)

(http://images.onesite.com/red.renspace.com/scarby_08/47b8db09b3127ccec46daff7554400000026100abtgjrq.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Aelwyn on June 06, 2008, 05:35:43 PM
That's just AMAZING!

And...and...is that a PARASOL holder on the back of your belt?????
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on June 06, 2008, 05:40:51 PM
Well technically it's a leather arm bracer!!!  hehe.. doubles as a parasol holder... actually was bought JUST for that purpose!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Aelwyn on June 06, 2008, 05:43:47 PM
Well technically it's a leather arm bracer!!!  hehe.. doubles as a parasol holder... actually was bought JUST for that purpose!

heehee!  I saw that in the parasol thread right after I posted this.  Awesome idea! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 09, 2008, 10:45:40 AM
A great idea indeed!!! I will have to do that!!!

Though a Lady or a Queen must take care when seating.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Amyj on June 09, 2008, 05:29:25 PM
Ok, here is a link to a good picture of the wee kilt I made for my 2 yr old nephew's first faire...http://rocketgnome.smugmug.com/photos/305177151_i3hTD-M.jpg
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Aelwyn on June 09, 2008, 06:23:40 PM
Ok, here is a link to a good picture of the wee kilt I made for my 2 yr old nephew's first faire...http://rocketgnome.smugmug.com/photos/305177151_i3hTD-M.jpg

OMG!!! I love his itty bitty sporran!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Cobaltblu on June 09, 2008, 07:51:00 PM
Beautiful clothing Lady Elizabeth.

If I didn't know better I would have mistook you for my cousin Melissa since you look like a carbon copy of her.

Regards,

CB
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on June 10, 2008, 11:01:25 AM
I wore the Unicorn dress this weekend, and it was soooo comfortable even though the sun was burning. I was joined by a smashing 18.th century dressed friend, and one of her family members in ca. 1920s fashion:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/unicorn/annesofieanea.jpg)

Minor stuff still remains, but it's mostly trims and finishing touches. It's definitely wearable as it is now! I will add an embroideried petticoat later on, though.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sir Dragon on June 10, 2008, 03:04:59 PM
Guess I will show some of what I have done:
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n136/Lady_Glorianna/017_17.jpg)
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n136/Lady_Glorianna/020_20.jpg)
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n136/Lady_Glorianna/2006_10_15___s___M___Gloria_Morales.jpg)
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n136/Lady_Glorianna/2006_09_02___Gloria_Morales_and_Ron.jpg)
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n136/Lady_Glorianna/70cd1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 10, 2008, 04:34:04 PM
very nice. very nice indeed
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Ottheinrich on June 10, 2008, 05:16:17 PM
Sir Dragon  that is quite stunning garb you have
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 10, 2008, 08:43:05 PM
A finished Tudor ensemble for a client...

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/50/650/1/24/68/2129124680025619629rDmbBq_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2129124680025619629rDmbBq)

The front. When worn, the bodice will smooth out. There are also false undersleeves with added poofs that will tie under. The back of the outer gown has a corded tie. French Hood has a Silk Drape.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/50/650/8/49/8/2664849080025619629GEtxBf_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2664849080025619629GEtxBf)

From the side.

The pattern I used was the Reconstructing History one. The instructions that came with the pattern were written, no illustraions. Thank goodness I had the Tudor Tailor book to guide me as to what went where.  The client will add her various jewelry accessories to make the ensemble more complete.

When working at the costume shop, I did quasi-Tudor for stage plays where being period correct was not that important. There was a lot of hand work on this project.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on June 14, 2008, 10:00:47 AM
The Tudor gown is gorgeous, Lady K.  I imagine your client must be over-the-moon thrilled with it!  It certainly is a head-turner.  That's one lucky gal!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on June 15, 2008, 08:43:25 AM
Yhis was me who got this dress.

I will admit at first, It was not quite what I wanted from the photos I sent. BUT and I do mean a BIG BUT after getting it and wearing it, I was thrilled with it as was Toki (Thomas) seeing me in it. I really felt like a lady of court having to have someone help dress me.

It is a gorgouse dress and I cannot believe how many times I was stopped and asked if I where the Queen. This brought so many smiles to my face especially when it was children and I would try to talk to them. Most got scared as young children do, and not talk. While I was a playton at the COlorado Faire, I felt like I was of court with how others treated me.

So HUZZAH to Lady K for a marvoulous, two thumbs up job.

I might add that I was stopped MANY times also asking how hot I was, even by ladies of court. Even with the faux fur in 90 degree temps yesterday I was never overly hot. If anything I felt worse by a tight corset. The heat while it made me sweat some actually helped keep me cool. The hardest part was my arms will very tired and weak from carring around all the extra weight on my arms. I usually didn't walk with both at my sides all day. I was either using or carrying my parasol, hand my hand over Toki's (As a lady should of court with her escourt) or with a very cold drink in my hand. Keeping hydrated was the key.

Also at about 2:00 pm Toki and I went back to our vehichle as his feet were hurting him. So at this time we shed the dress and his doublet and boots for about an hour and drank even more water and iced tea in the shade and where there was a nice breeze. I only wish I could have removed my corset.

OH and this dress works just fine even without my corset, but I'd still rather wear it than not.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on June 17, 2008, 12:55:08 PM
Wow everyone is making such wonderful things!!!
Here's the french hood I've been working on.
(http://thumb18.webshots.net/t/24/665/9/62/38/2469962380089253318vOWebI_th.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2469962380089253318vOWebI)
and side view
(http://thumb18.webshots.net/t/60/660/8/80/62/2765880620089253318vKdPvg_th.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2765880620089253318vKdPvg)
It still needs a veil and I'd like to make a coif with some pretty gold organza on the front edge so that the front edge of the hood doesn't disapear into my hair.  They are about the same color.

I think if you click on the pictures it will take you to my webshots to see a larger picture.  I think.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 17, 2008, 02:17:34 PM
Very lovely fidlais.

Are going to add a string of pearls to the outer edge of the Hood? I wear mine with a snood. Dupioni Silk and Organza make wonderful drapes for Hoods.

Here's one for an emsemble I did for example.  (http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/69/469/6/58/78/2952658780025619629paSLki_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2952658780025619629paSLki)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: AnyuBoo on June 17, 2008, 04:41:19 PM
Here are some of the things I've finished. 
This one, the gown itself is not so new, but I just reworked the bodice for the 3rd time...it finally fits right.
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/IMG_0627-1.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/IMG_0628-1.jpg)

This is my newest gown, just recently finished, and hasn't been worn to a Faire yet.
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1257.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1252.jpg)

This is the first cloak I made.  It's wool, so I haven't worn it to a Faire, but I often wear it around Hallowe'en.
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1265.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1273.jpg)

This is the lighter cloak I made after not being prepared for the cold at MIRF on Sept 30th, 2006.
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1276.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1287.jpg)

And finally, hubby's black and silver outfit, finished last summer.  (Bonus points if you recognize the glyphs...which are beaded, btw.)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/Cardiff1.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/Cardiff2.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 18, 2008, 02:01:05 AM
Oh my!!!  What a striking couple you make!!! Dashing indeed!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 18, 2008, 03:00:40 PM
 ;D wonderful, wonderful garb. You did good.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Master James on June 19, 2008, 09:30:14 AM
Here is the latest garb my good wife made for us:

(http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/38499/2664734570096550113S600x600Q85.jpg)

She has fully interchangable sleeves and forepart and has like 4 of them that make a totally different look each time!  Sadly my gorgeous cape is not viewable in this picture as I have had very few pictures taken of my from the back.   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 19, 2008, 09:42:06 AM
Woo Hoo!
I even love the colors.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 19, 2008, 09:50:07 AM
What a striking couple you two make Master James. The talent on this forum is awesome indeed.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on June 19, 2008, 03:06:18 PM
Ta-Da!  French hood, pretty much done.  I say that because I'm never really done with a piece of garb.
(http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/41745/2258291670089253318S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2258291670089253318PjKVqA)

And a pic of my salmon gown.  Wearable, but still has a few things that need to be tacked down and I really want a pretty girdle to wear with it, right here I'm just wearing my gold rope girdle.
(http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/42103/2868060420089253318S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2868060420089253318cmNNRe)

I hopefully will get some better pictures of me in this, my camera is on the fritz and basically I'm just not all that hot at taking pictures of myself.  At least I don't have any vacant....hey what's that over there...stares going on.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 19, 2008, 11:34:25 PM
Lovely French Hood fidlais!!!!!

Discovering the joys of Plastic canvas for using for French Hoods, they do seem to go nicer. Though the time for hand stitching them seems to get longer.

Here is one I finished today. I added a Drape to it.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/69/169/2/60/12/2392260120025619629KuLdTP_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2392260120025619629KuLdTP)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 20, 2008, 12:41:07 AM
Lots of creative and lovely projects! :)

Here's the most recent garb I made, for R. This is Arabian, for Middle Eastern weekend at MNRF, which is opening weekend.
I used black linen for the bisht and natural color linen for the thobe and keffiyah. I did not make the agal. Learning a few words in Arabic, too. :)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/RArabfinishedsanddunes.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on June 20, 2008, 07:01:17 AM
Lovely French Hood fidlais!!!!!

Discovering the joys of Plastic canvas for using for French Hoods, they do seem to go nicer. Though the time for hand stitching them seems to get longer.

Here is one I finished today. I added a Drape to it.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/69/169/2/60/12/2392260120025619629KuLdTP_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2392260120025619629KuLdTP)

Grammercy!!!
It's my first french hood.  Your work is always so wonderful Lady Kathleen! 
I've used plastic canvas for all the hats I've made.  It is wonderful stuff!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on June 20, 2008, 09:33:48 AM
Beautiful new garb one and all!  I have enjoyed seeing the new types of garb and the new faces posting.  Huzzah
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigrlily64 on June 22, 2008, 05:32:55 PM
Here's the skirt I made...
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f346/tigetrlily/026.jpg)
and the belt I braided (which is now loner and thinner after rebraiding)
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f346/tigetrlily/024.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anne Clare on June 22, 2008, 10:36:10 PM
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/Sagittarius_Uisce_Beatha/IMG_0293.jpg)
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/Sagittarius_Uisce_Beatha/IMG_0296.jpg)

This is my flat cap that I just finished adorning with the feathers and pearls.  This is the second one I made, the first one had....issues, lol
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 23, 2008, 06:31:01 AM
very, very nice.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Guinevere of Leonesse on June 23, 2008, 09:08:23 AM
Here are some of the things I've finished. 
This one, the gown itself is not so new, but I just reworked the bodice for the 3rd time...it finally fits right.
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/IMG_0627-1.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/IMG_0628-1.jpg)

This is my newest gown, just recently finished, and hasn't been worn to a Faire yet.
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1257.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1252.jpg)

This is the first cloak I made.  It's wool, so I haven't worn it to a Faire, but I often wear it around Hallowe'en.
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1265.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1273.jpg)

This is the lighter cloak I made after not being prepared for the cold at MIRF on Sept 30th, 2006.
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1276.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/_DSC1287.jpg)

And finally, hubby's black and silver outfit, finished last summer.  (Bonus points if you recognize the glyphs...which are beaded, btw.)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/Cardiff1.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/AnyuBoo/Cardiff2.jpg)

I just absolutely love your new purple and black gown, you look really like a proper Princess in it. :) Oh and I have to say this....yay for the welsh dragon on your beloved's cloak at the bottom there.

Well I've finished making my baby daughter to be's dresses for Michigan Renaissance Festival. The cream one was my first attempt and did very well at it although it's my first attempt. The second one is done in embroidered white cotton and added three lilac roses and has rose lace at the bottom. It comes with a matching Bonnet. :) The pattern is christening gown and have been after something like this for ages.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/Guin06/MIRF%20Pictures/LucysBackUpDress.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/Guin06/MIRF%20Pictures/LucysRenaissanceDress.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/Guin06/MIRF%20Pictures/LucysRenaissanceBonnet.jpg)

Now on for my next sewing project, my dark green satin and gold silky gown. :)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: AnyuBoo on June 23, 2008, 07:36:28 PM

I just absolutely love your new purple and black gown, you look really like a proper Princess in it. :) Oh and I have to say this....yay for the welsh dragon on your beloved's cloak at the bottom there.

Well I've finished making my baby daughter to be's dresses for Michigan Renaissance Festival. The cream one was my first attempt and did very well at it although it's my first attempt. The second one is done in embroidered white cotton and added three lilac roses and has rose lace at the bottom. It comes with a matching Bonnet. :) The pattern is christening gown and have been after something like this for ages.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/Guin06/MIRF%20Pictures/LucysBackUpDress.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/Guin06/MIRF%20Pictures/LucysRenaissanceDress.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/Guin06/MIRF%20Pictures/LucysRenaissanceBonnet.jpg)

Now on for my next sewing project, my dark green satin and gold silky gown. :)


The wee one's dresses turned out adorable.  I'm sure she'll be totally comfy in those.   :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anne Clare on June 24, 2008, 12:09:45 AM
I just finished my caul
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/Sagittarius_Uisce_Beatha/IMG_0320.jpg)

The back view
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/Sagittarius_Uisce_Beatha/IMG_0318.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on June 24, 2008, 10:58:57 AM
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/Sagittarius_Uisce_Beatha/IMG_0293.jpg)
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/Sagittarius_Uisce_Beatha/IMG_0296.jpg)

This is my flat cap that I just finished adorning with the feathers and pearls.  This is the second one I made, the first one had....issues, lol

I'm just finishing up a flat cap for my daughter. I'm going to have to trim the brim with pearls now.  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 26, 2008, 10:20:54 AM
wonderful garments all.  :)

Here is the outfit I made for my other half. Unfortunately I have to make him another one. He picked way to heavy of fabric for the MDRF.  :P



(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/dragonwing1961/Brents%20Ren%20Fair%20costume/100_2421.jpg)


(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/dragonwing1961/Brents%20Ren%20Fair%20costume/100_2422.jpg)


(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/dragonwing1961/Brents%20Ren%20Fair%20costume/100_2425.jpg)


(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/dragonwing1961/Brents%20Ren%20Fair%20costume/100_2426.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anne Clare on June 26, 2008, 11:21:13 AM
DragonWing that is absolutely gorgeous.  I love the colours together
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 27, 2008, 12:20:55 PM
Too bad its so heavy, but it's a beautiful outfit though.
 ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 30, 2008, 10:07:27 AM
 ;D Thank you.  I agree, it is to bad it is so heavy. 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyMeg on June 30, 2008, 05:31:47 PM
It's not the pretty stuff-that won't be done until August probably, but I did finish up my pirate garb in time for faire.  The vest is the newest edition and I finally finished the green corset about about 5 months of procrastination.  The skirt is made of brown denim stuff on sale.  The shirt I did not make.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/Littleladyphantom/vest.png)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/Littleladyphantom/pirate.png)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on July 01, 2008, 03:20:06 PM
LadyMeg what a great job! And the color is perfect for you. ;) HUZZAH!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on July 01, 2008, 07:48:26 PM
Oohh LadyMeg, I like!!!  Those ARE really great colors for you.  How girly and fierce!!!  Woooohooo!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on July 02, 2008, 08:31:09 AM
Lady Meg, you look like you could kick weed puller with one hand and drink tea from a porcelain cup with the other!  You go!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on July 04, 2008, 10:13:28 AM
New toddler princess  :)
New over skirt, new bodice. Reused the underskirt from last faires garb.
Ran out of time for a new chemise...
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Ren%20Faire/IMG_3525.jpg)
The bodice is a beautiful wine and burgundy brocade (i love remnents!), I'll try to get a better picture.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on July 04, 2008, 11:06:03 AM
The little Princess is most beautiful in her new clothes. ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anne Clare on July 06, 2008, 10:22:57 AM
Here's my finished gown I wore yesterday at Casa Loma.  It's the first noble garb I've ever made and the second garb I've ever made.

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/Sagittarius_Uisce_Beatha/0705081252.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigrlily64 on July 06, 2008, 12:09:09 PM
Sagittarius, that's the second garb you've ever made??  Please tell me you have some previous experience with sewing, or feelings of inferiority will overwhelm me!  Just drama queening.  Seriously though, that looks really good.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anne Clare on July 06, 2008, 12:13:28 PM
Thank you very much  :)

I've been sewing for about 5 years now.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigrlily64 on July 06, 2008, 04:37:56 PM
Oh, phew.  I still have a bit of time. ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: taylorl76 on July 06, 2008, 06:10:29 PM
Sagittarius, Your garb is splenderific!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on July 07, 2008, 12:51:23 PM
Here's my latest project: a "Medievalish/Medievaloid" gown.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/CopyofIMG_3302.jpg)

More pics and construction notes on my blog at http://who-gives-a.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on July 07, 2008, 12:56:57 PM
Here's my finished gown I wore yesterday at Casa Loma.  It's the first noble garb I've ever made and the second garb I've ever made.

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/Sagittarius_Uisce_Beatha/0705081252.jpg)

Beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anne Clare on July 07, 2008, 01:30:03 PM
Thank you taylorl76  and sealion  :)

sealion your garb is absolutely gorgeous.  I love that colour.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anna on July 08, 2008, 07:10:54 PM
Thought I would share my hard work. I have been working on this for the past 4 months. I am self taught (trial and error) and have only been sewing since March of this year. I made everything I am wearing from the bodice to the hat. I am very proud of my accomplishments, which would not be possible with out the assistance I have received on this forum. Everyone has been so nice and helpful when I have had a question and I just want to say thank you.
Let me know what you think...  ;D


http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a33/renisancegirl/Pics046.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a33/renisancegirl/Pics038.jpg
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Merry on July 08, 2008, 07:44:33 PM
Thought I would share my hard work. I have been working on this for the past 4 months. I am self taught (trial and error) and have only been sewing since March of this year. I made everything I am wearing from the bodice to the hat. I am very proud of my accomplishments, which would not be possible with out the assistance I have received on this forum. Everyone has been so nice and helpful when I have had a question and I just want to say thank you.
Let me know what you think...  ;D


http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a33/renisancegirl/Pics046.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a33/renisancegirl/Pics038.jpg

Renaisancegirl, you humble us.  Your garb is beautiful! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sorcha on July 09, 2008, 09:12:57 AM
Wow!  Very impressive.  You look lovely!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 09, 2008, 11:27:41 AM


HUZZAH Renaissance Girl!!!  Lovely all around!!!! You will be turning heads for sure!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Merry on July 09, 2008, 03:52:48 PM
Here's my latest project: a "Medievalish/Medievaloid" gown.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/CopyofIMG_3302.jpg)

More pics and construction notes on my blog at http://who-gives-a.blogspot.com/

Sealion, I love that fabric!  I can't see the belt very well, but it looks like medallions?  Very nice. The head piece is very different too.  Very Midievil...Robin Hood watch out!  I hope you feel as stunning as you look when you wear it:)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anne Clare on July 09, 2008, 04:06:20 PM
Renisancegirl, I absolutely adore your ensemble.  It's stunning  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on July 09, 2008, 04:21:23 PM
Beautiful gown, Renisancegirl! Love the colors!

Thanks, Merry! That was my 15 minute attempt at a barbette and fillet that I ended up only wearing for part of the day. Last year there were a lot of people at Silver Leaf in medieval gowns and veils so I felt out of place in my 16th century garb. This year there were none so I felt silly in mine. :sigh:
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyMeg on July 09, 2008, 05:51:40 PM
Beautiful Renisancegirl!  Self taught too!  Huzzah to that!

And Sealion!  I saw that dress and it was amazing!  Totally fit in with the theme of SilverLeaf... the others just didn't know what they were missing.  I could just eat that fabric up!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on July 10, 2008, 10:47:31 AM
 :D  Wonderful Garb miladies. You all do wonderful work. And I must say you all look most attractive in it as well.  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Erynn on July 10, 2008, 08:33:20 PM
Okay, so the pictures aren't with all of the pieces and there is still some stuff that needs to be done, but I'm posting anyways because I'm just happy to have this wearable *finally*!

Introducing Corly the Jester, Kinda
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/2656576395_c463d4d940.jpg)

You can find a lot more pictures here (http://evilcb.livejournal.com/474661.html).

*happy dances*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: wildthingjew on July 10, 2008, 08:41:48 PM
oh erynn, that is beautiful, congrats excellent work
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on July 10, 2008, 09:03:20 PM
corly should smile more! You looked like you were having fun even without a lovely grin though! I love that outfit, so glad to see it together!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Erynn on July 10, 2008, 09:24:52 PM
Hehe. Corly doesn't like smiling for self portraits. She says if someone else takes the pictures she will definitely smile more. But smiling for self portraits makes her feel goofy. (even for a jester ;))

After all the set backs, it feels so good to be able to wear it. Its the most elaborate costume I have ever made, especially including the stockings and garters.

Thanks wtj and kat! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on July 10, 2008, 11:28:39 PM
Hey Erynn,
I am glad to see you got it finished! I like the way you designed/made it and the colors/fabric too.  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on July 11, 2008, 06:54:56 AM
Love it, Erynn! I like that you made it fun without going over-the-top gaudy.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 11, 2008, 09:35:06 AM


Huzzah to you, Erynn. Beautiful!! I hope to see you at Faire.wearing it!!!!

Truly original!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on July 11, 2008, 10:31:20 AM
Erynn, I am completely jealous of that perfect front point on your bodice.

The ensamble is wonderful!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Erynn on July 11, 2008, 11:24:03 AM
Margaret, the point technically isn't perfect. The ribbon is an optical illusion. Without the ribbon, it looks like this (http://www.rainbowjoule.com/Costumes/Projects/Corly/_Media/dsc_1128_large_large.jpeg). Yay cover ups!  :D

Thanks for the comments everyone!! I can't wait to get everything together.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on July 11, 2008, 12:23:25 PM
Beautiful work,Erynn!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sorcha on July 11, 2008, 02:03:50 PM
Very unique and lovely!!
M~
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on July 11, 2008, 02:50:21 PM
 ;D  How fun is that? Nice job. And you look so mischievous too.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on July 16, 2008, 09:42:20 PM
I finished this to "wearable" status this morning.  I'll take a breath and start the accessories (detachable sleeves and head covering) this weekend.

(http://blog.shastahampton.com/wp-content/gownfront.JPG)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on July 16, 2008, 09:46:19 PM
It's just.. breath-taking Alisoun!
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on July 17, 2008, 06:36:33 AM
Beautiful, I really like the way the shoulder rolls turned out.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyMeg on July 17, 2008, 01:19:11 PM
Beautiful color Alisoun!  It's just lovely!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 17, 2008, 01:45:30 PM



Very Lovely indeed. Can't wait to see the other accessories that go with this ensemble!!!

I so want to make some new things for myself.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on July 17, 2008, 01:55:49 PM
Oh my, how beautiful.  That is absolutly gorgeous!!!!  And the colors are so regal!!!! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on July 17, 2008, 01:59:02 PM
Here's my latest project: a "Medievalish/Medievaloid" gown.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/CopyofIMG_3302.jpg)

More pics and construction notes on my blog at http://who-gives-a.blogspot.com/


You ALWAYS have such beautiful garb!!!!  This one is just so perfect!  The color is amazing, and you look fabulous!!!!  As  ALWAYS!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on July 17, 2008, 06:20:47 PM
Thanks, hon! :blush:
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on July 17, 2008, 06:22:44 PM
Beautiful gown Alisoun! I can't wait to see pics of you wearing it with all of the finishing touches!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on July 17, 2008, 06:44:12 PM
Alisoun,that is just beautiful! What talent,can'y wait to see pictures of you in it. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyecho on July 18, 2008, 02:21:41 PM
this is from 2 years ago. my grandnieces and i as fairies. It was the end of the day and they were exhausted!!!! As if you can't tell!

(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj228/ladyecho5/DSC01685.jpg)

closeups of their dresses are in the fairies post them when you catch them thread.

This is the youngest and I last year. She's had a matching veiled headpiece but of course she refused to wear it!

(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj228/ladyecho5/DSC04042.jpg)

couldn't resist a closeup of the goofball!

(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj228/ladyecho5/DSC04052.jpg)

and a closeup of me. I made our garb and the lovely Daisy took our pics at NCRF.

(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj228/ladyecho5/DSC04056.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on July 18, 2008, 04:47:01 PM
What beautiful work, Ladyecho!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Amy of York on July 18, 2008, 10:32:24 PM
some very talented ladies  we have on  here. Gorgeous  gowns !
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alison - Not Caterina Anymore on July 19, 2008, 09:22:31 AM
This is my most recent dress I designed. No pattern, just a painting from 1525.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2289/2517918955_1673599afd.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on July 19, 2008, 10:12:20 AM
Oh Wow. Very very nice. Huzzah!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on July 20, 2008, 11:04:17 AM
Caterina, You're gown is just beautiful. What talent you have. ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 22, 2008, 09:57:12 AM
(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/660/8/53/19/2596853190025619629rHnNdY_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2596853190025619629rHnNdY)

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/55/55/9/49/17/2819949170025619629ozZZUB_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2819949170025619629ozZZUB)

An ensemble for a Tall and Slender client. There are over 500 6mm glass pearls hand sewn onto the wide trim. Italian Bonnet has 8mm glass pearls in the hat band.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on July 22, 2008, 10:21:37 AM
Kathy

Beautiful as always
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: peggyelizabeth on July 22, 2008, 08:26:26 PM
Here's my latest:
(http://www.uncommongatherings.com/images/costume/picking%20berries.JPG)
that's me picking berries at Bristol, but here's a better pic of the whole ensemble:
(http://www.uncommongatherings.com/images/costume/DSCN0872.JPG)
I'm planning of getting some better photos of just me the first time I wear it to MNRF.
For those who are really interested it's a kirtle, and doublet worn over my corded petticoat. It was super comfy this weekend in the rain and the color doesn't show dirt or mud!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on July 22, 2008, 10:10:07 PM
Well done peggyelizabeth!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 23, 2008, 09:59:54 AM
(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/6/95/54/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW)

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/3/57/9/2321357090025619629njNUag_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2321357090025619629njNUag)

A new Doublet for Lord Steven Buchannan. After tearing apart the Royal Coffer's Tunic I redid last year, I decided to just start from scratch. The other was just not going to work as I had hoped.

So What the heck!!!  I had this Waverly fabric I ordered last year that I just love, and went to town in lless than 3 days. Ia lso fashioned a Black Velveteen Italian Bonnet to go with the Doublet with plumes of Burgandy, Gold, and White.(not shown)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on July 23, 2008, 10:26:37 AM
WOW Lady Katherine,

Another wonderful piece of work. I'll be sure to let Toki see this.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on July 23, 2008, 03:55:45 PM
Lady Kathleen, very beautiful.  I also love the doll hiding in the background :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on July 23, 2008, 03:56:43 PM
PeggyElizabeth, I love the pattern you chose.  I just love colourful garb!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on July 23, 2008, 06:15:48 PM
(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/6/95/54/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW)

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/3/57/9/2321357090025619629njNUag_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2321357090025619629njNUag)

A new Doublet for Lord Steven Buchannan. After tearing apart the Royal Coffer's Tunic I redid last year, I decided to just start from scratch. The other was just not going to work as I had hoped.

So What the heck!!!  I had this Waverly fabric I ordered last year that I just love, and went to town in lless than 3 days. Ia lso fashioned a Black Velveteen Italian Bonnet to go with the Doublet with plumes of Burgandy, Gold, and White.(not shown)

Lady K, it is beautiful, beyond gorgeous, and Steve is going to love it.  He's at work now, so hasn't seen the pictures, but if I'm up when he gets home, I'll show him a sneak preview.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on July 23, 2008, 09:16:05 PM
Lady Kathleen - as ALWAYS, F A N T A S T I C ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
I truely wish I had just 1/16th of the talent that you have in your little finger.  Your work is alway so extraordinary!!!!

peggyelizabeth - it looks so comfortable and beautiful!!!  The best of both!!!!

Caterina - W O W !!!  And that color is stunning on you!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on July 25, 2008, 03:42:15 PM
Well, I decided to put off my noble garb, until I get a bit more sewing experience.  But I finished the garb I will be wearing to GLMF next weekend:

(http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p401/caroline-lillian/garb/frontblue.jpg)

I will start on my pirate garb this week, and maybe one or two more faire garbs, before I tackle the "big one" for the Sept/Oct fests. I can't find ANY ostrich feathers around this town :(
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Merry on July 25, 2008, 04:06:20 PM
Beautiful Lady Caroline!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on July 25, 2008, 04:27:15 PM
Very Beautiful Lady Caroline
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on July 25, 2008, 04:50:46 PM
Thank you so much ladies! I really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 25, 2008, 06:16:16 PM


Very nicely done!!!  Huzzah!!  Have a wonderful time.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on July 26, 2008, 09:27:46 AM
(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/6/95/54/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW)

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/3/57/9/2321357090025619629njNUag_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2321357090025619629njNUag)

A new Doublet for Lord Steven Buchannan. After tearing apart the Royal Coffer's Tunic I redid last year, I decided to just start from scratch. The other was just not going to work as I had hoped.

So What the heck!!!  I had this Waverly fabric I ordered last year that I just love, and went to town in lless than 3 days. Ia lso fashioned a Black Velveteen Italian Bonnet to go with the Doublet with plumes of Burgandy, Gold, and White.(not shown)

I love this doublet. I just can't quit looking at it.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on July 26, 2008, 10:44:05 AM
(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/6/95/54/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW)

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/3/57/9/2321357090025619629njNUag_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2321357090025619629njNUag)

A new Doublet for Lord Steven Buchannan. After tearing apart the Royal Coffer's Tunic I redid last year, I decided to just start from scratch. The other was just not going to work as I had hoped.

So What the heck!!!  I had this Waverly fabric I ordered last year that I just love, and went to town in lless than 3 days. Ia lso fashioned a Black Velveteen Italian Bonnet to go with the Doublet with plumes of Burgandy, Gold, and White.(not shown)

I love this doublet. I just can't quit looking at it.  ;D


It arrived in yesterday's mail, and it is even more incredible in person.  Steve tried it on last night, fits like a charm (of course it would, Lady K made it!), and he looks fantastic in it.  Going to Bristol tomorrow both wearing our noble garb made by Lady K, so I will take lots of pictures. 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on July 27, 2008, 04:02:32 AM
There's been posted so many gorgeous garbs since I last logged in that I just cannot comment on them all. But to all of you: wow!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alluna on July 27, 2008, 11:48:51 AM
Would any of you find stitchers mind if I post some of your creations on my about.com site? The address is diyfashion.about.com. I've recently put together a sectiona bout making your own ren festival clothes, but I'mshort on photos. Any photos in a gallery could link back to your website, or wherever you want them to link to.

If you're interested, just shoot me a message. Here is an example of an artist's gallery:

http://diyfashion.about.com/od/diyfashiongallery/ig/DIY-Diva--Wendy-Ritchey/

Just let me know if you'd like to be featured. You're all so talented! I used to sew, but I havn't attempted a ren dress. Very intimidating.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: daylight on July 29, 2008, 12:52:51 PM
These garb pic are so wounderful, I tell much and skill went into making all these congatrs to you all they are wounderful. ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on July 29, 2008, 02:03:24 PM
Would any of you find stitchers mind if I post some of your creations on my about.com site? The address is diyfashion.about.com. I've recently put together a sectiona bout making your own ren festival clothes, but I'mshort on photos. Any photos in a gallery could link back to your website, or wherever you want them to link to.

If you're interested, just shoot me a message. Here is an example of an artist's gallery:

http://diyfashion.about.com/od/diyfashiongallery/ig/DIY-Diva--Wendy-Ritchey/

Just let me know if you'd like to be featured. You're all so talented! I used to sew, but I havn't attempted a ren dress. Very intimidating.

I wouldn't have a problem with you using my images. However, some people on this board make garb for their business. Their images are probably copyright protected and you would need very specific permission to use them.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on August 01, 2008, 09:48:18 PM
I'm offline for less than a month and look at all that you guys have done!   What a wonderful job, beautiful work!!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on August 02, 2008, 07:57:55 AM
(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/6/95/54/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW)

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/3/57/9/2321357090025619629njNUag_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2321357090025619629njNUag)

A new Doublet for Lord Steven Buchannan. After tearing apart the Royal Coffer's Tunic I redid last year, I decided to just start from scratch. The other was just not going to work as I had hoped.

So What the heck!!!  I had this Waverly fabric I ordered last year that I just love, and went to town in lless than 3 days. Ia lso fashioned a Black Velveteen Italian Bonnet to go with the Doublet with plumes of Burgandy, Gold, and White.(not shown)

We went to Bristol last Sunday wearing our noble garb.  Of course, we're having a problem with our new computer and getting pictures to post, which will hopefully be resolved when our computer guru son Tony comes home today for a week's visit (yea!  can't wait to see him after 7 months).

We're strolling along when who walks past us but the Lord Mayor.  And what is he wearing?  A sleeveless long vest-type thing (I don't know what they are called) made out of the same fabric!  So my first thought was "We are in good company!"
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Merry on August 02, 2008, 08:35:08 AM
(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/6/95/54/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW)

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/3/57/9/2321357090025619629njNUag_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2321357090025619629njNUag)


We went to Bristol last Sunday wearing our noble garb.  Of course, we're having a problem with our new computer and getting pictures to post, which will hopefully be resolved when our computer guru son Tony comes home today for a week's visit (yea!  can't wait to see him after 7 months).

We're strolling along when who walks past us but the Lord Mayor.  And what is he wearing?  A sleeveless long vest-type thing (I don't know what they are called) made out of the same fabric!  So my first thought was "We are in good company!"

Don't leave us hanging!  What did His Lordship do!?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on August 02, 2008, 01:10:56 PM
(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/6/95/54/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2050695540025619629ZXpiZW)

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/60/760/3/57/9/2321357090025619629njNUag_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2321357090025619629njNUag)


We went to Bristol last Sunday wearing our noble garb.  Of course, we're having a problem with our new computer and getting pictures to post, which will hopefully be resolved when our computer guru son Tony comes home today for a week's visit (yea!  can't wait to see him after 7 months).

We're strolling along when who walks past us but the Lord Mayor.  And what is he wearing?  A sleeveless long vest-type thing (I don't know what they are called) made out of the same fabric!  So my first thought was "We are in good company!"

Don't leave us hanging!  What did His Lordship do!?

He walked past us without saying a word.  I expected nothing else.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on August 12, 2008, 09:25:13 AM
My venetian gown, finished at the eleventh hour at Pennsic:

(http://i33.tinypic.com/6nrrqs.jpg)

(http://i34.tinypic.com/33m54qb.jpg)

Thanks so much for all your help. Special shout-out to Sealion and her sleeve attachment technique  (http://"http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=160.0") - thank you SO much!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 12, 2008, 09:46:48 AM
You look beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on August 12, 2008, 10:36:41 AM
That turned out very beautiful.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on August 12, 2008, 03:50:02 PM
How beautiful!!!  I need to get to the sewing machine and start working....
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on August 12, 2008, 04:11:39 PM
Oooo, I love the sleeves of that Venetian dress!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: FortuneRose on August 13, 2008, 09:52:57 AM
Artemisia, that turned out so beautiful!  Wow!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on August 13, 2008, 12:00:46 PM
ok, mine are nothing to brag about, but here it goes:

skirt was done-4 hours before ren fair, lol-chemise, and bodice ( i had alot of extra help on that one)
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/MDRF%20Sept%2029%202007/P1010187.jpg)

first ever pair of pants i made-they are to my pirate outfit, i loved the way they poofed when tucked into my boots
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/Renaissance%20Dress%20Diary/P1000494.jpg)

and my most recent piece-peasant garb-the front is basically an open split skirt, with trim, and goldish velvet underneath-i popped that baby out 6 hours before opening day at parf-i finished it just as my friends were coming in so we can leave
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/PARF%20Opening%20Day%202008/041.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on August 14, 2008, 11:07:55 AM
Thanks guys! You make me feel so effin special!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on August 14, 2008, 11:30:38 AM
Lady Seasan, Your work is very nice!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on August 14, 2008, 04:40:00 PM
I have been away for a while and am impressed with the nice work that has been recently been posted.  Nice work all!  I have been heavily involved in my daughter's wedding and a blown up mother board. 

I know that we post work from medieval to 18th century - but can I post a couple of 19th century photos of my daughter's wedding just this once?  If I have have pushed the envelope the moderator can pull this down, but I have so many friends from a distance here that I would really like to share this.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/MythrinFarm/SJyyLPB9FqI/AAAAAAAACEw/tRA5Cu0hs9s/Sarah%20Aaron%20vg%20sm.jpg?imgmax=512)
My daughter in the French court garb that she designed and I made.  The lovely silver embroidery was done by a fellow costumer with a great embroidery machine.  Sarah made her groom's clothing and did a great job of tailoring his coat and getting the collar of the waistcoat just right.   I have really been impressed with the speed in which her skills have advanced!  She is one year from getting her BFA in Tech Theater with a focus on costuming and make-up.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/MythrinFarm/SJyye7T4ktI/AAAAAAAACFI/VK-dKedJFoo/Sarah4%20g%20sm.jpg?imgmax=512)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on August 14, 2008, 05:16:59 PM
I have been away for a while and am impressed with the nice work that has been recently been posted.  Nice work all!  I have been heavily involved in my daughter's wedding and a blown up mother board. 

I know that we post work from medieval to 18th century - but can I post a couple of 19th century photos of my daughter's wedding just this once?  If I have have pushed the envelope the moderator can pull this down, but I have so many friends from a distance here that I would really like to share this.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/MythrinFarm/SJyyLPB9FqI/AAAAAAAACEw/tRA5Cu0hs9s/Sarah%20Aaron%20vg%20sm.jpg?imgmax=512)
My daughter in the French court garb that she designed and I made.  The lovely silver embroidery was done by a fellow costumer with a great embroidery machine.  Sarah made her groom's clothing and did a great job of tailoring his coat and getting the collar of the waistcoat just right.   I have really been impressed with the speed in which her skills have advanced!  She is one year from getting her BFA in Tech Theater with a focus on costuming and make-up.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/MythrinFarm/SJyye7T4ktI/AAAAAAAACFI/VK-dKedJFoo/Sarah4%20g%20sm.jpg?imgmax=512)

Very Beautiful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on August 14, 2008, 05:25:52 PM
Mythrin----Gorgeous!


I have just finished my second outfit, just in time for my first visit to Sterling, this closing weekend.  Unfortunately my hoop underskirt that I ordered hasn't arrived yet......

(http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p401/caroline-lillian/garb/IMG_0975.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on August 14, 2008, 07:00:04 PM
EEEP they're sooo pretty... I have stuff to start tonight!!! just realized how little time it was until fair...!!!!!!

Mine won't look like that though... :(
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on August 15, 2008, 08:27:35 AM
I have been away for a while and am impressed with the nice work that has been recently been posted.  Nice work all!  I have been heavily involved in my daughter's wedding and a blown up mother board. 

I know that we post work from medieval to 18th century - but can I post a couple of 19th century photos of my daughter's wedding just this once?  If I have have pushed the envelope the moderator can pull this down, but I have so many friends from a distance here that I would really like to share this.

My daughter in the French court garb that she designed and I made.  The lovely silver embroidery was done by a fellow costumer with a great embroidery machine.  Sarah made her groom's clothing and did a great job of tailoring his coat and getting the collar of the waistcoat just right.   I have really been impressed with the speed in which her skills have advanced!  She is one year from getting her BFA in Tech Theater with a focus on costuming and make-up.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/MythrinFarm/SJyye7T4ktI/AAAAAAAACFI/VK-dKedJFoo/Sarah4%20g%20sm.jpg?imgmax=512)

I am amazed by the detail work on this. It's just lovely.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 15, 2008, 08:58:03 AM


Amazing work everbody!!!!

Regency period for a wedding...LOVELY!!!  Shades of Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy!!!

The Royal Commission is finshed. I will post photos soon.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 15, 2008, 10:07:19 AM
Wow! Nice work everyone!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 15, 2008, 03:48:21 PM

The MNRF Prince James, Brother to the King, Royal Doublet  is finished and was picked up today. He was estatic. Over 1,800 Hand sewn faceted 4mm, 6mm, 8mm beads, 55 yards of Black Soutach, hand sewn buttonholes. No wonder my fingers are raw.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/65/765/0/71/6/2965071060025619629BEqjUG_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2965071060025619629BEqjUG) The Front

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/65/765/0/78/33/2333078330025619629FBAifX_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2333078330025619629FBAifX) The Back

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/50/750/0/16/92/2731016920025619629XmQNHa_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2731016920025619629XmQNHa) The detailed Back Closeup

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/50/750/5/0/26/2830500260025619629kQHtNg_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2830500260025619629kQHtNg) Detailed front Closeup
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Cilean on August 15, 2008, 04:28:27 PM


Fantastic Kathy!!! It looks splendid!

Did you use hooks and eyes for the closure?


I am heading down to the Fabric District in L.A., I am hoping to get a deal on some Silk Satin in Blue and Grey/Silver for my Hubby and Son and if I find some in Red, for the baby (who is 10 so not much of a baby anymore!)


Cilean



Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 15, 2008, 04:50:39 PM


Cilean,


The buttonholes are real and the buttons are 8mm black faceted beads. The buttons I wanted to use were not going to work. The beads add more glimmer to the front opening and stand out more than the buttons would have.

I did the buttonholes with the machine. After taking the fur knife and carefully opening them, the fabric was shedding. Polyester does not make for doublets. I did not select the fabric. So I ended up taking Copper thread and hand sewing over the machine sewn buttnholes, which make it look more period. I also cheated a bit. The middle 2 buttons in each group are sewn unto the buttonhole to cover them. The outer two are sewn onto the doublet itself. This way, the Prince has less buttons to button.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigerlilly on August 15, 2008, 04:57:07 PM
Good heavens, Lady Kathleen!
That's fabulous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigerlilly on August 15, 2008, 05:00:28 PM


(http://lh6.ggpht.com/MythrinFarm/SJyyLPB9FqI/AAAAAAAACEw/tRA5Cu0hs9s/Sarah%20Aaron%20vg%20sm.jpg?imgmax=512)
My daughter in the French court garb that she designed and I made.  The lovely silver embroidery was done by a fellow costumer with a great embroidery machine.  Sarah made her groom's clothing and did a great job of tailoring his coat and getting the collar of the waistcoat just right.   I have really been impressed with the speed in which her skills have advanced!  She is one year from getting her BFA in Tech Theater with a focus on costuming and make-up.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/MythrinFarm/SJyye7T4ktI/AAAAAAAACFI/VK-dKedJFoo/Sarah4%20g%20sm.jpg?imgmax=512)

Very beautiful.  The gown is lovely, too!  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on August 16, 2008, 07:58:41 AM
Thanks all, I thought that my daughter was a lovely bride, but I come with a lot of biased in that direction. 

Lady K, wow! that is a nice doublet.  I would be interested in seeing a shot of it on the person you made it for.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CaraGreenleaf on August 21, 2008, 12:10:04 PM
I'm currently working on my spite piece for Fishers Ren, which may (keeping fingers crossed and lots of coffee brewed) be done for the Sept. 6th weekend at Ohio....

It's a lovely saffron yellow velvet with hunter green forepare and sleeves...Pics will be posted as soon as it's done!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on August 21, 2008, 01:47:19 PM
still have not yet completed my noble garb 100%, right now we are at like 98%, still have to adjust a few things,

but here are some pictures of my lovely basket that i will be carrying. Got the basket at walmart for 2 dollars, and decorated it myself :)  i love it!

the little brooch thingie :)
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/Renaissance%20Dress%20Diary/basket001.jpg)

brooch and bow
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/Renaissance%20Dress%20Diary/basket002.jpg)

the basket itself
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/Renaissance%20Dress%20Diary/basket003.jpg)

and the inside of the basket (birds eye view)
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/Renaissance%20Dress%20Diary/basket004.jpg)

i love doing little crafts like this!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on August 21, 2008, 07:54:34 PM
Aww your basket's so cute. :)

I really gotta get working on my green Elizabethan hunting gown type thing....Since I'm in the process of moving all the fabrics are in boxes.  :'(
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: daylight on August 21, 2008, 08:36:34 PM
  Great job, fablous work all.  well done to all of you  ;D I wish I could sew like that.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on August 22, 2008, 12:19:38 PM
dont worry you will get there! im still "new" to sewing, and a glue gun is my best friend lol
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Amyj on August 22, 2008, 08:22:12 PM
Oh Mythrin...your daughter looks so lovely (and happy!)!!!  Congrats!!!  Now get some well deserved rest so we can see you at Pirate Fest!  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LaurenLee on August 23, 2008, 09:47:44 PM
I've finished my Elizabethan loose gown and kirtle.... it's much too big for me, as I'm not keeping it - but I like to have a picture of myself in everything I make.  It's completely washable, and the main fabrics (purple velvet and embossed butter yellow cotton) are drapes from a thrift store... the fuschia linen and buttery gauze were purchased, as was the trim and buttons.  This was a fun project, and I love how it turned out!

(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm76/lhpdogs/ropa-kirtle017.jpg)(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm76/lhpdogs/ropa-kirtle011.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on August 23, 2008, 10:39:31 PM
That is so pretty, LaurenLee! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on August 24, 2008, 12:36:16 AM
Ok Ladies!  I am finished! Well I had to be finished to wear the dress to opening day for the MDRF, but....now I have PICTURES!

Here you go!

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/MDRF%20Opening%20Day%202008/MarylandRenFairOpeningDay2008047.jpg)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 24, 2008, 06:48:41 AM


Lovely work and garb, Ladies. Keep it up!!!  Huzzah!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on August 24, 2008, 07:26:56 AM
Lady Seasan, that turned out great!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on August 24, 2008, 08:02:45 AM
Huzzah to the seamstresses!

LadySeasan, your sewing skills are growing by leaps and bounds.  Congratulations on another triumph!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on August 24, 2008, 10:12:26 AM
thank you so much! i loved it, and received many compliments and suggestions on it. it was fun talking about techniques and such to make the next piece better. but for now, i am gonna keep this as my main piece. there are still some adjustments i would like to make to it, but i love this piece

the next project is my boyfriends doublet :)  which i look forward to making. 

and i will probably do another dress, but this time i must get a real hoopskirt :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on August 24, 2008, 10:55:50 PM
LadySeasan,  You did great.  Soon we will be seeing you sewing a corset!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on August 24, 2008, 11:36:08 PM
thank you !!! :)

it means alot
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 25, 2008, 10:14:12 AM
I want to share my new Elizabethan gown but am having issues with Photobucket. I'm going to try linking some images from my blog and see if that works.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9jrqKnIPKAg/SLC-5JpzP3I/AAAAAAAABSg/8QWoA2Psirk/s1600-h/Copy+of+IMG_0262.JPG)

Well, that didn't work. I guess you'll have to go http://who-gives-a.blogspot.com/ to see it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on August 25, 2008, 10:21:18 AM
Very beautiful Sealion and everyone. i love looking at all your hard work. it almost inspires me to try.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 25, 2008, 11:54:54 AM
Very Lovely, sealion!!! The colors you have chosen work wonderfully!!

Now if only I can find some nice linen for chemises!!! The stores around here lack that.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on August 25, 2008, 12:22:08 PM
Oh Sealion, that is beautiful!  Those individual pearls really make the difference, don't they? 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on August 25, 2008, 03:05:47 PM
Well, that didn't work. I guess you'll have to go http://who-gives-a.blogspot.com/ to see it.
Ooooh, what a smashing colour combination! Gorgeous details as well. Brava!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigerlilly on August 25, 2008, 03:20:52 PM
I want to share my new Elizabethan gown but am having issues with Photobucket. I'm going to try linking some images from my blog and see if that works.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9jrqKnIPKAg/SLC-5JpzP3I/AAAAAAAABSg/8QWoA2Psirk/s1600-h/Copy+of+IMG_0262.JPG)

Well, that didn't work. I guess you'll have to go http://who-gives-a.blogspot.com/ to see it.

::drools::

Gorgeous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 25, 2008, 03:56:24 PM
Thank you! :blush:
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on August 25, 2008, 04:47:04 PM
it is very nice Sealion. i love the color combination :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: peggyelizabeth on August 25, 2008, 04:50:04 PM
sealion, that's so pretty! I love the skirt panel!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Silverbee on August 25, 2008, 07:28:10 PM
Truly a beautiful outfit, sealion!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on August 26, 2008, 12:39:54 AM
Very Beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 26, 2008, 08:13:25 AM
I finally got Photobucket to cooperate! Yay!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/CopyofIMG_0261.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_0225.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_0230.jpg)
(You are still welcome to visit my blog. :) )
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on August 26, 2008, 11:10:34 AM
Beautiful... as always....  it is so amazing the beautiful things that you make!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on August 27, 2008, 03:33:30 PM
I've finished the 2yd gown, by adding sleeves and a french hood:

(http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p401/caroline-lillian/garb/IMG_1155.jpg)

(http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p401/caroline-lillian/garb/IMG_1145.jpg)

I made the bodice a wee bit on the small size, and I can barely breath.  Hopefully there will be a gentleman or two around, to help me if I faint ;)

And I made a quick little irish dress for my daughter...if she doesn't accompany me to Mirf on Saturday, she's definately coming with us to Ohio on Sept 13.

(http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p401/caroline-lillian/garb/IMG_1164.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on August 27, 2008, 03:42:15 PM
very nice Lady Caroline, I think it's lovely.  I love the fabric and the colors
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on August 27, 2008, 04:00:10 PM
Very beautiful Lady Caroline
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on August 27, 2008, 06:42:34 PM
you and your 2 yards of fabric *shakes head in awe* that is amazing, I love the addition of the sleeves!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 27, 2008, 06:54:30 PM
Yeah, what gypsy said! Looks great!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on August 27, 2008, 07:17:10 PM
Thank you ladies :)  Mind you, it was 2 yds wide AND long, so maybe that makes a difference?  The red material was also between 2-3 yds, and I had to end up piecing scraps together for the sleeves.  Funny thing is, both seams ended up in the same place on each sleeve (total fluke, I wasn't paying attention). 

Now I just have to figure out how to get rid of that ugly inside seam, running down the contrasting inside fabric of the sleeve.  I know for next time I can move it to the top of the arm, but you'd still see it if you folded the fabric over on your arm, right?  Is that just to be expected?  Or is there a trick to not have that seam?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on August 27, 2008, 08:31:27 PM
Both gowns are beautiful!  I am amazed and really must try a "two yard challenge".
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anne Clare on August 28, 2008, 11:08:55 AM
Thank you ladies :)  Mind you, it was 2 yds wide AND long, so maybe that makes a difference?  The red material was also between 2-3 yds, and I had to end up piecing scraps together for the sleeves.  Funny thing is, both seams ended up in the same place on each sleeve (total fluke, I wasn't paying attention). 

Now I just have to figure out how to get rid of that ugly inside seam, running down the contrasting inside fabric of the sleeve.  I know for next time I can move it to the top of the arm, but you'd still see it if you folded the fabric over on your arm, right?  Is that just to be expected?  Or is there a trick to not have that seam?
Lovely dresses.  You make me have hope that I can use 2yds x 2yds of fabric to create a dress, I'm also 5'11"  :)

I have a dress that has similar sleeves.  I tell you what I did. Stitch seam of outer sleeve.  Stitch seam of lining (contrasting fabric). With right sides together, stitch lining and outer sleeve together at the bottom. Trim seam allowances.  Turn lining to inside.

That will leave you with a raw edge at the top of your sleeve but your inside sleeve seem will be between the contrasting fabric and your outer fabric.

Hope that helps a bit  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alluna on August 28, 2008, 11:14:07 AM
Simply wonderful, Lady Caroline! I am in love with French hoods lately.


Your daughter looks so cute!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on August 28, 2008, 02:11:17 PM
. Stitch seam of outer sleeve.  Stitch seam of lining (contrasting fabric). With right sides together, stitch lining and outer sleeve together at the bottom. Trim seam allowances.  Turn lining to inside.

That will leave you with a raw edge at the top of your sleeve but your inside sleeve seem will be between the contrasting fabric and your outer fabric.

Hope that helps a bit  :)

That makes total sense, I can now picture it inside my head.  Thank you so much :) I am making matching black & gold garb for hubby and myself, and I think I am going with the same style of sleeve on that gown.

Alluna:  Thank you :)  I too, have suddenly developed a passion for these headpieces, after only making the one.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on August 29, 2008, 02:08:08 PM
So a few years ago when I made my dress, I basically ran out of time to get the bodice done before wearing it to MDRF...I had spent all of my time on my lord's and the heirs garb leaving very little time to finish mine own.  I've never been happy with the bodice, but since it only gets worn a few times a year I've lived with it.  It doesn't fit right, its too short and too high cut, etc, etc.  The undershirt I have worn was a blouse from Ann Taylor that worked well because it has no visible buttons, but I new it was a shirt and that bothered me too.

So this year I decided to start over with the bodice since I had ample remnants, and make a partlet which turned out to be more of a shirt, but I'm happy with it.  I will "premier" the new bodice and partlet tomorrow at MDRF.  I'm so excited, version 2 of the bodice is a vast improvement over version one.

Here is a picture of the old look and I'll post photos tonight of the finished pieces and the final results after the first wear tomorrow.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/jmkhalfmoon/DressPhoto-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on August 30, 2008, 01:19:28 PM
Very Nice. I like the contrasting trim.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on September 01, 2008, 09:11:15 AM
And now for bodice version two.  It was much more comfortable.  I also wanted to share my Lords new garb that I made earlier in the summer, but finished the look with a hat and boots purchased on Saturday....it was an expensive trip to faire.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/jmkhalfmoon/Ren%20Fest/DSC02646.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/jmkhalfmoon/Ren%20Fest/DSC02644.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on September 01, 2008, 11:40:52 AM
You two look FABULOUS! ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on September 01, 2008, 12:07:45 PM
And now for bodice version two.  It was much more comfortable.  I also wanted to share my Lords new garb that I made earlier in the summer, but finished the look with a hat and boots purchased on Saturday....it was an expensive trip to faire.



Both outfits are beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Naween on September 01, 2008, 11:16:53 PM
Whee! I can finally post here!
Garb as finished at midnight on what was therefore technically the Saturday we attended faire....yup, we brought the needles, thread, and SEWING machine across the border! :P ...I finished handsewing that damn ruffle at midnight on saturday.....and we still had to wake up at 6am to finish other little bits and pieces!

(http://pics.livejournal.com/lookintomyeyes/pic/0007cb9q)
Oh, and my bf finished his as well! (Yup, he sews his own, and we negotiate with each other for sewing machine time!)

(http://pics.livejournal.com/lookintomyeyes/pic/00087tx9)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on September 01, 2008, 11:30:01 PM
Naween, i really really like those outfits,   the patterns on that fabric are just amazing! I really like the way his are diamonds instead of just squares...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Naween on September 01, 2008, 11:39:40 PM
I'm glad you like - he spent ALOT of time making sure the diamonds would line up after cutting!
(And to be honest, I hadn't really noticed the diamond/square difference until you mentioned it!...Cutting out skirt pieces so seams match takes way too much effort for my liking.)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on September 13, 2008, 09:47:43 PM
I still have to embellish the heck out of it, but my "intended's" ensemble was completed to wearable status last night and worn to faire today.
(http://blog.shastahampton.com/wp-content/frednoble.JPG)

P.S. Now people in a crowd can identify who we came in with when we're separated.
(http://blog.shastahampton.com/wp-content/shastafrednoble.JPG)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on September 13, 2008, 10:07:49 PM
Lol looks wonderful Alisoun, I'll be making something similar for my intended, but as i am wearing an iris color, i don't think he would approve of matching colors/fabrics...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 14, 2008, 09:51:33 AM
Lovely!  Looks great as it is and will be fantastic when embellished.  You gonna make it match your gown?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on September 14, 2008, 10:16:14 AM
Thank you!  Yes, I plan to have his embellishment match my gown as much as possible.  I always buy extra, so I have enough trim to cover his doublet seams.  I need to find complimentary decorative buttons, and decide how to incorporate the black velvet (and possibly the gold taffeta) that I used in my shoulder rolls.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Synnovea on September 14, 2008, 11:05:56 AM
Beautiful garb, Alisoun!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyMeg on September 14, 2008, 01:58:51 PM
Are you two just adorable!!!!  Lovely
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on September 14, 2008, 08:30:42 PM
Finished just in time for ORF on Sep 13th, matching for DH and myself.  (he is such a good sport):

(http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p401/caroline-lillian/ORF%202008/IMG_1603.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 15, 2008, 02:18:57 AM
very elegant!   :) :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on September 15, 2008, 06:13:35 AM
Nice work, ladies!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on September 15, 2008, 03:17:23 PM
 :)  Wow, I haven't been on for a while. Everyones grab looks wonderful. Great job.

I just finish my lords new garb after the one that was to heavy and hot. 
 
 (http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/dragonwing1961/Brents%20Ren%20Fair%20costume/100_2522.jpg)


(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/dragonwing1961/Brents%20Ren%20Fair%20costume/100_2523.jpg)

We will be going to MDRF soon before it is over.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on September 15, 2008, 03:19:59 PM
I finally finished my Venetian dress. The bodice was made more curved over the hips, and the sleeves was slashed and attached directly to the shoulder straps. These final details really improved the look of the gown, I'm very happy with it as it is now! Sorry for the blury photo, I didn't notice until I transferred it to my computer...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/venetian/vensept7.jpg)
(site for the dress: http://www.geocities.com/pisslei/venetian )

Jmkhalfmoon, the trim of your dress is spectacular! I dig it.

Alisoun, the bodice of your dress looks so well fitted! Good job.

Lady Caroline - your chemise/smock looks very nice. Have you made that one too?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on September 15, 2008, 06:08:40 PM
Very nice, Anea!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on September 15, 2008, 06:12:05 PM
Dragonwing- Is that an Italian design? It reminds me of some of the Florentine art I've looked at.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on September 15, 2008, 08:11:41 PM


Lady Caroline - your chemise/smock looks very nice. Have you made that one too?

Yes, I did, thank you! It was just your basic four rectangles, triangles cut off at the corners, drawstring neck.  I trimmed the cuffs in lace, and then I sewed the same lace around the top edges of the dress bodice.  I then had my daughter crawl under the whole ensemble (hoops and all, lol) and pull down the chemise, so you couldn't see it, just the lace on the dress :)  And I love the feel of the material, and the way it drapes and falls over my arms.  I actually made it from a satin bedsheet, with the shiny side facing in, and the "wrong" side facing out.  I plan to make many more chemises with this type of material.  Both occasions I wore this were extremely hot, but it did not show any perspiration or feel uncomfortable at all.

I love your Venetian!  I'm not quite ready to tackle something so difficult yet, but I will someday! Thanks for posting the picture!

DragonWing:  Very nice!  I wish I could wear red like that!  Did you make the shoes also?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on September 16, 2008, 07:04:19 AM
Dragonwing- Is that an Italian design? It reminds me of some of the Florentine art I've looked at.

sealion, I believe it is but not HA. I am guessing very earlier, like 1200's or 1300's. It is a costume pattern from JoAnnes.  It's suppose to have a floppy muffin hat. There is a silver and red one I poseted earlier this year

This is it.
(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/dragonwing1961/Brents%20Ren%20Fair%20costume/100_2426.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on September 16, 2008, 07:09:04 AM
Thank you Lady Caroline,

On the shoes, sort of. they are cheap Patten leather slipper shoes from a chain store and we added grosgrain ribbon for the ties.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 16, 2008, 11:13:42 AM


Just sent off for a wedding this ensemble. Made from a Deep Navy Cotton Velveteen, maroon Silk embroidered in gold with period flowers, trims, pearls, gold piping and ribbon trims. The only items purchased were the Black Suede Elizabethan Tall hat and plumes(not pictured) from Excalibur Leather.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/71/71/1/14/34/2379114340025619629krCGqG_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2379114340025619629krCGqG) The trim on the slops were pearled after this photo was taken.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/69/569/0/81/47/2889081470025619629FSJKAD_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2889081470025619629FSJKAD)  (http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/69/569/6/50/93/2696650930025619629elKCli_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2696650930025619629elKCli)  (http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/55/755/6/82/79/2330682790025619629OWaBMt_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2330682790025619629OWaBMt)

The fabric was from Hancock. Wide trim and buttons from Pillaged Village called FRAMES, gold trim and piping from JoAnn's, pearls from FireMountain Gems.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on September 16, 2008, 11:23:29 AM
Beautiful as always Lady Kathleen
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on September 16, 2008, 11:24:25 AM
This is awesome.  I love Nobleman's garb.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 16, 2008, 11:31:43 AM
Coo!  There's posh!  Love it, Lady Katherine.  My latest project doesn't have quite that elegance, and isn't quite the same period, but I think I did a good job on the shoulders...

(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0005z1wg/s640x480)  (http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0005pb26/s320x240)

And I liked the cuffs...   (http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0005seet)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 16, 2008, 11:36:30 AM


Thank you all.

Kate!!  I have been in awe of your work for some time now. As with each piece I see here from forum members, the talent is amazing.

Keep it up Ladies and Gents!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on September 16, 2008, 11:43:11 AM
Lady K- That is gorgeous!

Kate- Your project may not be as flashy but it is certainly elegant!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 16, 2008, 12:45:17 PM
Thank you, peoples.   :-* :-*

This was one of those projects that started well, hit a long hiatus, stalled, attempted to become a UFO, and acquired an enormous guilt field (which must have been impressive as I don't do guilt!   ;D )  Came out OK in the end, though.  The model is my almost 14 YO son James, and not the owner of the robe.  The robe is slightly strained across his shoulders!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 16, 2008, 12:49:22 PM
Kate!!!

Masterpieces take their time. Michaelangelo took 4 years to do the Sistine Ceiling!!!

Each piece you do is a masterpiece!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 16, 2008, 02:39:35 PM
Thank you.

I have the full story ready to publish on my web site, but need to make room for it.  I have a feeling that details like how the sleeve heads went in will be useful.

The velvet has Hong Kong finishes to the skirt seams!  (I cheated with the lining and serged those seam allowances!   :D )
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on September 16, 2008, 03:17:40 PM
 ;D Just wonderful Lady Kathleen.  That is my next venture. To do something a little more difficult. Nice work, but at last yours are always wonderful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Silverbee on September 17, 2008, 01:28:16 AM
What a beautiful bunch of projects!  The talent y'all show is really inspiring.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on September 17, 2008, 11:44:18 AM
Kate! that's awesome, but, your friend wearing that costume scared me! I thought your dress dummy had hands! way to terrify me! (I have an aversion to things that look human but arent)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 17, 2008, 01:12:53 PM
I clipped the photo as he was pulling silly faces...  My son, the Giant Mutant Ninja Teenager!   ::) ::)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sev on September 21, 2008, 09:20:16 PM
I hope this isn't horribly out of place here, since it's mostly fantasy, but I wanted to share my latest outfit, since I'm incredibly proud of it. A lot of hard work went into it (I discovered just what horrible things can happen to your hands when you're handsewing things, particularly eyelets, which I do believe I've mastered now), and it debuted today to a fantastic reaction. Of the sewn things, I'm most proud of the bodice, because -- though it's hard to tell since I didn't bone it (I wanted a more rustic, wild sort of feel to it) -- I'm pretty sure it fits me quite well, and will be a good pattern to base my new corset, etc. on. (Overall, I'm most proud of the legs -- I built my own stilts, and they were a blast to walk around in.)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/coolbou/KRF%20092108/faun2b.jpg)

It was a lot of fun to wear!

If this doesn't belong in this thread, feel free to delete it, mods (or tell me to delete it, either way is fine  :)).
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on September 21, 2008, 09:28:32 PM
Very cool outfit! I don't know why it wouldn't belong here.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on September 21, 2008, 10:13:04 PM
of course it belongs here! elsewise i wouldn't be able to see it! I loves it..
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: WindChime on September 22, 2008, 12:39:29 AM
Sev,  I love your outfit. 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 22, 2008, 12:41:25 AM
A Faun!!  Very well done!!! Huzzah!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 22, 2008, 01:36:43 AM
So you should be proud of it.  Nicely done.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on September 22, 2008, 10:50:25 AM
Sev, you did a great job,the legs are awsome! ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on September 22, 2008, 10:56:11 AM
Sev, it's marvelous!  I bet you drew MANY curious looks and made the day a little bit more fun for lots of people. 

Huzzah!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on September 22, 2008, 11:07:42 AM
Very cool and very creative.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on September 22, 2008, 02:34:25 PM
 :D Oh that is too wonderful Sev. Great job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on September 22, 2008, 05:01:51 PM
Wow Sev, I have never seen anything like it.  Great job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sev on September 22, 2008, 05:51:18 PM
Aww, thank you, ladies! <3 I'm so glad you like it.

It was really well-received by everyone at the faire (except the sheriff, who ticketed my party for "unlicensed possession of a fae"); apparently I was being talked about all over the place haha. Can't wait to wear it again! Very fun. <3
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on September 23, 2008, 09:47:57 AM
I love the fawn!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on September 25, 2008, 09:52:38 PM
So many beautiful projects! I am trying to get caught up on all of my reading now that our faire is over. :(

So, if any of you were wondering why I wasn't around much at all this summer, whereas I usually am frantically asking for help and/or kicks to the rear, I  was busy designing and making the Queen's gown and accessories, and the King's doublet, for the Des Moines Renaissance Faire. No pressure or anything, LOL!

By a quirk of fate, I do not have any pictures of my own, but have to rely on the photos of others:

Photos from Steve Gray's site:
http://www.steve-gray.com/14/lg/SG2_6964b.htm (http://www.steve-gray.com/14/lg/SG2_6964b.htm)
http://www.steve-gray.com/14/lg/SG2_6821b.htm (http://www.steve-gray.com/14/lg/SG2_6821b.htm)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3219/2881935865_f297f94070.jpg) - Shot by our own Robert from the Orkes and Trolls.

The Queen's gown is made of a dark lavender satiny, heavy taffeta, with dark purple taffeta accents. Her underskirt and forepart of a gold silk damask, and the sleeves are gold embroidered silk with purple iridescent taffeta piping. The King's doublet is a dark iridescent purple taffeta.

I stopped keeping track of how many hours I spent on this project...  let me know what you all think!  ;D

Note: There are still some fitting problems on the shoulders of the Queen's gown (they were perfect when I pinned them at the final fitting), and the king's doublet ended up just a bit too big.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on September 25, 2008, 10:52:45 PM
oooo sooo pretty... and shiny... i want to touch it... lol
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on September 26, 2008, 01:12:30 AM
The first thing that caught my mind was actually the perfect fit of the front bodice of her dress. Gorgeous! But the colour scheme is also lovely, and the materials look very right (for both of them). Brava!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on September 26, 2008, 09:34:33 AM
Absolutely lovely.  I love the sleeves which your photo didn't show.  In the link you included there is a great view of the sleeves.  Thank you for sharing this and the photo link which was fun to look at.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 26, 2008, 11:03:21 AM
Beautiful!

Isn't it funny how things shift between pinning and sewing... 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on September 26, 2008, 11:27:56 AM
Beautiful, Lady Rosalind!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Silverbee on September 28, 2008, 01:40:38 PM
Like gypsy I want to touch the shiny  ;D  Gorgeous outfits, Lady Rosalind!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 28, 2008, 06:30:05 PM
Huzzah Lady Rosiland!! Gorgeous!!!

Getting things just right is tricky. The  latest ensemble I did, I need to redo the Tudor sleeve bottom for more forearm room. Alterations are part of the business of garb making.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dustin on September 29, 2008, 01:03:18 AM
The white straw hat came from Target's dollar section, the moccasins came from Goodwill, the tights and the grey shoes came from Wal-Mart. Everything else was made by my beautiful wife, Cheri.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/rencrafts/100_5596.jpg)

Ian's outfit is from a McCall's pattern. Chiane's chemise is the tunic from the same pattern. Her dress is an adult's medieval lady costume modified to fit her. The biggins cap is from a free pattern I found online.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Amyj on September 29, 2008, 06:53:32 AM
Oh Yay!!!  Renkids!!!  How adorable are they!!!  Huzzah!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on September 29, 2008, 06:44:07 PM
Cute kiddos!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Neysa on September 29, 2008, 07:30:28 PM
Aaaaaawwww!!!!!  They are just too darn cute!!!  :D  Huzzah for the next generation of ren kids!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alessandra on September 29, 2008, 11:33:20 PM
My daughter & granddaughter - for the Texas Ren Fest -   

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/baylee1961/IMG_3167a.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/baylee1961/IMG_3156.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 30, 2008, 01:47:16 AM
OOOH!  Fairies!  That little one ain't camera shy!   ;)

Very nicely done.  Did you make the wings?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alessandra on September 30, 2008, 02:28:50 PM
Yes, I did make the wings!  I really had fun making them and they were not nearly as difficult as I thought they'd be.  A little "Bob Marley" and every little thing was alright.  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anne Clare on September 30, 2008, 04:02:24 PM
Alessandra, those outfits are gorgeous and those wings are to die for  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Cilean on October 03, 2008, 09:28:27 PM



Here is another completed project!! I am on a roll!!!  I began this project in 2006 and it never felt correct!  October Crown was going to be cold and rainy, so I wanted to have something warm for both my family.  I made the choice to remake this Ropa.  Here is the result!

http://picasaweb.google.com/Cilean/FinishedRopa# (http://picasaweb.google.com/Cilean/FinishedRopa#)

(http://picasaweb.google.com/Cilean/FinishedRopa#5253111414942747378)


Cilean









Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on October 04, 2008, 01:46:32 AM
Oi! Very nice! Can't wait to see a picture of you wearing it...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on October 04, 2008, 07:37:00 AM
Looks good, Cilean! And, of course, we expect pics of it on you!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 04, 2008, 09:44:34 AM
ooh, there's posh!  Love the colour and the style.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Bugsy on October 05, 2008, 09:56:13 AM
I used this webpage http://www.trsrockin.com/link.html#tunic to make Quinn (my 7 year old) a Link costume for faire and Halloween.  He got to wear it yesterday

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee199/Katiebugsey/Ohio%20Renaissance%20Festival%2008/20081004_17.jpg)

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee199/Katiebugsey/Ohio%20Renaissance%20Festival%2008/20081004_4.jpg)

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee199/Katiebugsey/Ohio%20Renaissance%20Festival%2008/20081004_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 05, 2008, 01:09:04 PM


ABSOLUTELY DARLING!!! A "rennie" in the making!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 05, 2008, 02:42:24 PM
Hm...  I think you made that horse a leeetle on the large size...   ;) ;D

Great outfit.  Love the ears!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on October 05, 2008, 03:58:19 PM
That is so cute!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on October 05, 2008, 05:36:57 PM
Adorable!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Bugsy on October 05, 2008, 10:37:15 PM
Thank you everyone! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on October 06, 2008, 08:14:03 AM
 :D How cute. He is really into it. 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on October 06, 2008, 12:14:05 PM
Oh my, he is so adorable! I love renkids :) I cant wait to have ren kids, and put them in little garb!!! *squee*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigerlilly on October 06, 2008, 03:59:48 PM
Well, as long as we're posting our renlets...

My 4-yo son in the garb I made him two years ago.  It used to be a dress, now i't more of a tunic.  Hmmm..maybe he's old enough for pants.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/IM005877.jpg)

My 1-yo daughter in her brand new fairy garb, finished this morning.  I was just trying it on her to make sure it fit before calling it "done".  She'll probably wear it with a chemise instead of the onesie she's wearing in the pictures.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/IM005881.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/IM005882.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/IM005884.jpg)
 
Close-up of the wings

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/IM005890.jpg)

Shows how the wings are attached.  Yes, the D-ring is for a leash, if necessary.  Don't want to risk losing her in a crowd and she won't want to stay in the stroller all day.  This kid likes to move!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/IM005891.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on October 06, 2008, 08:49:28 PM
The wee ones are too precious! 

Bugsey - I am so very jealous of the Link costume.  I've been avoiding my own for over a year now.
tigerlilly - That d-ring attachment (just in case ;) ) officially makes you my ren parent hero.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Bugsy on October 06, 2008, 11:13:03 PM
Thank you Alisoun!  I think I may have to try a Princess Zelda costume for myself  ;D  Or maybe Navi!

And Tigerlilly, that is soooo cute.  I have a toddler too, so I definitely understand the importance of that D-ring, lol!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on October 07, 2008, 01:23:40 AM
Just a princess zelda costume? HA I'm going to be princess zelda, the bf is going to be link, friend will be navi, other friend will be ganondorf other friend will be Malon's dad, and other friend will be The great deku tree (he's big!) lol... only think stopping me is the bf, he thinks Link is a "fairy boy"
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on October 11, 2008, 09:54:32 PM
Finished project: Low rise Venetian breeches...
I wanted something comfy for Pyrate weekend that would go with my Leather Lair top.  I scaled down MA's breeches...a lot...the result was exactly what I wanted and so much easier to visit the privy in.

(http://blog.shastahampton.com/wp-content/bonneyshastaweb.JPG)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on October 11, 2008, 10:57:04 PM
Those are great!  ;D

And if they're easier in the privy, it makes them that much better.

You look quite awesome!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on October 12, 2008, 07:45:55 AM
Love the breeches!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 12, 2008, 09:19:36 AM
Nicely done, Alisoun!

(HUmph!  Me jealous: You look great with the exposed midriff.  Wish my peely-wally celtic skin looked that good!  I ought to have red hair.  The only time I look brown is when the freckles meet!  ;D ;D  Apparently us Brits will all be suffering from vitamin D deficiency by February as we haven't had enough sunshine in the UK for two years...  )
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on October 12, 2008, 09:51:40 AM
Very nice, Alisoun! I am also jealous! Those pants are really cute, and that bodice is so interesting! It looks like a butterfly - I can see it being part of fairy garb, too!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: isabelladangelo on October 12, 2008, 03:22:06 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2933875625_694aef58a4.jpg) My pink dress I wore to MDRF is based off of  this portrait of Eleanor of Toledo. (http://www.elizabethan-portraits.com/ElenoraToledo4.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on October 12, 2008, 03:32:18 PM
I commented in your blog, but most comment here as well:

The details on your dress are just awesome, and the colours suit you so well. Can't wait to see more. Brava!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on October 13, 2008, 11:57:47 AM
Very Nice work indeed. Huzzah!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Bugsy on October 13, 2008, 08:23:15 PM
Alisoun and Isabella ...... NICE!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 15, 2008, 10:20:39 AM
My sister and I added a new set of sleeves and underskirt to our repretoir.  I really adore how it looks with her other overskirt and bodice...  I'm making another set of sleeves for this underskirt and will post when done.  You can't see as well on the sleeves, but they are very closely laced all the way down the arm.

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8ce35b3127ccec5084e0ee3c100000040O10AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D1/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on October 15, 2008, 01:29:46 PM
Very nice. Looking forward to a detail shot.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 17, 2008, 10:38:34 AM
Here's a little closer up pic, but it's hard to see the laces on the arm since the laces are white and the shirt is white....  She was originally going to wear a silver shirt, which explains the white laces. 

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8ce35b3127ccec5081fe122ae00000090O10AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D1/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on October 17, 2008, 03:41:17 PM
I've finally finished my little princesses dress which she will get to wear Sunday.  Believe it or not this is the Little Mermaid wedding dress pattern from Disney..with my finishing touches.  I laces up the back.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/jmkhalfmoon/Ren%20Fest/100_0926-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 17, 2008, 03:43:28 PM
I love the colors together and it just looks so elaborate, especially for a little girls dress!  Bravo!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on October 19, 2008, 04:29:05 PM


Shows how the wings are attached.  Yes, the D-ring is for a leash, if necessary.  Don't want to risk losing her in a crowd and she won't want to stay in the stroller all day.  This kid likes to move!


The D-ring would be perfect for it, but what I do, is get a large helium balloon before going, and hook it to the back of my daughter's garb. have it float just about eye level, so it peaks over peoples' heads. Instant tracking device, and she can run around more than her leash allows. I have considered one of those retractable leashes, cause it seems unfair that kid leashes (at least the ones marketed as such) are shorter than any dog leash I've seen. Keep 'em, close, but come on.. at least give them more than a step or two..
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Master James on October 20, 2008, 11:02:57 AM
MDRF has a Day of Wrong and I went this year as a FOP.  This costume as a joint effort between my  wife and I.  I made the hat, all the piccadils, waist band, leg bands and all the panes for slops and she did the rest.  I still have a lot more to do to  it but as usual, we just flat ran out of time.  Enjoy.

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o47/rennpics/2008MDRF-FinalWk-004.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 20, 2008, 11:09:35 AM
WOW wow wow wow wow wow.... and then lots of laughing...  That is one bright and fabulous garb Master James, while still being H/A (minus colors)....  absolutely adore it!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on October 20, 2008, 11:09:58 AM
Master James I took your picture yesterday. I was in black with the red and black robe.  



(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/dragonwing1961/MDRF%20oct%2019%202008/100_2651.jpg)


This is my finished garb. the only thing I didn't make is the pants and of cours the boots. The robe I made two years ago.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Master James on October 20, 2008, 11:17:42 AM
WOW wow wow wow wow wow.... and then lots of laughing...  That is one bright and fabulous garb Master James, while still being H/A (minus colors)....  absolutely adore it!

Thanks,  I had a lot of fun with it.

Master James I took your picture yesterday. I was in black with the red and black robe.  


This is my finished garb. the only thing I didn't make is the pants and of cours the boots. The robe I made two years ago.

Sorry I didn't recognize you.  I had so many pictures taken yesterday it was crazy!  We'll have to hook up next year or you can come down to VARF in May.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on October 20, 2008, 11:39:55 AM
 :D That is quit alright Master James, I wouldn't expect you to know me. I have only been on the forums for about a year and my first year going to faire in garb. It would be lovely to meet with you and others next year.  ;)

I thought I saw a few from here in the forums.

jmkhalfmoon, I saw you and your daughter. At the time I didn't know that was you. My partner commented to me about your daughters dress, saying "that little girls has a lot of money on her". She looked adorable.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 20, 2008, 12:39:01 PM
Master James, that is just so...  WRONG it's too right for words!  Delightful giggle!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on October 20, 2008, 12:53:28 PM
Master James, I saw you and pointed you out to my husband, but I never made the connection of who the fop actually was!  Huzzah to you.  People were definitely picture happy yesterday...I've never been stopped so many times to have people snap us.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on October 21, 2008, 08:13:15 AM
MDRF has a Day of Wrong and I went this year as a FOP.  This costume as a joint effort between my  wife and I.  I made the hat, all the piccadils, waist band, leg bands and all the panes for slops and she did the rest.  I still have a lot more to do to  it but as usual, we just flat ran out of time.  Enjoy.

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o47/rennpics/2008MDRF-FinalWk-004.jpg)

eeek! giggle giggle giggle. You and your wife did an amazing job on this!
It is absolutely dead on for effect.  :-*
But where's the codpiece?
I expected a ginormous one.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on October 21, 2008, 09:04:45 AM
MDRF has a Day of Wrong and I went this year as a FOP.  This costume as a joint effort between my  wife and I.  I made the hat, all the piccadils, waist band, leg bands and all the panes for slops and she did the rest.  I still have a lot more to do to  it but as usual, we just flat ran out of time.  Enjoy.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o47/rennpics/2008MDRF-FinalWk-004.jpg

eeek! giggle giggle giggle. You and your wife did an amazing job on this!
It is absolutely dead on for effect.  :-*
But where's the codpiece?
I expected a ginormous one.
I agree! I demand an outrageous codpiece for such an outrageous, super outfit! Al large one where you can keep your money and... ahem... other vaulables... hahaha!

Great job from both of you!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 21, 2008, 09:27:19 AM
What would be extra funny is a squeaky toy in the cod peice you can squeak at people....  my friend Lis has one in her courtesan outfit made by Stimpzilla and we call her Squeakers!!! it's hilarious!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on October 21, 2008, 11:30:45 AM
Amazing ensemble! But I agree with the others- just not complete without the codpiece! :giggle:
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Randal on October 21, 2008, 02:33:44 PM
What would be extra funny is a squeaky toy in the cod peice you can squeak at people....  my friend Lis has one in her courtesan outfit made by Stimpzilla and we call her Squeakers!!! it's hilarious!
Better yet, the innards from a Tickle Me Elmo.  :o

Randal
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Master James on October 21, 2008, 02:37:23 PM
Amazing ensemble! But I agree with the others- just not complete without the codpiece! :giggle:

Well it was planned but we ran out of time.  I still have sleeves, codpiece and cape to do yet plus more enhancements to the doublet for next year!  Thanks for all the kind words on it.  I wasn't sure how it was going to come out but it worked wonderfully!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 22, 2008, 10:01:17 AM


VERY FOPPY Master James!!!  I bet you had a lot of fun!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on October 23, 2008, 12:30:17 PM
Not a new project but a redo. I made the Italian loose gown/zimarra last spring but wasn't happy with the original sleeves. I liked the idea of short sleeves to show the sleeves of the gown underneath but couldn't find any portraits showing short sleeves. (I found a ton of portraits showing short sleeves on a fitted Italian overgown but not on a loose gown.) Then I stumbled across this portrait:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/Brusasorci.jpg)
Domenico Riccio (Il Brusasorci), before 1567: Portrait of a Lady

which inspired my new sleeves:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/CopyofIMG_1349.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 23, 2008, 12:37:22 PM
Very lovely and most obviously accurate as well!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Master James on October 23, 2008, 01:28:03 PM
Lovely work indeed.  Great job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on October 23, 2008, 02:07:05 PM
Wow, awesome! It looks so.... period. And you know, Niccolo dell'Abbate has a painting of (what I assume is) a short-sleeved zimarra as well:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/renaissanceportraits/bologne/abbatepossibly1565-75bol.jpg
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on October 23, 2008, 04:37:59 PM
Wow, awesome! It looks so.... period. And you know, Niccolo dell'Abbate has a painting of (what I assume is) a short-sleeved zimarra as well:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/renaissanceportraits/bologne/abbatepossibly1565-75bol.jpg


Oh! That does look like a zimarra or turkish coat, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on October 23, 2008, 06:06:32 PM
MDRF has a Day of Wrong and I went this year as a FOP.  This costume as a joint effort between my  wife and I.  I made the hat, all the piccadils, waist band, leg bands and all the panes for slops and she did the rest.  I still have a lot more to do to  it but as usual, we just flat ran out of time.  Enjoy.

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o47/rennpics/2008MDRF-FinalWk-004.jpg)

And I thought my husband and his best friend's costume was ....  well I think the ante has been raised.  Hubby and I collaborated on ours as well but they didn't turn out as well as yours.  :( We will just have to keep plotting for the next faire.

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/shanntarra/101_3962.jpg)

Ok the rogue wanted to say, holy crap that is gorgeous. we know it isn't finished but that is an amazing outfit.   :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Master James on October 24, 2008, 09:57:02 AM
Thanks so much!  Yeah I still have some more to do to it yet.  I LOVE the all pink though.  That is GREAT!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 24, 2008, 01:18:05 PM


A FOPS's ensemble is never finished, Master James. I can't wait to see what you add to your ensemble.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: mollymishap on October 26, 2008, 09:34:32 AM
MDRF has a Day of Wrong and I went this year as a FOP.  This costume as a joint effort between my  wife and I.  I made the hat, all the piccadils, waist band, leg bands and all the panes for slops and she did the rest.  I still have a lot more to do to  it but as usual, we just flat ran out of time.  Enjoy.

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o47/rennpics/2008MDRF-FinalWk-004.jpg)

Master James, I take my hat off to you!  Just too GOOD to be "wrong"!

(OH, and I echo the sentiment about the codpiece.  As soon as I saw your outfit, the picture of THE perfect codpiece came to mind: http://www.elizabethanmafia.com/Pludderhosen.htm  (http://www.elizabethanmafia.com/Pludderhosen.htm) from Janet Arnold's POF!)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dustin on October 27, 2008, 12:38:52 AM
Well, faire season may be over in this neck of the woods, but there's still Halloween! We decided to just use our garb for Halloween this year, but it's little cold right now. So, my lovely wife, Cheri, made me a cloak! It's our own design, she did it freehand. We took the kids trick-or-treating at the mall tonight, and took some pics of the newly finished cloak. It's made from canvas duck, and I'm gonna get some waterproofing on it for next season.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/rencrafts/100_5824.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/rencrafts/100_5825.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/rencrafts/100_5826.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 27, 2008, 09:27:22 AM
Great cloak!  What do you mean by "getting waterproofing"?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Master James on October 27, 2008, 11:09:50 AM
MDRF has a Day of Wrong and I went this year as a FOP.  This costume as a joint effort between my  wife and I.  I made the hat, all the piccadils, waist band, leg bands and all the panes for slops and she did the rest.  I still have a lot more to do to  it but as usual, we just flat ran out of time.  Enjoy.

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o47/rennpics/2008MDRF-FinalWk-004.jpg)

Master James, I take my hat off to you!  Just too GOOD to be "wrong"!

(OH, and I echo the sentiment about the codpiece.  As soon as I saw your outfit, the picture of THE perfect codpiece came to mind: http://www.elizabethanmafia.com/Pludderhosen.htm  (http://www.elizabethanmafia.com/Pludderhosen.htm) from Janet Arnold's POF!)

Wow that DOES sound perfect!  I'll have to look into that when I have the time!  Certainly before next season for sure!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on October 27, 2008, 01:39:22 PM
MDRF has a Day of Wrong and I went this year as a FOP.  This costume as a joint effort between my  wife and I.  I made the hat, all the piccadils, waist band, leg bands and all the panes for slops and she did the rest.  I still have a lot more to do to  it but as usual, we just flat ran out of time.  Enjoy.

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o47/rennpics/2008MDRF-FinalWk-004.jpg)

Master James, I take my hat off to you!  Just too GOOD to be "wrong"!

(OH, and I echo the sentiment about the codpiece.  As soon as I saw your outfit, the picture of THE perfect codpiece came to mind: http://www.elizabethanmafia.com/Pludderhosen.htm  (http://www.elizabethanmafia.com/Pludderhosen.htm) from Janet Arnold's POF!)

Wow that DOES sound perfect!  I'll have to look into that when I have the time!  Certainly before next season for sure!
Colour picture of the Svante Sture outfit here:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/nordiskedrakter/renessansebarokk/svantesture.jpg

His sons Erik and Nils Sture:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/nordiskedrakter/renessansebarokk/eriksture.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/nordiskedrakter/renessansebarokk/nilssture.jpg

(from the book "Modelejon" by Nina Rangström)

Erik Sture's outfit is unique, because it survives in two forms: the actual outfit, plus a 16.th century portrait of it, painted a few years before he was murdered:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/sture/eriksture4.jpg

Replica made for a museum in Denmark: http://www.apollon.uio.no/artikler/2007_3/Bilder/adelbilde6_svenskadel200.jpg
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Master James on October 27, 2008, 01:48:52 PM
Thanks for the pictures as they make it easier to understand!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dustin on October 27, 2008, 04:35:27 PM
Great cloak!  What do you mean by "getting waterproofing"?

I'm gonna buy some type of waterproofing agent - Camp Dry, neat's foot oil, something - so I can wear it when it's raining.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 28, 2008, 01:22:12 AM
Here's a photo taken 08 of Fred and his "brother Ibraheim". Middle Eastern weekend. I made the garb on the right. He had many compliments on it, even from people who actually were from the Middle East.  :)
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/RandFredArabs208sm.jpg)


I made R a new red wool kilt this year.
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Rredkilt08sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 28, 2008, 01:27:24 AM
This is my grandaughter in the wizard garb I made for her. She helped me sell our magic wands this year.
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Twizardbench08sm.jpg)

These are both of my grandaughters, wearing the garb I made for them. The dress on the right is magenta velveteen, with embroidered gold taffeta underskirt. Designed by my grandaughter and sewn by me. She is 7 years old.  :)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/MTplayhouse08sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 28, 2008, 01:30:30 AM
This is my woodland fae garb, that I made this year.

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/LadyLcroppedsm08.jpg)

Some more garb I made for myself this year.

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Lblackrustcropped08sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on October 28, 2008, 07:31:34 AM
What a creativity and talent, people! Wow.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on October 28, 2008, 07:55:26 AM
Lady L where do you find the time?!?   What marvelous talents your possess.  I wish I could whip out so many beautiful pieces.  I remember your long list of goodies you made last year!

Huzzah!

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Master James on October 28, 2008, 08:29:46 AM
Absolutely beautiful Lady L.  WOW I have to second Marietta.  Where do you find the time to make so many pieces of garb?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on October 28, 2008, 06:15:36 PM
I love your leaf gown Lady L, I was thinking of doing something similar soon with crewel embroidery.

Heres the pics of my bedrest bodice project with the finished skirt, not sure if I like the color combo but I doubt I'll be keeping either piece anyway, just needed something to keep me busy. The back didn't lace all the way closed, I "may" have gained some weight after my surgery.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/sewing038.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/sewing040.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 28, 2008, 06:26:40 PM


VERY VERY Lovely Bodice!!!!! Huzzah Lorraine!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sorcha on October 28, 2008, 06:44:14 PM
Oh I love the color combination!  It's all very lovely, especially the bead work!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 29, 2008, 12:08:05 AM
Lady L where do you find the time?!?   What marvelous talents your possess.  I wish I could whip out so many beautiful pieces.  I remember your long list of goodies you made last year!

Huzzah!



Thank you Marietta! My sons are grown and not living at home anymore, so I have more time to do what *I* want to do now. I also think, if I don't do it now, when am I going to do it? Another thing is, I do sew faster than I paint. As long as I can see and my hands are able, I will keep sewing as much as possible.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 29, 2008, 12:10:04 AM
Absolutely beautiful Lady L.  WOW I have to second Marietta.  Where do you find the time to make so many pieces of garb?

Thank you Master James! I appreciate the compliment.
One of my secrets is to make "mix and match" pieces. Another tip is to sew several garments from the same pattern at the same time.  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 29, 2008, 12:24:40 AM
Lorraine-I think your bodice colors are beautiful! If you don't like the skirt color, I would suggest a deeper, richer brown. I think that would make the bodice colors "pop" even more. I think it looks lovely the way it is, though.

Thanks for the compliment on my leaves! I really enjoyed doing that. It was supposed to go with the wood elf I made for R, aka Hawthorne Deciduous Oakwood, a few year's ago, but we ended up not wearing them the same day. I liked the light sage blouse I wore with it better than the tan, but somehow that photo was lost. I think I should make a light green underskirt too. And that is another tip-start now, for next year. Don't wait!

The magenta gown I whipped up the last week before MNRF ended.
I didn't get the hoop skirt (although I ordered it Sept. 2007) until opening day of 2008. So, I didn't know if I would even have it. I put a 4" hem in the gown, so it should still fit her next year. I want to add more beads/trim to it. I also made a french hood, so she has that for halloween.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 29, 2008, 09:23:39 AM
Here is a pic of more detail on my sisters black velvet sleeve.

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8ce09b3127ccec52d24aafd6100000040O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I will post pics of our new courtesan outfits as soon as I find a full length shot of them...  we forgot our camera last weekend and have to rely on all the other fabulous photographers at TRF...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on October 29, 2008, 11:16:31 AM
Wow, Lady L, you are a busy woman! lol

Lorraine- I love the beads (or are they bells) you've got on the tabs!

Lady Elizabeth- That is an interesting sleeve treatment! (and can't wait to see the soutesans.  ;) )
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 29, 2008, 11:35:53 AM
Here are a few of the courtesan... Yes, we took only "seductive" pics... it's a courtesan thing.

(http://wa4.images.onesite.com/rumy.renspace.com//trf_08/trf08-22.jpg?v=135000)

(http://wa1.images.onesite.com/rumy.renspace.com//trf_08/trf08-25.jpg?v=240000)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on October 29, 2008, 12:56:38 PM
Beautiful costumes Lady Elizabeth, it looks like you two had a lot of fun!

The drops on the bodice are either teardrop pearls or round pearls with gold beads and sea green glass beads. Thanks for all the compliments, I really liked how it turned out :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 30, 2008, 12:12:49 AM
I love looking at everyone's creations! It's very inspiring!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: BonnyHeather on October 30, 2008, 09:06:12 AM
Looking through my pictures I apparently need to take more of the things I've made over the years. But here a few of the most recent projects I've completed...

Perry came to me with a picture of this pirate dude and wanted me to replicate it. So I had this pic from him: http://www.pearsonsrenaissanceshoppe.com/images/Sailor_Vest_P_292.jpg (http://www.pearsonsrenaissanceshoppe.com/images/Sailor_Vest_P_292.jpg)
and made this in addition to what I was wearing:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44879115@N00/2986852270/in/set-72157608503195366/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44879115@N00/2986852270/in/set-72157608503195366/)

when I get a chance to take more pictures of my other projects from previous years I'll post them :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 30, 2008, 09:10:19 AM
BonnyHeather, that is a very excellent likeness to the photo!  Good addition of the shirt too, makes it a bit more piraty I think!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dustin on October 30, 2008, 02:13:14 PM
Cheri made a cloak for our little princess to go with her garb for trick-or-treating this year:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/rencrafts/100_5828.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/rencrafts/100_5829.jpg)

The first one shows the biggins we made for her, and the second one kinda shows the floral circlet we bought for her at our first faire.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on October 30, 2008, 03:19:58 PM
Lady Elizabeth love those shots! ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on November 05, 2008, 11:49:07 AM
New pixie garb for the little one. Unfortunately, I didn't get pics at faire. Stupid me forgot the camera. :-[ Did at least get some pics for halloween.

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Amara11-02-080802.jpg)(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Amara11-02-08082.jpg)(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Amara11-02-08060.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on November 09, 2008, 05:10:21 PM
I just looked through the whole thread, and everyone's creations look great! :)

I've only been sewing for about a year, but I really enjoy making costumes. My creations are on my costume blog, http://eldameldo.wordpress.com if anyone's interested (they're all Renaissance/medieval/fantasy).
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on November 17, 2008, 07:16:47 AM
Jingley hats!  Two hats, a bag and a belt go in the post this pm.  Here are the latest of a selection of jester/elf hats:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/3029112117_6a06c89ff9.jpg?v=0)(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/3026873197_d91a2be8e1.jpg?v=0)

Two previous ones...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/3026873199_975a299601.jpg?v=0)(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3154/3026873203_195d47b143.jpg?v=0)

As someone who frequently says 'I don't make hats!' I seem to be doing rather well in the head-covering stakes!  There's a fleece one for Big Sis (not even remotely garbish), a couple of ski-hat types James has kicking around, and I'm heading for the fourth Regency Bonnet!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on November 17, 2008, 11:25:45 AM


Very kewl everybody!!!

Kate!!  Your hats remind me of the Jester hat I made a pattern from to make either out of Felt or Velveteen. Perfect for MArdi Gras!!

The Italian Renaissance ensemble is finished except for the headpiece.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/69/669/3/23/85/2948323850025619629FmVYZt_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2948323850025619629FmVYZt) Finished Fron View

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/73/73/2/69/4/2809269040025619629IpRFFN_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2809269040025619629IpRFFN) Side view showing sleeve pieces

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/69/669/8/59/50/2329859500025619629ajzDnn_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2329859500025619629ajzDnn) There is a slight train to the Undergown. Grommeted up the back of the Undergown and tied off with cording that matches the cording on the Chemise.

Now on to the Corded Reta.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on November 17, 2008, 01:22:20 PM
It turned out so nice! The colour combo is smashing, and the beading details really, really pretty.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on November 17, 2008, 04:34:06 PM
I agree, love the color combo... especially LOVE the orange fabric, so intricate and interesting.... I really think it would make an excellent Elizabethan gown totally beaded to heck!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on November 17, 2008, 06:11:42 PM


The Contrast fabric for the Italian gown was a Special Order from Hancock's. It is so rich on its own. Having a 40% coupon helps because this fabric is not cheap, but so worth it.

Thanks for the compliments.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on November 17, 2008, 07:48:32 PM
So very pretty. ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on November 21, 2008, 07:21:18 PM
I just finished a "Snow Queen" bodice for a member on the r/f forums. While it's obviously not meant to be HA I tried to stay away from anything too cheesy, and made the entire thing washable since the colors are pretty light. The fabric is a snowflake jacquard with cotton flatlining, drill interlining, and white twill lining. I used silver iron on trim for the front (thanks for the help Lady Kathleen!), fake fox fur cord edge for the neck and bottom, and glass pearls and silver beads for the front and sleeves. The sleeves also have white satin piping and little blue crystal drops.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/snowqueen008.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/snowqueen009.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/snowqueenflat.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on November 21, 2008, 07:28:34 PM
Absolutely Stunning, Lorraine!!!!

Hope there will be photos of the lucky lady wearing this bodice.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Bugsy on November 21, 2008, 07:33:10 PM
Wow Lorraine!  Very beautiful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on November 22, 2008, 12:27:12 AM
Oooohhh, pretty Lorraine! Very sparkly/wintery feel to it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on November 22, 2008, 07:56:33 AM
Most beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on November 22, 2008, 08:03:55 AM
I agree with the others - it's very beautiful, and so winter-y. What will she wear it with?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on November 22, 2008, 08:04:50 AM
It looks like it's going to be marvelously fun to wear!

Off topic to this, and I would appreciate if you started a new topic to answer this question...

On the last picture, what is that item in the center top?  It has holes in and appears to be a guide for the lacing holes.  Can you tell us more about it, please?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sorcha on November 22, 2008, 09:12:55 AM
Oh my!  Lovely.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on November 22, 2008, 09:26:48 AM
Thanks for all the compliments! It was a really fun project to design and make. I'm not sure what she's going to wear it with yet, my only instructions were to replace what she wore last year, which was a white fredericks of hollywood type corset with snowflake buttons sewn on it. The holes in the bottom picture are just the back grommets, they do look kind of funny when it's just lying flat on a table, you can see them more clearly here

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/snowqueenflatback.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on November 22, 2008, 10:21:59 AM
someone pick me up off of the floor... that is drop the jaw, make my heart flutter gorgeous!!!! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on November 22, 2008, 10:51:34 AM
Gorgeous and Sparkly!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on November 22, 2008, 11:07:44 AM
Oh, that's...  ADORABLE!

And beautifully made.  Is there enough fabric and trim to do a matching skirt?  I'd love there to be matching shoes as well, complete with furry edges...   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on November 22, 2008, 11:21:54 AM
It was actually made out of a jacquard tablecloth, I couldn't find any suitable upholstery fabric, so I did have enough scraps for a purse with some leftover. We were on a pretty tight budget though so this is all there will be for now. On the topic of fabric shoes, you wouldn't happen to know of any good patterns for them would you Kate? :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on November 22, 2008, 11:40:21 AM
The snowflake bodice is beautiful! Too bad you can't find another tablecloth for a skirt.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on November 22, 2008, 12:28:03 PM
Soooo lovely, Lorr... can't wait 'til I get to tell you to start on mine!!! You are so exceptionally talented, dear!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: mollymishap on November 22, 2008, 09:19:43 PM
ABSOLUTELY beautiful work, Lorraine.  I just LOVE your attention to detail!

OH, and I checked eBay on a whim, and guess what I just found? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=370113034551&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=024 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=370113034551&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=024)! 

I think it's an exact match!  If your lady can spare the bucks, and she's not too tall, it wouldn't take much time to convert it into a separate skirt to match the bodice.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on November 22, 2008, 09:31:47 PM
It's more she can't afford any more garb this year, I also found some great see through silver snowflake fabric for a chemise, oh well >.<
Thanks for looking for me though :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Cilean on November 25, 2008, 02:21:13 AM
I just finished a "Snow Queen" bodice for a member on the r/f forums. While it's obviously not meant to be HA I tried to stay away from anything too cheesy, and made the entire thing washable since the colors are pretty light. The fabric is a snowflake jacquard with cotton flatlining, drill interlining, and white twill lining. I used silver iron on trim for the front (thanks for the help Lady Kathleen!), fake fox fur cord edge for the neck and bottom, and glass pearls and silver beads for the front and sleeves. The sleeves also have white satin piping and little blue crystal drops.



Hi
Lovely Bodice! I hope you find enough table cloths to make a skirt for it! I could see a white forepart and sleeves with it too! Awesome work!
Where did you get the trim?? I would love to get some of that!!!

Cilean


Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on November 25, 2008, 11:19:41 AM
Thanks Cilean! The trim is from Heritage Trading on ebay, they're currently on vacation until the end of the month so they don't have much up, but heres their store http://myworld.ebay.com/heritagetrading&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSX:SELLERID (http://myworld.ebay.com/heritagetrading&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSX:SELLERID)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on November 26, 2008, 01:24:40 PM
Many thanks to Lady Kathleen of Olmstead for her lovely work on my Italian noble gown.  Her work is amazing in its professionalism.  Huzzah to you, Lady K!

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z290/wattsupdoc/TRF%2011%2022%2008/100_0384.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on November 26, 2008, 02:05:43 PM
Oh, that's cool! The details looks so nice on that outfit. Nice to see it ensembled!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on November 26, 2008, 02:09:40 PM
Absolutely lovely, Taffy!!! And the dress is gorgeous, too!!!  LOL  You'll make quite the sensation!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on November 26, 2008, 03:43:40 PM
Gorgeous work Lady Kathleen! I love the matching headpiece :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on November 26, 2008, 03:49:16 PM
Taffy!! 

You look absolutely gorgeous, marvelous!!  The ensemble flatters and compliments you so well!!! I will be sending the extra beads and clasps to you!!!


Did you get my message??? HP:TOoTP is fabulous!!! Can;'t wait for the Half Blood Prince next summer!!! The BOOK!!!  OMG!!! :o
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on November 26, 2008, 04:55:02 PM
Taffy! You look Beautiful  :o. I just love the outfit, LKoO did one amazing job. But then again Iv'e been told she IS the go to lady when it comes to Renn clothes.  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on November 26, 2008, 05:00:31 PM
Taffy, your gown looks even more beautiful with you wearing it than in the pictures.  You look smashing! 

Lady Kathleen, another excellent job.

Thanks, Taffy, for posting.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Athena on November 26, 2008, 07:41:48 PM
WOW!!! Taffy, you look beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Welsh Wench on November 26, 2008, 07:53:09 PM
Taffy? Is that you?
It's true! Clothes make the lady! I mean, I am used to your pirate garb.
Wow!
Fabulous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on December 01, 2008, 08:29:00 AM
wow Taffy!
It's just gorgeous.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on December 16, 2008, 08:25:09 PM
I just finished my stepsister's Christmas present. Her weight fluctuates a lot so I wanted to make something easily adjustable, and that would also conceal a tummy. Heres the finished bodice, 3 layers of canvas, 1 layer of upholstery, 13 steel bones, lots of homemade piping, and I couldn't find a trim I liked so I combined some old gold colored velvet ribbon with a dark gold gimp. I'm going to put an extra wide modesty panel in the back, and the straps will be either removable, or movable for weight gains/losses.  Now to start on my stepsister in laws bodice. I'll get pics of them wearing their presents after Christmas :)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/annebodice008.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/annebodice010.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on December 16, 2008, 09:10:55 PM
Oh wow... that's so gorgeous, Lorraine!!! I love it!!! That gold is just incredible... and I'm turning green with Renvy!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on December 16, 2008, 11:39:02 PM
Pretty! What a nice present!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on December 17, 2008, 08:38:44 AM
Very nice. I love the color of the fabric.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Don Giovanni de' Medici on December 20, 2008, 02:07:22 AM
Salutti Ragazzi!

It seems that since everyone is doing it, I guess I will post my latest as well.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/PrinceLeoI/HPIM1370tu.jpg)

Though I must admit a bit of inspiration, though not completely identical, from her Majesties favorite, Lord Dudley.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/PrinceLeoI/untitled5555.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sorcha on December 20, 2008, 08:50:17 AM
Wow!!  :o  Very impressive!  Yum!
Are the pants two fabrics sewn together to give the look of panes?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on December 20, 2008, 12:58:18 PM
Very nice! I love the doublet's shoulder treatment.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on December 20, 2008, 12:59:14 PM
Well Done!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Don Giovanni de' Medici on December 21, 2008, 09:40:49 AM
Wow!!  :o  Very impressive!  Yum!
Are the pants two fabrics sewn together to give the look of panes?

That they are.  Since I usually play the Italian Ambasciatore, I wear Venetians (style of pantalone).  Though eventually I may consider adding full panes to the out side of the pantalones. 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on December 21, 2008, 05:13:53 PM
Salutti Ragazzi!

It seems that since everyone is doing it, I guess I will post my latest as well.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/PrinceLeoI/HPIM1370tu.jpg)

Though I must admit a bit of inspiration, though not completely identical, from her Majesties favorite, Lord Dudley.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/PrinceLeoI/untitled5555.jpg)
Impressive!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on December 25, 2008, 12:15:51 AM
I just finished the rest of the Christmas presents and took pictures (Finally!!). I decided to add a removable skirt to my stepsisters since the fabric was too thick to sew the tabs in like normal (3 layers of duck and 3 layers of upholstery at the seam). I made some bias tape out of the duck and attached heavy duty snaps, plus I figure being laced in should keep anything from coming apart. For my stepsister in law I did a blue jacquard with a periwinkle and gold trim and freshwater pearls, if any of you read the Murphy's law thread this is the Oops corset. I did the shoulder rolls a bit differently this time, sewing them around the piping instead of under, and sewing the trim into the seams of rolls so I didn't have to hide the loose ends. The last picture isn't ren related, it shows the pillows and bar stool cushions we made my Grandma. Everything here was completed in a week and a half, sorry for all the pics, there was a lot. Not too bad for such a short period of time huh <grin>.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/greenbrocadeside.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/xmaspresents039.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/tracybodice005.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/bluejacquardside.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/bluejacquardsleeve.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/grandmapillows002.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on December 25, 2008, 12:39:27 AM
Beautiful, Lorraine, for any length of time!!! Wish you were giving gifts at my house this year!!!

Merry Christmas!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on December 25, 2008, 12:40:35 AM
Very nice! Glad you got everything done in time!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on December 26, 2008, 12:33:31 PM
I made a bodice (the first one I've ever made, and the first item I've ever lined) and a skirt for my younger sister for Christmas. Here 'tis (my sister wearing them):

Front:

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/Copyof019.jpg)

Back:

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/021.jpg)

The bodice seems a little short, but I'm not sure how long they're supposed to be. The bodice fabric used to be tan, but I washed it with the skirt fabric.

Everyone else's projects look great!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on December 26, 2008, 04:48:35 PM
It looks great!  Well done!

The length looks fine to me--just have Sis put on a proper chemise and tuck it in.  The waistline of the bodice (the non-pointy-bit) should hit at her natural waist.  If it covers the waistband of the skirt (and she should be wearing *that* at her natural waist, too, not where she's probably accustomed to wearing her jeans), it'll be perfect!

Your sis seems to be fairly long-waisted (lucky child), so if there is a gap between skirt and bodice, you can fix that by adding a skirting treatment (tabs/peplum) to the bottom of the bodice. :)  If you go back a few posts, you'll see Lorraine's post where she added a removable tabbed skirting to her SIL's bodice.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on December 26, 2008, 04:53:46 PM
Okay, thank you :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on December 27, 2008, 08:36:20 AM
Oh my goodness, I've been away for a while and so much has been done here :)  It will take me hours to catch up and read everything!

Completed projects:  they all look wonderful!  You are getting me thinking about the 2009 season all ready!  Good job to all of you.

I was going through one of the books that Santa brought me, and came across a picture of "Bloody" Mary in a dress made of material that is similar to one that I bought last year and was saving for the right project.  Well, I think I have my next project :)

Hope you are all having a nice holiday season.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on January 13, 2009, 11:56:38 AM
Orange Linen Florentine Gown

The inspiration:
(http://i43.tinypic.com/t6vwx1.jpg)

Da gown:
(http://i42.tinypic.com/o89xdv.jpg)

Still have to finish the sleeves and hem the gown but this is it.
http://dressdiary.blogspot.com/2008/01/florentine-gown.html

 ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Luciana on January 13, 2009, 12:04:06 PM
Good job Artemisia ... looks wonderful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on January 13, 2009, 12:10:24 PM
Very pretty! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on January 13, 2009, 01:21:09 PM
I love the colors.  Good Job
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Don Giovanni de' Medici on January 13, 2009, 02:44:08 PM
Belissimo!

I look forward to seeing it in person if you are still planning to visit BARF.

~Don Firenze
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: WaywardWench on January 13, 2009, 03:32:54 PM
As always, milady, a well done and impressive achievement. You make it look simple, yet I know the blood, sweat and tears involved in the birthing of each ensemble.

Fionna
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on January 14, 2009, 07:47:22 AM
OOOOOHHH!  Purty!

And ORANGE!   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on January 14, 2009, 08:02:58 AM
beautiful dress....and I especially like the color!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on January 14, 2009, 08:23:07 AM
Arte~
I'ts beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on January 14, 2009, 09:04:06 AM


Very Italian and very pretty!!  The orange is striking with the blue!!  Well done!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on January 14, 2009, 09:19:46 AM
I adore your dress, Artemisia!

As another pointed out, the trick with those High Renaissance dresses is to make them look "plain" and simple, and let the materials and colours speak for themselves. The simplicity in look demands a lot of the cut and construction. You just gotta get it right for the dress to look good, to look right.

And that's exactly what you've achieved! Major brava!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on January 14, 2009, 10:48:44 AM
Thanks. :)
Means alot coming from you guys.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on January 23, 2009, 03:19:16 PM
A few things finished to be sold. 
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/Picture013.jpg)  A Reversable bodice.  One side dark and one side light.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/Picture013.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/P1010004.jpg) 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on January 23, 2009, 04:07:57 PM
very nice
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on January 23, 2009, 07:04:06 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Sweete-Ladye/Garb/2009doublet1.jpg)

My latest doublet.  The trim is showing more red here, but it is really a berryish red color.  The blue skirt is actually waiting to be a full kirtle when it grows up.   :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tygrkat on January 23, 2009, 07:16:43 PM
Lovely!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on January 23, 2009, 07:57:29 PM
Very nice color combination of colors.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on January 23, 2009, 07:59:16 PM
Opps somehow I didn't paste the light side.   (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/Picture008.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on January 24, 2009, 08:16:13 AM
Syrilla that is absolutely beautiful.   I hope that when I sew one it will look that wonderful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LaurenLee on January 26, 2009, 02:20:41 PM
I finished my maroon Elizabethan!  I removed the gold trim and went with the same velvet I used on the cuffs and guards.  In these two pictures, I've added some embellishments in 2 different ways - which is better?  I still need to press the underskirt, which is a green/gold silk dupioni and adjust one of the hoops.  This is my Renaissance outfit for Reenactor Fest.
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm76/lhpdogs/maroonbrocade.jpg)(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm76/lhpdogs/maroonbrocade002.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on January 26, 2009, 04:08:22 PM
Very lovely, the velvet is a great addition.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyecho on January 26, 2009, 11:36:43 PM
I like the one on the left
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on January 27, 2009, 07:58:27 AM
I like the one on the right because of the pin placement.  The left one is directly on your breast and looks as though it's "holding" something in place.  Also the cross seems to get lost agains the richly colored fabric.

*gown is fabulous!!!*

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on February 07, 2009, 07:34:54 PM
Snape, Snape, Severus Snape:

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z290/wattsupdoc/snape/100_0482.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on February 07, 2009, 07:52:13 PM
Haha!  Very nice, snivelous!  :)  Where are you planning to where it, if I may ask?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on February 07, 2009, 08:02:07 PM
At the very least, the Half Blood Prince opening night; possibly Halloween weekend at TRF.  The neighborhood kids love me at Halloween.  And don't call me Snivelous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on February 07, 2009, 08:08:48 PM
now that dratted song is stuck in my head
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on February 09, 2009, 10:36:24 AM
At the very least, the Half Blood Prince opening night; possibly Halloween weekend at TRF.  The neighborhood kids love me at Halloween.  And don't call me Snivelous!

That's going to be cool.  However, be warned.  If many people present haven't read the final book, you may get popcorn thrown at you at HBP opening.   :o  Snape doesn't score many popularity points in this one, you know.  ;)

Hope you do decide to wear it to TRF.  I love Hogwarts.  I've wanted to dress as Prof. Trelawney or McGonagall for Halloween.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on February 13, 2009, 11:04:35 AM
LaurenLee, I really like your Elizabethan gown... the next thing on my list is to make a doublet with the high neck like yours and the buttons up the front in black velvet for my sister.  I do like the black velvet additions also!!

I made a brand new black/white Elizabethan gown myself in january and will post pics after I've worn it to Fourwinds opening weekend.  I can't wait to see it all on together, I've not even taken pics of it at all since I always like to see the finished product on first! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on February 15, 2009, 10:13:24 PM


WOW!!!

Great work everybody!!! 

Taffy!! You have Professor Snape down to a tee!!!  You look wizardly!!! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on February 16, 2009, 06:32:49 PM
What wonderful stuff everyone has been working on.  Such inspiration!!  Now I need to finish something......hehehe
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on February 23, 2009, 11:05:03 AM
I went to the Wicked Faire in New Jersey this weekend. The theme was The Wicked Chocolate Factory. I had to be Willemina Wonka.

The inspiration:
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2zizhon_th.jpg)

The garb:
(http://i39.tinypic.com/e8o6f9.jpg)

http://dressdiary.blogspot.com/2009/01/wickedly-wonka.html
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on February 23, 2009, 12:26:07 PM
Very nice Artemisia.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on February 23, 2009, 01:29:53 PM
Too cute! Only two people got it? Seriously???
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on February 23, 2009, 01:55:44 PM


Well done, Artemisia!!!!

When I worked at the Costume Shop, I did and original Willie Wonks ensemble that still rents well. The Frock coat wasa  purple Wool Crepe, lined in a Purple satin. I hand made the Bell Topper ina  Maroon Velveteen.

Classic and current films are always an inspiration to do costuming.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on February 23, 2009, 02:31:21 PM
That's such a great impression Willemina Wonka!!  It would be fun to see the rest of the costumes in person.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on February 26, 2009, 09:33:20 AM
Thanks guys!  ;D

Yeah only two people. Weird because the theme was the Wicked Chocolate Factory. Actually one guy yelled out as I passed by, "No - THAT'S Willy Wonka!"

OMG, there was so much steampunk there. All beautiful. Here's a link to some:
http://www.wickedvillage.org/photo/albums/steampunk-fashion-show
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on February 26, 2009, 10:15:24 AM
Wow, those steampunk kids are awesome!!  I love their look...  where did this whole steam punk thing come from? 

I still can't believe they didn't realize who you were, you were spot on!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Luciana on February 26, 2009, 10:32:56 AM
Is an awesome costume Artemisia. Great work and you look very good in it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on February 26, 2009, 11:08:33 AM
Thanks guys!  ;D

Yeah only two people. Weird because the theme was the Wicked Chocolate Factory. Actually one guy yelled out as I passed by, "No - THAT'S Willy Wonka!"

OMG, there was so much steampunk there. All beautiful. Here's a link to some:
http://www.wickedvillage.org/photo/albums/steampunk-fashion-show

Thanks for sharing that link. As a lover of Gothic, Victorian and Steampunk fashion it was fun to look at.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on February 26, 2009, 02:51:09 PM
Wow, those steampunk kids are awesome!!  I love their look...  where did this whole steam punk thing come from? 

I still can't believe they didn't realize who you were, you were spot on!

I think the only people who may have realized were born before 1980. :)

Wikipedia is here to answer all your questions:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk

I have a steampunk outfit slated for completion next year.  ;)

More kudos - thank you. ::blush::
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on February 26, 2009, 05:23:54 PM


I have a steampunk outfit slated for completion next year.  ;)



And I am insanely jealous of that fact....
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on February 27, 2009, 02:08:20 PM


A new Pirate Coat. Made from a Cotton Velveteen, Skull and Crossbone Buttons, Black scrolled gimp.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/52/752/0/56/57/2386056570025619629Zvinhx_th.jpg) (http://news.webshots.com/photo/2386056570025619629Zvinhx)

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/74/74/9/95/67/2199995670025619629KCbSxH_th.jpg) (http://news.webshots.com/photo/2199995670025619629KCbSxH)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on February 27, 2009, 06:11:08 PM
That is seriously swish, that is!  Nice.  Love the buttons and the colour.  Great to get away from black, or a Jonny Depp/Jack Sparrow clone!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on February 27, 2009, 07:36:23 PM
Lady Kathleen your work is amazing! Can't wait for my turn. ;D Oh yea, I'm sending that dress to you.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on February 27, 2009, 08:03:46 PM
Teach will be happy to hear this. The coat was for him.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Luciana on February 28, 2009, 10:36:25 AM
Ldy Kathleen .. it looks wonderful. You are a wonderful seamstress.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on February 28, 2009, 10:40:16 AM
Stunning again Kathy.

I have an idea for a pirate jacket I want you to make for me after my gown is down. I'll draw it out and send it to you soon.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on February 28, 2009, 10:45:46 AM
By chance are you near Houston and if so do you give lessons  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on February 28, 2009, 02:55:53 PM
Actually Lady Kathleen is in Minnesota... many long miles away from Texas. But you might catch her at Scarby as I hear she will be going there for a visit.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on February 28, 2009, 03:14:12 PM
Thank you for the tid bit of info.  I dont think I will be able to make Scarby this year.  How about online classes then?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Luciana on March 02, 2009, 11:19:09 AM
Thank you for the tid bit of info.  I dont think I will be able to make Scarby this year.  How about online classes then?

I'll register for online classes. ...  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: PrincessSara on March 05, 2009, 02:15:21 PM
Me too.  Especially for Elizabethan things, I'm not so good at fancy bodices and elaborate sleeves.   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on March 05, 2009, 02:49:17 PM
I finally finished the Black/White Elizabethan gown.  I'd have to say it's my best yet, but I guess when you get better at certain techniques in time, things obviously will be better.

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dd22b3127ccec6d2e9a8c62500000040O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dd24b3127ccec6defd3f950300000040O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dd24b3127ccec6de1fa114dc00000040O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on March 05, 2009, 02:51:57 PM
Beautiful work. You guys should see the detail that doesn't show up in photos!
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm142/sunrise131/smileys/smiley-blowing-kisses.gif)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on March 05, 2009, 04:10:22 PM
The effect of that fabric is amazing!! You look smashing. Brava!

(where did you find that fabric? I'm dying to do the Eleonora di Toledo dress, here:
http://www.geocities.com/pisslei/eleonoraditoledo
Something tells me that fabric, with some added gold, would be perfect...)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on March 05, 2009, 04:31:57 PM
I got it at a store here in houston called Best Fabric.  They also have an online store.
http://www.ebestfabric.com/index.php (http://www.ebestfabric.com/index.php)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on March 05, 2009, 04:37:53 PM
Very nice! I like the fabric a lot, too.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on March 05, 2009, 06:26:27 PM
Absolutely breathtaking LadyElizabeth!!!!!! Oh, the dress too!!  ;) ;) ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Amy of York on March 05, 2009, 06:26:45 PM
Both you and  the  gown look absolutely  stunning LadyElizabeth. I love  the  fabric !
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on March 05, 2009, 08:35:41 PM
That gown looks absolutely wonderful.  I think I am going to have to go and check that store out.  What side of town?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on March 05, 2009, 08:37:09 PM
LadyE, SUCH A GREAT JOB! I wanna SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! :)

I am jealous of your mad skills. ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on March 05, 2009, 11:23:00 PM
Lady Elizabeth!!!

What a stunning gown!!!  The fabric design is wonderful!!!  OUTSTANDING!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on March 06, 2009, 08:25:23 AM
Lady Elizabeth, I am in awe of your work - stunning!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on March 06, 2009, 09:30:47 AM
Thanks so much for the compliments, I worked very hard on it and am very happy it turned out as it did. Working with a pallet of only 2 colors leads to needed extra creativity to keep it interesting looking.  But Queen Elizabeth really liked the color combination of black and white, so I was aiming at an outfit of just those two colors which she would have liked also.  And for those Houstonians on here, I definitely recommend the Best Fabric store because they have amazing fabrics at great prices!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on March 06, 2009, 09:46:47 AM
 :D  Just stunning to say the least. Wonderful wonderful job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Pinn on March 06, 2009, 10:06:13 AM
WOW I'm floored by the gown as well
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tygrkat on March 07, 2009, 10:54:47 AM
Gorgeous as always, Lady Elizabeth! Do let us all know if you start taking commissions, I'd be honored to wear one of your creations  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on March 07, 2009, 12:01:34 PM
Lady E Love the dress and the fabric. Great job
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on March 12, 2009, 04:16:36 PM
Don't know why I haven't posted this.  I premiered this at pirate invasion last year, but got there really late & didn't see any of the RF'ers.  What I like about this is that it can go either very pirate-y or as a walking out suit.  The guts of the coat were patterned on a Moresca Pirate bodice.  A love poem & a treasure map are "hidden" in the cuffs.

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z290/wattsupdoc/TRF 11 1 08/jackme.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Catherine on March 12, 2009, 04:35:43 PM
ohhhm very nice! and the dress too!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on March 12, 2009, 04:39:47 PM
Gorgeous, Taffy!!! That fabric almost makes me swoon!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on March 12, 2009, 04:40:55 PM
You look like the pirate queen in that, the fabric is wonderful and fancy!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on March 13, 2009, 08:02:22 AM
Don't know why I haven't posted this.  I premiered this at pirate invasion last year, but got there really late & didn't see any of the RF'ers.  What I like about this is that it can go either very pirate-y or as a walking out suit.  The guts of the coat were patterned on a Moresca Pirate bodice.  A love poem & a treasure map are "hidden" in the cuffs.

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z290/wattsupdoc/TRF 11 1 08/jackme.jpg)


Beautiful! I love the fabric.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on March 13, 2009, 11:02:01 AM
Great outfit.  and what a charming looking man on your arm. Hmmm   ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Luciana on March 13, 2009, 12:03:13 PM
Gorgeous outfit Taffy. Wonderful fabric.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on March 13, 2009, 12:19:36 PM
Great outfit.  and what a charming looking man on your arm. Hmmm   ;)

I can spy a yummy pirate through the worst cyclone, volcanic explosions, & sea battles royale - it's a gift!  And since I consider pirates in general to be delicioso, well, they're almost all yummy.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on March 13, 2009, 12:56:32 PM
LMAO!!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on March 13, 2009, 06:23:32 PM
Such a wonderful job Taffy.  Also I love that fabric choice.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on March 13, 2009, 10:18:04 PM


I second that Taffy!!!  You're coming along nicely with a thread, needle, and sewing machine!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Amy of York on March 13, 2009, 11:40:17 PM
Great outfit.  and what a charming looking man on your arm. Hmmm   ;)

I can spy a yummy pirate through the worst cyclone, volcanic explosions, & sea battles royale - it's a gift!  And since I consider pirates in general to be delicioso, well, they're almost all yummy.

LOL !   I need to take you pirate hunting with me.     Your oufit looks  great   although i may have  been a bit distracted.Nice  eye  candy ! ;D
 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on March 15, 2009, 10:23:37 AM
Aye, beautiful work Taffy!
If you hadn't said you'd made it yourself I would've thought you had purchased it! It looks like a "damsel in this dress", to me! Gorgeous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on March 15, 2009, 09:55:22 PM
New early season garb for the little one. She actually fits the bodice better this year than when I made it last year. The rest is new: chemise, Scottish inspired dress, even made the dress belt.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Ren%20Faire/IMG_4286.jpg)
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Ren%20Faire/IMG_4280.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on March 16, 2009, 11:37:21 AM
How adorable....

I have done so much work and haven't posted a bit of it...  geeze.. I need to get in gear... 

everyone is posting such beautiful work that I am getting jealous!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on March 16, 2009, 12:16:17 PM
Aye, beautiful work Taffy!
If you hadn't said you'd made it yourself I would've thought you had purchased it! It looks like a "damsel in this dress", to me! Gorgeous!

Damsel in This Dress was my inspiration.  I started out to make just a pirate coat w/removeable sleeves, but the men's pattern I used (not being a petite thing) didn't take into account my lady humps (imagine that) so I tore it apart, made an interior bodice, resewed it, grommetted, etc.  I really like it, but it is hotter than the hinges of Hades.  IF (and that's a big IF) I ever do one again, the fashion fabric will be a nice silk for weight and swishiness.  The things you learn.

I love the toddler outfit - she looks so happy in it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on March 16, 2009, 01:51:32 PM
Taffy, get out of my brain. That's exactly the style I want to make. Damsels is also my inspiration. Beautiful work, my lady.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on March 16, 2009, 04:22:24 PM
Taffy...I love your coat!!

Hoowil...too adorable for words to describe!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on March 17, 2009, 02:17:45 PM
This is a gown that I just finished for a dear friend....

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2009-3/1337034/Alisons%20new%20dress.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2009-3/1337034/Alisons%20new%20dress%20close%20up.jpg)

I have so many more that I haven't posted... I need to get some good pictures of my pink and grey gown, with all of the beads on the over skirt, it weighs almost 10 pounds!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on March 17, 2009, 03:03:41 PM
I really like those tabs with the ouches on them!  That's great!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on March 17, 2009, 09:01:02 PM
What a gorgeous gown - I like the way the overskirt is open on the side.  Beautiful work.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Catherine on March 18, 2009, 05:30:04 PM
ooh! VERY pretty! I love your fabric combo!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on March 18, 2009, 08:26:15 PM
Well done!!! Great color combination!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on March 20, 2009, 10:36:05 AM
Thank you all very much.  I do love the color combo's.... and she looks so good in it. 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyMeg on March 21, 2009, 04:49:11 PM
I finally got around to taking a picture of my Narnia recreation I finished months ago in cotton (for the warm summer months).
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/Littleladyphantom/green1.jpg)

And the dress I finished last summer.  Sadly, it was rainy and cold the day I wore it and my blue shawl stained a bit of the dress, but I don’t mind it so much I think.  It adds a bit of charm and worn quality to it.  Makes it sweet.  I drafted the pattern myself and am rather proud of the bodice.  It only has two lines of boning near the laces.  While I have a corset on in this picture, I usually wear it without and it still maintains the shape.
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/Littleladyphantom/blue2.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/Littleladyphantom/blue1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on March 21, 2009, 04:54:39 PM
LadyMeg...I LOVE your Narnia dress!!! That color is amazing too!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on March 21, 2009, 10:36:06 PM
The color of your Narnia dress is wonderful.  Both your creations look great.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on March 22, 2009, 11:26:17 AM
Beautiful work - the narnia gown's color is exquisite.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CenturiesSewing on March 23, 2009, 09:13:43 AM

Finally done and had its first wearing at the Mosi fair

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/Black%20Tudor%20Gown/tudorfulllength1_small.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/Black%20Tudor%20Gown/backpleatsTudor.jpg)

I used the Tudor Tailor as a guide for the back pleating but didn't make them as deep.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/Black%20Tudor%20Gown/Prt_Tudor1.jpg)

Can see the shape of the French hood a bit better here


Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyMeg on March 23, 2009, 09:43:57 AM
Thanks guys.  I love the color too.

And that tudor dress!  *faints*  BEAUTIFUL!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on March 23, 2009, 10:11:46 AM

Finally done and had its first wearing at the Mosi fair

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/Black%20Tudor%20Gown/tudorfulllength1_small.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/Black%20Tudor%20Gown/backpleatsTudor.jpg)

I used the Tudor Tailor as a guide for the back pleating but didn't make them as deep.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/Black%20Tudor%20Gown/Prt_Tudor1.jpg)

Can see the shape of the French hood a bit better here




Very beautiful, you look like a Tudor Princess
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on March 23, 2009, 10:46:20 AM
 ;) nice work ladies. Wonderful
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on March 23, 2009, 11:33:32 AM
Very pretty :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on March 23, 2009, 12:01:03 PM


What a pleasure it is seeing Tudor done right.

Lovely gown. HUZZAH!!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on March 23, 2009, 12:20:22 PM
gorgeous!!!  both of you look fantastic..
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on March 23, 2009, 01:56:07 PM

Finally done and had its first wearing at the Mosi fair

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/Black%20Tudor%20Gown/tudorfulllength1_small.jpg)



Can see the shape of the French hood a bit better here



Very well done. You look like you walked out of a painting.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on March 23, 2009, 02:14:22 PM
Fabulous Tudor!
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Post by: Syrilla on March 23, 2009, 03:42:01 PM
Adding my thumbs up to everyone else
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Post by: Mythrin on March 23, 2009, 05:02:27 PM
VERY, VERY nice!  I agree looks like you stepped out of painting.
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Post by: LadyShadow on March 24, 2009, 07:04:31 AM
Oh I so love it.
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Post by: Taffy Saltwater on March 24, 2009, 07:31:00 AM
Gorgeous black gown - the lines are so regal.
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Post by: Lady L on March 24, 2009, 11:25:12 PM
I LOVE that tudor gown!  ;D
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Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on March 25, 2009, 09:38:20 AM
You look like you could portray Princess Mary Tudor on TV or in the Movies... it is just amazing.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on March 27, 2009, 08:56:42 PM
I just finished taking pics of Rani's new bodice, well, one side of it anyway. This side is of the fabric she sent me, the color didn't show up very well as chenille tends to reflect light back at the flash, but the closeup of the tabs is pretty close to the real color. She wanted neutrals and nothing too high class since she plays a gypsy, so I did dark brown piping around the neckline and arms, and wood, glass, and copper beads for the drops. I also ordered some antique copper grommets, I really like the way those came out. I made this rather tight since she is still losing weight, hence the side modesty panels. Hope you like it Rani :)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/bodices/rani002.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/bodices/rani004.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/bodices/rani006.jpg)
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Post by: Rani Zemirah on March 27, 2009, 09:17:13 PM
Oh, Bonnie... it's so amazing!!!  I can hardly believe I get to own this!  The copper grommets are inspired, and I love the piping, it's exactly what I wanted!!!  The tabs are beautiful, and the beads couldn't be more perfect!  I can't even believe how perfectly the lacing matches...  There just aren't enough exclamation points to show how much I love it!!!

This will shrink along with me, and I'll need it to, since I'm still losing about 5-10lbs a week at this point, and that will continue for another few weeks, at least. 

I'm so excited, and I can hardly believe it will be on it's way tomorrow!!!  I'm bouncing up and down in my chair...  ROFL

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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Post by: Luciana on March 27, 2009, 09:43:00 PM
That is a gorgeous work Lorraine. Amazing.
I look forward to your next bodice.  ;D
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Post by: Lorraine on March 27, 2009, 09:52:43 PM
You're very welcome Rani, I'm sure you'll look stunning in it next week. Thanks Luciana, I'm hoping we can get started on your dress in the next week or two, that way my next bodice can be yours :)
Heres the reverse of Rani's, an embroidered cotton twill.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/bodices/ranireverse008.jpg)
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on March 27, 2009, 09:55:26 PM


HUZZAH!!  Very Lovely Lorraine!!!
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Post by: LadyShadow on March 27, 2009, 09:57:11 PM
Such wonderful work.  I love the colors.
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Post by: sealion on March 27, 2009, 09:58:07 PM
That bodice is beautiful! I love the beads on the tabs!
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Post by: sealion on March 27, 2009, 10:05:10 PM
Since we have an event to go to tomorrow and the temps are only suppposed to be in the r40's it was time to get busy and make the Countess Livia zimarra I had bought the fabric for a few weeks ago. I still want to add some couched gold cord but it is finished enough to wear now.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2560.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2563.jpg)

Today I made this for my hubby. (I swear it's really dark navy with burgundy binding. Not black and pink like it looks in the pics! LOL)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2570.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2568.jpg)
and since we do have the same chest measurment and sleeve length I can wear it, too!
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Post by: Luciana on March 27, 2009, 10:13:20 PM
You're very welcome Rani, I'm sure you'll look stunning in it next week. Thanks Luciana, I'm hoping we can get started on your dress in the next week or two, that way my next bodice can be yours :)


I'm hoping the same thing.  Should I send you my fabric or should I stop one day and drop it?
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Post by: LadyShadow on March 27, 2009, 10:46:03 PM
They look wonderful Sealion.
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Post by: Rani Zemirah on March 27, 2009, 11:05:31 PM
You're very welcome Rani, I'm sure you'll look stunning in it next week. Thanks Luciana, I'm hoping we can get started on your dress in the next week or two, that way my next bodice can be yours :)
Heres the reverse of Rani's, an embroidered cotton twill.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/bodices/ranireverse008.jpg)

It's soooooo amazing!!!  And I know I'm going to look incredible...  LOL  How could I not?!?  That embroidered twill is so beautiful, and I can tell I'm going to be tempted to wear it every day!  ;D 
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Post by: Lady L on March 28, 2009, 12:36:27 AM
Lovely bodice! I really like the color combination. ;D
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Post by: Rani Zemirah on March 28, 2009, 12:52:00 AM
Sealion, those are both so amazing!  I love the satin and fur, and the burgundy binding is the perfect compliment to the navy!!!  Just lovely work, as always...
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Post by: sealion on March 28, 2009, 05:34:32 AM
Thanks! (I am up early to finish a new tunic for hubby before we head out the door in 2 1/2 hours. LOL)
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Post by: operafantomet on March 28, 2009, 08:33:52 AM
Since we have an event to go to tomorrow and the temps are only suppposed to be in the r40's it was time to get busy and make the Countess Livia zimarra I had bought the fabric for a few weeks ago. I still want to add some couched gold cord but it is finished enough to wear now.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2560.jpg)
Oooooh! That's beautiful, and SO close to the portrait! Brava!
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Post by: LadyShadow on March 28, 2009, 09:39:12 AM
Thanks! (I am up early to finish a new tunic for hubby before we head out the door in 2 1/2 hours. LOL)

I have done those before :)  Have fun.
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Post by: Lorraine on March 28, 2009, 02:12:27 PM
Thanks for all the compliments! Your coat is lovely sealion, it looks so comfy and snuggly too :)
You should probably come by Luci, that way I can get all of your measurements while you're here. PM me and we'll figure out a day.
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Post by: sealion on March 29, 2009, 06:51:18 AM
Thanks for the kind comments! The coat was warm and snuggly. :)
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Post by: Lady Gwyndolyn on March 30, 2009, 01:37:00 PM
Well I know who everyone is going to be snuggling up to!!!  That is so beautiful Sealion.. You are definatly going to be warm in that...

I love the bodice, it looks amazing.

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Post by: Dinobabe on March 30, 2009, 08:56:39 PM
So FINALLY I have some pictures to share! ;D

This is hubby's doublet.  It's reversible.  This was my first one and I did some things wrong (after it was finished, of course ::) ) but other than that it turned out fairly nice and I really like the color combinations.  I learned a lot for the next one.
http://picasaweb.google.com/TheMcCallisters/MiscellaneousPhotos#5319162854477383778
http://picasaweb.google.com/TheMcCallisters/MiscellaneousPhotos#5319162860915500338


This is a coat I made for me.  It's also reversible.  I took a man's long doublet and sized it down.  Kind of a pirate style but trying to stay away from looking too colonial.  It has matching reversible sleeves.  Instead of tying the sleeves in I sewed on toggle and bar so it would look like jewelry.
http://picasaweb.google.com/TheMcCallisters/MiscellaneousPhotos#5319162860059734866
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Post by: LadyShadow on March 30, 2009, 11:18:20 PM
They both look great.  I really like the doublet you made for yourself.  I have a similar pattern like it and thanks to you have a new idea to do with it.
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Post by: sealion on March 31, 2009, 05:55:36 AM
Beautiful fabric choices Dinobabe!
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Post by: Manwariel on April 02, 2009, 02:57:46 PM
Here are some of my recent projects.

I made this dagger frog for my younger sister,

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/019-1.jpg)

this circle skirt that I'll probably wear to the faire,

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/009-1.jpg)

this dress for a friend to wear to the faire,

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/041.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/044.jpg)

and this medievalish gown for my younger sister, which she won't be wearing to the faire because it's polyester and has a train:

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/Copyof018-1.jpg)
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Post by: Valencia on April 08, 2009, 01:43:14 PM
I don't think I've ever posted my gowns in this thread. 
This is the first gown I did:
(http://www.projectcyan.com/photos/Shan.JPG)

(http://www.projectcyan.com/frenchgown/finalsideback.jpg)

I had a LOT of advice from this forum, for which I am very indebted!  I'm not thrilled with the french hood, which I made of buckram, so I just bought plastic canvas for a second go at it.

Once I wore the gown to faire a few times, I realized it was REALLY heavy and hot for Southern California, so I made the next gown.
(http://www.projectcyan.com/photos/GoldGown.jpg)

It has a few adjustments to be made; namely, the shoulder straps aren't quite right, they gape a bit, but I'm going to try to fix them because I like how the gown lays.  And because I hand sewed all the eyelets and there is no way I'm NOT going to wear this gown again. :)
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Post by: DragonWing on April 08, 2009, 02:04:42 PM
 ;)  Very very nice work ladies.
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Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 08, 2009, 02:15:34 PM
Lovely start Jacqueline on both gowns, now all I see is you need some beadwork and trim to make them Pop and turn the heads!! 

What is it you don't like about your french hood?  Looks fine to me, though obviously there aren't any really close ups.

Can I ask why you added a train to both gowns?  It does look quite stunning with the train, just can't imagine how easy it is to get around with that, or dance for that matter. 
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Post by: Valencia on April 08, 2009, 02:37:20 PM
Thank you, Lady Elizabeth.  I trained the first gown because it's based on a portrait, and the gown in the portrait was trained.  I've not had any trouble with it, so far.  The second gown I trained because I liked the first one so much.  The third gown will likely not have a train. 

I find the french hood to be very fragile, and I'd like something sturdier. And, I'd like to cover the new one in velvet for a richer look.  And I'd like the top part to lay a bit closer to the head, it drives me nuts to see french hoods where the hood part sticks straight up like a visor worn on top of the hood. 

I did go back and start adding trim and pears to the brown gown. My problem is that one, I don't like a bunch of stuff on gowns, I love the simple look, and I don't want to be overdone with stuff.  My second problem is that I still have not figured which trims are period correct or not - I'd love to add wide cream colored trim with pearls to the gold gown, but I can't find a good one that would look reasonable authentic.  Any help on that front would be greatly appreciated.
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Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 08, 2009, 02:46:23 PM
You ought to put up the portrait, that's really great!

Have you thought of putting in a wire frame on the next french hood.  I think that's what quite a few have done.

What sort of places have you looked for trim at cause I"ve never really had much trouble finding period correct-ish trims... of course that's up to debate on how truly accurate that trim is.... 

Simple look, huh?  Guess that's about opposite of me.
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Post by: LadyShadow on April 08, 2009, 02:50:56 PM
Wonderful dresses.  I completely agree and understand about the trim and beading.  I worry about the same thing when I sew dresses.
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Post by: Valencia on April 08, 2009, 03:23:26 PM
This is the gown I did the recreation of. I am in the process of adding the bit of trim that she has around the neckline, but you can see that her gown doesn't have all the trim and bells and whistles on it. I didn't want to over do it for a ren faire-ism when I wanted it to be a portrait recreation.
(http://www.projectcyan.com/frenchgown/princesselizabeth.jpg)

Lady Elizabeth, do you just use any trim, minus the obvious like paisleys?  And what about the trims with metallic threads? 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 09, 2009, 09:48:28 AM
On my stuff I'm trying to be very period correct with, I do not use the metallic trim.  Usually on my Elizabethan gowns I use trim that's for upholstery, so it's all woven fabric basically.  Here are quite a few examples of my own dresses and trims I use.  I hope you can see the detail of the trims well enough here.  I'm not a nazi on perfect historical accuracy, so I'll leave it up to those who do know better than I to comment on my true historical accuracy.

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8ce35b3127ccec5096283422600000050O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dd22b3127ccec6d3e4bd27d200000070O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
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Post by: NicoleBridget on April 09, 2009, 09:56:05 AM
Jacqueline, I knew what portrait you were thinking of before you even posted the pic, so that must mean you did a great job recreating it!  And I'm right there with you on the simplicity factor.  I LOVE it.  I think that's why I love the Tudor period of fashion more than the Elizabethan.  They let the fabric speak for itself where as the Elizabethan gown fabrics can disappear under all the odornment and other eye-catching things going on elsewhere in the ensemble.  And you're right...Ren faire-ism CAN lure people toward the overdecorated Christmas tree look, which is usually a no-no for classic Tudor style if you're going for accuracy. **Side note**I always wondered if style evolving from the elegant simplicity of the Tudor age into the very ornate of the late Elizabethan had to do with Elizabeth herself aging?  She was the style figurehead.  And I mean...when you're young and lovely you don't need a lot of flash and distraction in your outfit, your beauty is showcased and complemented by your gown.  But as you age (and we know Elizabeth was vain) you may want to draw the eye away from your looks and have it focus on your dress instead.  Smoke and mirrors.  Kind of like how young girls don't need much make-up but some women as they age choose to wear a whole lot more.  Just something I always speculated...

But back on topic, I lADORE both of your dresses!  And I envy your trains.  I want to wear one SO badly but I'm afraid it will be ruined by dragging it through all the faire dirt.  Was it hard?  We need to figure a way to make trains faire friendly!  Detachable, or lined with nylon or soemthing...  Lady Elizabeth has a point about the French hood...definately use wire.  It will bend to the shape you want and stay there.  It's a pain but DEFINATELY worth it.  I think a simple antique gold braid trim would look nice at your neckline.  Bravo on your dresses, especially that re-creation!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 09, 2009, 12:15:01 PM
But see, there are some people that just simply LOVE the bling and decoration.  To me simple, is just that, simple... I love to show my talents and make it look the best I can by adding what I think makes it stand out, LOTS of beadwork and trim!  I guess that's why me and the Elizabethan garb are a match made in heaven.  I'm young and most people say attractive to some degree, but I still want MORE beadwork and trim at all times!!  I'm always looking at my older garb trying to find where I can add more beadwork or trim..... so obsessed, hehe!
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Post by: Valencia on April 09, 2009, 01:05:05 PM
I love the conversation on trim, its so interesting how different people feels so differently about it.  I will look in the upholstery section at that trim, I wouldn't mind adding a bit of interest to the gold gown. 

I have added trim to the neckline of the tudor gown since the pictures below - here is a pic:
(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v645/55/36/636114061/n636114061_2418261_7692829.jpg)

I don't think I'll do much more than that, I really love the simplicity of the gown, and since it's a portrait recreation, I don't want to change the appearance just to make the lots-of-trim-people at faire happy.

Regarding the trains, I've wore both gowns to several faires, and other than picking out thistles and washing the dirt out, I've not had any problems from walking around in it.  I did read that someone lined the train with a plastic material to protect the fabric; the material could be replaced every so often.  I didn't bother with that, because I've always figured if the train didn't last, I would just cut it off and shorten the hem. I did do a wide 4" hem on both gowns, though, to protect the train fabric a bit.   I did have the train stepped on last year, after we'd all spent the day drinking and making merry.  I had figured it was bound to happen at some point or another, so we had a good laugh over it, I borrowed some pins from a pirate to repair it until I got home, and then I sewed it back up. All is well that ends well! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 09, 2009, 04:17:11 PM
Elizabeth, I was wondering where you found your trim at.  I had always found it hard to find something I thought would match and not look extremely out of place.  I think I am going to have to go take a look down different aisles now.

Jacqueline, that is absolutely beautiful trim.  I was just looking at some last week wondering if I got some what could I do with it.  But you have made a wonderful decision.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Pipere on April 09, 2009, 09:55:02 PM
This is the best full body picture of my new Ottoman ensemble I've gotten since I finished it back in February (yes, I am riding a tiny playground sheep and having a corking good time):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/Mhaolstrom/wheeee.jpg)

I want to thank you guys for advising me to make sleeves rather than epaulettes- plus the large open bat-sleeves let me show off the topaz-colored silk I lined them in. It's quite cozy to wear, easy to get on, and the accessorizing and makeup is quite fun. Plus I'm mobile (in comparison to my friends in corsets and hoops).

Note: Yeah, it's not H/A Ottoman, because women don't wear turbans and the thick cincher belt, but it's a style.
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 10, 2009, 03:27:00 AM
And fun!  Looks lovely.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on April 10, 2009, 07:35:06 AM
 :D  That is fabulous.  Good job.
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Post by: sealion on April 10, 2009, 07:58:04 AM
Love it!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 10, 2009, 10:50:34 AM
Love the colors.
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Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 10, 2009, 11:37:42 AM
Pipere, EXCELLENT job!!  Just love the outfit!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 10, 2009, 11:40:28 AM
LadyShadow, I get my trim at a few different stores: Joanne's, Hancock's, Best Fabric, and High Fahion.  All the normal fabric stores have these types of trims separate from their trim section over in their upholstery section.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 10, 2009, 12:08:19 PM
Wish I would have known that yesterday before I went to JoAnns.  Oh well.  Next trip.  Thanks Elizabeth for the heads up.  I shouldnt have a problem now thanks to your tip.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: NicoleBridget on April 10, 2009, 03:59:42 PM
Jacqueline...your trim is absolutely perfect for your dress.  Good call!  Pipere...I'm speechless.  That's an amazing outfit.  I admire you tackling such a project because I imagine there isn't as much info out there on making an Ottoman ensemble as there is for making a Tudor/Elizabeth/Venetian dress.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on April 10, 2009, 04:29:43 PM
Beautiful dresses, Jacqueline, and Pipere, your outfit is really neat! Great job.

I recently made this dress. I used a pattern that had princess seams but put the pattern pieces together and cut it out differently to avoid them. It's the first time I've done that, so hindsight I'd have changed other things, but it turned out okay.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/023.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/116.jpg)

I'm mildly addicted to editing pictures, especially the lighting  *whistles innocently*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on April 10, 2009, 04:44:37 PM
It turned out quite well!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 10, 2009, 09:52:36 PM
That was wonderful work.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on April 11, 2009, 08:41:53 AM
I absolutely LOVE everyone's outfits!! I'm so jealous of the skills in this forum!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on April 11, 2009, 10:53:58 AM
I finally finished that pirate outfit I've been working on. Now comes the scary part I have no control over, hoping someone likes it enough to buy it. I posted the ads yesterday. Wish me luck.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/pirate/pirate005.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/pirate/pirate007.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on April 11, 2009, 11:06:07 AM
It's gorgeous, dear!!!  Wish it would fit me! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 11, 2009, 11:08:51 AM
thats beautiful.  Best of luck on selling it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mistress Kathleen on April 11, 2009, 01:18:39 PM
Where did you list your pirate outfit.  IT is beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on April 11, 2009, 02:38:59 PM
Thank you! I listed it on the buy, sell, and trade section of this forum, along with the w-bay section of the international wenches guild forum. I'm trying to stay away from ebay, I've had too many people there tell me that anything above $40 for a complete outfit is a ripoff.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 11, 2009, 04:04:46 PM
And are those people looking for cheap halloween costumes?  Or are they looking for a fine work of art.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on April 11, 2009, 11:08:16 PM
I think of it as the walmart mentality, a lot of people see no reason to spend more for custom clothing than they would for an entire outfit from walmart. Of course they aren't factoring in the hours spent making it, or the expensive materials, but in their mind there is no reason they should have to pay more <shrug>.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on April 11, 2009, 11:25:26 PM
It's lovely, Lorraine. I hope you sell it for what you want for it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 12, 2009, 08:17:04 AM
Extremely good point there.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 12, 2009, 08:02:54 PM
Finished Suit for Don Juan
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/New%20Garb%202009/IMG_0350_edited.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/New%20Garb%202009/JonApril112009.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 13, 2009, 05:52:28 AM
Coo!  posh, or what!   ;D

Did you stabilize the edges of the slashes?  And if so, how?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on April 13, 2009, 06:42:25 AM
Nice work Dona Catalina! I love the blue!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 13, 2009, 07:25:35 AM
Coo!  posh, or what!   ;D

Did you stabilize the edges of the slashes?  And if so, how?

yes, I machine stitched prior to slashing... like loooong buttonholes.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 13, 2009, 08:33:59 AM
Sneaky!  I like!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on April 13, 2009, 09:49:14 AM
 ;D Okay you people are going to make me up my game on here.  Wonderful, wonderful outfits. 


*wonders off muttering to myself about the talent of these people*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 13, 2009, 10:40:31 AM
Wow, DonaCatalina, it looks so wonderful!!  Love the colors, love the slashes, love the bead work.... never seen your hubby look so handsom!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on April 13, 2009, 02:08:59 PM
Painted this Nerf Maverick gun a la Steampunk over the weekend - it was kind of fun to stretch my paint "muscles".  The light works, but it doesn't shoot anymore, which may have something to do with the spring I threw away after about an hour and a half of trying to figure out where it went!

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z290/wattsupdoc/100_0515.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on April 13, 2009, 02:54:21 PM
All Hail Lady Kathleen. . .This is my new corset she made me. And yes, its reversable.

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh312/BYRDLUVR/NewCorset002.jpg)

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh312/BYRDLUVR/NewCorset003.jpg)

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh312/BYRDLUVR/NewCorset005.jpg)

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh312/BYRDLUVR/NewCorset006.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on April 13, 2009, 03:02:25 PM
That's too pretty for underwear - beautiful, gorgeous, breath-taking!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on April 13, 2009, 04:27:29 PM
All Hail Lady Kathleen. . .This is my new corset she made me. And yes, its reversable.

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh312/BYRDLUVR/NewCorset002.jpg)

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh312/BYRDLUVR/NewCorset003.jpg)

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh312/BYRDLUVR/NewCorset005.jpg)

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh312/BYRDLUVR/NewCorset006.jpg)

WOW beautiful.

I just got mine as well but did not take photos of yet... yet. I did try it on then put on the mock-up bodice she (Lady Kathleen) sent me then took a few photo's of that to send her for measurement purposes.

What wonderous work she does.

And just think one day when Kathy is famous making costumes for Ridley Scott we can say We have the work she did before she was in the movies. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on April 13, 2009, 05:33:44 PM
Yes,what would we do without her.I'm excited to see your next dress Lady de Laney.Post as soon as you can.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on April 13, 2009, 09:31:18 PM
Will Do. She is shipping it no latter than May 12th along with Toki's new outfit.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on April 14, 2009, 09:16:13 PM
OK my corset that Lady Kathleen did. HUM kind of makes a natural bum roll :(

(http://www.delaneyalysa.com/Clothing/P1040004.JPG)

(http://www.delaneyalysa.com/Clothing/P1040005)

Back lacing detail
(http://www.delaneyalysa.com/Clothing/P1040011)

Front detail
(http://www.delaneyalysa.com/Clothing/P1040006.JPG)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 14, 2009, 09:18:14 PM
Very wonderfully done.  I love it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 15, 2009, 08:37:54 AM
Your corset turned out beautifully!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on April 15, 2009, 03:05:31 PM
very nice. . .Lady Kathleen seems to be "Your Tudor Tailor"! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on April 16, 2009, 10:11:24 AM
OK my corset that Lady Kathleen did. HUM kind of makes a natural bum roll :(

(http://www.delaneyalysa.com/Clothing/P1040004.JPG)





So does mine, Lady De Laney!!!! ;) ;) Which is why I still need to wear a bum roll!!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Friar Rohn the Chronicler on April 19, 2009, 02:04:36 AM
Here is some photos of my Nephew's Doublet & Paned Slops designed by Lady Kathleen of Olmsted....

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9218/doublet001.jpg) (http://img16.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doublet001.jpg)

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4139/doublet002.jpg) (http://img16.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doublet002.jpg)

Here is a closeup of the Chains of Office that arrived from England...

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5977/doublet003.jpg) (http://img16.imageshack.us/my.php?image=doublet003.jpg)

Friar Rohn
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 19, 2009, 08:07:59 AM
Brilliant, as usual.  When do we see him in his latest kit?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on April 19, 2009, 12:57:03 PM


WOW!!!  :o  :o  :o  The Chain of Office looks stunning with the Doublet, Friar Rohn!!!

How did the Hooks I sewed in work?? I know that you requested them at the shoulder seam.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Friar Rohn the Chronicler on April 20, 2009, 02:27:42 AM
The Chains of Office look great with the suit. Sometimes I can find a gold nugget mixed in with all the coal on eBay. I didn't want a lot of pearls, cabochons, and cheasy plastic. They cleaned up pretty good but we may have them sent in to a local gold plating company. Some parts were already plated because English gold has a reddish tint (I collect gold signet rings and it seems most English gold has that tint).

The hooks were placed perfectly on the shoulders. Your PDF directions for measurements were a life saver.

I just got back a few hours ago, today was last dressed rehearsal for the playtrons at the Castle of Muskogee and I ended shooting 700-800 new photos........wears me out. When some of the ladies found out I was forced to go mundane, they offered to make some Garb for me quickly before the season opens.

Friar Rohn
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: FortuneRose on April 20, 2009, 01:03:27 PM
Jumping in as a quick blip....  Everyones garb is stunning!  Friar, The chains of office really do look splendid!  Now we'll just need to see the complete ensamble on you!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 20, 2009, 02:29:34 PM
The Chains of Office look great with the suit. Sometimes I can find a gold nugget mixed in with all the coal on eBay. I didn't want a lot of pearls, cabochons, and cheasy plastic. They cleaned up pretty good but we may have them sent in to a local gold plating company. Some parts were already plated because English gold has a reddish tint (I collect gold signet rings and it seems most English gold has that tint).

The hooks were placed perfectly on the shoulders. Your PDF directions for measurements were a life saver.

I just got back a few hours ago, today was last dressed rehearsal for the playtrons at the Castle of Muskogee and I ended shooting 700-800 new photos........wears me out. When some of the ladies found out I was forced to go mundane, they offered to make some Garb for me quickly before the season opens.

Friar Rohn

It'll be Welsh gold, not English.  If manufactured/plated in England, it'll have the mark of the place that did it, but if the gold is red and from the UK, the mine is in Wales.  The mine is no longer working.  The last remaining workable gold mine in the UK is in Scotland.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on April 20, 2009, 03:54:06 PM
Very nice work all!  I do enjoy seeing what has and is being done by the group.  Here is my contribution to the cause.  This is a shift to the left (fantasy).  A dragon hunter who is becoming her prey.  I am looking forward to getting a good photo of her in the garb with the prosthetic scales on her neck and forehead and the make up to support it. 

There are enough photos that I thought it prudent to use the link - I was uploading as updates for the client.

http://picasaweb.google.com/MythrinFarm/DragonHunterGarb# (http://picasaweb.google.com/MythrinFarm/DragonHunterGarb#)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on April 20, 2009, 05:37:53 PM
Beautiful work Mythrin.Please do post pics of full garb.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on April 20, 2009, 06:18:54 PM


Oustanding Mythrin!!! 

It's exciting to see what you have been up to lately as well.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Friar Rohn the Chronicler on April 21, 2009, 02:14:38 AM
Jumping in as a quick blip....  Everyones garb is stunning!  Friar, The chains of office really do look splendid!  Now we'll just need to see the complete ensamble on you!

The suit was made for my youngest nephew who is 11. My taste's are a little more simple, plus I'm shaped along the lines of Henry VIII.....don't think it'll fit my slight Love Handles. I had purchased a friare's suit from Armstreet, turned out to be another eBay horror story.....so I'll be mundane again this season. Although, I was visiting the Castle this weekend shooting photos of the final preparation weekend for the staff and volunteers and mentioned it to a couple of the ladies and before I knew it they were sizing me for a suit. It felt strange, mainly because I'm the one who volunteers, they said then after I'm done that they could put it in the costume shop (Lady Kathleen may be encouraged to lower her standards and find some time in her off season to clothe a simple poor old friar).

Back to the Chains......it was a lucky find. Most listings on eBay are cheap plastic stuff best hawked on corners to passing semi drunks during Mardi Gras. These were listed as possibly Masonic......nope. We have a long line of Masons in our family and it's not that, none of the usual symbols. I liked them because they were elegant, but not ostentatious (as one of my friends would say "Parade Gay"....and trust me....I'm about to post some new photos of a doublet and slops that are the exact opposite of Lady Kathleen's design). The whole suit it tastefully done and he had a ton of middle and high school kids approaching him, all with good comments (OK.....we're in Oklahoma......he could be wearing hot pink go-go boots, all the kids go for the crossbow first and that's what they will remember the most......it's a Okie Guy Thing). 

Friar Rohn
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 21, 2009, 03:13:45 AM
Very nice work all!  I do enjoy seeing what has and is being done by the group.  Here is my contribution to the cause.  This is a shift to the left (fantasy).  A dragon hunter who is becoming her prey.  I am looking forward to getting a good photo of her in the garb with the prosthetic scales on her neck and forehead and the make up to support it. 

There are enough photos that I thought it prudent to use the link - I was uploading as updates for the client.

http://picasaweb.google.com/MythrinFarm/DragonHunterGarb# (http://picasaweb.google.com/MythrinFarm/DragonHunterGarb#)

That is really nicely done.  I love the 'rips' and other details.  Can't wait to see pix of her in the full kit.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on April 21, 2009, 07:01:02 AM
 ;) Very nice Mythrin, but tell her to stay away from my Dragons  ;D LOL!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: WaywardWench on April 21, 2009, 08:57:53 AM
Very nice work all!  I do enjoy seeing what has and is being done by the group.  Here is my contribution to the cause.  This is a shift to the left (fantasy).  A dragon hunter who is becoming her prey.  I am looking forward to getting a good photo of her in the garb with the prosthetic scales on her neck and forehead and the make up to support it. 

There are enough photos that I thought it prudent to use the link - I was uploading as updates for the client.

http://picasaweb.google.com/MythrinFarm/DragonHunterGarb# (http://picasaweb.google.com/MythrinFarm/DragonHunterGarb#)

 Creative ideas and execution, Mythrin.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on April 21, 2009, 02:15:50 PM
Thanks, I will be trying to get a shot of her in a few weeks at dress rehearsal.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Amyj on April 24, 2009, 06:50:14 AM
Ok, I finished my "Summer Tudor" dress that I can wear in the warmer months (provided mandatory overtime at work allows me to even GO to faire this year  :-\ )  I Also made a parasol holder after reading all about them on the boards...  Hope you like it!  ('scuse the mess behind/around the dress...the sewing room was in upheaval from a garage sale!)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w288/Amyjrenphotos/Garb/0410091728.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w288/Amyjrenphotos/Garb/0410091730.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on April 24, 2009, 09:05:29 AM
Those contrasting colors look nice. Good job :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 24, 2009, 10:58:11 AM
I love your parasol holder, it's excellent!!  It's wonderful your beadwork too.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on April 24, 2009, 11:11:00 AM
Nice work Amyj. 
Question for you. Did you hand stitch or machine stitch the trim? I have similar trim I need to attach to a robe this weekend and not sure which way to go on it. Thanks for any input.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on April 24, 2009, 07:44:52 PM
Oh I want one of those parasol holders.....very nice work!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Amyj on April 24, 2009, 10:21:07 PM
Nice work Amyj. 
Question for you. Did you hand stitch or machine stitch the trim? I have similar trim I need to attach to a robe this weekend and not sure which way to go on it. Thanks for any input.

I actually machine sewed (slowly) the trim, but I hand sewed the beads on the underskirt.  The parasol holder is a piece of craft store leather that I put  leather  jewels on (the stuff I guess you can use on leather jackets?) and cut in the shape of a bracer! :)  I'm kinda pleased with that!
Thanks for the "Yays"!  I'm pretty happy with it...now, let's hope it fits well in the heat and humidity of St. Louis summers!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on April 24, 2009, 10:27:19 PM


One of our forum regulars uses a leather bracer for a Parasol holder. My bracers are too heavy to hang from my belts. I plan to sew a ring and hang it in the back off the waistband of 2 of my skirts.

Lovely gown Amyj!!  If you used all natural fibers, you will be fine in the humidity of St. Louis.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on April 24, 2009, 10:59:29 PM
oki made one for me last year... very simple it was to make. I hope the parasol I plan on purchasing this year will fir mine... it should as it is ajustable
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on April 25, 2009, 05:48:00 PM
Thank you Amyj. I think I will start out that way and see what happen.  ::)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on April 25, 2009, 07:50:22 PM
AmyJ

Look forward to seeing you in your lovely new gown this season.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on April 27, 2009, 12:42:21 PM
I wore this outfit to GARF on April 19:

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp225/KGARenFaire/GARF%20April%2019%202009/Garf006.jpg)

I made the hat, shirt, bodice, gorget, skirt, 1 1/2 of two pouches (you can only see one in this picture, though), and the bracers (which used to be leather glasses cases).

Here's my younger sister in the skirt and bodice I made her, borrowing one of the shirts I made:

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp225/KGARenFaire/GARF%20April%2019%202009/Garf005.jpg)

(That was the first bodice I made so it didn't turn out especially well.)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on April 27, 2009, 02:29:29 PM
Nice work though.  It takes practice to get things to come out real good.  ;)

I still have to read directions on occasions, and I have been sewing off and on for 30 yrs.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on April 27, 2009, 06:16:31 PM
Dragon Wing, You look nice, there is a lot of detail in your garb, good job.  Using eyeglass cases for bracers is very clever! 

This was a fun project - more painting than sewing.  Getting back to my roots I guess. I designed the garb for him but am only making the tunic. This is for a fawn who is a grown man with a full blond/red beard and hair to his shoulders. He is padding out his legs with foam under cotton tights and creating the "hock" shape on the top portion of his calf also with foam.  He will then wear breaches and it should look like his natural muscularcur.  The lower leg will be furry and achieved with gators or half caps for your equestrians, that have been adapted to make it look like he has a very short foot and there by make his feet look more like hooves.  I am anxious to see the end result next weekend at dress rehearsal. http://picasaweb.google.com/MythrinFarm/FawnTunic#
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on April 28, 2009, 09:42:49 AM
Mythrin thank you for the complament.

I like your work. Nice job. I wish I could paint as well.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on April 28, 2009, 11:44:16 AM
Nice job Manwariel!
That tunic is very cool Mythrin. I can't wait for pics of the finished costume!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on April 28, 2009, 04:48:09 PM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Luciana on April 28, 2009, 07:47:24 PM
I finished this for my daughter over the weekend. It doesn't reach the quality or complexity of other work I saw here but she's happy and that is fine with me. I made two skirts, the chemise and the waist cincher.


(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k73/luciana_013/April%202009/_MG_0017-1.jpg)


(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k73/luciana_013/April%202009/_MG_0021.jpg)



Sorry for the quality of the pictures. I'll try and take some better ones next weekend.

 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on April 28, 2009, 08:20:49 PM
It looks like a very pretty outfit from what I can see. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 29, 2009, 04:59:59 AM
Some really imaginative and pretty things going on here.  And for those currently less skilled or newer to the garb game, remember: it isn't a competition!  We appreciate every stitch, and are happy help when we are asked. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tcindie on April 29, 2009, 06:25:54 AM
I made everything both of us are wearing in this photo, except the mugs and belts (and in her case the footwear).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/3485986148_c166d563b4.jpg?v=0)

The boots I'm wearing I made custom from some tooling leather for the soles and suede for the rest, they lasted a few weekends before I broke one of the wooden toggles that held the laces tight, and since that happened on a Saturday morning and I needed something to wear the rest of the weekend I bought a nice pair of boots from Excalibur Leather and have worn those since.

These next two show the mug and hat I upgraded to during the run last year, purchased, not self-made..
(I did make the leather mug frog you can see better here though.. :) )

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3612/3485171391_f743b5b5fd.jpg?v=0) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3591/3485986140_4fd6062b70.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on April 29, 2009, 06:37:52 AM
Great outfits all!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 29, 2009, 06:38:27 AM
Very  nice work.  I am about to try my hand at a similar hat and doublet.  I hope mine turn out well just as yours did.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tcindie on April 29, 2009, 06:41:37 AM
This is what I've finished thus far for what I'm working on for this year:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/3486010340_8b5061e6d7.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3376/3486010292_390b1e1eb3.jpg)

Also have to whip up another basic shirt/pants set for a friend and at least one more shirt for myself.. gotta have options. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 29, 2009, 07:34:52 AM
Very nice work!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tcindie on April 29, 2009, 07:39:40 AM
Thanks Dona. :)

Of course, mens garb is so much less interesting than womens.. I might have to consider going in drag just to give me a chance to make something cool. ;D   Or find myself a nice girl... (either case doesn't seem very likely though :()
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 29, 2009, 08:33:32 AM
I think the first option would be most funny.  But best of luck with the second.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 29, 2009, 08:35:57 AM
Thanks Dona. :)

Of course, mens garb is so much less interesting than womens.. I might have to consider going in drag just to give me a chance to make something cool. ;D   Or find myself a nice girl... (either case doesn't seem very likely though :()

 ;D You obviously haven't seen much of my husband's garb. Some of it is more elaborate than mine.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on April 29, 2009, 09:29:32 AM
It is wonderful to see all of the great outfits!  Great job on all that hard work.  Tcindie, Luciana, Dragonwing and others.... Keep it up!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on April 29, 2009, 10:24:12 AM
This is what I've finished thus far for what I'm working on for this year:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/3486010340_8b5061e6d7.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3376/3486010292_390b1e1eb3.jpg)

Also have to whip up another basic shirt/pants set for a friend and at least one more shirt for myself.. gotta have options. :)

Well done! It is a shame that simpler garb doesn't get as much attention as the blinged out stuff.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on April 29, 2009, 10:45:23 AM
Nice job tcindie.  I really like the shirt.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tcindie on April 29, 2009, 11:10:19 AM
Well done! It is a shame that simpler garb doesn't get as much attention as the blinged out stuff.

You know, you're right.. and maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way.. Like good special effects in a movie, perhaps the work put into a basic piece should be 'invisible' in that people just see it and go, yep, that looks good, but don't obsess over all the little details and such.

Don't mind me, I'm way beyond tired and probably not making much sense at the moment. ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on April 29, 2009, 04:47:08 PM
My latest creation:

The camera didn't capture the color quite right.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/PurpleDress010.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/PurpleDress011.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/PurpleDress016.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/PurpleDress017.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/PurpleDress041.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/PurpleDress042.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/PurpleDress040.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/PurpleDress039.jpg)

I altered and merged a couple of patterns and the fit didn't end up being quite right, but it turned out okay.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 29, 2009, 04:58:21 PM
First try at your own pattern never is perfect, but I think it looks wonderful.  Looks quite comfy too.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on April 29, 2009, 05:20:00 PM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 29, 2009, 06:10:40 PM
looks good.  and you have to always thank cameras for never getting the color right.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on April 30, 2009, 08:55:40 AM
Very nice. And it does look comfy.  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on April 30, 2009, 10:59:34 AM

You know, you're right.. and maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way.. Like good special effects in a movie, perhaps the work put into a basic piece should be 'invisible' in that people just see it and go, yep, that looks good, but don't obsess over all the little details and such.

Don't mind me, I'm way beyond tired and probably not making much sense at the moment. ;)

Actually - you are making a great deal of sense.  It's easy to see how the blinged out pieces get all the ohhhhh's and ahhhh's.  Spangles, trims and fur really do draw a ton of visual attention.  Things like cut and fit don't really stand out to those who don't know what they are looking at.

A 'simple' outfit may be more difficult to do well because all you have to stand on is how well you accomplish your craft rather than being able to slop sew an upper class outfit and then cover all the errors with bling and trim.

Know what I mean?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on April 30, 2009, 12:14:44 PM
As a vegetarian, I have been grossed out by, and yet have still desired to own, a Zibellini. But I just haven't been able to wrap my mind around the thought of carrying a dead animal around all day...

So, Lords and Ladies, may I present you with: The Cruelty-Free Zibellini!  Made from strips of faux fur, with aglets on the feet and pearls for eyes.

Sure, it's a little cheezy, but it's cute! and it looks pretty close to the real thing. and hey, my conscience is clear =)

Huzzah; Fashion, without the victim:

(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dsc_0015.jpg)

(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dsc_0018.jpg)

(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dsc_0023.jpg)

(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dsc_0019.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sitara on April 30, 2009, 01:18:17 PM
That is adorable!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 30, 2009, 01:45:17 PM
I can't believe that is fake fur, you did a wondrful job on it indeed!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on April 30, 2009, 02:02:45 PM
Very good resemblance of one.  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigrlily64 on April 30, 2009, 04:14:05 PM
As a fellow vegetarian, that's an awesome idea.  I love the look of fur and leather but the though of it being an animal...So I'm constantly at odds with myself.  Now I have a replacement idea.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on April 30, 2009, 11:29:20 PM
Very cool tixi!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 01, 2009, 01:34:34 AM
Using faux fur to make a Zibellini is a very cool idea. Huzzah!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 01, 2009, 07:25:02 AM
As a vegetarian, I have been grossed out by, and yet have still desired to own, a Zibellini. But I just haven't been able to wrap my mind around the thought of carrying a dead animal around all day...

So, Lords and Ladies, may I present you with: The Cruelty-Free Zibellini!  Made from strips of faux fur, with aglets on the feet and pearls for eyes.

Sure, it's a little cheezy, but it's cute! and it looks pretty close to the real thing. and hey, my conscience is clear =)

Huzzah; Fashion, without the victim:

(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dsc_0015.jpg)

(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dsc_0018.jpg)

(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dsc_0023.jpg)

(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dsc_0019.jpg)


I like it! It looks really good. How do you attach it to your shoulder?
My Enrique is 80 years old, so I console my self that I'm preserving an antique.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on May 01, 2009, 08:22:38 AM
I like it! It looks really good. How do you attach it to your shoulder?

thanks =)

I would just need to add a little brooch or hidden pin to his head area for that, or some kind of ribbon - he's floppy enough to hang like that, but maybe not long enough.  I should probably put a couple of pie weights or something into his bum, so he hangs flat against my back.

I plan to make a longer version with a thinner, less otter-like tail.  I ordered a metal vaguely-head-shaped pin (see below), and I'm going to make him a brother... Maybe I've found my million dollar Etsy idea? heh

(http://thmb.inkfrog.com/thumbn/nadiasold/DSCF0037_002.JPG=600)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 01, 2009, 08:34:50 AM
I bet a lot of Faire Nobility would snap these up if they were done in 'natural' colors.
I get the feeling that many people are uncomfortable with the genuine animals.
Have you considered 'eyes' like they use on stuffed animals?
Enrique has glass eyes that sorta mimic real eyes.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 01, 2009, 11:24:46 AM
That pin looks perfect and I'm sure you could sell a ton of these especially done in dark brown!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on May 01, 2009, 01:08:53 PM
I'd take one!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on May 01, 2009, 04:26:38 PM
I have one of these http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=18869 I don't use it as a zibellini, but rather as something to keep the girls in... "loook they do a trick" SQUEEEAK they're very soft and fun to touch (the dog toy that is) they're called skinneeez I got mine from petsmart, for the sole purpose of rencessories, however, I left it at  my boyfriend's house and his boxer used it for the soul purpose of chewing. I need to get another.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on May 01, 2009, 09:28:59 PM
So I finally had some pictures taken!  Here is my new garb.  I'll be wearing this tomorrow and next Saturday at TNRenFest.

http://picasaweb.google.com/TheMcCallisters/GreatKilt?authkey=Gv1sRgCOLz4pjtqP796gE#5331047001353398690
http://picasaweb.google.com/TheMcCallisters/GreatKilt?authkey=Gv1sRgCOLz4pjtqP796gE#5331046998891569714
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 01, 2009, 09:38:12 PM
Very nicely done.  Great job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on May 01, 2009, 11:59:18 PM
Indeed. Neat outfit :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tcindie on May 02, 2009, 05:37:16 AM
Looks great Dinobabe! :)

(and I'm jealous that so many of you are already getting to go to faire.. still have almost 4 months to wait here..)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 02, 2009, 12:33:02 PM
Done!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2801.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2799.jpg)
I sewed this almost entirely by machine.LOL  Of course the cartrige pleating and sewing the skirt to the bodice had to be hand sewn but all the rest including the hem were machine stitched.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 02, 2009, 07:34:13 PM
Nice and simple.  Good job looks good.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on May 02, 2009, 11:28:42 PM
Everybody's garb and accessories are INCREDIBLE!!!!

Manwariel...you inspire me!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on May 03, 2009, 07:58:11 AM
Oh - there it is in it's done-ness!!  Very nice job Sealion!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on May 03, 2009, 10:03:57 AM
Smart!

And well done all of you one some lovely projects.

Victorian corset almost done.  Cable ties waiting...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on May 03, 2009, 05:37:57 PM
I finished my bodice!!

Its my first attempt so its not perfect but its really close!
I traced a bodice that fit me well and I made it so it was a front lacer, I donno if I like how the top of the front ended up but I am fairly happy with the way that it turned out.

( sorry about the bad picture its hard to take that kind of picture by your self!)


(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b387/Adriana_Wolvesbane/P10009491.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on May 03, 2009, 08:04:17 PM
RAWR!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on May 03, 2009, 08:10:17 PM
Gawgeous, Adriana Rose! Ditto that rowrr!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 03, 2009, 09:19:50 PM
way to go.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on May 04, 2009, 02:39:02 AM
That is AMAZING for a first attempt, looks like a 5th or 6th attempt to me!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on May 04, 2009, 05:44:42 AM
Very nice job honey!  You did great.

Shoot, I'm still afraid of making my own wench type bodice...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on May 04, 2009, 06:11:05 AM
Adrianna, when you said you were concerned with how the top looked, did you try lacing it in a different way? My bodice changes dramatically depending on how it is laced..
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on May 04, 2009, 07:06:03 AM
Great job, love the fabric!   ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 04, 2009, 11:27:27 AM
Nice job on the corset! Have you tried lacing from the top down? That might help the top lay better.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on May 04, 2009, 12:57:00 PM
Done!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2801.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2799.jpg)
I sewed this almost entirely by machine.LOL  Of course the cartrige pleating and sewing the skirt to the bodice had to be hand sewn but all the rest including the hem were machine stitched.

How long did that take you - a whole week?  ;)
Bah, I'm just jealous of ur mad sewing skilz.


OMG, it's The Leopard Bodice (tm)! It's real. It lives! (Good work).
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on May 04, 2009, 01:55:56 PM
Absolutely wonderful everyone.

 ::) Photos in about two weeks for the white eleven king outfit.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 04, 2009, 02:01:27 PM

How long did that take you - a whole week?  ;)
Bah, I'm just jealous of ur mad sewing skilz.



Thursday evening to lunchtime Saturday- maybe 8-10 hours? I should keep track of how many hours it takes for the one I am starting today.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on May 04, 2009, 11:21:40 PM
 Thanks guys!

my bias tape really buggerd me on it....I have to try to lace it differnt that was the very first time I tried it on.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on May 06, 2009, 12:24:03 AM
My gown for this year.  It was remade from last years gown, which was remade from my wedding dress.  The only thing that is new is the pearls and the underskirt material.  And the parts for the french farthingale.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/sideviewnew.jpg)

old version
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/My%20costumes/wedwhitegown-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on May 06, 2009, 03:28:25 AM
Lovely!  And how very like Elizabeth I to rework a gown to update it...   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on May 06, 2009, 07:28:45 AM
Very nice indeed.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 06, 2009, 07:32:27 AM
Wow! The new skirt is something else!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sorcha on May 06, 2009, 08:10:52 AM
Amazing!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on May 06, 2009, 08:51:54 AM
Very Beautiful
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on May 06, 2009, 11:14:38 AM
Stunning!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on May 06, 2009, 11:29:42 AM
Very nice!

Here are some better pictures of my purple dress and the hat I made to go with it. I also made the shirt.

Front:

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/Garf2122.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/Garf2135.jpg)

Back (putting the favor on the knight's lance):

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/Garf2202.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 06, 2009, 11:30:55 AM
Love the purple!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on May 06, 2009, 12:13:01 PM
Syrilla, your gown is stunning!!  It really looks like a wheel farthingale and the way it's pinned up on the overskirt is spot on!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on May 06, 2009, 01:05:32 PM
Done!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2801.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_2799.jpg)
I sewed this almost entirely by machine.LOL  Of course the cartrige pleating and sewing the skirt to the bodice had to be hand sewn but all the rest including the hem were machine stitched.

What pattern is this?
Would like to possibly attempt one!  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 06, 2009, 02:30:12 PM


What pattern is this?
Would like to possibly attempt one!  :)

I used the Margo Anderson bodice pattern www.margospatterns.com but shortened it to just above my waist then just pleated panels of fabric for the skirt. The first time I used the pattern it took some fiddling to get the right fit but now that I know my shoulders and waist are 3 sizes apart I don't have a problem! LOL And there is a Margo's patterns yahoo group to answer your questions if you get stuck.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on May 06, 2009, 05:32:23 PM


What pattern is this?
Would like to possibly attempt one!  :)

I used the Margo Anderson bodice pattern www.margospatterns.com but shortened it to just above my waist then just pleated panels of fabric for the skirt. The first time I used the pattern it took some fiddling to get the right fit but now that I know my shoulders and waist are 3 sizes apart I don't have a problem! LOL And there is a Margo's patterns yahoo group to answer your questions if you get stuck.

Thanks, Sealion!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Element of Air on May 06, 2009, 11:08:08 PM
I started Chris's New Noble Garb yesterday and finished it this morning. It took 12 hours total from start to finish.

This is the finished piece with him wearing mundanes underneath. ^_^
He is going to be wearing it this weekend to Scarby.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/3509583236_1079aa444a.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on May 06, 2009, 11:45:57 PM
Sealion, that is Very nice.  I can't wait to see pictures of you in it.  I bet if fits you like a glove.

Element, 12 hr!  Do you want to work for me???  Great job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 07, 2009, 06:15:51 AM
I started Chris's New Noble Garb yesterday and finished it this morning. It took 12 hours total from start to finish.

This is the finished piece with him wearing mundanes underneath. ^_^
He is going to be wearing it this weekend to Scarby.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/3509583236_1079aa444a.jpg)

Nice! I like how you did the neckline!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Element of Air on May 07, 2009, 08:33:35 AM
Thanks so much!

Syrilla, Yeah from starting to open the patterns and cutting everything and getting it all done, took just about form 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for two days. But that is with a few breaks for making some chocolate pudding. ^_^

Sealion, Thank you so much! This is the first project I have done. Well I made a duplicate of a skirt I wear at TRF but in White and I also made a White copy of Chris's Main leather ridding coat. But this is the first that I worked with a pattern and used interfacing and such. I have been able to sew on my mothers Viking Machine since I was 3 years old. That is what I use now, she got a Bernina Embroidery Machine and gave me the big old red Viking.

The fabric also has a grain to it that I made to all go down, so if you pet him it all moves with the way you move your hand. ^_^ I am so excited. I am also thinking about adding some embroidery to it as well.

I am so excited about this!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on May 07, 2009, 11:58:22 AM
Why that's so wonderful!!  I will get to see the final outfit together since we will be there this Saturday!!!  I'm quite excited about it indeed! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 07, 2009, 12:58:53 PM
Great job EOA.  Looks really good.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on May 07, 2009, 01:17:17 PM
I like, and he is so handsome in it too. Can't wait to see the full garb together.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: FortuneRose on May 07, 2009, 02:23:53 PM
so if you pet him it all moves with the way you move your hand. ^_^


haha, that made me giggle a little.  Noooo ladies, NOT like that.

It looks great, though!  You did a wonderful job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: PrincessSara on May 07, 2009, 07:20:50 PM
My gown for this year.  It was remade from last years gown, which was remade from my wedding dress.  The only thing that is new is the pearls and the underskirt material.  And the parts for the french farthingale.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/sideviewnew.jpg)

old version
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/My%20costumes/wedwhitegown-1.jpg)


*jaw drops*

That is gorgeous!  You look like you stepped out of a painting.  Do you have a dress diary for it?  I would LOVE to see how it was made,
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tim T on May 07, 2009, 07:29:19 PM
Good job, Element of Air!

By chance is that the Simplicity Lord of the Rings-like pattern for Boromir?  I actually have that pattern that I got for the Legoas pattern, but I had never payed much attention to that particular pattern.  I have been trying to figure out a pattern like that on my own.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Element of Air on May 08, 2009, 08:42:58 AM
Good job, Element of Air!

By chance is that the Simplicity Lord of the Rings-like pattern for Boromir?  I actually have that pattern that I got for the Legoas pattern, but I had never payed much attention to that particular pattern.  I have been trying to figure out a pattern like that on my own.



Yeah it is pattern Simplicity pattern 4942. And Chris picked it out about two years ago for his noble garb and I have never been able to find the right fabric till now AND it was all half off when I got everything. His new garb cost no more than 50 dollars.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 08, 2009, 11:14:10 AM


Well done Element of Air. That is a  very versatile pattern.

My apprentice used that same pattern for her new Princess Leia Rebel gown, with a few tweaks of the pattern. Turned out really nice.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 08, 2009, 11:27:18 AM
Good job, Element of Air!

By chance is that the Simplicity Lord of the Rings-like pattern for Boromir?  I actually have that pattern that I got for the Legoas pattern, but I had never payed much attention to that particular pattern.  I have been trying to figure out a pattern like that on my own.



Tim!!  Here is the Legolas I did in 2004-2005 by scratch. I drafted a pattern for the over tunic and  Undertunic by using the Fantasy Fashions Doublet pattern as a guide.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/s/thumb1/7/13/89/144071389imwuFi_th.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/1144071389025619629imwuFi)
The inspiration..

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/s/thumb1/2/13/23/148021323jCDdNk_th.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/1148021323025619629jCDdNk)
Overtunic and Undertunic. I drew out the Elvin design then embroidered them.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/s/thumb2/7/27/4/144072704CLSDhR_th.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/1144072704025619629CLSDhR) and (http://thumb9.webshots.net/s/thumb4/7/28/60/144072860VUlpbW_th.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/1144072860025619629VUlpbW)

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/s/thumb1/1/14/50/165311450xGgsHa_th.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/1165311450025619629xGgsHa)
The Lothlorian Quiver I had Suzanne Daley make me. The arrows i fashioned myself.

The rest of the ensemble was done with leather, woodburing, then filling in.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/46/47/3/16/86/385931686iONcgz_th.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/1385931686025619629iONcgz)
My apprentice, Elizabeth, wearing Legolas before competition in 2005 at CONVergence.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 08, 2009, 01:11:57 PM
I especially like how you got the pieces in the back to hang well together. Very nice handling of materials.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on May 08, 2009, 01:36:12 PM
 ;D Lady Kathleen, I am moving to your area to become an apprentice of yours.  Don't talk me out it. LOL 

That is really nice and I love the embroidery on the over tunic.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 08, 2009, 02:19:55 PM
Can I move up there and become an apprentice as well?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 08, 2009, 02:28:32 PM


Minnesota is a lovely place. But damn cold in the winter!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Catherine on May 08, 2009, 03:49:53 PM
hi all!

I have been sooooooo behind on this thread!

Sealion, that is so pretty, simple and clean lines! EOA, bery nice, he looks duite dashing!

Sy, i am so impressed, especially that you actually WEAR that contraption! arent the sleeves new, too? or did you already have them? Awesome!

As for me, I am trying to find a view of my dress that isn't a butt shot!! When I do, I'll post it!


Ta ta~!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tim T on May 08, 2009, 10:21:51 PM
Element & Lady K-

Thank you both.  I've wanted to do a ranger/woodsman/archer type set of garb for quite a while, and while I don't want to copy The Lord of the Rings, those style do dominate my concept.  I'm actually looking at making a tunic somewhere between the Boromir and Legolas designs.  The upper half of the Boromir pattern is almost perfect, I would just simplify the neckline to a single 'V'.  I want the length to be shorter, at mid-thigh, and I want the split to be on the sides rather than in the front.  I had been looking at the Legolas jerkin as a starting point, but I see I need to switch to Boromir.  I've got a long leather surcoat (see my avatar), but few are the times that it is cool enough to wear.  I'm thinking of using a brushed cotton or maybe a double layer linen for something that is more comfortable in warmer weather.  I've got my colors picked at least- forest green, grey and black.

I have a pink pirate coat to finish first, or I'll be in trouble.

Tim
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 09, 2009, 12:06:52 AM


Tim!! Long time, no hear my friend!!!

For the Legolas Over tunic, I used a Brushed Cotton. I wanted super suede, but could not get it in a green that I liked at the time. I was able to with the Brown however. The Back and Sides are split.

I also have the LoTR pattern. Tweaked a bit here and there, it makes for many different looks. W=Even Theodan.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on May 09, 2009, 07:25:28 PM
I started this bodice yesterday for my friend's girlfriend and had it ready in time for fair this morning. The chemise pattern is the Alter Years peasant chemise pattern and I used the custom corset calculator for the bodice seeing as none of my patterns went up to this size (FF cup size, 54" waist). I think it turned out fairly well. It has 37 1/2" steel bones and three layers of duck, plus the outer brocade and velveteen bias tape. The head wreath was just some floral wire and tape, and the on sale flowers at Joanns.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/STA_1496.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/STB_1497.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on May 09, 2009, 10:39:23 PM
That is gorgeous - I'm impressed & more than a little jealous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Celtic_Fae on May 09, 2009, 11:36:42 PM
Lovely job, everyone! I just ordered my fabric for the partlet I'm going to be making. I don't have a dress form, but as my bits-n-pieces are done, I'll try to post photos.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on May 10, 2009, 03:15:24 PM
Ohh. .  Lorrain that i just sooo pretty, great job! ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 10, 2009, 03:51:07 PM
Lorraine- Your friend looks fabulous! You'd never guess that it was a rush job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on May 11, 2009, 02:01:59 AM
Lorraine!  WELCOME to the worl of FTL sewing!  You did a splendid job there.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 11, 2009, 06:33:40 AM
I started Chris's New Noble Garb yesterday and finished it this morning. It took 12 hours total from start to finish.

This is the finished piece with him wearing mundanes underneath. ^_^
He is going to be wearing it this weekend to Scarby.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/3509583236_1079aa444a.jpg)

I did see this in person. You need to see it to appreciate the well done detail work.
Vivat!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 11, 2009, 09:03:24 AM
Lorraine great job.

Kathryn - good luck.  Cant wait to see pics of your project. (And I'll join you on the no dress form group :) )
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on May 11, 2009, 09:59:07 AM
My gown for this year.  It was remade from last years gown, which was remade from my wedding dress.  The only thing that is new is the pearls and the underskirt material.  And the parts for the french farthingale.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/sideviewnew.jpg)

old version
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/My%20costumes/wedwhitegown-1.jpg)

I loved your blue dress this weekend!  Stunning! :o
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Catherine on May 11, 2009, 04:38:20 PM
who hooo! I FINALLY have a shot that isnt a butt view!

All is mine( incl hat, fan, snood, accessories) except for the partlet. Pardon the mud, we've been experiencing higher-than-anticipated rain volumes here in TN!

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y237/alicathelton/TNRF2009/003.jpg)

*changed to show better view, and you still cant see all the trim at the bottom for all the mud!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Luciana on May 11, 2009, 05:16:04 PM
Lorraine the corset looks absolutely stunning. Congratulations.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on May 11, 2009, 06:57:37 PM
who hooo! I FINALLY have a shot that isnt a butt view!

All is mine( incl hat, fan, snood, accessories) except for the partlet. Pardon the mud, we've been experiencing higher-than-anticipated rain volumes here in TN!

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y237/alicathelton/TNRF2009/003.jpg)

*changed to show better view, and you still cant see all the trim at the bottom for all the mud!

And you think I would have seen you in such a wonderful outfit!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 12, 2009, 10:35:51 AM

I have been sewing like a mad woman, finishing the projects for Lady De Laney and her Thomas.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/74/174/9/45/76/2844945760025619629ZjnCiV_th.jpg) (http://news.webshots.com/photo/2844945760025619629ZjnCiV)
The Shirt done in a Black Symphony Broadcloth with Gold decorative stitching for a change.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/62/762/0/19/24/2380019240025619629kBpACH_th.jpg) (http://news.webshots.com/photo/2380019240025619629kBpACH)
The Wrist Ruff Closeup.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/74/174/4/42/38/2897442380025619629QvalGk_th.jpg) (http://news.webshots.com/photo/2897442380025619629QvalGk)
The Italian Bonnet trimmed in the Corduroy that I cut on the bias. I hand sewed the underside by hand using the invisible Slip stitch. It would have not come out as nice had I machine sewed it.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/62/662/1/97/37/2622197370025619629vygKVI_th.jpg) (http://news.webshots.com/photo/2622197370025619629vygKVI)
The Finished Doublet. The buttonholes took a while because I sewed them over twice so the threads would not ravel as I cut the hole. I used scissors to widen the buttonhole a bit so that the Button would slide through easier. There are 17 buttons down the front. Tons of buttons on the Doublet total.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/62/762/6/36/97/2276636970025619629VHTXYP_th.jpg) (http://news.webshots.com/photo/2276636970025619629VHTXYP)
A side view of the sleeve.

(http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/64/664/2/85/40/2415285400025619629aQmCBH_th.jpg) (http://news.webshots.com/photo/2415285400025619629aQmCBH)
The back view. Pardon the other stuff in the photo. Sometimes I forget they are there.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 12, 2009, 10:53:25 AM
Gorgeous work!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on May 12, 2009, 11:16:16 AM
VERY nice!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on May 12, 2009, 11:26:17 AM
Stunning!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on May 12, 2009, 12:12:39 PM
Lovely stuff!  I adore the hat!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on May 12, 2009, 12:47:07 PM
Very nice Lady Kathleen! Is that the Alter Years upper class shirt pattern?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on May 12, 2009, 01:18:43 PM
Lady K, your fingers are like the wind....  Well done.

and mud?  I thought that was just a new way to trim your hem...  :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 12, 2009, 01:36:50 PM
Very wonderful Lady K.
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 12, 2009, 02:44:00 PM
That would be the one, Lorraine.

Thank you all.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mistress Kathleen on May 12, 2009, 11:21:05 PM
Your work it just wonderful Lady Katherine.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on May 12, 2009, 11:51:23 PM
All the lovliness...sigh.  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on May 13, 2009, 06:14:13 PM
Lady K, im'a drool'n....  Great job!  One day I will meet you!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on May 14, 2009, 07:28:08 AM
I've improved the design and invested in some realistic faux fur for the latest version of my Cruelty-Free Zibellini (http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=89.msg143954#msg143954), which I've started calling the "Flea Faux"

I'm much happier with how soft and variegated the fur is and it was fun to make. I still don't have the glass teddy bear eyes I ordered, but that is neither here nor there. It's almost creepy how realistic the fur feels.


(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/dsc_0031.jpg) (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/dsc_0030.jpg)

(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/dsc_0007-2.jpg) (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/dsc_0006-2.jpg)

(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/dsc_0004-2.jpg)

I don't know why I'm not happy with the head this time around (maybe it's too long?), but that just means the next one will be better :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 14, 2009, 07:51:06 AM


Excellent job, Tixi!!!  I think you may have struck GOLD in the Faux Fur market for accessories!!! Go for it!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on May 14, 2009, 08:35:13 AM
Very nice indeed.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 14, 2009, 08:37:30 AM
I can see what you mean about the head; but overall it looks fabulous.
I bet that quality of faux fur was expensive.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on May 14, 2009, 09:48:15 AM
marvolus job. What you don't like will improve in time as you work with it.  But I agree with lady K. I think you may have struck gold with this. Much luck and success to you. You may be opening your own "Flea Faux" shop soon. LOL. 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 15, 2009, 01:08:30 PM
Ok, this is not a newly finished project.  I did most of the work by hand during our evacuation from Ike and then the following week waiting for power to be turned back on.  I do plan on redoing some of it for I didnt like the full end result.  But this is the first dress I ever made.

Front
(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Ladyshadow1313/Sewing%20Projects/front-1.jpg)

Back
(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Ladyshadow1313/Sewing%20Projects/back.jpg)

Me Wearing it at TRF in '08.
(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Ladyshadow1313/LadyShadow-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 15, 2009, 01:16:29 PM
Here are some more finished projects.  I made my Hubby's Doublet in a week.  And I made his nephew's Doublet in 24 hrs (finished sewing buttons on it while on our way to TRF)

Lord Shadow
(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Ladyshadow1313/LordShadowandSirBoozalot-Copy.jpg)

Lord Shadow and Sir Boozalot
(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Ladyshadow1313/LordShadowandSirBoozalot.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 15, 2009, 01:27:10 PM
Cool!
Nice work on the wings.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on May 15, 2009, 01:31:38 PM
Fantastic job, LadyShadow!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on May 15, 2009, 02:32:37 PM
Very nice Ladyshadow
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 15, 2009, 02:54:07 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Catherine on May 15, 2009, 05:34:05 PM
tixi, well done! I really like it!

lady shawod, I love the flowy dress! the colors are beautiful together!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: GirlChris on May 16, 2009, 09:56:29 PM
This is the doublet I made for my boyfriend's birthday, though his birthday had already passed by the time it was finished. Please ignore the fact that it passed 11 months ago. Whoops.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_X0yK1BtO8hU/Sg97QAEBUYI/AAAAAAAAA3g/4U3_3CmB384/s400/IMG_0478.JPG)

I drafted the pattern myself, all the eyelets are hand stitched, and it's done it's done it's done!

There's also a matching pair of knee length breeches that go with it (nothing special, just made from the same fabric with elastic waist and cuffs), but I couldn't figure out how to put those on my desk chair.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 16, 2009, 10:43:15 PM
Looks nice.  So its a lil late.  As it is always said, "better late than never"   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dustin on May 17, 2009, 08:13:20 AM
Here's me in the black shirt my wife Cheri just finished, standing with a knight outside Castle Glynn at TN Ren Fest yesterday.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/TN%20Ren%202009/156.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on May 17, 2009, 05:18:19 PM
I just took my stepsister and stepsister-in-law to the faire for the first time this weekend. Their costumes aren't historically accurate, I just wanted something they could have fun in. I think I've successfully made two converts. They had a wonderful time and are already planning our trip next year lol.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/tracyandanne002.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on May 17, 2009, 06:20:19 PM
Lorraine, I think they look just wonderful.For me its all about having a great time,being accurate is ok but most I go to faire with want to have a good time with great friends. great job! ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 18, 2009, 08:42:56 AM
They look happy with their new garb.
Historically accurate is not for everyone....Faire is mostly about having fun.
I'm sure they'll be happier with your well-made things than some
cheap mass-production item that will fall apart in the wash.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on May 18, 2009, 05:14:08 PM
Those are really nice, Lorraine!

And well done on making a coupl4e of new converts!   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on May 18, 2009, 09:35:48 PM
They look beautiful and like they are enjoying themselves. That trumps total accuracy any day! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on May 20, 2009, 12:46:03 AM
I'm new to these forums, but I really got into Ren Faires this year. I've been sewing for about 5 years now, and one of my friends asked me to make him a costume for the Norman Faire in March. I decided to make myself one, too, and now I can't stop. Here's the costumes I've made so far:

The outfit I made for myself, and another friend who wanted one at the last minute:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/bgirl781/P1080027-1.jpg)

The one that started me off on this whole kick:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/bgirl781/P1080141.jpg)

A gown I made in April, because I couldn't resist:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/bgirl781/RengownatBanquet.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/bgirl781/Rengownwwhitney-1.jpg)

My one that I've been wearing to all the faires. I picked up the farthingale at Scarborough, and now I can't live without it. It was really interesting climbing up the treehouse with it on, though!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/bgirl781/P1080228.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on May 20, 2009, 02:42:18 AM
Oh, well done!  I doo like your April gown...

Gown envy! :P
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 20, 2009, 07:15:04 AM
Beautiful job.  I really do like the April one as well.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 20, 2009, 07:57:27 AM
Really nice work.
This is addictive, isn't it?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on May 20, 2009, 09:31:41 AM
Absolutely addictive. It stinks, because I don't actually have my own sewing machine. I work in my university's costume shop, so I just get to sew my own stuff in my free time during shop hours. And I don't know if I'll have access to a machine this summer, since I'm on wardrobe staff at a theatre, not on the costume staff...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sabrina Black on May 20, 2009, 09:43:08 AM
I love the April gown, too, it's gorgeous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tygrkat on May 20, 2009, 10:39:28 AM
Lovely work, All!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 20, 2009, 11:12:15 AM
Good luck with getting your own sewing machine Lady R.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on May 20, 2009, 12:32:22 PM
Good luck with getting your own sewing machine Lady R.
My mom told me she was getting me one when I graduate in Dec. I asked for airfare to London. Oh well.

My problem is, too, that I work in theatre, so even if I had a sewing machine, I'm going to be moving around a ton, and I have a small car...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 20, 2009, 01:01:56 PM
Then I would hope for a small machine  ;D  Too bad about airfare to London though.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 30, 2009, 09:02:14 AM
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/LadyReneeBuchanan/P1010020-1.jpg)

This is the new Irish dress and Leine Chemise that Lady Kathleen of Olmsted made for me.  First public appearance at the St. Louis Renaissance Festival last weekend.  I love it!!   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on May 30, 2009, 12:25:48 PM
It's very pretty. I like that shade of red.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 30, 2009, 12:52:36 PM
Very beautiful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 30, 2009, 07:45:23 PM
It's very pretty. I like that shade of red.


I lucked out with the fabric.  I bought 10 yards of cotton velveteen on Ebay for $19.99. And shipping was $10, so it worked out to $3 a yard.  I believe Lady Kathleen used around 5 yards or so for the Irish dress, which means there is more fabric that will be begging in the future to become more garb!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: BazookaBaby on May 30, 2009, 08:25:07 PM
Your dress is so pretty! I don't know what I like more, the dress itself or that the bear is wearing matching tartan. That's great! You look beautiful, very nice job.

Stephanie C.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 30, 2009, 09:53:55 PM
Your dress is so pretty! I don't know what I like more, the dress itself or that the bear is wearing matching tartan. That's great! You look beautiful, very nice job.

Stephanie C.

My friend Maxine bought me the bear as part of my Christmas present.  The bear is holding a tartan bagpipe, don't know if you can see it in the picture.  When you press on the bagpipe, it plays Scotland the Brave.  We have more fun with that bear at faire.

Thanks to everyone for the comments about the gown.  I can only claim to have asked Lady Kathleen to make it.  Her talent is the real star!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 01, 2009, 10:52:20 AM
Very nice, thanks for sharing.  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: BazookaBaby on June 01, 2009, 05:14:35 PM
ok I want to post :D

This is a pair of costumes I made for myself and my best friend for GARF this season. I love sewing, I've been doing it since I was a kid and I've been making costumes since I was 14. Amber and I do trades all the time, and I made her the gold dress in exchange for a favor she did for me a while beforehand. Both dresses were made primarily from stash, except for some trim that was purchased off the clearance rack at the local JoAnns. The majority of these dresses were made in a week (I had my dates wrong and found out the faire started sooner than I was planning) but afterward we added a bunch of details such as beads and trims.

My dress is a doublet style in a rusty red cotton brocade. I wanted something very regal. I ended up taking apart some very old mink collars laying around in my scrap box to use as fur trim. The underskirt, sleeves, and stomacher under the doublet are made of a dark blue shot taffeta that had gold vines embroidered. It was also in my stash but when I bought it about a year and something ago I think I paid $2.50 for two yards off the remnant table at a local interior decorating store. My favorite parts are the hat, which I made (it was actually cut to be a Tall Hat but I ended up just making it into an Italian Bonnet instead) and the partlet, which I made by hand based on a pattern in The Tudor Tailor. I picked an embroidery design I found on the Elizabethan costuming website and realized after I already drew out the pattern that I only had red floss, not black... however I think it turned out just fine. I also made the red twisted cord I used as trim by hand with a power drill and left over embroidery thread.

Amber's dress was made as a separate bodice and skirt. The red band around the bottom was sewn on top of the skirt and took the longest out of everything you see to get lined up and sewn correctly. Her dress was based on a venitian style from the mid to late 1570's... but I took artistic liberties because I was rather running out of time. She wanted a ruff, which we attached directly to the collar of the bodice. I had starched it five or six times but it wasn't standing up as much as she wanted... so she took it home, doused it in Got2b brand hairspray and now it stands up great. She made her french hood and added the pearls and whatnot on the bodice.

Both of us have things we want to add onto our dresses but for now they are most certainly in wearable condition and we're quite happy. The pictures here are from us getting ready for the TNRF on May 23rd, and we had the best time flouncing around in them. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/romancedinthepast/My%20Work/Costumes%20-%20Historical/IMG_0061.jpg)

Me lacing Amber into her bodice.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/romancedinthepast/My%20Work/Costumes%20-%20Historical/IMG_0062.jpg)

Pinning the chemise down as it kept wanting to slip out. She was wearing one of mine and it was a bit too big.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/romancedinthepast/My%20Work/Costumes%20-%20Historical/IMG_0066.jpg)

The two of us with our friend Alex who decided to be a Fairy. I helped her with her costume too but she made most of it from found pieces she had laying around.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/romancedinthepast/My%20Work/Costumes%20-%20Historical/IMG_0063.jpg)

Me posing for Alex's mom right before we took off out the door. My hat was apparently turned around backwards though I don't know how that happened.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/romancedinthepast/My%20Work/Costumes%20-%20Historical/dress2.jpg)

Back of my dress.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/romancedinthepast/My%20Work/Costumes%20-%20Historical/redwork%20partlet/IMG_0277.jpg)

Partlet

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/romancedinthepast/4489_586575830403_23218117_35766482.jpg)

And my friends and I together at the end of the day.

Thank you for letting me post! Enjoy!

Stephanie C.


Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 01, 2009, 05:32:01 PM
oooh. I luvs dem red and blue sleeves.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Amyj on June 01, 2009, 05:48:03 PM
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/LadyReneeBuchanan/P1010020-1.jpg)

This is the new Irish dress and Leine Chemise that Lady Kathleen of Olmsted made for me.  First public appearance at the St. Louis Renaissance Festival last weekend.  I love it!!   ;D

As Pirate Bob said, the red dress virtually GLOWED in the evening light!!!  Fantastic work and Lady Renee...you glowed as brightly as the dress!  Beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on June 01, 2009, 08:40:44 PM
BazookaBaby, your gowns are beautiful!  I am also quite fond/envious of your partlet; the red looks great.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on June 02, 2009, 07:47:05 AM
Stephanie- Those gowns are gorgeous! Love the fur trim!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 02, 2009, 09:23:01 AM


BEAUTIFUL BazookaBaby!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Where did you get the Blue and Gold contrast Fabric?? I have a Royal Court ensemble for the 2010 Minnesota Renaissance Festival Season I will be making for a Cast member who lives a few miles from me. That fabric would be perfect for what I have in mind!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: BazookaBaby on June 02, 2009, 09:43:46 AM
Wow thank you everyone! That's so kind of you, I'm glad you liked the costumes!



BEAUTIFUL BazookaBaby!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Where did you get the Blue and Gold contrast Fabric?? I have a Royal Court ensemble for the 2010 Minnesota Renaissance Festival Season I will be making for a Cast member who lives a few miles from me. That fabric would be perfect for what I have in mind!!

That was a remnant off a table at Decorating Mart, a local interior decorating fabric store here in Georgia. However, I believe the last time I was there, I saw the same thing still on the shelf. I'll go for you on Thursday, and if they have it don't mind taking pictures of it and pricing it, and finding out the name of the fabric and the maker so maybe you can find it online. If it's not online, then I can always do the pick up and mail thing for you too.

Thank you again everyone :D

Stephanie C.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 02, 2009, 11:54:09 AM


That would be super Stephanie!!! It looks beautiful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 05, 2009, 03:48:15 AM
A Very Green Kirtle for a child:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3368/3597698342_5ef150ba20.jpg?v=0)(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3386/3596890635_289225fa33.jpg?v=0)(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3625/3596890707_cbe5431db3.jpg?v=0)(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3604/3597698116_00b501149d.jpg?v=0)

The pattern worked well, but I think is a little small.  It corresponds to a Simplicity age 10 pattern, but I've not met many 10 YO's quite this dainty!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 05, 2009, 03:50:58 AM
Wow, your pleating looks great!

So I wanted a Celtic necklace, so I went to the bead store the other day and put this one together. It's my first foray into jewelry and it was nice and easy! I'm pretty happy with it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/bgirl781/P1080493.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 05, 2009, 04:29:47 AM
Thank you.  The pleats were interesting to do...  For certain values of interesting!

I love the necklace.  Have you made something to wear with it yet?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on June 05, 2009, 07:14:12 AM
A Very Green Kirtle for a child

I love this dress! Did you use a pattern or did you drape/draft it yourself?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 05, 2009, 08:18:05 AM
Thank you.  I must admit to rather liking it and wishing for a kid to wear it!

The kirtle pattern is the one Gem posted about, from the Royal Palaces website.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on June 05, 2009, 08:35:22 AM
Kate- That pleating is perfect! (Of course we wouldn't expect anything less from you. ;) )

Lady Rebecca- The necklace is beautiful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 05, 2009, 08:46:04 AM
Thanks, Sealion.  As ever, I see all the faults.  We are our own worst critics! ::)

Hm...  Now I want Lady Rebecca's  necklace to go with it!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 05, 2009, 08:53:31 AM
Wow, your pleating looks great!

So I wanted a Celtic necklace, so I went to the bead store the other day and put this one together. It's my first foray into jewelry and it was nice and easy! I'm pretty happy with it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/bgirl781/P1080493.jpg)

Did you link the beads individually yourself? It looks like you did a beautiful job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 05, 2009, 11:27:32 AM


Beautiful necklace!!

Kate!! Wonderful as always!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 05, 2009, 11:46:26 AM
Thank you.

I know it's very plain, but somehow it really works like that.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 05, 2009, 02:04:51 PM
Did you link the beads individually yourself? It looks like you did a beautiful job.
Haha, no. I bought the strand ready made. I'm not sure I would have the patience to do otherwise. I just added an o-ring for the charm, put the charm on, and put the closures on.

And Kate, I plan to wear it primarily with my middle-class garb. I think there's a picture of it a couple pages ago. But I will no doubt wind up wearing it with my noble garb as well, since I don't have any noble jewelry.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on June 05, 2009, 02:06:27 PM
Lovely work, everyone, as always!!!! I wish I had a little girl, so I could make the girl's kirtle! It turned out so beautifully Kate!!!

I've been pretty busy sewing the last few months, getting ready for the Dubuque Renaissance Faire. Here are a three of the main projects I was working on.

First, I needed to replace the cheap gold trim on my red gown, as it was disintegrating. I replaced the gold trim on the skirt last fall, and used the same gold trim to add a new set of tabs at the waist and shoulders of the bodice. I literally had just under 3 inches of this trim left when I was finished. (photo courtesy of Sir Clisto!)
(http://www.sirclisto.com/dubuque/d40.jpg)

Next, I needed to dress a new gentleman of our royal court, in time for the Iowa Renaissance Faire, Memorial Day weekend. The doublet is made of wine colored cotton velveteen. The part visible inside the neck opening is actually a piece that I made of brocade christmas ribbon with the edging and wire removed, and the strips sewn together. I modified the doublet neck to lay open nicely, as the neck measurements of the pattern were wonky. And yes, I made a mockup, and thought things were fine, but the reality was... interesting. Anyway, it looks pretty good together!
(http://www.sirclisto.com/dubuque/d23.jpg)

Finally, my son grew 8 inches in less than a year. New doublet desperately needed! He also wanted something lighter weight than his old doublet, and his only specification for color was that he wanted grey. You'd think that would be easy to find... I finally found a dark grey shirting with a narrow stripe pattern (twill, I mean!). This isn't the greatest picture in the world, but it shows the front of the doublet quite nicely. He's the one with the mop of curly hair, to the Queen's left. I used nearly every type of black trim that I had in my stash on this doublet. just for fun! He loved it, and did not seem anywhere near as overly warm as he used to get. He caught quite a few eyes last weekend!  ;)
(http://www.sirclisto.com/dubuque/d12.jpg)

Next project: Design my new sewing room (yay! moving at the end of July!), and working on my new black silk dress!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on June 05, 2009, 03:32:02 PM
Lady Rosalind, stunning as ever!

What (wonky) pattern did you use for the man's wine-colored doublet?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on June 05, 2009, 03:43:06 PM
Thanks!

I used the Margo Anderson gentlemen's pattern. I think the problem was that my gentleman was under some stress during the weeks between the mock-up fitting and the final fitting, and perhaps partook of too much of something! It was weird, though, as the doublet ended up too big in the waist, but not big enough in the chest area around the neck! I about died when I saw that it wasn't going to fit. I had 6 days to fix the problem, plus my son's doublet was still in pieces... I think I have it sorted out for next time. ::)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on June 05, 2009, 08:09:46 PM
Beautiful work Lady Rosalind!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on June 05, 2009, 09:33:32 PM
Just finished this cape tonight.  Simplicity 4947.
Green crushed velvet with a gold satiny lining, antique gold toggles.

http://picasaweb.google.com/TheMcCallisters/GreatKilt?authkey=Gv1sRgCOLz4pjtqP796gE#5344036249833704386
http://picasaweb.google.com/TheMcCallisters/GreatKilt?authkey=Gv1sRgCOLz4pjtqP796gE#5344036255676757314
http://picasaweb.google.com/TheMcCallisters/GreatKilt?authkey=Gv1sRgCOLz4pjtqP796gE#5344036268599076162
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on June 06, 2009, 07:31:29 AM
Ohhh. . thats pretty! Great job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 06, 2009, 10:05:01 AM


Great job, Lady Rosiland!!

I follow the mantra that it is best to make the next size up. That way, seams can be taken in a  bit here and there. Especially for the men's clothing. Doublets in particular. Having some ease about the chest and shoulders makes for a more comfortable man.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 07, 2009, 12:57:45 PM
A smock to go under the kirtle:
(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/001099at)
(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0010akbp)

And the two together:
(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0010beab)
(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0010cdzh)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 07, 2009, 03:12:22 PM
How did you get your necklines to fit so perfectly?

I tried making the smock in the new simplicity undergarments pattern, and it turned out terribly wonky. I don't even think it will be that wearable.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 07, 2009, 04:06:34 PM
I treated myself to the Simplicity patterns the other week when I was in a shop that had them.  I'll dig it out and have a look.

I just cut the neckline and sewed it.  I cut a square hole in the fabric and  faced it with a square facing.  I cut the facing 2" wide.  There's a whole dress diary of the smock here: http://community.livejournal.com/hist_kid_cloths/26492.html#cutid1
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on June 07, 2009, 04:18:48 PM
My wife saw the kirtle and smock, and was impressed with not only how good it looked, but also how quickly it was done. Sometimes its amazing how much faster people can get things done.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 07, 2009, 04:24:56 PM
I go in for FTL sewing, you know.   ;)  And these are very small garments.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on June 07, 2009, 05:10:07 PM
I'm going to try this and see if it works LOL.  My skills at adding photos are nil.  This is a gown I made for a friend in AZ off one of her old dresses.  It is loosely based off one of the dresses in Janet Arnolds book.  Fabrics are black velvet and a pink brocade along with fabric she bought.  I draft all my patterns.

Angel Harris
AKA Lady Harrogate

<a href="http://s264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/?action=view&current=alanta.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/alanta.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on June 07, 2009, 05:28:37 PM
I'll try this again so you don't have to click the link.  Please bear with me.

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/alanta.jpg)

Okay, I'll try a few others too.

a jousting piece and caparison I did for my friend Virginia.  One of my faves since it was for a girl LOL.

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/l_6beefd5ad63e4bcfb75173e418e584ba.jpg)

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/l_2f62adac666c442488ff66a068dc9844.jpg)

Me and my daughter at a festival promotion, I made both of these.  Just hate that my daughter has grown out of it but it's been worn by half the kids in my childrens troupe since LOL

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/angelaharrisdesignsdisk1136.jpg)

Another caparison I made for one of the Noble Cause guys, I haven't downloaded the pics of it on the horse yet.  I used lame for the gold, something I use rarely and only in detail work.  I always back it with a fusible muslin to give it stability and double stitch the edges down to help prevent fraying.  I also made jeweled pieces for the the crosses with stones and filligree.

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/AprilMay2009164.jpg)

Two of the Carolina Princesses I made gowns for

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/angelaharrisdesignsdisk1138.jpg)

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/angelaharrisdesignsdisk1137.jpg)

and a last one of me in my costume from this past season (and my one for this next season because I'm too busy working to make another)  I'm riding my horse Cera who could care less about my heavy skirts LOL. You can't tell in the pic but there's an olive green velvet band embroidered with fleur de lis on the hem.  The bodice is also hand embroidered and beaded.  I also made the hat.

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/IMG_0947.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on June 07, 2009, 07:18:40 PM
Nice work lady harrogate!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Celtic_Fae on June 07, 2009, 07:28:21 PM
What materials did you use for those gowns? They're beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 07, 2009, 07:30:35 PM
Wow, those gowns are absolutely stunning! I especially like the green one you're wearing with your daughter.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on June 07, 2009, 08:25:22 PM
Beautiful! I especially like the riding coat, and the teal & gold dress.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on June 07, 2009, 10:40:28 PM
Thanks for the feedback!  I love creating beautiful things and it's fun to share.  I hope I'm not posting too much.  I really enjoy looking at everyone else's stuff.  It's so much fun to share with people who truly understand what work goes into creating beautiful garb.

Here are two leather pieces.  The purple is custom dyed.  The other one is not the best view but the only one I have.  It has a built in corset that laces and the bodice clasps over it.  It's really comfy to wear and fun when I am working tilt.

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/2907_1080262204533_1165647527_30207.jpg)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/l_e8238b7a359c4f4399cf058b6a2e60cb.jpg)

Here are a few fantasy costumes I've done.  The fairy was photographed by my friend Kevin who is also on the boards. The bird costume was made for a Harry Potter event but Alise begged to wear it to festival on Halloween even though it's not really period LOL.

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/l_e8238b7a359c4f4399cf058b6a2e60cb.jpg)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/angelaharrisdesignsdisk1103.jpg)

A back view of the teal and gold from earlier and another gown I did for one of our princesses.  Also pics of another of my court gowns I also wear it when I play queen for some of our promotions. 

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/angelaharrisdesignsdisk1116.jpg)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/l_6b36ecdc98a556817bc39d2e0d01f305.jpg)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/l_d6c65d0643c8fa3baca0c18a5fca694e.jpg)

pics of my kids in costumes.  thanks to IFL photo for the pirate pics.
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/l_36b86ff2c5bb4ae6adfccd99cb29c842.jpg)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/l_4dc7a64293de9e99d7d3dc9a9e19c1a8.jpg)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/angelaharrisdesignsdisk1139.jpg)

and last (I promise) a sultans costume I did.  he had about 6 interchangable pieces and we're adding on a peacock coat and vest this year.  I wont post all of the pieces.  I think I've posted enough. 
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/angelaharrisdesignsdisk1147.jpg)

Oh and all the pics were used with permission.
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/angelaharrisdesignsdisk1149.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on June 07, 2009, 10:42:37 PM
okay, messed up again :P  here's the pheonix....
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/angelaharrisdesignsdisk1104.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on June 07, 2009, 11:13:44 PM
Beautiful work Lady Harrogate
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 08, 2009, 03:04:19 AM
Don't make those the last pix, Lady H!  We want more!   ;D ;D ;D

Heading for Tudor Boy's Robe this week, (and some Regency gown&hattage for a customer).
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on June 08, 2009, 05:46:41 AM
Thanks for the kind words.  Kate, I doubt they'll be the last ever LOL.  I did post a lot yesterday though.  It is just so cool that there is a place full of like minded people who understand my passion for making beautiful historic clothing! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 08, 2009, 06:48:57 AM
One of the best things about this forum is that there is no side to it: ALL levels of skill are appreciated for what they are, and the work put in to the pieces, from the simplest of items and the first stumblings towards basic sewing skills to the most massive and complex adventures in costuming and skill levels we mere mortals can only dream of, and we help each other.

One of my great joys is sharing the knowledge and experiences gained over 47 or so sewing years, and discovering I still have lovely things to learn.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on June 08, 2009, 11:02:57 AM
Neat. What kind of fabric did you use for the teal & gold gown?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on June 08, 2009, 12:32:48 PM
the teal (actually it was emerald but the picture effected the color some) and gold is a dupioni silk.  I would not recommend it if you are on cast and getting a lot of wear on your dresses because it is a more delicate fabric but for someone who wears their dresses on occasion or doesn't have to play as hard in them as I do with the kids it makes a beautiful gown.  The fabric does shrink a lot and I had to press my skirts every time I washed them.  Most of the time I use cotton velvets and a lot of upholstery materials. If you have any questions on the stuff feel free to drop me a message.   
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on June 08, 2009, 01:53:33 PM
Ah, okay. It's very pretty! What fabric did you use for the riding coat?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on June 08, 2009, 02:38:28 PM
the riding dress is a gold woven upholstery, almost feels like a heavy version of a taffeta.  there is a tone on tone 1/8 pinstripe with an embroidered diamond and dot pattern to it.  the sleeve puffs and the corset are a sage green cotton velvet.  I use a lot of upholstery fabrics and if you're ever in NC I can hook you up with a couple of great places for getting fabrics!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on June 08, 2009, 02:45:22 PM
Oh, I was referring to what the lady jouster is wearing :)

I'd like to go to the CRF someday. I'll ask you about the fabric stores if I ever make it up there :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on June 08, 2009, 02:50:23 PM
LOL, that's leather!  And it's not really a lady jouster, just me selling pennants for the jousters in Georgia last month.  CRF is my home faire I direct the childrens troupe there.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on June 08, 2009, 02:53:08 PM
I mean the bright green one from your first post. I should have clarified; sorry.

I was at GARF that day  :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on June 08, 2009, 07:33:41 PM
Now I know who you are LOL!  I just recognized you from the pic, I think I'm working to hard!  That is made out of a cotton duct twill.  It holds up better than most things with the horses and is really breathable.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on June 08, 2009, 08:05:57 PM
Hehe

Okay. Thanks.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sybella Elisabeta Von Habsburg, Archduchess of Austria on June 08, 2009, 09:56:20 PM
This is one of two of my costumes I made to wear for MiRF 2009.  I don't generally do sleeves because the festival site is located literally in the middle of a natural wetland area, so it's incredibly humid.  This way I can make more elaborate chemises :)

(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss25/archduchess_sybella/Garb%20Closet/2009_BlueGown.jpg)

(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss25/archduchess_sybella/Garb%20Closet/2009_BlueGown2.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Duckie84 on June 08, 2009, 10:18:28 PM
i love seeing all the finished products. Deffinately alot of talent in the bunch.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on June 08, 2009, 11:30:06 PM
Travelor, did you do all the redwork on the chemise?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on June 09, 2009, 07:08:41 AM
fairetraveller- I love the smocking and embroidery on that chemise!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 09, 2009, 08:20:21 AM
 ;D  Just catching up.  Wonderful work, to everyone that posted in the past few days.  What talent.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 09, 2009, 08:22:20 AM
These are two of my costumes I made to wear for MiRF 2009.  I don't generally do sleeves because the festival site is located literally in the middle of a natural wetland area, so it's incredibly humid.  This way I can make more elaborate chemises :)

(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss25/archduchess_sybella/Garb%20Closet/2009_BlueGown.jpg)

(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss25/archduchess_sybella/Garb%20Closet/2009_BlueGown2.jpg)


Holy Patooties!
Is that all hand embroidery? It's gorgeous.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on June 09, 2009, 08:48:49 AM
I love the embroidery as well on the chemise. it reminds me of Anna's blouse in Van Helsing (worn by the beautiful Kate Beckinsale)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sybella Elisabeta Von Habsburg, Archduchess of Austria on June 09, 2009, 02:59:37 PM
Thanks so much, I was inspired by the costumes in Van Helsing and really loved the blouse, although unfortunately I did not make it :( I have made blouses in the past that have lace inserts and needlework, but alas this one is not my work.  I bought it from an authentic Romanian lady.  I wanted that same feel for my costumes since my faire persona is Austro-Hungarian.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 10, 2009, 07:24:47 AM
The completed boy's robe:
(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0011py8e/s640x480)

(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0011qc93/s640x480)

(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0011rt1b/s640x480)

(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0011syw0/s640x480)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sorcha on June 10, 2009, 08:28:28 AM
Wow...  Be off line for a couple of days and miss so much!!!
All of this is so lovely and inspirational.  The boy's robe is super cute...  In a manly-boy sort of way of course Kate ;-)
M~
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 10, 2009, 08:46:46 AM
It came out really nicely, I felt.  Beautifully drafted pattern, if a bit mad in the sleeve department!

I keep wanting to make a hat to go with it...  Watch this space...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on June 10, 2009, 02:16:49 PM
That's a beautiful dress, Sybella, and I really like the robe, Kate.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 10, 2009, 02:50:57 PM
I love those sleeves! I'm not a boy, but I would totally wear that. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 10, 2009, 03:38:49 PM
Pumpkin sleeves, aren't they!   ;D ;D

Glad you all like it.  Fun project.  Wicked witch frock nearly finished!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on June 11, 2009, 03:08:34 PM
OK So the new gloves are all done. Here are the photo of them.

On my new doublet made by Lady Kathleen. The colors of the gloves actually match the trim very well.

(http://www.delaneyalysa.com/garb/P1040186.JPG)

And in better lighting and my hand in them. ignore the mess below please
(http://www.delaneyalysa.com/garb/P1040196.JPG)

(http://www.delaneyalysa.com/garb/P1040197.JPG)

They are a bit tricky and once you have done one pair you learn a bunch. These are made with Boars hide leathher which is streachy and soft and easier to sew. But still some machines would not sew it as it is a little thicker than denim and solid. The leather was cheap at my local leather shop which also makes many Medieval and Renaissance things at $16 for a section 36"X46" which would be enough to make two full pairs if needed

Also if you notice the buttons on the gloves matvh the buttons on the doublet
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 12, 2009, 03:10:32 AM


Thanks for posting the gloves photo, Lady de Laney!!  They came out wonderful. You need more buttons, let me know and I can send you more.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Aaroncois on June 12, 2009, 10:27:58 AM
My finished project is extremely modest in comparison to all of the amazing work in this thread, but here it is just the same:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/MaghTureidh/IMG_0570.jpg)

It's my first hand-sewn leather pouch, made from leather out of a $2.50 scrap bag from Hobby Lobby, plus a couple of pieces of rawhide and the thread that came with my sewing awl.   ;D

It was really just for practice and I gave it, along with the leather pouch kit that it was based on, to my sons. They had previously been pouchless and were quite pleased.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 12, 2009, 10:33:10 AM
You deserve all the huzzahs you can get for handsewing leather.  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 12, 2009, 10:56:23 AM
Indeed.  And we all start with modest and work up...  It looks very nice.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 12, 2009, 05:15:55 PM
My finished cloak.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/bgirl781/P1080512.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/bgirl781/P1080513.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/bgirl781/P1080511.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on June 12, 2009, 05:20:59 PM
Everyone, your work is absolutely wonderful.  All of you should be proud.

Lady Rebecca, is that hard to make?  I know I've been saying this for years, but I really want to learn to sew.  And now, a girlfriend has moved to the area whom I haven't seen for over 8 years, and she sews and said she would teach me.  I have a chemise pattern to begin, then I was hoping for another cloak.  My cloak from the VMS is beautiful but I think it's too fancy to wear while in pirate or wench garb, so I'd like another one.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 12, 2009, 05:50:41 PM
It's soooo super easy. I had to round out the shoulders a little more than the pattern said, and I actually shortened the pattern (which is weird, since I always have to lengthen them!) so that it wouldn't drag on the ground. But otherwise, the hardest thing about this is finding a large enough table or space on the floor to cut out the pattern pieces, which are huge.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on June 12, 2009, 08:03:45 PM
That cloak looks fabulous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 13, 2009, 03:16:35 AM
I finished sewing/painting the collar and cuffs for Hawthorne Deciduous Oakwood today! The collar I drafted myself. The cuffs are the new Butterick pattern, but I embellished them.
I painted the leaves, then appliqued them onto microsuede, lined with cotton (same fabric as the shirt) The buttons are deer antler. The beads are iridescent purple/green/gold. (woodland elf garb)


(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/collarandcuffs09sm.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/collarcuffsback09sm.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/cuff09sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 13, 2009, 04:15:12 AM
Very pretty!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on June 13, 2009, 06:12:17 AM
Oh! Wow! The painted appliqued leaves are beautiful Lady L!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on June 13, 2009, 08:47:49 AM
very beautiful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 13, 2009, 01:46:06 PM
Oh my gosh, that's beautiful! How did you do that?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on June 13, 2009, 02:45:14 PM
Oh, Holy Moley!! That's just FABULOUS!

You'll turn more than a few heads wearing that. Gorgeous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 13, 2009, 04:22:11 PM
Wonderful projects everyone.

It only takes a little project to grow into bigger ones. The leather pouch is wonderful.


Love the cloak. great work.

and Lady L  that is just wonderful. the Painted appliques are just gorgeous.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 13, 2009, 04:40:02 PM
Today we had Making of Hats: several views of the same two hats

(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0011yeh1/s640x480)(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/0011zyyb)

(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/00121dry)(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/00122qa8/s640x480)(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/00123sx5)
Title: Awesome Job Kate!!!
Post by: Cilean on June 13, 2009, 09:32:42 PM


As usual you deserve   ;D ;D ;D ;D just wonderful!


Cilean

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 13, 2009, 11:50:17 PM
Thank you so much for the compliments!  ;D

Lady Rebecca, not quite sure what you are asking? I made a leaf template out of paper in two sizes. Cut out the leaves from a polyester type of fabric, which doesn't ravel very much. Then, layer upon layer of acrylic paint, blending the edges and adding the details on top. I attached wonder under to the back of the leaves, arranged and pinned them where I wanted them. Then, I took brown cord for the vines and glued that a bit with white glue, holding them in place with pins until the glue dried. Next step was to iron the leaves down. Then, I zig zag stitched over the vines. Then I appliqued the leaves over the vines. Sewed the beads on one at a time, then sewed the lining on, encasing the button loops inbetween.

I still need to redo the antlers he wears on his head, as the headband cracked last year. The antlers are fine... bought some new headbands at walmart to attach them to. ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 14, 2009, 12:18:51 AM
Wow, Lady L, that sounds like quite a process! Definitely looks worth it, though!
Title: Re: Awesome Job Kate!!!
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 14, 2009, 02:14:49 AM


As usual you deserve   ;D ;D ;D ;D just wonderful!


Cilean



Thank you.  The hats just finish things off, and while we are no longer a hat-wearing society, they wore hats all the time, indoors and out, back in Henry's day, so I thought hats would help the mood.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Catherine on June 14, 2009, 04:35:39 PM
I gave a couple of pieces O finished for the first weekend of KHRF,

The first is a Surcoat and for my friend who was french, she is in Black and blue on the left of the pic.


The second is me in black. I was a Turkish body guard/ tiring lady. All of mine was made by me, except for the vest:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y237/alicathelton/king_5.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y237/alicathelton/4218_1105221602120_1574169077_24185.jpg)


Sorry I didnt get many close shots, was relying on other's pics- Thanks to David!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 15, 2009, 09:40:39 AM
Okay I finialy have the white elven garb to post. Here it is. He was Oberon for the VARF last day theamed  "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/dragonwing1961/Brents%20Ren%20Fair%20costume/100_3272.jpg)

(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/dragonwing1961/Brents%20Ren%20Fair%20costume/100_3275.jpg)

(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj83/dragonwing1961/Brents%20Ren%20Fair%20costume/100_3278.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sorcha on June 15, 2009, 09:48:09 AM
Very magical DragonWing!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 15, 2009, 10:03:31 AM


Huzzah Dragon Wing!!!  An excellent job!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 15, 2009, 11:08:22 AM
 :D thank you.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on June 15, 2009, 11:44:55 AM
Great job.  Looks good.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 15, 2009, 12:22:16 PM
Very elegant!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on June 15, 2009, 03:13:03 PM
I'm wearing it in my new profile picture, but here's a *little* better veiw of my first competed dress!
Will try to post a more detailed pic later. Also, I hadn't reallytaken the time to properly adjust and tighten laces, ect..
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u164/renren13_photo/Twig%2009/QueenCityCoffee001-3.jpg)

Thanks for all your help,Serena!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CynthiaPeacock on June 15, 2009, 04:27:30 PM
Thank you! I listed it on the buy, sell, and trade section of this forum, along with the w-bay section of the international wenches guild forum. I'm trying to stay away from ebay, I've had too many people there tell me that anything above $40 for a complete outfit is a ripoff.

I went to the Ren Faire in Atlanta a couple weeks ago, and my family is wanting me to make outfits for next year, which I'm excited about doing.  I've been dressmaking for years and have fair millinary skills.  I wanted to thank all of you for being my inspiration!  I have been on many artisan sites over the years, and I am so impressed with how freely you share information.  There's much altruism here.  I haven't made anything yet, but I'm probably going to start with my 9-year-old's Robin Hood costume, which I guess may not be exactly historically accurate, but I think will be a good start. 

Again, thanks for all the wonderful inspiration! 

Cindy

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 15, 2009, 05:04:41 PM
That sounds like an excellent place to start.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: lady serena on June 15, 2009, 06:36:30 PM
It turned out to very nice renren. Keep up the excellent work and I'm always up for helping with a sewing project.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 15, 2009, 08:03:32 PM
renren!!!

Huzzah!!  I knew you could do it!!  Well done my Lady!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 15, 2009, 11:12:42 PM
Looking good, everyone!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LaurenLee on June 16, 2009, 01:24:04 PM
Here is my first Italian gown (more of an Ever After gown).... paisley cotton velvet, bodice is lined in linen; smock is muslin with gold silk sleeves.  Gauntlets attach with ribbon and brass lacing rings, and I made the gown lace up on both sides AND in the back, so that it fits several sizes.  On sale on eBay right now, but I just wanted to show it off... although I've been told it looks kinda creepy standing in my driveway without a head....like a medieval ghost! The dress is much larger than my AnneBoleyn (my dress dummy) - it fits much better on a proper-sized lady.

(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm76/lhpdogs/velvetital007.jpg)(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm76/lhpdogs/velvetital008.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on June 16, 2009, 06:01:02 PM
 I love the italian gowns.  Nice job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on June 16, 2009, 09:06:44 PM
Very lovely.  I like that fabric
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on June 16, 2009, 10:03:22 PM
ahhhhh  a few days away and so many new and wonderful things here to look at.  So hard to keep up.  Great job everyone.  Hopefully I can post some finished projects soon.  Now that my festival is over and hubby is home, life might...might... get normal enough for me to finish things up.  yeah!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on June 17, 2009, 01:05:20 PM
Beautiful, LaurenLee !
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on June 18, 2009, 10:07:30 PM
More and more pretty things from everyone!!!! This thread has really inspired me to get off of my behind and get to work for the new faire season!  ;D ;D ;D

I finally finished my new hat! I have been working on this hat for a couple of months, but really started to focus on it a couple of weeks ago. I started out with the Margo Anderson tall hat pattern, which I have used before. I wanted a slightly different silhouette, so I messed around with the plastic canvas until I had something a little less like a top hat. Still not perfect, but a bit better. I just finished it, and had to share!

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z9cN4ycfueI/Sjr-bHeYx9I/AAAAAAAAAMM/4fu5fZm4k9o/s640/silkhatblack4.jpg)

This is a view more towards the back. For some reason, I always like to add a white feather to my noble character's hat...

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z9cN4ycfueI/Sjr-bS0YK5I/AAAAAAAAAMQ/vYIyqYxVoyE/s640/silkhatblack5.jpg)

A more frontal view

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z9cN4ycfueI/Sjr-bcc3bPI/AAAAAAAAAMU/S3pUm3grJk4/s640/silkhatblack7.jpg)

Close up of the "jewel" on the hat band. Christmas ornament, of course! I took off the extra "stuff" until I was left with this filagree element. It had a hole in the center, so I added an orphaned pearl and "diamond" earring to it, for a bit more pop.

My Lynn McMasters hat patterns just arrived this morning, so I can get started on another hat this weekend! (and bad, bad me, I ordered another pattern this morning, while wondering when the first set was going to get here...)

Let me know what you think! (goes back to dreaming about all of the hats she wants to make....)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on June 18, 2009, 10:14:19 PM
Awesome!

I'm such a hat girl -- this is great!

I like the way you tailored the peacock feathers.

And the best part it, the plastic canvas breathes, so your head doesn't get over-heated.  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on June 19, 2009, 06:22:30 AM
That hat is just beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 19, 2009, 07:31:35 AM
More and more pretty things from everyone!!!! This thread has really inspired me to get off of my behind and get to work for the new faire season!  ;D ;D ;D

I finally finished my new hat! I have been working on this hat for a couple of months, but really started to focus on it a couple of weeks ago. I started out with the Margo Anderson tall hat pattern, which I have used before. I wanted a slightly different silhouette, so I messed around with the plastic canvas until I had something a little less like a top hat. Still not perfect, but a bit better. I just finished it, and had to share!

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z9cN4ycfueI/Sjr-bHeYx9I/AAAAAAAAAMM/4fu5fZm4k9o/s640/silkhatblack4.jpg)

This is quite a lovely hat. We look forward to pics of you wearing it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on June 19, 2009, 07:51:57 AM
Love the hat!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on June 21, 2009, 07:43:39 PM
Thanks for all of the kind words everyone! I'm working on another hat now, in between packing and yesterday's "Can't Stop the Serenity" event in Des Moines. The hat making is definitely stress-relief right now!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 22, 2009, 07:00:39 PM

Photos of Lady de Laney's newest Hat, an Arched Elizabethan Tall Hat...

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs106.snc1/4785_119961816279_568686279_3366803_6069975_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs106.snc1/4785_119961821279_568686279_3366804_6135595_n.jpg)

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs106.snc1/4785_119961826279_568686279_3366805_7955838_n.jpg)


The hat is made from 2 layers of sturdy buckram, millenery wire at the Brim, lower and upper parts of the crown, as well as Crown top. Bias tap covers the wire. There is also layers of flannel(mulling) to provide a smooth surface for the velveteen. I used Duct tape to secure the crown at the back seam. Who would have thought that Duct Tape would prove such a useful tool for hat making?

I secured the Velveteen to the Crown top with Duct Tape  before I set in the rest of the Crown fabric for hand sewing. The Brim has a sweat band that also secures the hat on the head. The inside of the Crown is lined in Green Cotton Broadcloth.The Crown is hand sewn down onto the brim. I did not find a suitable brooch to finish off the trim that makes the hat band. I figure she has one that will work. The brim is finished with 2 strips sewn together 2 1/2" wide for a bias tape in the velveteen.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Duckie84 on June 22, 2009, 07:14:59 PM
beautiful hat and informative description thank you.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on June 22, 2009, 08:36:01 PM
So beautiful. You make the hats sound so simple to make Lady Kathleen.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 22, 2009, 09:02:20 PM
Thank you.

Hats are fun and yet challenging to make. They do require time because most of the work is hand done. What I use the sewing machine for is to zig zag baste the Buckram layers for the brim and top crown, sew the bias tape to cover the Millinery wire,  the fabrics for the brim, as well as the back seam for the bottom part of the crown.

The Hat patterns by Lynn McMasters are very well detailed in their instructions. Follow the same procedures for just about any pattern in her line as well as hat patterns out by the Big 3, anyone can do hats.

The place where I order the higher quality Buckram is from http://www.judithm.com/ (http://www.judithm.com/) A little more expensive, but so worth it. That is where I will order all my Millinery supplies from now on.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 23, 2009, 03:00:16 AM
Oooh!  Pretty hat!   ;D

I must make another hat...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on June 23, 2009, 08:48:37 AM
Pretty, pretty, pretty!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 23, 2009, 10:00:38 AM

Photos of Lady de Laney's newest Hat, an Arched Elizabethan Tall Hat...

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs106.snc1/4785_119961816279_568686279_3366803_6069975_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs106.snc1/4785_119961821279_568686279_3366804_6135595_n.jpg)

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs106.snc1/4785_119961826279_568686279_3366805_7955838_n.jpg)


The hat is made from 2 layers of sturdy buckram, millenery wire at the Brim, lower and upper parts of the crown, as well as Crown top. Bias tap covers the wire. There is also layers of flannel(mulling) to provide a smooth surface for the velveteen. I used Duct tape to secure the crown at the back seam. Who would have thought that Duct Tape would prove such a useful tool for hat making?

I secured the Velveteen to the Crown top with Duct Tape  before I set in the rest of the Crown fabric for hand sewing. The Brim has a sweat band that also secures the hat on the head. The inside of the Crown is lined in Green Cotton Broadcloth.The Crown is hand sewn down onto the brim. I did not find a suitable brooch to finish off the trim that makes the hat band. I figure she has one that will work. The brim is finished with 2 strips sewn together 2 1/2" wide for a bias tape in the velveteen.

Very elegant. I love it!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 23, 2009, 01:55:33 PM
 :D  beautiful hat Lady Kathleen
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on June 23, 2009, 06:56:33 PM
What a wonderful hat Lady Kathleen!! I've been tempted to try one, but I'm too afraid to buy the pattern.

I just finished a back lacing bodice for a customer in Bristol. She's rather top heavy (29" waist and 41" bust), so I used the same boning layout that I used on the burgundy bodice last month, this one came to 25 1/2" spring steel bones. It has detachable straps which I just kinda set on there for the pic since it didn't fit my dummy too well, and I used a bronze colored cotton to make the piping.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/bodices/micabodice002.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/bodices/micabodice006.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z257/bonnielorraine22/bodices/micabodice004.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 23, 2009, 07:38:01 PM
Your bodices are beautiful, Lorraine. Huzzah!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 23, 2009, 11:09:30 PM
I finished a skirt, underskirt and french hood for my granddaughter today!  ;D
No pics yet.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 24, 2009, 02:50:37 AM
Lorraine, that bodice looks lovely - quietly understated.  Smart!

Lady L, I wanna see the kiddie garb!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 24, 2009, 03:26:41 AM
Soon, Kate XXXXXX, soon!
I need to have her come over and try it all on together!

Yes, Lorraine, that bodice is beautiful! Love the colors.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 24, 2009, 09:54:35 AM
Great bodice Lorraine, your lines are so nice and neat
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on June 24, 2009, 11:01:52 AM
Oh! So many pretty things!
(I'm still making boring ol' tunics for the hubby.)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on June 24, 2009, 08:40:35 PM
Great job on the bodice.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 24, 2009, 11:40:23 PM
Here's the french hood I finished. Never made one like this before.

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/frenchhood09sm.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/frenchhoodfront09sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on June 24, 2009, 11:41:29 PM
Beautiful work, Lady L!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on June 24, 2009, 11:43:33 PM
Very pretty!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on June 25, 2009, 12:19:56 AM
Oooh, thats lovely Lady L! I might really need to overcome my fear of hats and try one soon. Thanks for all the compliments on the bodice. The woman who ordered it is a peasant on cast with Bristol, hence the plain lines and no ornamentation, but I think it stands alone quite well too :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 25, 2009, 06:52:17 AM
Oh, dead cute!   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: NicoleBridget on June 25, 2009, 11:02:55 AM
Lovely hats Lady K of O and Lady L!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 26, 2009, 12:04:36 AM
Thanks for all the kind words!
I started sewing (mostly hand sewing) the next French hood, today. It's going better/faster the second time.  :)

Lorraine, if you are able to sew bodices, I am sure you could handle sewing this type of hat!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 26, 2009, 12:47:24 PM


Even though using Plastic Canvas is faster than using Buckram and Millinery wire, I still prefer the latter method. Using Flannel for the mulling(underlining) gives more smoothness and strength to any Hat or French Hood.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 27, 2009, 12:23:18 AM
Sorry Lady K, but I hate buckram. I bought some plastic canvas, but I didn't like that either.
I used 3mm foam and sewed wire to that. Love how that handles and it's very smooth, no need for flannel. I like that the foam won't wilt if it gets wet. It's easy to sew through and zigzag the wire to it. It holds the shape well and is lightweight. It's also very inexpensive, I can get one hat out of one sheet, with some leftover.
That's my tip for the day! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 27, 2009, 04:08:15 AM
TIMTEX!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 28, 2009, 12:03:57 AM
Yeah, I used timtex in Hawthorne's tunic, but it was too thick for the french hood. To each their own, I guess.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on June 28, 2009, 04:49:38 PM
Oooo very nice hats and hoods!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 29, 2009, 12:36:08 AM
I took some photos of my grandaughter in her new garb, which she said was the "best ever!"
So, here they are!

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Tbluegarb09sm.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Tbluegoldgarb09sm.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Tbluegoldgarbsm.jpg)

The bodice I made from fabric that was leftover from another project. The chemise fabric I had in my stash. The deep blue skirt and hat fabric is corduroy that we bought on clearance at Joanns, for $2.00 yd. I also drafted the bodice and skirt.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 29, 2009, 02:59:14 AM
Oh, wonderful!  Gotta love the kids in garb!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 29, 2009, 03:01:50 AM
Yeah, I used timtex in Hawthorne's tunic, but it was too thick for the french hood. To each their own, I guess.

It worked so well in this one I did that I'll not bother with the wire next time!
http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk/KatePages/Costuming/FrenchHood/making_a_french_hood.htm
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 29, 2009, 11:29:41 PM
Looks like it turned out quite good. I can see from the one photo that it is thicker than the foam I used. My Mom gave me the timtex, I don't know where she got it from. Does it always come in that thickness or does it vary? The foam comes both thinner and thicker than the 3mm I bought.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 29, 2009, 11:35:23 PM
Oh, wonderful!  Gotta love the kids in garb!

Thanks Kate!
It was fun to make. I am now working on another version, in burgundy.  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 30, 2009, 02:57:04 AM
Looks like it turned out quite good. I can see from the one photo that it is thicker than the foam I used. My Mom gave me the timtex, I don't know where she got it from. Does it always come in that thickness or does it vary? The foam comes both thinner and thicker than the 3mm I bought.

It USED to come only like that, but has been revamped recently...  Lemmee see...  OK, the whole story of Timtex and Fast2Fuse!

http://www.ctpubblog.com/2008/10/10/timtex-is-back/

Get it from quilting stores.  Yes, it IS expensive.  But it works beautifully, and, for me making things for customers, £7.50 a meter is a lot cheaper than the time it would take me to build a hat out of lesser materials.  It'll stand rain, washings, and  other miss-treatment, so is better than buckram for hats that will get wet.  For hats I use the Timtex, without the fusible stuff, and sew.  It gives a better finish.  For fabric bowls made with quilting cottons, the fast2fuse is excellent.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lorraine on June 30, 2009, 05:04:47 AM
That outfit is absolutely adorable Lady L! I've been putting off making new garb for my daughter, but after seeing that I've decided to start on hers this week. Thanks for the inspiration!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 30, 2009, 11:42:27 PM
Interesting background on the timtex, ty Kate.  :) My Mom has made those fabric bowls, but I never tried it. That is a bit more expensive than the foam sheets I used.

Huzzah Lorraine! Thank you so much for the nice compliment.  ;D

Here's a pic of the burgundy velveteen french hood I just finished. It turned out a bit better than the first one, I think. The goffering is more even.
I had a dream last night, that I was selling hats in my shop at MNRF! LOL! Maybe I should make one for myself.


(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/burgundyvelveteenfrenchhoodsm.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 01, 2009, 12:43:13 AM


The French Hood turned out lovely Lady L!!!

Pictures forthcoming of the Victorian Bell Topper I made for the step-father of my Apprentice that will be worn at CONVergence this weekend at the Shearaton in Bloomington. I must make one for myself for that STEAMPUNK look in Black Velveteen!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on July 01, 2009, 02:15:33 AM
Oh, dead cute, Lady L.  Yes, make one for yourself.  Hats is good.  :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on July 01, 2009, 02:22:43 AM
Thanks Lady K and Kate!
Yep, adding that to my very long list to get done by Aug....

I need to make R's wizard robe and hat, a blouse and skirt for my younger grandaughter, fix my cape and blouses, sew up some skirts for myself, make wings, make product.... :o
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CaraGreenleaf on July 03, 2009, 09:11:03 AM
Wow! Have I really been gone from the forums for that long????

Everything looks lovely, ladies! My new stuff will be posted soon. I've been a busy little Cara, but my camera has been MIA for months....  :-[
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on July 03, 2009, 01:23:34 PM
Oh, dead cute, Lady L.  Yes, make one for yourself.  Hats is good.  :D

Oi! Wot she sez!!  ;D

So many people discount the effect a hat has on an ensemble. 

Not only can good headgear really MAKE an outfit, with the right hat, and some well chose accessories, you can really highlight your character's personality and make yourself stand out.
 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on July 05, 2009, 12:09:28 AM
Good to hear! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on July 05, 2009, 11:58:21 AM
Gown finally complete!  I started in March, and took a month long break for my wedding.  The smock needs some adjustments, but, outside of that, some jewelry should finish it off.

(http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/gownfinish.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/gownfinishside.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/gownfinishback.JPG)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on July 05, 2009, 12:00:20 PM
very nice.  I love teh colors.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on July 05, 2009, 12:06:08 PM
Stunning! Lovely colors.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on July 05, 2009, 12:41:03 PM
Absolutely fabulous dress. I love the colors and the detail work.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on July 05, 2009, 02:35:50 PM
That's a bit special!  Well done, Alisoun.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on July 05, 2009, 03:03:10 PM
Nicely done, Alisoun!
and congratulations on getting married!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on July 05, 2009, 05:05:16 PM
Awesome, Alisoun!

I especially love those paned sleeves!

...and welcome to married life!!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on July 05, 2009, 07:20:05 PM
Double that.  I love the sleeves, too!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 06, 2009, 12:03:45 AM

Alisoun!!  Lovely gown indeed. The colors you chose work very well together. HUZZAH!!!


The Victorian Bell Topper I made for Bob to wear with his Vampire Costume at CONVergence 2009. But it ended up being too tall and not enough Brim for him. So I will be keeping it for myself and building a Steampunk wardrobe around it. Must find a nice pair of Brass Goggles for a reasonable cost.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs137.snc1/5851_125258481279_568686279_3477994_5564909_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs137.snc1/5851_125258486279_568686279_3477995_3638672_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs137.snc1/5851_125258491279_568686279_3477996)

Me wearing the hat on Friday, 3 July, as Willie Wonka's lost sister, Willemenia. Willie was not to be found at CONVergence.  :-[

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs137.snc1/5851_125252761279_568686279_3477859_2336441_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on July 06, 2009, 12:39:49 AM
Fantastic job on the gown, Alisoun!

Quite the hat, lady K!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on July 06, 2009, 02:34:12 AM
Hat Attack!   ;D ;D ;D ;D

Great fun!
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Post by: Katie Bookwench on July 06, 2009, 06:14:38 AM
Zowie! What a hat!  :o

I love it! Ya know what they say - 'go big or go home!'

Yes, goggles would go beautifully on that hat.  ;D

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on July 06, 2009, 07:39:02 AM
Gown finally complete!  I started in March, and took a month long break for my wedding.  The smock needs some adjustments, but, outside of that, some jewelry should finish it off.

(http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/gownfinish.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/gownfinishside.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/gownfinishback.JPG)

love it!
so i suspect that wes and i will be seeing you on opening day at the MDRF???
i have yet to start my gown, i am having a fabric crisis, and a hoop skirt debacle!
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Post by: Sorcha on July 06, 2009, 08:26:44 AM
Alisoun, simple and elegant.  I LOVE it!
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Post by: Genievea Brookstone on July 06, 2009, 09:38:08 AM
Wow Lady K you look Hot!!
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Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on July 06, 2009, 09:44:41 AM

Alisoun!!  Lovely gown indeed. The colors you chose work very well together. HUZZAH!!!


The Victorian Bell Topper I made for Bob to wear with his Vampire Costume at CONVergence 2009. But it ended up being too tall and not enough Brim for him. So I will be keeping it for myself and building a Steampunk wardrobe around it. Must find a nice pair of Brass Goggles for a reasonable cost.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs137.snc1/5851_125258481279_568686279_3477994_5564909_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs137.snc1/5851_125258486279_568686279_3477995_3638672_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs137.snc1/5851_125258491279_568686279_3477996)

Me wearing the hat on Friday, 3 July, as Willie Wonka's lost sister, Willemenia. Willie was not to be found at CONVergence.  :-[

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs137.snc1/5851_125252761279_568686279_3477859_2336441_n.jpg)

LOVE the dark hair and the dress Lady K
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on July 06, 2009, 10:05:13 AM
Fabulous hat!
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Post by: LadyElizabeth on July 06, 2009, 11:29:24 AM
Alisoun, love the new gown.  The coral/pink color is so unique and stunning, I especially love the hat.

Lady Kathleen, that is a very fun outfit!  The new hat truly sets it off indeed!
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Post by: LadyMeg on July 06, 2009, 06:23:54 PM
BEAUTIFUL dress.  I love those colors together. 
And lovely top hat.  Very dashing, and something every girl needs.

So I finished my colorful new pirate ensemble and am fairly happy with it.  I would have liked the skirt and bodice to match up but I must have been bloated when I measured my waist or something 'cause I swear it fit where it was supposed to.  And the back does lace closed when I have a dresser, but I'm alright with showing a little back.  It's hot up here in the summer.  I should have made it longer, but the bodice was made for all scrap and I didn't have any longer pieces so... *shrugs*  There will be a sash (hello walmart for cheap scarves), my belt with all my effects, my pirate coin necklace and my hat, but I just wanted to take pics of the new pieces.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/Littleladyphantom/personal/front.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/Littleladyphantom/personal/back.jpg)
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 07, 2009, 06:28:55 AM

Lady Meg,

If you have some scraps left of the fabric for the bodice, a Modesty panel would work where the lacing is so that your back does not show. The bodoce is lovely. The colors work well together.
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Post by: LadyShadow on July 07, 2009, 09:51:31 AM
I love the color combo on the bodice.  Great job.  And I agree with Lady K, if you have enough extra scraps put in a small panel behind the lacing.  But it still looks wonderful.
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Post by: Lady Rebecca on July 07, 2009, 11:02:26 AM
I love the colors on the bodice! What sort of fabric is that?
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Post by: LadyMeg on July 07, 2009, 11:18:19 AM
Thanks guys!

I was thinking about finding a scrap of white for the back, make it look like the false shirt front look like it goes all the way around...

As for fabric, the white is bridal fabric, the teal is a decent weight jaquard or something, and the dark blue is really lightweight, flimsy stuff from wall mart I bought ages and ages ago.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on July 07, 2009, 02:48:04 PM
Alisoun, lovely dress. Colors are stunning together.


Lady Kathleen...  ;D YOU Rock girl. I would never have thought you would go steam punk. Awesome
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rowan MacD on July 07, 2009, 03:01:45 PM
Gown finally complete!  I started in March, and took a month long break for my wedding.  The smock needs some adjustments, but, outside of that, some jewelry should finish it off.

(http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/gownfinish.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/gownfinishside.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/gownfinishback.JPG)

love it!
so i suspect that wes and i will be seeing you on opening day at the MDRF???
i have yet to start my gown, i am having a fabric crisis, and a hoop skirt debacle!

This is a gorgeous gown. Even though I 'm not skilled/experienced enough to  sew a gown, I do make my own underpinnings and chemises. I need to make a partlet like that one for the gown I'm having made.
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on July 07, 2009, 04:48:29 PM
Thanks guys!

I was thinking about finding a scrap of white for the back, make it look like the false shirt front look like it goes all the way around...

As for fabric, the white is bridal fabric, the teal is a decent weight jaquard or something, and the dark blue is really lightweight, flimsy stuff from wall mart I bought ages and ages ago.



Woo Hoo!  Mixed media sewing!  Love it!

How did you stabilize the flimsy stuff?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyMeg on July 07, 2009, 06:45:08 PM
I used some pretty stiff cotton like stuff I snatched up with our theatre costume shop was tossing out scraps (which is where I actually found the bridal stuff).  I'm not 100% sure it'll hold up through rough wear, but then again, it didn't cost me a penny to make it, so...
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 07, 2009, 06:52:35 PM



Lady Kathleen...  ;D YOU Rock girl. I would never have thought you would go steam punk. Awesome

I can get down with the best of them at my age, Dragonwing!!! ;)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on July 07, 2009, 07:05:29 PM
Lady Kathleen, I was in awwwwww to see that was you rockin the red steam punk! And the hat was perfect for the outfit,what a wonderful job you did. By the way good luck on that surgery coming up, feel better soon! Let us know how your doing when you feel up to it. Prayers.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on July 08, 2009, 01:46:59 AM
I used some pretty stiff cotton like stuff I snatched up with our theatre costume shop was tossing out scraps (which is where I actually found the bridal stuff).  I'm not 100% sure it'll hold up through rough wear, but then again, it didn't cost me a penny to make it, so...

And the sewing of it probably taught you loads, so it's always a useful exercise!   ;D ;D

Looks pretty good, and I especially like the mock shirt front.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on July 08, 2009, 09:37:27 AM
Lady K, you are steamin' hot in your SPunk finery - and are a gorgeous brunette!  Howza about joining the SPunk invasion at TRF this year, 'k?
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 12, 2009, 02:18:08 PM


Taffy!!

 Not sure what is in store for TRF this year after having been to Scarby in May. I know I have work to do much of November and into December for Christmas Presents.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on July 12, 2009, 09:17:24 PM
I would vote for Turkey Day weekend being strictly H/A.
But that's just me.  :-*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on July 13, 2009, 12:19:26 AM
Just took these pics today. Same underskirt and chemise, but new skirt, bodice and french hood. Again, I used leftover fabric for the bodice and cuffs and the burgundy corduroy was in my stash. I did buy trim and beads.  :)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Tburgundygarb09sm.jpg)


(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Tburgundysidegarb09sm.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Tburgbackgarb09sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 13, 2009, 01:14:42 AM


Very Lovely, Lady L
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Post by: Tygrkat on July 13, 2009, 05:49:17 AM
Lovely work, everyone!  :)

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Post by: Taffy Saltwater on July 13, 2009, 08:15:33 AM
The non ren invasions that I know of are over Halloween weekend - steam punk on Saturday, Harry Potter on Sunday. 
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Post by: LadyShadow on July 13, 2009, 08:23:39 AM
Very lovely dress.
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Post by: Lady Anna on July 13, 2009, 02:06:29 PM
Lady L -   How cute is she!!!!! The costume looks wonderful.
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Post by: Lady Anna on July 13, 2009, 02:08:44 PM
I've been so busy with work I haven't had the time to reply. Everyone's work looks fabulous! Keep it up you inspire us all.
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Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on July 13, 2009, 02:12:35 PM
very Beautiful. Makes you want a little girl of your own to dress up like that
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on July 13, 2009, 05:26:00 PM
How sweet she looks, Lady L.  A lovely lass in a lovely gown.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on July 13, 2009, 11:09:07 PM
Thank you so much for the compliments! I told her I posted her photos on here and she was so excited to hear what all of you had to say! She told me on Sun., that she was glad to have a grandma that sews pretty renaissance things for her. I told her I was glad I had her, to sew for!

It also means a lot to me, to have like minded people I can share this with, as there is no one in our town that is interested in sewing ren garb.
 :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on July 14, 2009, 10:26:57 AM
that is beautiful Lady L and a very beautiful granddaughter too.
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Post by: Syrilla on July 15, 2009, 08:42:49 PM
Yippy, another bodice finished and on it's way to Etsy!  Thanks for the kick in the rear...  Now off to the other 20ish projects.  www.photobucket.com
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on July 15, 2009, 11:33:20 PM
Thank you, Lady Harrogate.  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on July 17, 2009, 07:51:50 AM
Not actually showing more work this morn although I have some new wedding dress pics I'd love to share, except they're not wedding gowns LOL.  Just wanted to ask for good thoughts or prayers tomorrow.  I am auditioning for several theaters but also taking part in the tech showcase as a costumer.  Hopefully I'll get some jobs off of it but I'm a little nervous LOL.  So, thought I'd ask all my fellow costumers to send me some positive energy!  Thanks guys.
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Post by: LadyShadow on July 17, 2009, 10:40:31 AM
Best of luck.  You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Post by: Syrilla on July 18, 2009, 01:21:12 AM
Break something Ladyharrogate!   
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Post by: Lady Neysa on July 18, 2009, 08:33:00 AM
Oh! Both her and the gown are lovely!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on July 19, 2009, 09:07:07 PM
My  finished pouch to go with my still unfinished garb  ;D

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss89/Genievea/019-1.jpg)
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Post by: DonaCatalina on July 20, 2009, 07:56:56 AM
That turned out nice.
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on July 25, 2009, 02:23:01 AM
I am able to get around a bit better, but slower. I had the Earl bring up the sewing machines for me so that I could get some work done.

I am working on a Maroon Velveteen and Gold Diamond  Elizabethan ensemble for Kathryn Fae Weldon. . I have all  the contrast fabric pearled. The hanging sleeves are cut out, as are the shoulder rolls, over-the-bodice-Partlet. I hope to get the Underskirt finished wirhin the weekend. The corset is ready to go to the Shoe Repair for grommetting on Monday. Progress pictures as they get taken.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on July 25, 2009, 10:53:14 AM
Glad to hear you're doing better.
Can't wait to see the new outfits.
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Post by: tigrlily64 on July 25, 2009, 01:30:02 PM
My finished ensemble.
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f346/tigetrlily/180.jpg)
I ended up putting the grommets in the night before faire.  Good thing they don't take long!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on July 25, 2009, 09:44:51 PM
Does this count?  It's not sewing like everyone else does, but I used a needle & thread for a very long time.

I was given a small basket, the plain beige color.  Steve spray painted it black to go with my noble garb.  I also use a black lace umbrella that I had purchased off of Ebay.

Between last night and today, I hand beaded both the basket (40 pearls) and the umbrella (63 pearls and 15 gold beads) using a regular needle and thread.  Then I reinforced the feathers in Steve's noble hat, because the thread that attached them to the hatpin was broken in some spots.

I have decided that there are different types of people in this world.  Seamstresses and those who are not seamstresses.  I am in the latter group.  My husband, when he was home this morning, kept laughing at the vocabulary that was escaping from my mouth as I stuck myself with the needle, dropped the beads, and other such fun stuff.

I will take some pictures and get them downloaded and posted in a bit.  But it's the first things I've actually made by myself using a needle and thread!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: WindChime on July 25, 2009, 09:53:35 PM
Lady Renee,
I can't wait to see how the items turned out cause they sound very pretty. I also am a crafter and I love to find items I can tweak to suit me or others better. Plus bead work I think is just about as hard as sewing. I use to sew but I can no longer sit at the sewing table to do that so I do more enhancing now and find it just as fun.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on July 28, 2009, 12:19:47 AM
New pirate garb. I finished the coat before Christmas, but now I have the rest done.

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Mpirate209sm.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Mpirate309sm.jpg)

View without the coat and hat. The vest fabric is microsuede. The shirt is cotton that I bought on clearance. The skirt is cotton, too.

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Mpirate409sm.jpg)
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on July 28, 2009, 01:50:28 AM
Micro-Pirate has cute factor 2000!   ;D ;D ;D

Wonderful!  Love it!

(Sulks: I wanna be a mini-pirate! End sulk*)







*I never sulk for long!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on July 28, 2009, 06:18:20 AM
Love that Pirate Girrl!  She's Ado-ARRRR-Ble!! 

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Post by: sealion on July 28, 2009, 06:54:32 AM
Cuteness! :)
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Post by: DragonWing on July 28, 2009, 08:31:07 AM
Oh how very cute is she. Nice job Lady L
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Post by: LadyShadow on July 28, 2009, 08:41:29 AM
She is so adorable.
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Post by: LadyElizabeth on July 28, 2009, 09:20:20 AM
Lady L, talk about adorable!!  That is the cutest little pirate i've ever seen!!  Excellent job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on July 28, 2009, 09:25:49 AM
Yay! a pirate girl! ;D
Beautiful work!

I wonder if I show that to my girls, of they'd wanna be pirates too?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on July 28, 2009, 10:59:52 AM
that is absolutely beyond adorable.
Best thing is she looks like she is fierce :)

Great job
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Post by: Dinobabe on July 28, 2009, 07:57:22 PM
Sooooo adorable!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on July 28, 2009, 11:12:13 PM
We appreciate all the wonderful comments! Thank you all so much!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on August 02, 2009, 02:00:34 PM
Wow
I can finally post a finished project that I am totally proud of.
The pictures don't do it justice, it looks a lot better on.
 I learned a ton while making this. Its the first time I've done anything this complicated and well finished.
I did it as a practice for making a justacorps for my pirate captain persona.

All the edges are finished with bias tape made of the same fabric (before this I didn't even know what bias tape was. I made the tape myself ) and the insides have the Hong Kong finish to the seams because it is unlined. (its south florida, I would like to be able to use more than a few times a year ;D  )

I'm still debating wether to put a button on the front to hold it closed or let it stay open all the time.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/enseign/sewing/firstjacket-front.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/enseign/sewing/firstjackket-back.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kett on August 02, 2009, 02:05:45 PM
That is gorgeous Auryn!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on August 02, 2009, 02:34:13 PM
 :o Beautiful.   :o
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on August 02, 2009, 06:16:07 PM
I like how you matched the fabric up where the seams are.  It is beautiful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on August 02, 2009, 06:29:03 PM
Oh, splendid! Huzzah!

I vote yes on the button, because even if you do leave it open, the button will be a nice finishing touch and a bit of bling. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on August 02, 2009, 08:07:16 PM
Thank you everyone.
It really means a lot coming from such talented folk.

I don't know what kind of button to use.
Wether to use a silver/pewter button or go more with a gold/bronze color to match the embroidery.

I am hoping that the puckering at the middle seam on the back will go away with a thorough ironing.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on August 03, 2009, 12:30:28 AM
Beautiful! ;D
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Post by: DragonWing on August 03, 2009, 01:23:51 PM
That is lovely. Nice job.
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Post by: Genievea Brookstone on August 03, 2009, 01:33:23 PM
That is very pretty!  I am with Gem, a button would be a great touch even if you leave it open.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on August 03, 2009, 05:46:35 PM
I am finally back online enough to catch up on the amazing projects!  WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!  You guys are amazing.  I can not believe what I have missed.  The pictures are wonderful.  I am going to try and stay more active, and keep being impressed by the great group of sewers!!!!

Auryn, since yours was the last posted... Great job! esp. with all of the bias taping!  I want one, now.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on August 05, 2009, 12:29:55 PM
Two things finally finished and off to be sold!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/fsmaroondiamondoutside.jpg) 
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/fsmaroondiamondcroped.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/fsmenreddoubletback.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/fsmenreddoubletfront.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on August 05, 2009, 12:32:49 PM
ohhhh how pretty
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on August 05, 2009, 12:36:30 PM
Syrilla, jaw dropping pretty!!  Who are these for? 

Loved the caped sleeves on the bodice and the very dainty detail work on the top.  Love the slash work on the doublet.  Looks like a very unusual color there as well, can't wait to see the finished project...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on August 05, 2009, 12:41:43 PM
I really like the shoulder treatments on that bodice -- understated, but unique - and the beadline down the front is very pretty!

Does it close at front center under the line of beads, or in back?

The doublet is very cool!  Great job putting it together - is that a 'grown in' collar?  Very nice!  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on August 05, 2009, 01:17:50 PM
Lovely pieces Syrilla!   The fabrics look so rich.  Just beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on August 05, 2009, 01:27:56 PM
Beautiful Syrilla!  I love the bodice! Its so stunning I would even consider wearing it to the office!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on August 05, 2009, 01:38:49 PM
Thanks everyone.  These are up for sale, look at the market on the forum.  As the job market is slow, I am doing what I know.  SEWING!

The doublet is part and pieced angle challenge.  Some one dared me to try to design using this red, quilted material, slashes, and that style of collar.  So, I did.  I reallize that I didn't have all of the buttons closed for the picture.  Ugh

Kate the bodice close down the back with grommets.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on August 05, 2009, 01:39:55 PM
Sorry, it's under "Ye Old Classifieds"  :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on August 05, 2009, 03:14:13 PM
My dear, you are swimming in AWESOME sauce.  ;D

keep up the good work, and I'm wishing you prosperity in your seamstress career!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on August 05, 2009, 03:39:27 PM
Looooving that slashed bodice!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on August 05, 2009, 03:58:16 PM
very lovely.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on August 09, 2009, 01:15:05 AM
edit: previous pictures did not show, i entered the link wrong, here they are now!

today was opening day at the PARF! huzzah :) it was much fun. and finallyy, without further ado, here is my garb (and my husbands) that I have been talking about in the "gallery of in progress projects":

(http://mydressdiary.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dressmaking-and-parf-opening-day-2009-007.jpg)

you may recognize the other lady, as fellow RF.com member Alisoun :)

and here are our husbands! Fred (Alisouns husband) and Wesley-my husband

(http://mydressdiary.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dressmaking-and-parf-opening-day-2009-008.jpg)

for my husbands silver doublet thingy, lol. i actually used a pattern. first time ever! and he likes it, ALOT :) I am very proud :)  I thnk the only thing I am going to change with my gown is to make the sleeves fitted. Because right now they are bell sleeves, and get in the freaking way.  And to add boning to the bodice, because it frumped even though I had a boned corset on underneath.

So happy sewing!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on August 09, 2009, 05:59:53 AM
Lady Kathleen made the garb, which I've posted before.  Steve and I were in the 10 finalists for the costume contest at Bristol on July 26th.  Here is the umbrella that I beaded with pearls and gold beads.  Also the basket was one that a coworker was going to throw away.  Steve spray painted it black, and I sewed 40 pearls around it.

Did you get that word?  ** sewed **    Don't fall down.  After 3 years on the forum, I finally sewed!  It isn't garb, but I actually picked up a needle and thread and did something!  My friend will be moving to Galena in November, and she sews everything, so I have my 3 year stash of Ren patterns, which have never been opened, and some material, so it may finally happen!

Thanks to a member of a different board, Lady Ann, for permission to use the photo.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/LadyReneeBuchanan/Bristol72609.jpg)


Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on August 09, 2009, 09:09:57 AM
Lady Seasan, you all look marvelous.

Lady Renee, lovely basket and umbrella.  The garb looks marvelous as well.  And good luck with the sewing  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on August 09, 2009, 09:10:54 AM
LadyS and LadyRB  Great photos!  You both look great. 
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Post by: Tim T on August 09, 2009, 10:57:14 AM
Here's my daughter's pirate coat, custom made by myself from Simplicity 3644.  It's a rose colored cotton fabric with a diamond woven pattern, and I've added black braid, and some really cool buttons.  We stumbled across them at the dollar store, $1 for a pack of ten silver antiqued plastic buttons with a skull and crossbones.  I made the coat a bit big so that she should be able to wear it for a while.  I figured if the sleeves got too short, I could add cuffs to it, as I still have plenty of fabric.

This is my second garment piece made from a pattern.

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/ttaylor2112/Posts/DSCF6090.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/ttaylor2112/Posts/DSCF6091.jpg)
Cute, huh?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on August 09, 2009, 10:58:54 AM
awww, the coat, as well as your daughter are adorable :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on August 09, 2009, 11:12:29 AM
Both are a beauty.  Well done.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on August 09, 2009, 11:18:50 AM
rrrrrrrrrr, so cute
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on August 09, 2009, 12:21:21 PM
Lady Renee, where did you find that parasol? It's lovely! And congratulations on your sewing! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Celtic_Fae on August 09, 2009, 01:09:34 PM
Lady Kathleen made the garb, which I've posted before.  Steve and I were in the 10 finalists for the costume contest at Bristol on July 26th.  Here is the umbrella that I beaded with pearls and gold beads.  Also the basket was one that a coworker was going to throw away.  Steve spray painted it black, and I sewed 40 pearls around it.

Did you get that word?  ** sewed **    Don't fall down.  After 3 years on the forum, I finally sewed!  It isn't garb, but I actually picked up a needle and thread and did something!  My friend will be moving to Galena in November, and she sews everything, so I have my 3 year stash of Ren patterns, which have never been opened, and some material, so it may finally happen!

Thanks to a member of a different board, Lady Ann, for permission to use the photo.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/LadyReneeBuchanan/Bristol72609.jpg)




Renee, I recognize that basic gown pattern and I LOVE what Lady Kathleen did with it. Is the skirt still one piece or did she alter it into two pieces?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on August 09, 2009, 07:11:26 PM
Ebay and Amazon have lots of parasols! just look under lace parasol or lace umbrella
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Celtic_Fae on August 09, 2009, 07:48:48 PM
LunaBazaar (http://www.lunabazaar.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=463) also has a lot of nice paper parasols, some that are water resistant. This (http://www.lunabazaar.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=968) is my new one and I love it. It looks so noble!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on August 09, 2009, 08:46:45 PM
I got the black parasol on Ebay.  It is a lace parasol.  I can't remember the vendor, got it last year.  It only cost $7, but most of the parasols from this seller go for between $25 - $30.  I guess nobody wanted black.

About the gown.  The original gown was from Ebay, Royal Coffers (never again would I purchase from them.  Never!).  Unfortunately, it never fit me correctly, even with Lady Kathleen trying to alter it first.  So she really had to start from scratch.  There are 2 skirts.  She used the material for the forepart but had to buy black broadcloth to make the skirt  and then bought black velvet for the overskirt.  So really, the only part remaining from the Royal Coffers gown is the material for the forepart.  She created a brand new bodice, using material from the Royal Coffers tunic that I had purchased for Steve.  Lady Kathleen ended up making him another doublet and new pants.  It never fit him either, so she cut it up for the front of the bodice.

Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone.  Someday in the future, maybe there will be a picture of something I made!   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on August 09, 2009, 11:58:16 PM
Everyone looks fabulous!  ;D Huzzah!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on August 10, 2009, 08:59:43 AM
Great Job Tim T.  and your daughter is adorable.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 11, 2009, 11:15:58 PM


Long time, no hear, Tim!!! Your Princess looks darling. Great job on the coat!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tim T on August 12, 2009, 06:08:07 AM
Thanks for the comments, guys!  Yeah, she's pretty cute, isn't she.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 13, 2009, 08:52:20 AM


The deep Wine and Steel Blue Brocade ensemble for Julie is finished. Photos coming soon. I have to upload them from the camera. Julie is a Rochester client who will be working at tone of the shops at the MNRF this season. Her better half is on cast as HRH Prince James, the Duke of Buckingham. I will be doing a whole new Royal ensemble for him next year. Should be exciting!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Pipere on August 13, 2009, 05:20:46 PM
Hey all, I'm working on the last sprint of my entirely new ensemble for MiRF this year. I will tell you all this much- it's big, black, and punk rock. Photos should be coming in the next few days... though the full ensemble won't be done for another week.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dustin on August 13, 2009, 09:37:49 PM
Here's my daughter's new fairy garb. My wife made the dress free-hand, sans pattern. I made the pattern pieces for the tutu. The wings we already had from a dress-up set, but my wife put new fabric on them, and me Chiane decorated them.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/rencrafts/004.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/rencrafts/006.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on August 13, 2009, 09:57:15 PM
sooo cute!
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 13, 2009, 11:26:49 PM
So cute!!! All withoiut a pattern too!!! Darling ensemble and wearer as well.

Julie came by last night to pick up her new garb. She tried everything on to glee.

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs189.snc1/6331_143596291279_568686279_3813209_7735856_n.jpg)The front.  I pit the trim on the tabs horizontally to break up the line of the trim from the bodice and over skirt.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs169.snc1/6331_143596296279_568686279_3813210_1833259_n.jpg)
The back. Trim along the hemline to add more symmetry.

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs169.snc1/6331_143596301279_568686279_3813211_2615373_n.jpg)
Julie in her new garb. She will be working in a shop bear Excalibur at the MNRF this season. This ensemble also included two chemises, two Bloomies, Farthingale, Under and Overskirt, Side lacing Bodice. There is enough of the wine colored Brocade to amke a pair of sleeves.

The Brocade was heavy that I was unable to cartridge pleat. So I did some knife pleats. Nor did I make the skirt as full due to the heaviness of the Brocade. Yet, it came out nicely.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on August 13, 2009, 11:59:52 PM
She looks great Lady K!  Great job as always
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on August 14, 2009, 07:56:45 AM
Here's my daughter's new fairy garb. My wife made the dress free-hand, sans pattern. I made the pattern pieces for the tutu. The wings we already had from a dress-up set, but my wife put new fabric on them, and me Chiane decorated them.



OMG!!  Dustin, your kiddo is flat out adorable!!  I hope she has a great time at faire!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 14, 2009, 08:08:34 AM
What an adorable little fairy! I bet she had fun decorating those wings!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on August 14, 2009, 08:39:36 AM
Very nice Lady K. She looks wonderful in it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Neysa on August 14, 2009, 10:13:57 AM
Very cute Dustin! It's really great that your whole family is involved in making garb!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on August 14, 2009, 11:40:19 AM
Julie came by last night to pick up her new garb. She tried everything on to glee.

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs189.snc1/6331_143596291279_568686279_3813209_7735856_n.jpg)

Great dress!  But I couldn't help notice the doll in the background.  Did you dress her, as well?! :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dustin on August 14, 2009, 12:42:44 PM
Just about everything in this picture was made by my wife or me. Four pieces are new, and three will get their first wearing at Bristol this Sunday. The new pieces are the flat cap (made by my wife), the jerkin (sewing by my wife, eyelets and lacing by both of us), the pants (wife), and the shirt (wife). I wore the shirt at TNRF in May. The staff was made by me, as was the pouch under my staff arm, the mug strap, and the belt. The boots and socks are purchased, as was my knife and the pouch next to it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/rencrafts/002.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on August 14, 2009, 01:59:12 PM
Wonderful work everyone.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady_Claira on August 14, 2009, 02:00:51 PM
So, I decided I might as well show my new bodice. My first bodice was amazing because it was my first time ever using a pattern, but after wearing it a few times, I realized how horridly designed it was. HA HA HA! So, I went and searched around for research and designed my own pattern and built this bodice which is so much better than my first one.

(http://i25.tinypic.com/scbasz.jpg)
(http://i32.tinypic.com/synyhd.jpg)

I know those aren't the greatest pictures of it. But I spent about two months working on it. It was also one of the few times that I did build a mock-up of. I rarely do mock-ups. (I know, it's not a good habit and I really should change it.) It is three layers of denim. The inner two layers hold 45 pieces of boning, also known as heavy duty cable ties from Home Depot. (They work surprisingly well. I'm really impressed.) Once the boning was in place, I hand sewed the rest (about half of it) including the blue bias tape I used around the edges and sewing the outer layer with the inner two layers and sewing the boning channels closed. I also used brass tarp grommets from Home Depot. I have worn it a few times now since I finished it in May. And I absolutely love how it looks with my garb.

(http://i31.tinypic.com/35l4x2x.jpg)

Now, to start up the beginnings of a pirate outfit with the amazing stuff I pulled out of the remnants bin at Joann's today. He he he!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on August 14, 2009, 02:02:41 PM
Looks good.  And good luck with the pirate garb
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on August 14, 2009, 02:12:53 PM
Wonderful outfits everyone!!!  Looking at the work everyone is doing these days is making me feel lazy.... I've not been sewing much lately.  But I don't have a ton of projects lying around or anything, so no biggie...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 14, 2009, 03:34:59 PM
Wow y'all have been busy! Great work everyone!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mistress Kathleen on August 14, 2009, 10:39:25 PM
Everyone does such beautiful.  Work  I have tried 3 times this summer to start my own dress, but since I am head costumer for the theatre here I keep to busy for others.  But I will!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on August 15, 2009, 09:37:05 AM
Lots of lovely stuff here.  Well done all the sewists.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sorcha on August 16, 2009, 05:22:21 PM
Here's a project I started just before I went on vacation.  I'm back and I wanted to finish it up before the opening of faire.  Next weekend!  :o
(http://pics.livejournal.com/coamrey/pic/00019kr8/s640x480)
It's a little wrinkly in the bodice area and it doesn't close all the way at the top on Nancy.  But I'm a bit more squishy than she is, so it lays flat and comes together nicely on me.

(http://pics.livejournal.com/coamrey/pic/0001d55k/s640x480)
Cute little bag I made today with left over dress and forepart fabric.  And now it gives me an excuse to buy something green and shiny to match!
More photos on my LJ here: http://coamrey.livejournal.com/ (http://coamrey.livejournal.com/)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on August 16, 2009, 05:24:30 PM
Very pretty! I like that green.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on August 16, 2009, 06:28:18 PM
Is your bag hanging from a belt?

Nice work!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on August 16, 2009, 08:01:58 PM
Very pretty! I like that green.

Ooh that's the same fabric I'm using on my green gown (which has been at about 80% done since..... May) ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on August 16, 2009, 10:03:59 PM
Sorcha it's beautiful!  Can't wait to see it next weekend!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: WindChime on August 16, 2009, 10:24:17 PM




Ooh that's the same fabric I'm using on my green gown (which has been at about 80% done since..... May) ;D
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So when are you gonna finish that dress so we can see it ?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on August 16, 2009, 10:53:28 PM
Crap, knew that was coming. Hmm, well I just need to sew the trim onto the skirt & hem it, throw on the shoulder treatments for the bodice, and then voila! I'll have it ready by Ohio. Promise. I always lose motivation around this point in progress. -_-;;;

It's THIS far done:

(http://www.rawkstar.org/garb/greengown/100_0014.JPG)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on August 17, 2009, 07:51:45 AM
very beautiful dresses
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on August 17, 2009, 08:55:10 AM
 :D  Very pretty dresses lady's. Nice work.  Love the green.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on August 17, 2009, 08:55:58 AM
Well done Capt and Sorcha!  Both dress are lovely.  Capt the colors combo is great.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on August 17, 2009, 10:10:28 AM
Beautiful work with great results.   I see why you both LOVE that green fabric!   The trim really does seem to be the trick to these pieces.  I love the cording as well as the beautiful wide trims.  Just great attention to detail.   Lovely, well done!  I do hope I see you in Ohio.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigerlilly on August 17, 2009, 10:47:18 AM
Wow!  Very impressive, CapnFaye!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on August 17, 2009, 01:30:58 PM
Both of those gowns are just splendid!!

CaptnFaye,  I just adore the diamond inserts down the front of the underskirt.  Really sets off the diamonds on the top!!  Truly unique design indeed!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 17, 2009, 01:53:17 PM
Love the green & tan combo ladies!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 17, 2009, 04:09:08 PM
Julie came by last night to pick up her new garb. She tried everything on to glee.

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs189.snc1/6331_143596291279_568686279_3813209_7735856_n.jpg)

Great dress!  But I couldn't help notice the doll in the background.  Did you dress her, as well?! :D


GREAT WORK everyone!!!!!  Just lovely!!!


Dinobabe!!!

That is a doll I made a complete Elizabethan ensemble for back in 2005. 90% of it is hand done. I drafted the pattern for the doll based on the original clothing it had been wearing when I got it. Here is the album link...http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/217336250KoGzKJ (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/217336250KoGzKJ)

Enjoy!!  The Doll has won a bunch of awards.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on August 17, 2009, 07:41:25 PM
Wow!  That's cool!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on August 17, 2009, 09:02:40 PM
Thanks ladies. I was surprised at how well the diamond cutouts turned out (being I had to freehand them and had old janky scissors at the time!). I'm thinking about making a set of outer sleeves that button and are also detachable. I think it'd pull the gown together nicely. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: WindChime on August 17, 2009, 09:25:36 PM
Very pretty Faye. Hopefully I will get to see it live or at least have the parents take a picture for me.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on August 24, 2009, 10:15:40 AM
Here's my Fleur de Lis gown all done and worn on Opening Day of MIRF:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Sweete-Ladye/Garb/Me2MIRF2009wk1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on August 24, 2009, 10:43:41 AM
Absolutely gorgeous, Margaret!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on August 24, 2009, 11:11:53 AM
Oh Margaret, It is terrific!  I love the boddice shape and shoulder detail.  It looks like the sleeves are all pearled, yes? 
Really nice
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on August 24, 2009, 11:16:16 AM
Very Nice Margaret!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 24, 2009, 12:17:43 PM
Lovely gown Margaret! I was admiring it this weekend but didn't realize that it was new.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Thumper on August 24, 2009, 12:24:40 PM
I just finished this right before MIRF.  I made the chemise, skirt, bodice, cap, tan colored pouch, and arisaid.

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3700/rengarb.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 24, 2009, 12:44:58 PM
Nicely done! I saw you this weekend too but didn't know that you were a forum member! You must stop by an R/F meet-n-greet and introduce yourself.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: NicoleBridget on August 24, 2009, 12:47:14 PM
Looooove that bodice, Margaret!  I haven't seen a lot of them like that, it's very pretty!  Great fabric too BTW...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on August 24, 2009, 01:14:00 PM
I love the way you have the bodice laced, Thumper.  A thought, though...  lace top to bottom so the strings don't cover up the beautiful pattern!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Thumper on August 24, 2009, 01:23:21 PM
Nicely done! I saw you this weekend too but didn't know that you were a forum member! You must stop by an R/F meet-n-greet and introduce yourself.

I shall try to stop by next weekend. :)  When is it?

I love the way you have the bodice laced, Thumper.  A thought, though...  lace top to bottom so the strings don't cover up the beautiful pattern!

Thank you for the suggestion.  I will try laceing it the other way this upcoming weekend.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on August 24, 2009, 01:25:28 PM
Here's my Fleur de Lis gown all done and worn on Opening Day of MIRF...

Nicely done my friend.
I love that hot pink shoulder treatment.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on August 24, 2009, 01:25:48 PM
I saw both Thumper and Sealion this weekend @ MIRF, but didn't get a chance to chat with either of you.  :-[

But both of you looked fantastic!!  ;D



Yes.... so did you Maggie, ya pernicious Harpy.  :D I mean, geez....when do you not?


Huzzahs to the awesome seamstresses of RF!



Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on August 24, 2009, 02:02:43 PM


Nicely done my friend.
I love that hot pink shoulder treatment.

And - I must say that I got more than a few compliments on the fleur de lis medalion I had too!!   :-*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on August 24, 2009, 02:04:11 PM
Lovely gown Margaret! I was admiring it this weekend but didn't realize that it was new.

Brand spankin' new!

And your gown looked wonderful too.  Very nicely tailored and you looked just stylin'!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Thumper on August 24, 2009, 02:08:15 PM
Here's my Fleur de Lis gown all done and worn on Opening Day of MIRF:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Sweete-Ladye/Garb/Me2MIRF2009wk1.jpg)

I saw you this weekend.  Lovely gown!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on August 24, 2009, 07:36:28 PM
Lovely work, everyone!

Here are my projects from the last two months.  It's been a frantic push through garb this season, and it's not over yet.

(http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/piratebracers.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/pyrateshasta.JPG)
Pirate bracers 'cause I got bored - I need to work on my intimidating pirate face

(http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/peasants.JPG)
Last minute doublet for the husband - too big, but I was in a hurry

(http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/sfcropped.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/momspics-3cropped.jpg)
Noble ensembles worn to opening weekend of the PARF
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on August 24, 2009, 07:39:38 PM
Here are my projects from the last two months. 

I love the matching noblewear and I especially love the blue skirt with the guard and that red bodice - Nice work - Hope to see it in person at PARF soon!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on August 24, 2009, 09:13:05 PM
*the trumpets are blowing.  Do you hear them?*

Well, it's not up there with anyone else's garb in the difficulty department, but I love my bloomers!

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/LadyReneeBuchanan/P1010008-2.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/LadyReneeBuchanan/P1010007-2.jpg)

And my favorite: 

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/LadyReneeBuchanan/P1010002-4.jpg)

A funny story about the last picture.  I was in a little alcove by the Pig & Whistle Pub at Bristol, and Steve was taking the picture.  A group of people came up behind him peering over his shoulders trying to see what was going on as I was "flashing."  I yelled out to them, "I just made these bloomers yesterday," and the whole group applauded and said they were great.

But my FAVORITE thing that happened was when we were lined up to carry the Excalibur Leather banner in the parade, a woman walks up to me, shakes my hand and introduces herself as the Costume Director.  She said my bloomers were very cute, and she figured I was wearing them for pirate day, but they were very bright, so would I mind letting down my skirt hikes just for the parade.  Of course, I said I would, and I did, but Steve and I had a good laugh over my "bright bloomers" standing out in the Bristol parade.  And she liked my bloomers!  I was most impressed with that.

Now my son said that since I know how to make bloomers, I can just lengthen them and make him and my husband solid color pants.  Sure, in my next lifetime!   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on August 24, 2009, 09:29:24 PM
Alisoun, how wonderful you look!  Oh, I mean how fearsome and piratey! 

Lady Renee, congratulations on your sewing triumph!  It's a slippery slope down to the dark side of sewing.  Be careful or before you know it you'll be using some of those patterns you bought!  LOL

Huzzah to the seamstresses/ers!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on August 24, 2009, 09:40:11 PM
MG, I think you put into words my exact feeling the whole time I was sewing:  seam-STRESS-er!

Hopefully, it's like anything else, the more I practice, the less unfamiliar it will be. (note:  I am drinking a big glass of mead when I type this.  Thus, my sewing experience memories have mellowed a bit.)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 24, 2009, 11:36:44 PM


For someone who doesn't sew...YOU DID GOOD, GIRL!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on August 25, 2009, 12:59:57 AM
Everyone looks fantastic!
Especially you, Lady Renee, good work! Onward to the next garbing challenge! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: GirlChris on August 25, 2009, 05:52:25 AM
Lady Renee, they turned out so cute! Also, I have those same boots :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on August 25, 2009, 06:02:05 AM
Good show on your bloomers Lady Renee!  You should be showing off your bloomers to everyone!

Alisoun, your projects turned out just lovely, I espically love the shoulder treatments on your nobel gown.  Also, your fitting on everything is wonderful too!  Good show!

My - aren't we the stylish bunch!!   :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 25, 2009, 07:22:25 AM
Alisoun- Lovely garb! But you are just too adorable to look fearsome! LOL

Renee- Congrats on completing your first project!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on August 25, 2009, 07:43:22 AM
Lovely work, everyone!

Here are my projects from the last two months.  It's been a frantic push through garb this season, and it's not over yet.

(http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/piratebracers.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/pyrateshasta.JPG)
Pirate bracers 'cause I got bored - I need to work on my intimidating pirate face

(http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/peasants.JPG)
Last minute doublet for the husband - too big, but I was in a hurry

(http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/sfcropped.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/momspics-3cropped.jpg)
Noble ensembles worn to opening weekend of the PARF

Great work on all of these!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on August 25, 2009, 07:57:24 AM
I am just LOVEing everyones garb.  ;D To many posts to single out.

I have started my doublet...or at least the outer part is cut out. Now to cut the rest and start sewing.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on August 25, 2009, 09:18:11 AM
Such wonderful work.  I really need to get off my butt and get back to sewing.  Although with school starting again, I should have lots more time during the day to get sewing done.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on August 25, 2009, 09:20:19 AM
Alisoun, I really LOVE your pirate bodice! Great fit and super skirting/piccadils!

I like the sleeves on your gold gown as well. Keep working on the Pirate face - you're almost there.  ;D

Lady Renee's bloomers rock! Even if you can't show them off in the parade at Bristol, you should show them off any other time you have the opportunity.  :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on August 30, 2009, 09:56:51 AM
I finally have something to contribute! I made the whole outfit, including the hat.  It's lime green linen, lined with purple cotton and purple.  The chemise is made from fabric I bought almost 10 years ago that had been waiting for just the right project.  It's an odd sort of paisley with greens, purples, oranges, reds.   Nyteshayde said I looked like a Renaissance Rockstar.  I can live with that.  ;);D
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/denamike/MNRF%202009/Dena3.jpg)

Close up of the hat
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/denamike/Sewing/hat001.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Amyj on August 30, 2009, 10:19:10 AM
Love the REnaissance Rockstar look!!!  OMG I bet the colors just EXPLODE in the light right at dusk!!!!  Do get a pic of THAT!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on August 30, 2009, 11:21:51 AM
Oh wow I love that! *steals the hat* ;)

I am a sucker for floofy feathers (just look at MY hats hehe)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on August 30, 2009, 12:05:52 PM
Nice projects, everyone!

Here's my newest dress, an Eowyn-inspired gown. I used Simplicity 4940 as a base and drastically altered it.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/bluedress036.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/bluedress038.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/bluedress067.jpg)

Sleeve:
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/Medieval316.jpg)

Neck:
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/thesilentwarrior/Sewing/Medieval317.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on August 30, 2009, 12:56:34 PM
Lovely Manwariel! That looks beautiful on you!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 30, 2009, 01:35:10 PM

Very lovely Medieval styled gown and rich detailing. Great job!!!

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs150.snc1/5571_1142657080838_1059792036_30377635_1371530_n.jpg)

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs130.snc1/5571_1142655720804_1059792036_30377630_2713083_n.jpg)

 A simple T-Tunic styled Viking ensemble made for a local client in Brown and Grey Linen. The Undershirt was made out of a muslin so that when he wore his bracers, they would not chafe his arms. The Mongel styled pants are black linen, with the Celtic trim down the sides. There is a drawstring at the waist for easier adjustment. The client supplied the Celtic Trim.

Photo was taken at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival  on 30 August at the steps of the Bad Manor.  Good thing I suggested an undershirt. It was a bit on the cooler side yesterday at the festival.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on August 31, 2009, 05:09:02 AM
MORE lovely thing to drool over!

I need to get my needles sharpened...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on August 31, 2009, 06:57:09 AM
Wonderful job everyone.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CenturiesSewing on August 31, 2009, 07:34:16 AM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/Finished%20Costumes/working%20class/compressed_workingclassback.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/Finished%20Costumes/working%20class/compressed_sunnyhat.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/Finished%20Costumes/working%20class/compressed_sunny2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/Finished%20Costumes/working%20class/compressed_stream1.jpg)


 I finished up my working class garb which has been hanging around in various incarnations over the years, it is all cotton as linen is just not in the cards right now. Kirtle was a $1 a yard fabric from way back when, burned as a natural fiber, Used about 5 yards in all. The bodice and sleeves are lined the skirt is just french seamed and guarded. The bodice is stiffened with two thin layers of buckram that I fused together. There is some buckling at the waist where I didn't cut it level but the apron hides most of it, no bones. The eyelets are hand sewn through the buckram which came about due to some miscaculations. They hold up very well but I had to use a leather needle to sew them, and shall not make that mistake again. The shift, coif and parlet are all just cotton muslin, the petticoat rust red quilting cotton and the apron is actually a scrap of a bed sheet that I sewed a few lines of "blackwork" on with one of the fancy looking sewing machine stitches.  I think in the end the total cost for the outfit was about $25 to $35 dollars in just materials and thread.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on August 31, 2009, 08:04:17 AM

I finished up my working class garb ...........  I think in the end the total cost for the outfit was about $25 to $35 dollars in just materials and thread.

Your end-cost is amazing, and the outfit is fantastic! You are very talented and look fabulous; Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on August 31, 2009, 08:04:37 AM
Well done!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on August 31, 2009, 08:14:01 AM

I finished up my working class garb which has been hanging around in various incarnations over the years, it is all cotton as linen is just not in the cards right now.

Um.  Wow.  Simply and utterly, WOW.

What a wonderful piece of work!  Everything fits just perfect and the colors are great!

That gown is one of those pieces that will not get many oooo's and ahhhh's from the general public who get dazzled by all the pretty and shiny court gowns, but people who know how difficult it is to pull off a gown like that - it will stop them in their tracks.

Good show!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: WaywardWench on August 31, 2009, 09:11:16 AM

 I finished up my working class garb

As Maggie said, its easy to go gaga over upper class with all the bling. This is where my eye now travels. I adore drooling over outifts that look like they stepped from a painting of the time. Well done, lass, well done.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on August 31, 2009, 10:48:54 AM
For lower and middles, the bling is all in the tailoring, and how the outfit is put together.

Century, that is fantastic -- The lines are clean, the fit is perfect! Awesome Job! Even the coif suits you, and is lovely!

And to Marietta, our resident rock star - ROCK ON!  That lime green is fantastic! Simple but knockout color combo! Kudos on your outfit, and BRAVO for your hat!

I mean, it's kind of difficult NOT to produce a head turner with fine, rich fabrics and flashy trim, but when you can get a round of applause for a simple gown in linen or cotton, then you know you've got some mad skillz!

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on August 31, 2009, 12:35:12 PM
Oh my!   I agree with all the ladies...These projectes are great!   

CenturiesSewing that whole ensemble is amazing.   You should be so proud on every level of craftsmanship!   You may see the oopses, but you look just like you fell through the time machine!  Bravo!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on August 31, 2009, 01:27:48 PM
I  have to say that while I do love all the gliz and bling, this is my favourite one so far this year.  It just looks so real.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on August 31, 2009, 01:51:35 PM


Wonderful job everyone!!!!! Isn't playing dressup fun!!! It surely does bring out the "child" in us all!!!

May the inner child in us all live forever! HUZZAH!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on August 31, 2009, 03:36:14 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Sweete-Ladye/Garb/MeMIRFwk2day2.jpg)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Sweete-Ladye/Garb/MeMIRFwk2.jpg)

Here's a couple of new ones from this past weekend.  The blue doublet and kirtle were last seen on a dressing dummy in the 'in progress' thread - I am pleased with how they turned out.  The black velveteen doublet I see as becoming one of my most versatile pieces.  Oh how I love mix n' match!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on August 31, 2009, 03:55:34 PM
*sigh*  ::)

and just WHEN do you NOT look good?

...doesn't happen, does it?  You're AFP, dahling. totally.  ;D

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Don Giovanni de' Medici on August 31, 2009, 04:51:06 PM

I finished up my working class garb which has been hanging around in various incarnations over the years, it is all cotton as linen is just not in the cards right now.

I gotta say i am very impressed.  I enjoy seeing a proper representation of the middle/merchant class.  Too often faires tend to not properly costume or be able to represent this class and all you see is peasants and nobles.  This is beautiful work and I wish I would see more "Masters" and their families at along with the Lords and Ladies of Court and, well those other people...(*waves hand*).  J/k, sorry slipped into character a bit, LOL!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Princess Heart on September 01, 2009, 07:37:27 PM
Ok... I am just in AWE of everyone's FREAKING FANTABULOUS work!!!!!!!!! The most I can do are bloomies... one day will tackle a gown!!!!
Is there a thread of everyone who will do custom work?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on September 02, 2009, 07:03:37 AM
Oh geez Margaret.  Now you've gone and done it.
I was all set to make the blue sleeves for my bodice but you had to show up in that beautiful black doublet and comment on how versatile it was going to be.  Now I'm rethinking-again-about my color choice.   Not sure if I want to hug you or give you a right good swat.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on September 02, 2009, 08:48:08 AM
Well done Margaret!  Middle class is so hard to find at faires, and you showed it beautifully!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on September 02, 2009, 09:09:51 AM
Oh geez Margaret.  Now you've gone and done it.
I was all set to make the blue sleeves for my bodice but you had to show up in that beautiful black doublet and comment on how versatile it was going to be.  Now I'm rethinking-again-about my color choice.   Not sure if I want to hug you or give you a right good swat.  ;) ;D

Ohhh!  Spankings!!   :D

Well done Margaret!  Middle class is so hard to find at faires, and you showed it beautifully!

Thanks MG and Syrilla, I appreciate the compliments. 

And, I do agree.  There are a ton of pesants and Lords and Ladies.  Middle class is sadly overlooked.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on September 02, 2009, 10:29:58 AM
It is done!  That freaking doublet "thingy" that took me FOREVER to make for a friend..for free (never again) and it is done!!!  I still have the pants and hat to do, but those are the easy parts!

I'm really glad how this turned out because 1-I used a pattern (and we all know I hate patterns) 2-I lost the instruction sheet to said pattern and hand to wing a couple of parts 3-I hand stitched the clasps and the hook and eyes on! (another thing I hate doing-hand stitching!)

Here it is


the front :)  the sleeves are detachable *cue-oooohhhhh and ahhhs*
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/BlakesDoublet001.jpg)

close up of the sleeve ties
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/BlakesDoublet003.jpg)

close up of the trim!
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/BlakesDoublet004.jpg)

the back
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/BlakesDoublet005.jpg)

the matching pouch!
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/BlakesDoublet006.jpg)


the inside of the pouch-it has two pockets!
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/BlakesDoublet007.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 02, 2009, 10:36:03 AM


Well done, Lady Season!!!

HUZZAH!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigerlilly on September 02, 2009, 10:43:53 AM

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Sweete-Ladye/Garb/MeMIRFwk2.jpg)


Thank you, Margaret!  You've just helped me decide that my in-progress middle class *does*, in fact, need a bumroll.

Lovely work!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on September 02, 2009, 11:30:21 AM
Well done.  I love the pleated brown trim. 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: WaywardWench on September 02, 2009, 12:39:17 PM

Thank you, Margaret!  You've just helped me decide that my in-progress middle class *does*, in fact, need a bumroll.
Lovely work!
[/quote]

Oh yeah, makes it look that much nicer. Add a corded petticoat and you get movement, fullness and drivability. (So sold on corded petticoats right now.)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on September 02, 2009, 01:03:54 PM
It is done!  That freaking doublet "thingy" that took me FOREVER to make for a friend..for free (never again) and it is done!!!  I still have the pants and hat to do, but those are the easy parts!

I'm really glad how this turned out because 1-I used a pattern (and we all know I hate patterns) 2-I lost the instruction sheet to said pattern and hand to wing a couple of parts 3-I hand stitched the clasps and the hook and eyes on! (another thing I hate doing-hand stitching!)



Very lovely.  I love that green, I think I almost bought some of that type fabric before.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on September 02, 2009, 01:08:09 PM
thanks! i still have lots of extra fabric left over after the hat is completed. i might make some more pouches :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on September 02, 2009, 02:04:52 PM
I adore the hem treatment!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on September 02, 2009, 03:15:13 PM
thanks! i love the trim along the hem also. he picked it up on sale, he purchased SOOOO much of it, that there is more left over :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on September 02, 2009, 03:43:57 PM
/snip/ I finished up my working class garb which has been hanging around in various incarnations over the years... /snip/

Now that's working class! ::bow::

OMG, Mags mixing and matching. What a wardrobe!

All the work here is so inspiring. Tis the season!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on September 02, 2009, 03:50:42 PM
Yours Truly and SeaLion:

(http://i32.tinypic.com/23saxll.jpg)
Pennsic 38 (2009)

See Visconte, the orange florentine does exist! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on September 02, 2009, 04:48:20 PM
I do love the elegance and simplicity of these styles.  Well done
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on September 02, 2009, 05:09:49 PM
Artemisia-You look fabulous while that photos isn't doing me any favors. Makes me realize that the 20 pounds I've gained in the last year really do show. :sigh:
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on September 02, 2009, 08:06:06 PM
Ooh there's that green fabric that several of us have been using lately! (I have some extra if anyone wants lol!!!)

Great job Lady Seasan!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on September 03, 2009, 07:45:11 AM
Artemisia-You look fabulous while that photos isn't doing me any favors. Makes me realize that the 20 pounds I've gained in the last year really do show. :sigh:

Oh pish Cindy, you both look wonderful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on September 03, 2009, 09:34:39 AM
Artemisia-You look fabulous while that photos isn't doing me any favors. Makes me realize that the 20 pounds I've gained in the last year really do show. :sigh:

Yeah-- What Maggie sez!! Pish!! I think you both look fabulous. Excellent work!

(btw, I see those awesome shoes you have on....very comfy! *wink* How I wish they'd make Nothinz in leather!)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on September 03, 2009, 10:53:30 AM
Artemisia-You look fabulous while that photos isn't doing me any favors. Makes me realize that the 20 pounds I've gained in the last year really do show. :sigh:

 ???

Your clothing is fabulous. You look fabulous that day and during Midnight Madness when I saw you last. And your hubby looked great in his tunics, BTW.  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on September 03, 2009, 11:27:01 AM
You ladies are so sweet! I do have to admit that while that is my oldest dress (and first attempt at HA costuming) I did get lots of compliments on it. It's just hard to see photos of myself when in my mind I'm still 25 years old and 110 pounds! LOL
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on September 03, 2009, 11:38:04 AM
Yours Truly and SeaLion:

(http://i32.tinypic.com/23saxll.jpg)
Pennsic 38 (2009)

See Visconte, the orange florentine does exist! :)

I love both dresses!!!!! I have some blue linen that I bought for myself, and I am totally going florentine with it!!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on September 06, 2009, 09:02:05 AM
And now for something a bit different.   :D

Purple dupioni silk doublet gown:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Sweete-Ladye/Garb/Purplegownwk3-MIRF2009.jpg)

And a close up of the doublet;

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Sweete-Ladye/Garb/PurplegowncloseupMIRF2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigerlilly on September 06, 2009, 09:19:46 AM
Wow!  I *love* that chemise!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on September 06, 2009, 10:32:40 AM
Beautifully done, Margaret!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on September 06, 2009, 11:02:34 AM
Wow margaret that is just beautiful! Do you do your hats too?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on September 06, 2009, 11:10:28 AM
Very nice indeed Margaret, great job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on September 06, 2009, 11:46:25 AM
Yours Truly and SeaLion:

http://i32.tinypic.com/23saxll.jpg
Absolutely gorgeous, both of you! I love the clean, simple lines and the colours. I know, I'm biased towards the Florentine style - but that's why it's so nice to see such lovely versions of it!

Margaret - lovin' that chemise/those sleeves!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on September 06, 2009, 12:00:43 PM
Thank you all for the compliments!  The fabric for the sleeves I was lucky enough to find on Ebay a few years ago with the 'blackwork' already done.  There was just enough to eek out a shirt and a small coif.

Genievea, yes I do make most of my own hats, but the one I am wearing with the purple gown was purchased from The Blonde Swan and I just love it!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on September 06, 2009, 04:07:39 PM
Margaret, you wicked wench, you are *seriously* enabling people with all these doublet pix!  How many have you made so far, and did you have to do much tweaking to the pattern?

(I should have my Simplicity corset done within the next two weeks or so, so it'll be time to start thinking of something to wear over it!)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on September 06, 2009, 05:43:09 PM
Over the years I have made 5 or 6 doublets and doublet gowns.

This one was based off the Simplicity pattern as well and I need to tweek the style of the neckline, bring out the sleeve head a bit and tinker with the fit.  I also added different shoulder treatments.  So, all in all, not much tweeking.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Don Giovanni de' Medici on September 07, 2009, 02:03:53 AM
Yours Truly and SeaLion:

See Visconte, the orange florentine does exist! :)

That I do.  Bravissimo!  Un boun vestito, effettivamente!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on September 07, 2009, 01:47:21 PM
My little ones kirtle.  Still need to attach the lining to the skirt, but other than that it is finally finished.

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss89/Genievea/photo.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on September 07, 2009, 05:08:28 PM
She looks adorable in it too!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on September 07, 2009, 10:27:18 PM
Thanks! She is really excited to show it off next weekend and glad she can give her elf ears a rest hehe.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on September 08, 2009, 08:35:51 AM
Finally! A full picture of that doublet ensemble I was working on for my friend

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/MDRF%20Labor%20Day%20and%20Rendezvous%20Weekend%202009/MarylandRenFairRendezvousWeekend-89.jpg)

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/MDRF%20Labor%20Day%20and%20Rendezvous%20Weekend%202009/MarylandRenFairRendezvousWeekend-72.jpg)

the pants were WAY too big, even though I used size medium on the pattern. so we had to pin the yoke of the pants to the shirt to hold them up. so i have to adjust that, and take in the waist of the doublet just a bit.  blake is skinner than I thought! lol
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on September 08, 2009, 09:35:30 AM
And now for something a bit different.   :D

Purple dupioni silk doublet gown /snip/

Bow to the Purple. Worship the Purple!

Okay, all these great doublets are making me twitch for my own.

I know - if I try it I'll like it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on September 08, 2009, 09:43:31 AM
oh yeah, for the green doublet thingy- i should have added an extra hook and eye for the tummy area-although skinny-he does have a bit of a tummy, and it didnt lay close
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on September 08, 2009, 12:00:55 PM
That came out really nice Lady S!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on September 08, 2009, 12:14:33 PM
thank you!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 08, 2009, 12:43:48 PM


Excellent job, Lady S!!!


zthe new Elizabethan Tallo Hat I made last week for my husband to wear with his garb...

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs203.snc1/7021_157839796279_568686279_4040378_5275074_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs203.snc1/7021_157839801279_568686279_4040379_2867908_n.jpg)

I had some left over Black Vwelveteen and trim. The Earl needed a new hat.


(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs223.snc1/7021_157849071279_568686279_4040498_7317791_n.jpg)

The Earl wearing his new hat.  The Pattern is Lynn McMasters's Elizabethan Arched Tall Hat.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on September 08, 2009, 04:25:13 PM
The original design:
(http://i26.tinypic.com/302rrk4_th.jpg) (http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=302rrk4&s=3)

(http://i28.tinypic.com/25z70o4.jpg)
Click here for a larger, clearer picture. (http://i28.tinypic.com/25z70o4.jpg)

Dirty details:
http://dressdiary.blogspot.com/search/label/Fantasy%20Clockpunk%20Aviator

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on September 08, 2009, 04:28:36 PM
I absolutely love love love the new outfit Artemisia!!  I even think I remember your original design pic.  Looks stunning, better than i imagined.  Especially the black pipping down the front of the bodice.  Looks wonderful!!  Did you make the clockwork watch as well?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on September 08, 2009, 04:50:04 PM
I absolutely love love love the new outfit Artemisia!!  I even think I remember your original design pic.  Looks stunning, better than i imagined.  Especially the black pipping down the front of the bodice.  Looks wonderful!!  Did you make the clockwork watch as well?

Thank you! Yep, made the necklace and the arm bracer. Here's a shot (http://i25.tinypic.com/2hfjfcx.jpg) since it can't be seen in the others pics.

The arm bracer was a piece of soft black leather, an old clock that my hubby gave me (he used to own a clockshop) and some cool doo-dads I found on sale at Michaels.

I asked someone on the steampunk livejournal how to design one. They said get a bunch of clockparts and start gluing stuff on top of stuff. That's what I did.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on September 08, 2009, 04:56:30 PM
You look so cute Artemisia!  What fun!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 08, 2009, 05:50:43 PM


The ensemble looks fantastic!!!! There is no getting steampunk wrong!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on September 08, 2009, 05:55:14 PM
Arte!  I was trolling for a photo of you from this weeekend!

Dude, you're hot!!   :-*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on September 08, 2009, 07:18:57 PM
Click here for a larger, clearer picture.[/url]

three words - fan tas tic

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on September 08, 2009, 08:32:10 PM
Such a wonderful dress.  Love the black piping down the bodice.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyAnna on September 08, 2009, 08:45:08 PM
That is so cool!! I love it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on September 09, 2009, 08:26:20 AM
Super awesome details!

I have to admit I'm extra keen on the scarf under the goggles for some reason, but the whole outfit ROCKS!

yep, she's hot all right!   :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on September 09, 2009, 10:23:46 AM
Wow, thanks guys. ::blush::

Black piping in 1.5" wide knife pleats. Thank you Colette Wolff (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Manipulating-Fabric-Colette-Wolff/dp/0801984963).
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on September 09, 2009, 12:45:55 PM
Artemisia - amazing Steampunk outfit. The black-and-white details looks so nice. Wow.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on September 09, 2009, 12:56:18 PM
Lovely job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on September 12, 2009, 06:56:46 PM
Artemisia, fabulous!!

I am SO EXCITED!  I FINALLY, for the first time ever, have something to post in this thread!!  Only a little thing, but it allowed me to turn older garb pieces into a whole new look.

My Margo Anderson partlet:
(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/22511199/373963734.jpg)

I added the box-pleated ruffle.  This shot shows the machine blackwork a little better:
(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/22511199/373963922.jpg)

And here's a full shot of the new middles look, with Milord:
(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/22511199/373963735.jpg)

Except for the chemise (which was made by our own Silverstah), the farthingale, and the snood, I made everything (and I made Milord's doublet-thingy--one of my early, early projects.  Five years later, it's still his favorite item of garb.  :-\)  (I am wet because I was playing with a Newfoundland who was playing in a fountain.)

I finished the partlet a couple of weeks ago, but hadn't tried everything on until this morning--and I was totally psyched that everything looked exactly as I'd imagined it in my head.  Ha!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: WaywardWench on September 12, 2009, 07:09:36 PM

I am SO EXCITED!  I FINALLY, for the first time ever, have something to post in this thread!!  Only a little thing, but it allowed me to turn older garb pieces into a whole new look.
<snip>
I finished the partlet a couple of weeks ago, but hadn't tried everything on until this morning--and I was totally psyched that everything looked exactly as I'd imagined it in my head.  Ha!!

Right nice there Gem. It came out pretty. It is always great when it looks like what you imagined. Me, now, I'm still waiting for that to happen. I always seem to edit mid process and head in a different direction so the final product is always a mystery. LOL.


Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on September 12, 2009, 08:58:17 PM
Gem, that color looks absolutly beautiful on you. Nicely done!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on September 12, 2009, 09:02:29 PM
It's beautiful gem!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on September 12, 2009, 09:39:40 PM
Artemisia, fabulous!!

I am SO EXCITED!  I FINALLY, for the first time ever, have something to post in this thread!!  Only a little thing, but it allowed me to turn older garb pieces into a whole new look.

My Margo Anderson partlet:
(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/22511199/373963734.jpg)

I added the box-pleated ruffle.  This shot shows the machine blackwork a little better:
(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/22511199/373963922.jpg)

And here's a full shot of the new middles look, with Milord:
(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/22511199/373963735.jpg)


How lovely!!!! I love the partlet, especially the box pleats!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on September 13, 2009, 01:34:57 AM
Lovely stuff, Gem!! The pleats in the collar shapes so nicely around your neck.

I rather like the snood too.  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on September 13, 2009, 07:57:21 AM
Very nice work Sweetie!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on September 13, 2009, 08:04:05 AM
Gem, you look fantastic!  Huzzah and well done!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on September 13, 2009, 09:10:26 AM
Very lovely.  It's a good finishing look. 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: WaywardWench on September 13, 2009, 09:22:46 AM
My Margo Anderson partlet:
(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/22511199/373963734.jpg)

Aside from the lovely work. I have two takes on this photo. At first glance I see pious and pensive. But looking again, I see that Mona Lisa smile and wonder what wicked thoughts you were so pensive over, good mistress?  :o LOL
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on September 13, 2009, 10:14:59 AM
 :) Absolutely beautiful gem. Nice work.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on September 13, 2009, 11:04:13 AM
beautiful work
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on September 13, 2009, 02:43:52 PM
Fantastic, Gem!

It looks so clean and pretty - crispy box pleats too! 

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on September 13, 2009, 11:12:19 PM
Quite lovely, gem. ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on September 16, 2009, 09:42:17 AM
Gem, I agree with all that you did a great job on the garb and the color is a great choice for you!

This is my latest project for the St Louis Pirate Fest.  It is a justacorp coat for Calico Jack.  I found this fabric at a local thrift shop (for next to nothing) and it was clearly a vintage length of fabric with the words "hand printed" and "imported calico" printed on the selvage.  I just knew it had to be used for this character.  The blue velvet cuffs are old theater curtains my brother, the theater tech, got me.
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_OKVMf9jSlGc/SrD0wW0yshI/AAAAAAAAE4I/9cbC-m9vk8Q/s512/DSCF0010.JPG)
I think this fabric just screams Calico Jack
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_OKVMf9jSlGc/SrD0tf2OxII/AAAAAAAAE4E/W55mfQduxAA/s640/DSCF0009.JPG)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_OKVMf9jSlGc/SrD00xAH5oI/AAAAAAAAE4Q/sobS8Vlai6k/s512/DSCF0020.JPG)
Preston, the actor playing Calico Jack, actually hand printed the pattern on his waistcoat fabric with a antique wood block.  It is not uniform in color or lines and is just perfect for his character. 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on September 16, 2009, 10:42:15 AM
 ;D That is fabulous. Love the coat.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: GirlChris on September 16, 2009, 08:16:46 PM
Gem's NaCoSewMo is proving to be profitable for me!

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_X0yK1BtO8hU/SrGKIjORSUI/AAAAAAAAA-0/UxJ12MVuPL0/s400/IMG_0485.JPG)

The smock I originally made quite some time ago from this strange crinkly linen using the Smock Pattern Generator. However, the crinkliness made accurate measuring very difficult, and the whole thing ended up being lopsided and enormous.  I finally got around to fixing it. Yay!

The farthingale is from the Simplicity Tudor undergarment pattern (2621, for those keeping track). Instead of using hoop steel, I used 3/8" polyurethane tubing from Home Depot. I also ignored their weird instructions for a drawstring waist that involves sewing the drawstring in place and not enclosing the upper edge of the skirt.

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_X0yK1BtO8hU/SrGKJr9btcI/AAAAAAAAA-4/JQLdQ1hK5vM/s400/IMG_0487.JPG)

Different day, different hairstyle. For the kirtle, I had every intention of using the corset pattern from the Simplicity pattern. Being a size 6 in the bust and a size 10 in the waist, this didn't work too well. Then I tried using the pattern from the Tudor Tailor, but I had problems with the straps. Finally I said "screw it" and traced out a pattern from a really well fitting bodice and attached a skirt made from rectangular panels pleated to the waist in stacked box pleats. Hey, it works!

The outer fabric is a generic flowery brocade, it's interlined with cotton sheeting and "shoe canvas," whatever that means, boned with cable ties and the bodice islined with yellow linen- the skirt is unlined.

Next project- navy blue cotton velveteen gown to go on top! Exciting!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CenturiesSewing on September 16, 2009, 09:02:46 PM
Mythrin that is one loud and wonderful coat, it must have a great drape to it.



GirlChis, wonderful fit on the kirtle, looking forward to seeing it with the blue velvet over gown.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on September 17, 2009, 12:53:01 AM
Mythrin, that' s a funky justacorps! I dig the colours and the front closing ornaments.

GirlChris, that's an impressive progress, and it looks so good!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 17, 2009, 12:53:54 AM


Wonderful work everyone!!! Keep it up!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on September 17, 2009, 01:53:54 AM
Oh, Chris!  I'm so jealous of your kirtle!  Such a fabulous job!!  Makes me want to tackle Promenade again.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 17, 2009, 02:57:11 AM
Three fantastic projects while I have been away!  Well done, you lot!

(Can't take me eyes off you for five minutes, never mind a week!   :P )
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on September 17, 2009, 06:31:20 AM
Great work all!
It almost makes me want to sew something again.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 18, 2009, 01:01:40 AM


Me too! For me this time!!! ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects ~ My Iron Dress!!!
Post by: Cilean on September 18, 2009, 01:04:15 PM
]HERE IS 2 MONTHS OF CONCENTRATED SEWING

Hello Everyone

Here is my entry into Margo Anderson's Patterns Iron Dress!  If I can't get the pictures to come through could you please check them on my Picaasaweb? I have the link here:  http://picasaweb.google.com/Cilean/IronDress3Entry#]http://picasaweb.google.com/Cilean/IronDress3Entry#[/url]

Okay here it goes on seeing if I can get the pictures to show up!  :P

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_DmjLsKiy9Ww/SrAo3yZhgUI/AAAAAAAACiI/pvBTTu7nMPM/s512/IMG_2128.JPG)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_DmjLsKiy9Ww/SrAo5KxW5PI/AAAAAAAACiM/USkvYIwR0FI/s512/IMG_2129.JPG)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_DmjLsKiy9Ww/SrAo50net_I/AAAAAAAACiQ/W7qZ1b_qgRY/s512/IMG_2130.JPG)


The sleeves are pearled on the lace and the Jewlery is from Dragonpipes on eBay, can't say enough about her!  I made everything else you see!

Cilean

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Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on September 18, 2009, 02:40:19 PM
  :o Very nice. Great job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on September 18, 2009, 03:37:39 PM
Cilean, that's gorgeous!  So nice to see some of your beautiful work!!  I love the purple sleeves with the gown fabric.  Totally drool-worthy!!

IIRC, you have to use Margo's patterns in the Iron Dress challenge, right?  Do you have any tips for turning them into a Venetian?
Title: Re:Turning Margo's Pattern into Venetian
Post by: Cilean on September 19, 2009, 12:35:16 AM


I have take my 'usual'  Side Back  Lacing Toile/Mockup (something I mentioned in the Organization of Toiles on another thread) and I made another version for my Venetian. I took off 1" at the top of what would be my front and tapered it to 1/2" at the base or waist.  This gave me a nice Vee, and allowed me to close the bodice with hooks and eyes.  Here is a picture of the part in which I took off the inch.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_DmjLsKiy9Ww/SrAntnClXII/AAAAAAAAChw/DPsJipQnG4I/s640/IMG_1986.JPG)

I then wanted to make sure I had the bodice stand up and not buckle as I pulled it closed so I added 3 steel bones with channels. I also made this with a silk layer with canvas and then also added canvas to the fashion side as well. I don't know if you can see the silk but it is under the bodice fashion.
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_DmjLsKiy9Ww/SrAnuInchzI/AAAAAAAACh0/wEducqmDhlE/s640/IMG_1994.JPG)



I based my information from Moda a la Fierenze and Janet Arnold's sketches

(http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/yourgarb/2003/eleanorasgown_copy.jpg)

[imghttp://www.festiveattyre.com/research/diary/images/ele1.jpg[/img]http://(http://www.festiveattyre.com/research/diary/images/ele1.jpg)


And this one
(http://www.alyxxndon.com/Alyxx/images/Fasolo1560.jpg)


Along with these Portraits
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:5ih8c305Ro2g7M:http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/wardrobe/VenetianLady1570.jpg)

A Possible Back view
(http://www.alyxxndon.com/Alyxx/images/basketfruit.jpg)



So now I have my Venetian bodice Toile marked and ready for me when and if I ever decide to make another, and I have of course!!! I am going to use some purple/green shot silk dupioni to make another verison with cut sleeves.


Cilean

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Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 19, 2009, 09:35:49 AM
That's a bit yummy!   ;D
Title: Re:Turning Margo's Pattern into Venetian
Post by: DonaCatalina on September 19, 2009, 06:11:49 PM


I have take my 'usual'  Side Back  Lacing Toile/Mockup (something I mentioned in the Organization of Toiles on another thread) and I made another version for my Venetian. I took off 1" at the top of what would be my front and tapered it to 1/2" at the base or waist.  This gave me a nice Vee, and allowed me to close the bodice with hooks and eyes.  Here is a picture of the part in which I took off the inch.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_DmjLsKiy9Ww/SrAntnClXII/AAAAAAAAChw/DPsJipQnG4I/s640/IMG_1986.JPG)

I then wanted to make sure I had the bodice stand up and not buckle as I pulled it closed so I added 3 steel bones with channels. I also made this with a silk layer with canvas and then also added canvas to the fashion side as well. I don't know if you can see the silk but it is under the bodice fashion.
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_DmjLsKiy9Ww/SrAnuInchzI/AAAAAAAACh0/wEducqmDhlE/s640/IMG_1994.JPG)



I based my information from Moda a la Fierenze and Janet Arnold's sketches

(http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/yourgarb/2003/eleanorasgown_copy.jpg)

[imghttp://www.festiveattyre.com/research/diary/images/ele1.jpg[/img]http://(http://www.festiveattyre.com/research/diary/images/ele1.jpg)


And this one
(http://www.alyxxndon.com/Alyxx/images/Fasolo1560.jpg)


Along with these Portraits
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:5ih8c305Ro2g7M:http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/wardrobe/VenetianLady1570.jpg)

A Possible Back view
(http://www.alyxxndon.com/Alyxx/images/basketfruit.jpg)



So now I have my Venetian bodice Toile marked and ready for me when and if I ever decide to make another, and I have of course!!! I am going to use some purple/green shot silk dupioni to make another verison with cut sleeves.


Cilean

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One thing to remember: The dresses commissioned by Leonor Alvarez De Toledo were influenced by Spanish Imperial Court Fashion. - They are not solely Florentine in style.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 19, 2009, 10:37:43 PM


That Damask is nthe same one i used for Lady deLaney's Elizabethan gown ensemble this year. I satill have a lot left.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Cilean on September 20, 2009, 12:14:22 AM
Quoted from DonaCatalina

One thing to remember: The dresses commissioned by Leonor Alvarez De Toledo were influenced by Spanish Imperial Court Fashion. - They are not solely Florentine in style.



While true to an extant, many of the courts had Spanish Influence, I first looked a Venetian portraits as I said and then used what I thought would make the proper silhouette or as far as I could tell. Then went to both Moda and Janet and then worked with my own toiles.  So I think I got it pretty okay in the end!

I am heading down the the LA Fabric Mart specifically to pick up more of this fabric. I have been in love with it for more than 2 years, and I want to pick up also the coordinating material as well since it is on sale down at Home Fabrics.

Cilean

 



Title: Re:Turning Margo's Pattern into Venetian
Post by: operafantomet on September 20, 2009, 04:31:55 AM

One thing to remember: The dresses commissioned by Leonor Alvarez De Toledo were influenced by Spanish Imperial Court Fashion. - They are not solely Florentine in style.
Well, yes and no...

Eleonora di Toledo did develope the Florentine fashion with her continental style. She sported a stricter style in terms of stiffer bodices and often an overcoat (zimarra). But the general look was far from Spanish. The book "Moda a Firenze" is dedicated to this theme, how Eleonora influenced the more soft Tuscan style (hence the undertitle "e la sua influenza"), but how she still kept the basics of Tuscan fashion. Her tailor, Master Agostino, might be a key person in this, blending the duchess' wishes with the dominating style of the area.

Quote from the publishers site about the book:

Roberta Orsi Landini discusses Eleonora’s garments which were made from costly and elegant Florentine fabrics and nearly always conformed to Tuscan styling
( http://www.mauropagliai.it/asp/so.asp?id=19093 )

She made a change in the Florentine fashion by importing a more continental look. These changes would probably have come anyway, but in Florence the fashion seems to have developed slower ever since the modesty sported by the monk Savonarola. With Eleonora it wasn't only fashionable to dress in finer fabrics and adopt a "poshier" silhouette, it was almost patriotic. Eleonora and her husband Cosimo kickstarted the new Florentine silk production, and where Savonarola had banned such fabrics it was now just as important to wear them to support the Florentine economy. Eleonora was seen as particularly stylish by her contemporaries, and what she wore would have been what Florentine court ladies aimed for, which in turn made it what the general Florentine lady wanted to look like. She brought a stricter court style with her to the city state, but it was moreso in manners than in clothes (although it applied for both) - she didn't as much change the Florentine way of dressing as developing and supplementing it.

The big question might be: what IS Florentine style? If we remove any impulses a particular style or fashion might get from elsewhere, we're not left with much. Milan with its Iberic impulses in the late 15.th century - is it not typical Milanese JUST BECAUSE it was an Italian style with a certain Spanish flair? Venice with its impulses from the Ottoman empire and its ignorance of the counter-reformatic claims of modesty - was it not Venetian just because of this? I would say it's how these impulses are treated locally that makes a style typical.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Cilean on September 20, 2009, 02:20:40 PM


Thank you Opera! Yes I did gather most of that  from my
Moda and speaking to several ladies who make Venetians within the SCA. But looking a the portrature you can conject how to place the bodice, however I had to work within the perameters of Margo's Patterns so I was using what I know with the said patterns I had to use, in order to gain what look I wanted.  So that is how I came about my personal pattern.  If I was making this gown without using Margo's Patterns I would have draped my pattern and then worked from that basis.

Cilean
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on September 23, 2009, 01:05:12 AM
Anea, thanks for that excellent post!!  I always learn so much from you!

***
Here's Milord's new shirt!

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/4707019/374639827.jpg)

(He usually won't be wearing his Life is Good t-shirt underneath it!  ;D)

This is the Ginger 5.3 oz linen from Fabrics-store.com (part of the 20 yards I bought when they had their sale), and it's McCall 4059.  If I were to make it again, I'd probably add another 4" to the length--it's a little bit short, which makes it look sort of "smockish."

...And if I don't have to gather anything else for another few months, I'll be a happy sewist.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 23, 2009, 07:53:08 AM
Oh, that looks really nice!

He looks a tad scared...  You didn't threaten him with the scissors, did you?   :P
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on September 23, 2009, 08:13:12 AM
Great looking shirt. Nice job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on September 23, 2009, 11:49:14 AM
Looks great gem!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on September 23, 2009, 10:21:36 PM
Gawd when I made that shirt I had to take a break and make it think about what it did wrong and I made the one without the collar! But you always do great work!

Opera thank you for another lesson! you are full of great info!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: isabelladangelo on September 24, 2009, 09:31:13 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2472/3917298653_a123d4ea64.jpg)

My latest project.  The skirts are old but the jacket and the stays are pretty new.  I made the jacket (embroidered linen) from my own pattern back in May.  I made the stays the day before the picture was taken.  :-)  This was taken after wearing them for about three or four hours so, they held up well.  The skirts need to be redone a bit but that's all.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on September 24, 2009, 11:54:19 AM
Love the jacket!  Looks lovely.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 24, 2009, 05:46:09 PM
Great work on the shirt and jacket..Both are just super.

A new Cavalier Hat I started last night and finished this afternoon. Made from Lynn McMasters TITANIC hat pattern with a less wide brim. Made with extra heavy buckram, underlined with flannel, with a suede cloth as the main fabric. My other hat bit the dust.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs203.snc1/7021_167779646279_568686279_4167634_6940381_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs203.snc1/7021_167779651279_568686279_4167635_5462616_n.jpg)

Then, a client of mine needed something simple and elegant to wear to her daughter's wedding next week. There is not a lot out there for full figured women. So my client picked out two seperate patterns for a simple Gored skirt that flares a bit and a Top that dips slightly iin then front. She picked out the fanbrics. The Top is underlined in a  single knit. The skirt is a Champagnge colored poly crepe satin


(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs203.snc1/7021_167786616279_568686279_4167816_814463_n.jpg)

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs223.snc1/7021_167786626279_568686279_4167818_6758152_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on September 24, 2009, 06:42:04 PM
Both are beautiful as always lady k.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on September 25, 2009, 09:31:13 AM
Lovely work as always.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on September 25, 2009, 10:50:15 AM
Wonderful work.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on September 25, 2009, 12:53:20 PM
Isabella, that ensemble is *glorious!*  Love the colors.  Do you have pictures with the jacket closed?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 28, 2009, 10:17:44 PM
The Cavalier Shirt is finished. What I used for the contrast Cotton Paisley fabric with the Muslin and the Needleace, the shirt has that early 17th Century look about it. I did loops and buttons rather than ties.

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs223.snc1/7021_170796781279_568686279_4203061_8361744_n.jpg)
There are panels down the front seam 12" by 3 5/8" wide from the neck of the contrast fabric. The inside seam is finished with Bias tape. The added lace gives things more of a period look.

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs223.snc1/7021_170796791279_568686279_4203063_2168053_n.jpg)
The back of the collar with Needlelace. There are 10 4" dep darts to make the collar appear a bit round. The Collar started out as a rectangular piece.


(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs203.snc1/7021_170796796279_568686279_4203064_2554099_n.jpg) A not too great of photo to show the outer cuff with lace.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 29, 2009, 05:19:30 AM
Oooh, there's posh!   ;D ;D

Very nice, as ever.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on September 30, 2009, 02:28:09 AM
Irish Dress is done! yay!  

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/Renaissance%20Dress%20Diary/037.jpg)

and here is a closeup of the trim

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/Renaissance%20Dress%20Diary/038.jpg)

and a full shot

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/Renaissance%20Dress%20Diary/039.jpg)

I am very proud of it! yay! i love the color
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on September 30, 2009, 04:28:10 AM
Nice one!  Well done.   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on September 30, 2009, 07:03:21 AM
Lovely.  Beautiful trim.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Serenity on September 30, 2009, 09:27:11 AM
It looks great Lady Seasan!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 30, 2009, 10:06:37 AM


Excellent job, Lady Season!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on September 30, 2009, 11:07:26 AM
thanks everyone!

its a shame that the girl i made this for is smaller than me, because i totally would have stolen it lol.

but now onto my next projects which include

-start working on a simple gown
-make a new chemise
-make a partlet
-i may make shoulder rolls
-make some kind of hat or floppy hat to wear with the gown
-make a shirt for my husband, just a regular mens ren fair shirt-nothing fancy
-possibly make him a doublet
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on September 30, 2009, 11:18:59 AM
Lady Kathleen, you are my heroine and my inspiration. I aspire to be 1/10th as good as you one day.
That hat is beautiful and that cavalier shirt is just jaw dropping.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on September 30, 2009, 04:36:28 PM
Ok, I finally finished after taking about a month off from sewing.  So here it is.  It kinda looks funny on the hanger and hanging from a door.  Plus I took the pics outside so the color looks a bit lighter.

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Ladyshadow1313/Sewing%20Projects/S6303115.jpg)
(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Ladyshadow1313/Sewing%20Projects/S6303115.jpg)
(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Ladyshadow1313/Sewing%20Projects/S6303113.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on September 30, 2009, 09:46:09 PM
Ooooo both gowns are just beautiful.  Great job to the Lady S's!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on October 04, 2009, 01:25:29 AM
I finally have something worth putting in here!!
My best friend's little brother just turned 7. He loves knights, horses, dragons...the whole sha-bang. So...we decided to take him to Medieval Times...and have him Knighted!! And, of course, a knight needs a tabard. No pattern, and just a t-shirt to work with for a size guide. I'm proud of it!

(http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs205.snc1/7234_146813154325_707144325_2514076_5831096_n.jpg)
I promise the bottom edge is straight...it's just the wind blowing it about.

We are taking him to Ren Faire for Halloween!! I can't wait to see how much that'll trip him out! He LOVED Medieval Times!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on October 04, 2009, 08:51:26 AM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/My%20costumes/oldwestfestival029-1.jpg)
Ignore the wrinkles... I didn't have time to fit it correctly.  It i better now.
Old West Festival in Ohio.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on October 04, 2009, 05:37:11 PM
Syrilla...that is GORGEOUS!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on October 04, 2009, 08:25:12 PM
Oh my Syrilla!   You look truly Scrumptious!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on October 04, 2009, 11:42:15 PM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 05, 2009, 01:06:00 AM
Tammy, he's adorable!!!  And he looks ecstatic...  :D

Syrilla... you are a vision in blue, and with only a very little accessorizing, you've got prize-winning Steampunk, as well!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on October 05, 2009, 01:55:20 AM
Thank you Rani! He refused to take it off for the 2 hour drive to MT, then he wouldn't take it off while we walked around the mall. I found out today...they FINALLY got it off him when they tempted him with a bath this afternoon. That makes me feel so good!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on October 06, 2009, 08:01:43 AM
I wore part of this outfit for the first weekend of MNRF but I had this finished outfit planned from the begining.  It's a lime green dress with purple binding.  Orange skirt and sleeves with purple lining.  I certainly was bright.  8)  The hat is also one I wore before but I pulled it apart and rebuilt it with some extra features that I'll post in the "hats" thread.  I had such fun wearing this!
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/denamike/MNRF%202009/MNRFOct3012-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on October 06, 2009, 09:07:01 AM
So fun and colorful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on October 06, 2009, 08:00:12 PM
I wore part of this outfit for the first weekend of MNRF but I had this finished outfit planned from the begining.   8)  The hat is also one I wore before but I pulled it apart and rebuilt it with some extra features that I'll post in the "hats" thread.  I had such fun wearing this!
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/denamike/MNRF%202009/MNRFOct3012-1.jpg)

Wooooh! Rockin the yellow- and not afraid to flaunt it.  ;D

Awesome middles. 2 workin woman thumbs UP 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 07, 2009, 12:35:17 AM
Very colorful indeed, MG!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 07, 2009, 12:31:24 PM
Marietta, you look absolutely splendid!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on October 07, 2009, 04:32:03 PM
Thank you!  It was such fun to wear.  It had been raining and yucky all day then suddenly I am this bright spot (literally!) in the day.  I made lots of people smile.  lol
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 11, 2009, 04:54:46 PM
My new garb for KC.  Boy am I glad I made it out of a soft warm flannel cuz it was shivery there!

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss89/Genievea/KC%202009/039.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on October 11, 2009, 06:01:35 PM
Hey, I recognize that Irish dress!   ;D (And how nice to see it not totally obscured by a heavy black cloak!  Golly, could it have been *colder* yesterday?!)  It looks *fab* on you, btw!!

***
I have corset!  For reals!!!  It's really, really finished (and Genievea, had I known the grommets were going to go in so quickly, I'd have done them Friday night.  Sigh.)

Please note: the dress form is about a size 2, and I... am not. :P  I will have Milord take real pictures when he gets home, but I just couldn't wait to get it somewhere I could look at it!!

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/4707019/375845406.jpg) (http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/4707019/375845413.jpg)

I can't believe it! I've been wanting/thinking about/talking about making a corset for five years, and I've finally done it!  And it's even pretty!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 11, 2009, 06:44:35 PM
It's lovely!

Must get my two completed...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on October 11, 2009, 07:59:32 PM
It's gorgeous! I love the color and pattern, and the black binding makes it pop.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 11, 2009, 08:14:28 PM
Gem it looks great! I hope you get to show it off tomorrow and not have to bundle up like we did Saturday. Can't wait to see it on you.

And thank you, I was so happy with the way everything came out with the Irish dress. Everything fit so perfectly LOL but I am so very glad I wore the cloak, but sad I couldn't wear the dress with the wrap like I wanted.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 12, 2009, 01:36:38 AM
Huzzah, gem! That looks great, good job! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on October 12, 2009, 08:04:55 AM
Gem, it's lovely!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on October 12, 2009, 08:43:14 AM
Great job to you both, Genievea and Gem.  They both look wonderful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: bellevivre on October 12, 2009, 09:59:26 AM
Finished (as much as anything is ever REALLY finished!) the Faerie costume!

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a324/belle_vivre/mefae1.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a324/belle_vivre/mefae2.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a324/belle_vivre/mefae3.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a324/belle_vivre/mefae4.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 12, 2009, 10:12:32 AM
That looks great Belle!  I think you have inspired me for my winter project!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Missi Rocks on October 12, 2009, 10:19:41 AM
I didn't make the bodice or hat, but I did make the skirt and chemise to this outfit. The skirt was actually a part of a Victorian gown that I made to wear to a Masque.  Both the top and skirt are done in Satin, and then the skirt has a lace overlay on each panel. A lesson I learned while making that Victorian gown: Never, EVER, put a lace overlay on top of Satin unless you are prepared to be bald from hair pulling!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y253/Laithean/Festable/AnniGown.jpg)


My next project is going to be my wedding dress.  I have until June 26th, wish me luck!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on October 12, 2009, 10:20:25 AM
Finished (as much as anything is ever REALLY finished!) the Faerie costume!

Belle! You make the absolute cutest faerie! <3

Wonderful work, style, and choice of colors!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on October 12, 2009, 10:41:11 AM
Belle, its perfect
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: bellevivre on October 12, 2009, 10:47:28 AM
aww, thanks you guys!  :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 12, 2009, 11:01:13 AM
Great job Missi I love the satin Chemise!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on October 12, 2009, 12:06:36 PM
Great job both of you.  Really love the garb Belle
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CaraGreenleaf on October 12, 2009, 02:26:41 PM
Everything looks lovely ladies! Must say that I'm inspired...been doing a lot of crocheting of late, non-costume stuff. But I've got a bunch of projects going right now, so lots of pictures coming as soon as I finish!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on October 12, 2009, 06:03:46 PM
I'm back, and it FITS!!  Squee!!

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/22511199/375914178.jpg)

And here's a shot with Milord.  We're both wearing the "Ren-friendly Rainwear" I made a couple of years ago (using waterproof microfiber raincoat material).  I think I've worn my cloak before once, but this is the first time Milord has worn his tunic and cowl.  I made these back in 2006, I think, and I can already see things I'd do differently.  Oh, well.

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/22511199/375914182.jpg)

Ok, and that is absolutely my last corset shot in this thread, I promise.  Um... until I make the rest of the pieces that go with it, of course! LOL
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 12, 2009, 06:49:21 PM
It looks great on you Gem! Glad you were able to show it off!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 12, 2009, 11:35:39 PM
Fabulous work, everyone! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 13, 2009, 12:08:53 AM
Well done, gem!!!! The Corset looks great on you.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 13, 2009, 04:02:15 AM
Oh, that does look very fine!  And I remember you making that rainwear...  Fun project!

The dog is cute, too.   :P
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigerlilly on October 13, 2009, 11:48:14 AM
New faire season, new garb!  Semi-HA middle class, made of linen from fabrics-store.com.  The trim is linen as well, I made bias tape (and only burned myself with the iron a couple of times!).  This doesn't have a separate corset, I used cable ties to bone the bodice in the front and at the side lacing openings.  I used narrow grossgrain ribbon for the laces, the twine in the picture was temporary.  I plan to make sleeves to go with this, but figured the first weekend of TRF would be too hot to wear them.  I was wrong, of course!  :D

At TRF last weekend.  Thank you, DS, for the picture!
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/trf09.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures408.jpg)

In-progress view of the side and back (Please to ignore the unmade bed -- I was too busy sewing to fix it!)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures277.jpg)

In-progress view of the front
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures275.jpg)

Skirt front
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures259.jpg)

Skirt back
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures260.jpg)

Shoulder rolls in-progress
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures279.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures414.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures417.jpg)




Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 13, 2009, 12:15:36 PM
Love the color combination, It looks very pretty on you!  Nicely done.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on October 13, 2009, 01:48:03 PM
Absolutely wonderful garb everyone. I haven't been on for a while. Just catching up. But WOW!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on October 13, 2009, 08:52:21 PM
gorgeous dress.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on October 13, 2009, 08:54:41 PM
A great dress.  Love the slashes.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on October 14, 2009, 11:56:42 AM
Here is a leather pirate jacket that I just finished up for Lord Shadow

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Ladyshadow1313/Sewing%20Projects/S6303136.jpg)
(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Ladyshadow1313/Sewing%20Projects/S6303137.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 14, 2009, 12:19:00 PM
Ooooh!  Spiffy!   ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 14, 2009, 01:44:27 PM
Nice job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on October 15, 2009, 12:29:42 AM
uhmmm leather!  Well done
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on October 15, 2009, 07:43:25 AM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: FortuneRose on October 15, 2009, 09:54:46 AM
LadyShadow, you are a brave, brave woman.  I'm so fearful of working with leather! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CenturiesSewing on October 15, 2009, 04:00:19 PM
Finished up a fantasy bodice for a friend:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/stephbodice_tree1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/setphbodice_2.jpg)


Suedecloth, 16 bones and self fabric ties on the sleeves that make little bows.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 15, 2009, 04:02:01 PM
Wow, love love that color and the design!!  Beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on October 15, 2009, 04:10:18 PM
These thumbnail images are links to larger pictures

 (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1377-150x150.jpg) (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1377.JPG)    (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1380-150x150.jpg) (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1380.JPG)

(http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1382-150x150.jpg) (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1382.JPG)   (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1385-150x150.jpg) (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1385.JPG)  

 (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1387-150x150.jpg) (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1387.JPG)     (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1391-150x150.jpg) (http://www.needlewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC_1391.JPG)


ok ok it's not *completely* done, but it's done enough that i'm "finished" for the moment :P

this was my first attempt at adding piping to seams - I had no trouble making the seam, but what do you do with the piping ends when the seam ends?

minor to do's: hand sew in the modesty panels, hem the forepanel

Read more here:  http://www.needlewoman.org/?p=382 (http://www.needlewoman.org/?p=382)

Also, it's waaaay too small for my dress dummy without modesty panels which means it's too small for me (just a bit). Bummer, but a very good learning experience overall =)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 15, 2009, 05:04:58 PM
Wow beautiful Gowns both of you!

Trixi:  I have used piping like that before and I sew them into the seam and trim really close and use no fray glue on them. 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on October 15, 2009, 05:43:20 PM
Beautiful work both of you.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on October 16, 2009, 09:06:51 AM
Lovely, lovely work ladies. I have been slacking on my doublet.  ::) Sewing this weekend.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 16, 2009, 09:24:17 AM
I just adore that pink gown!!  It's so shiny and pink and beautiful, I'd love wearing it and that's saying something cause I'm pretty picky!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 16, 2009, 08:33:07 PM

The Victorian Saloon girl that my Apprentice, Elizabeth, made. I mentored her through the process. The SIMPLICITY pattern was a pin  that it took both Elizabeth and me to figure out. The headpiece I made. Elizabeth did 80% of this commission.

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs225.snc1/7227_184961386279_568686279_4323693_3659705_n.jpg)
The Front of th Saloon Girl. The Bodice is made out of Satin with a Lace overlay. Supported with 2 layers of Canvass Duck, lightly boned, fully lined. Plenty of Bias tape to finish things off. Sequins sewed in the Princess seams.

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs205.snc1/7227_184961391279_568686279_4323694_3287944_n.jpg)
The Satin skirt is in 2 pieces. like I said, it was a pain to figure out. But two heads made it work. Tassled fringe with Sequin accents.

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs205.snc1/7227_184961401279_568686279_4323696_3720326_n.jpg)
The side view

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs205.snc1/7227_184963121279_568686279_4323730_7632460_n.jpg)
The headpiece that is just  some plumes, sequins, a gathered flower made from Silk Organza and serged with the color of thread to match the satin.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on October 16, 2009, 08:42:22 PM
Beautiful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on October 17, 2009, 05:55:11 PM
Centuries, that's beautiful!!

Lady K, kudos to your apprentice!

***
I made a hat to go with my middles ensemble (and to cover my ears in the chilly weather we've had the last couple weeks!), the Henrician Coif from Tudor Tailor:

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/22511199/376230385.jpg)       (http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/22511199/376230390.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on October 17, 2009, 07:41:58 PM
Well done Lady K and apprentice.

Ohhh, gem, I want one of those.  Great job.... wait are you in public... in your underwear?????
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on October 18, 2009, 12:19:22 AM
wait are you in public... in your underwear?????

Hehe I was thinking the same thing!

Very nice job, Gem!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 18, 2009, 03:21:08 AM
That's rather good, Gem.  Me like!  I used those directions to do the child's coif back in the spring.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: FortuneRose on October 18, 2009, 04:21:53 PM
Well done Lady K and apprentice.

Ohhh, gem, I want one of those.  Great job.... wait are you in public... in your underwear?????

haha, if my underwear looked that nice I'd run around in public too!   No?   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 18, 2009, 07:23:21 PM
At least Gem is DECENT running round in her underwear!   ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on October 19, 2009, 08:52:48 PM
Finished Tristan's new garb for Folsom. My first work with piping. Made all my own patterns.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Ren%20Faire/IMG_6315v2.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 19, 2009, 08:56:59 PM
Doesn't he look dashing!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 19, 2009, 10:19:58 PM


He sure does. Great work on the Infant garb.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on October 19, 2009, 11:44:27 PM
Hoowil....He is stunning!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 20, 2009, 12:13:29 AM
Aw, he's just adorable!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 20, 2009, 01:45:51 AM
Aww!  Cute!  And loving it!   :-* :-*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on October 20, 2009, 08:37:29 AM
Thank you all for the compliments. Unfortunately, unless I can get to Kearny, he'll only be wearing it once. But, oh well, it was worth it anyway. I even got stopped by a garb merchant at Folsom, who wanted to see him and ask questions, as they're planning on offering kid garb next season.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Amy of York on October 20, 2009, 05:30:56 PM
Darling outfit   and  one  adorable  little  boy !
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on October 21, 2009, 10:52:58 AM
Oh that is just sooo precious!  Great work on patterns!  That boy's got STYLE!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kett on October 21, 2009, 07:57:44 PM
OMG that's adorable Hoowil!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on October 21, 2009, 11:34:44 PM
oh! he is so precious!!! i love babies in garb!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 22, 2009, 11:35:46 PM
The Victorian Cutaway Coat Commission is finished. It will be shipping out tomorrow, heading up to St. Paul.

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs208.snc1/7527_189803326279_568686279_4371290_6698843_n.jpg)
The bottom of the coat cuts away where the Silk Lining can be seen. Functional pockets. I added Satin at the lapel edges that coordinate with the Satin on the Vest. I sent the Ascot to the client with his shirt he sent me to add a ribbon strip for the back so that the Ascot doesn't fall off.

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs208.snc1/7527_189803336279_568686279_4371291_1426603_n.jpg)
The back has a kick pleat. adorned with pewter finished buttons. The skirted bottom hsa knife pleats for ease.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs208.snc1/7527_189803341279_568686279_4371292_528019_n.jpg)
Closeup of the button desogn. Sorry about the chalk marks that did not quite steam off. You can see the herringbone design in the poly/wool belnd fabric


Up next is the "Chaucer Coat" from the movie, "A Knight's Tale".
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 23, 2009, 04:11:48 AM
That is very handsome Lady K!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: wyckdblyss on October 23, 2009, 08:56:36 AM
Hoowil...he is adorable!! HUZZAH on having the patience and time to make baby garb...best I could do was a "kilt" that looked more like a plaid skirt when it was done...it worked enough though for what we needed...hehe
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 23, 2009, 12:44:11 PM


Thanks! It's fun to do a different period. Which is why I am looking forward to making the "Chaucer Coat" from a 'A Knight's Tale'.

I am also planning to get cut out and made by Halloween, an 1890's Gored Skirt, Mutton sleeved blouse, and black Lace Gimp. Sort of more of a Steampunk look to it when I wear it with the Bell Topper and lace gloves.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 23, 2009, 07:17:12 PM
Very nice!   :D  I have a 19th C Hussar type uniform to construct this month, so have been watching out for this one.  Lovely work, as usual.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on October 25, 2009, 05:34:49 PM
Our end of season ensembles--Superman circa 1580, "Lady Raven" masquerade gown (without and with mask)
The husband's slops turned out about three inches too long, but I finished the ensemble in less than two weeks, so he let me slide.

(http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/img_3244.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/img_3246.JPG) (http://greenlinenshirt.com/wp-content/uploads/img_3245.JPG)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on October 25, 2009, 07:04:26 PM
Alisoun!  Everything is fantastic!  That is an absolutely *glorious* doublet bodice! Did you use a pattern for that?  (A doublet bodice to go with my 16th C. middles is up next in my queue, after Milord's Gimli tunic.)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on October 25, 2009, 08:08:32 PM
Thanks, Gem! 

Both ensembles (minus my under gown) are from the Margo Anderson line of patterns.  This was my first doublet bodice, and it was a fitting nightmare.  The back bunches across from armhole to armhole, but I'll never see it, so I won't worry about it.  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on October 25, 2009, 09:03:00 PM
So much fun, both look great!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on October 25, 2009, 09:13:44 PM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/My%20costumes/Haleyinpink.jpg)  My niece in her almost, but wouldn't allow me to finish, Halloween costume.  She took off the pannier as she had a hard time going into doorways.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on October 25, 2009, 09:14:45 PM
and she moved all of the butterflies from where they were.  Oh well
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 25, 2009, 11:52:45 PM
Alisoun, you and your husband look fabulous! Good job! ;D

Syrilla, adorable princess!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on October 26, 2009, 08:47:57 AM
Alisoun

VERY Beautiful
Title: Re: Newest Spanish Court dress
Post by: Irelandraven on October 26, 2009, 11:43:08 AM
This is the one I finished just before Scarborough opened. I still needs some tweaking I think.
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/New%20Garb%202008/MenciaDress.jpg)


I know this is from back in May but I just had to tell you I am in love with this dress!

I love the sleeves under and the detailing is just beautiful.

Wonderful job lass!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 27, 2009, 01:08:09 PM
Dona!!  Gorgeous gown!!  You sure do have a bevy of beautiful gowns to choose from!! I want to amke me a new one when I get some "down" time.

The Chaucer Coat is finished. It took a while to whip stitch the faux fur on the inside of the coat. Good thing I bought 1 1/2 yards. Not Much left. The flash did not go off for the last two photos. The Ultra Suede is a Buckskin shade of Tan.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs002.snc3/10931_193271046279_568686279_4405998_1716960_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs002.snc3/10931_193271051279_568686279_4405999_4771307_n.jpg)

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs002.snc3/10931_193271056279_568686279_4406000_7986014_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 27, 2009, 04:29:58 PM
Love it Lady K!!

Alisoun beautiful work.  You and your husband look terrific!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 28, 2009, 12:08:31 AM


The coat is for isisdy. It goes out tomorrow. It was a lot of fun to do.

Now I finally have my Victorian/Goth ensemble cut out and ready to assemble.  I plan to burn the Midnight Oil to have it all finished and ready to wear on Saturday night.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on October 28, 2009, 05:02:06 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/syrilla/My%20costumes/Haleyinpink.jpg  My niece in her almost, but wouldn't allow me to finish, Halloween costume.  She took off the pannier as she had a hard time going into doorways.
What an adorable Glinda!! I recognized the costume immediately.

And wow on the Chaucer coat, doublet bodice and Renaissance Superman too!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on October 28, 2009, 07:43:14 AM
I haven't popped onto this page for some time and what a treat it was to see all the beautiful work being done!  Amazing!

Y'know what's funny, I found some tan buckskin looking fabric about 2 months ago (it just sort of jumped out at me!) and I had planned to make the Chaucer Coat.  I love that one!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 28, 2009, 09:35:48 AM


That's too weird, MG!!

http://www.simplicity.com/p-2235-costumes.aspx (http://www.simplicity.com/p-2235-costumes.aspx)

This is the pattern that I used. I tweaked the back to make it one piece, rather than two. Shortened it a bit to hit mid calf, rather than the floor. I tweaked the sleeve to make it split and flared it out to more of a bell shape. The slitted openings in the front and back are to the waist. Rather than the coat being fitting a the waist, I made the seam line more straight down. The coat basically hangs on the body and remains open in the front, rather than buttoned.

I underlined the Ultra Suede in a sturdy, Quilter's Broadcloth to give the suede body and to keep it from stretching out of shape after repeated wearings. The faux fur resembles Goat or Persian Lamb wool. I gathered that was what used for the coat for the film and Deerskin for the coat body. All the seams are topstitched down using a 1/4" pressure foot. The only difference is that the collar is a modern looking one from that of the film. Which is okay.

Hope I inspired you to make this MG!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: tigerlilly on October 28, 2009, 09:45:09 AM
My renlets at TRF last weekend.  I made the wings last year, but she outgrew her fairy dress so I had to make her a new one.  Both sets of garb have four inch deep hems so I can let them down for next year.  Megan's garb is made entirely out of scraps, Connor's garb is made from stash fabric and lined with part of an old garb skirt that somehow shrank during ten years in storage, his buttons are from an old doublet of my husband's that never fit right, and both their shirts are made from an old chemise of mine.  Cost: $0.  Ta-Da!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures011.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures012.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures013.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/ladykatla/pictures014.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 28, 2009, 11:07:48 AM
ooooo they are so sweet!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 28, 2009, 02:50:55 PM
Oh, I LOVE the patchwork fairy!  Too cute for words!   ;D ;D ;D

Your young prince is a handsome chap as well.

And FREE garb!  How good is that?  Lots of win, I think.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on October 28, 2009, 02:58:07 PM
Tigerlilly, AWESOME!!! Your kids are adorable!! I love the fairy dress!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on October 28, 2009, 06:02:46 PM
OMG that little faerie is adorable! I could just eat her up!

I made my little guys halloween costume, it was orignaly Captin Hook but his cosin wanted to be a Transformer rather than Peter Pan so now hes just the littlest pirate.
 I'll post pics when I get them
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on October 28, 2009, 06:57:42 PM
Lady K, that is great!  It looks perfect.


What two cute kids.... ahhhh
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 28, 2009, 11:09:10 PM


Outstanding, Tigerlily!!!  The kids look great!!  I bet I know what your daughter is going to be for Halloween???
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on October 28, 2009, 11:38:09 PM
Aw, they  both look adorable, Tigerlilly!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: isisdy on October 29, 2009, 07:49:02 AM
Dona!!  Gorgeous gown!!  You sure do have a bevy of beautiful gowns to choose from!! I want to amke me a new one when I get some "down" time.

The Chaucer Coat is finished. It took a while to whip stitch the faux fur on the inside of the coat. Good thing I bought 1 1/2 yards. Not Much left. The flash did not go off for the last two photos. The Ultra Suede is a Buckskin shade of Tan.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs002.snc3/10931_193271046279_568686279_4405998_1716960_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs002.snc3/10931_193271051279_568686279_4405999_4771307_n.jpg)

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs002.snc3/10931_193271056279_568686279_4406000_7986014_n.jpg)
OMG My coat is so cool looking . Lady Kathleen you are the greatest. Thank you so much I have to say that the price is well below what I see in the pic and I am sure it will look even beter in person.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on October 29, 2009, 06:35:19 PM
Finished up HG's Steampunk garb for Halloween.  No weapons done yet, but there will be!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Sweete-Ladye/Garb/ErinHalloween22009.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Sweete-Ladye/Garb/ErinHalloween2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Katie Bookwench on October 29, 2009, 08:06:38 PM
Very awesome -- she'll be the hit of the party!

She's every inch your daughter too. That last pic has lots of sass.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 30, 2009, 04:51:07 AM
Great!  Love the goggles on the hat.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on October 31, 2009, 12:23:41 AM


IT"S DONE!!! I made False Undersleeves to wear for tomorrow night when I hand out treats to the kids and go out afterwards. It will be COLD here in MInnesota! The buttonholes made and the buttons sewed on. Victorian/Goth for those festive ocassions when not wearing Elizabethan.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs002.snc3/10931_195918696279_568686279_4430133_5713666_n.jpg)
Then Front with the Poofy sleeves.

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc3/10931_195918706279_568686279_4430135_8176814_n.jpg)
With the False Undersleeves added.

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc3/10931_195918711279_568686279_4430136_5035096_n.jpg)
Showing the buttons  and rouching detail.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on October 31, 2009, 04:57:14 PM
Whee!  Great looking gown!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on October 31, 2009, 10:07:12 PM
Love it lady k!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Irelandraven on November 01, 2009, 12:42:50 AM
Lady K it looks bloody awesome!!!!

I love the color, very goth and vampy!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on November 01, 2009, 07:51:03 AM
Very beautiful.  Love the colors.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sabrina Black on November 01, 2009, 11:04:21 AM
I didn't make the bodice or hat, but I did make the skirt and chemise to this outfit. The skirt was actually a part of a Victorian gown that I made to wear to a Masque.  Both the top and skirt are done in Satin, and then the skirt has a lace overlay on each panel. A lesson I learned while making that Victorian gown: Never, EVER, put a lace overlay on top of Satin unless you are prepared to be bald from hair pulling!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y253/Laithean/Festable/AnniGown.jpg)


My next project is going to be my wedding dress.  I have until June 26th, wish me luck!

Congrats and good luck!  I'm planning to make a renaissance gown for my wedding dress as well, but haven't gotten started on it yet.  Fortunately, I've got a little more time to work on it, so I'm good lol.  Can't wait to see pics of yours in the future :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on November 01, 2009, 01:44:03 PM
Thanks guys.

The colors were striking in that it looked very Goth and Vampy. Unfortunately, hubby forget to take some photos of me in it as I wore the ensemble with a black wig, Goth makeup, lace gloves, and the Bell Topper.

When not dressing in my Noble garb, my other persona is that of a Vampire from the ages.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Irelandraven on November 01, 2009, 02:25:45 PM
Thanks guys.

The colors were striking in that it looked very Goth and Vampy. Unfortunately, hubby forget to take some photos of me in it as I wore the ensemble with a black wig, Goth makeup, lace gloves, and the Bell Topper.

When not dressing in my Noble garb, my other persona is that of a Vampire from the ages.

Ladt K that is so cool! That is my persona, a vampire, I have always loved the mystery and beauty of the vamps. I took a lot of pictures yesterday in my outfit and I will post it shortly. I take horrible picture and I was tired yesterday so they came out extra bad so I need to weed through them, lol.

lady K you are bloody awesome and you sew beautifly. The moment I have enough saved up I want you to make my first garb outfit, its one from Ebay and I hope its something thats doable.

I wish you were able to get pictures from your outfit yesterday I bet it looked great!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Deckard And Zhora on November 01, 2009, 08:36:01 PM
These aren't great pictures of the whole outfit because much of it is covered up, but I made everything but the boots, including the jewelry.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f189/kricky88888/IMG_5541.jpg)


(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f189/kricky88888/IMG_5507.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on November 04, 2009, 01:14:58 PM
Thanks guys.

The colors were striking in that it looked very Goth and Vampy. Unfortunately, hubby forget to take some photos of me in it as I wore the ensemble with a black wig, Goth makeup, lace gloves, and the Bell Topper.

Oh no! Would be so cool to see pics of it "in action", with accessories. Love the fabric.

I haven't been here in a long time, I've missed all cool sewing updates! I've marathon sewed a wedding dress for my sister. One would think a plain, white dress would be a simple project, but I often find these the hardest... White, smooth fabric, non-historical cut... Nothing to "hide" behind, nothing to "razzle-dazzle them". And such a short time to make it, exhausting. But, I'm finished and the wedding was wonderful!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/brudekjole/th_brud18.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/brudekjole/brud18.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/brudekjole/th_brud20.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/brudekjole/brud20.jpg)
Back and front of the dress. More pics here: http://aneafiles.webs.com/brudekjole.html
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on November 04, 2009, 02:11:29 PM
Thanks guys.

The colors were striking in that it looked very Goth and Vampy. Unfortunately, hubby forget to take some photos of me in it as I wore the ensemble with a black wig, Goth makeup, lace gloves, and the Bell Topper.

Oh no! Would be so cool to see pics of it "in action", with accessories. Love the fabric.

I haven't been here in a long time, I've missed all cool sewing updates! I've marathon sewed a wedding dress for my sister. One would think a plain, white dress would be a simple project, but I often find these the hardest... White, smooth fabric, non-historical cut... Nothing to "hide" behind, nothing to "razzle-dazzle them". And such a short time to make it, exhausting. But, I'm finished and the wedding was wonderful!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/brudekjole/th_brud18.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/brudekjole/brud18.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/brudekjole/th_brud20.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v31/operafantomet/brudekjole/brud20.jpg)
Back and front of the dress. More pics here: http://aneafiles.webs.com/brudekjole.html

Beautiful dress and great job!
I love the "Frasier" comment, I've been there! :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on November 04, 2009, 03:44:27 PM
Anea!  Nothing plain about that!  It's stunning!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sorcha on November 04, 2009, 03:56:25 PM
Truly amazing dress.    :o
I'm sure the fact that it's for your sister makes it that much more special.  For both of you!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on November 04, 2009, 08:45:14 PM


I agree with gem. There's a great deal of elegance connected with simplicity.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on November 05, 2009, 02:25:44 AM
That's the best preggy wedding gown I've seen.  I shall have to bookmark it for reference. The notes and comments about the skirt are particularly helpful.  What a lovely result!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on November 05, 2009, 10:21:03 AM
The detail is just amazing!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: silverstah on November 05, 2009, 11:06:56 AM
Here are some photos of my latest 16th c. Italian working class dress, without sleeves - because it was too bleeping HOT AND HUMID to wear the sleeves. 

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/3941319542_720b855a38_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3508/3940539995_ee558e108e_o.jpg)

I desperately need to make a new shift - that's the first one I did, and I have never been happy with it. 

Overall I'm fairly pleased with the outfit - all done in lightweight linen, skirt cartridge pleated onto the bodice.  Hand-made matching lucet cord for the bodice lacing, hand-done eyelets.  I need to take it in a bit under the bust, since the linen stretched more than I anticipated as the day wore on. 

This isn't garb, but I didn't know where to put it:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3618884864_49a45c6b5c.jpg)

Heraldic banner that I did for our local SCA group.  I was later told that banners typically were not the "shield" shape - oh well. :)  Done in two layers of sturdy cotton twill with matte gold upholstery piping at the seams.  The scallop, ermine spots, and Tudor roses are all machine-appliqued on.  The detail lines in the Tudor roses are hand embroidered.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mythrin on November 05, 2009, 04:11:51 PM
I disappear for a while and I always have to catch up with lovely work.  Well done to all!

operafantomet - your sister's dress is stunning!  I agree that it was the perfect pregnant wedding dress very becoming to her. 

Silverstah, I really like the unusual head gear.  It goes well with your new garb. 

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on November 07, 2009, 02:01:37 AM

Might I add. There is nothing like smooching with a man with facial hair. It adds a tickle to any close encounter.  ;)

Especially when he looks a little like Colin Firth from the profile side.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Margaret on November 08, 2009, 08:25:17 AM
One would think a plain, white dress would be a simple project, but I often find these the hardest... White, smooth fabric, non-historical cut... Nothing to "hide" behind, nothing to "razzle-dazzle them". And such a short time to make it, exhausting. But, I'm finished and the wedding was wonderful!



That right there is the sign of a seamstress who's full of the awsome sauce!!   :D

It's a stunning gown.  Well fit, beautifully cut and just wonderful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: silverstah on November 10, 2009, 07:58:08 PM

Might I add. There is nothing like smooching with a man with facial hair. It adds a tickle to any close encounter.  ;)

Especially when he looks a little like Colin Firth from the profile side.

Hee!  I am very lucky to have a handsome, handsome husband. ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on November 11, 2009, 08:00:54 AM
Thank you THANK you for all the supernice comments on the newly completed wedding dress! That truly made my day.

Quote
That's the best preggy wedding gown I've seen.  I shall have to bookmark it for reference. The notes and comments about the skirt are particularly helpful.  What a lovely result!

This comment meant a lot to me. Big hugs!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: GirlChris on November 15, 2009, 09:24:58 PM
Okay, so I sort of kind of posted this dress before. But I posted it as just an under kirtle that was to have a french gown over top.
'
Well, I've had a bit of a garb emergency. I found out FRIDAY I need to play a noble character this WEDNESDAY. And I need to be dressed and ready to go an hour after I finish a full day of work, and half an hour of that is taken up with a subway ride. So I've been sewing like a madwoman all weekend trying to get the costume ready.

Full length
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_X0yK1BtO8hU/SwC6yZpiW5I/AAAAAAAABGU/PlXt1xFIyPo/s400/DSCF1539.JPG)

Close-up, with appropiately haughty noble face!
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_X0yK1BtO8hU/SwC6touZz7I/AAAAAAAABHE/tP1qgAu4RvE/s400/DSCF1535.JPG)

Back view!
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_X0yK1BtO8hU/SwC6zpc18aI/AAAAAAAABHM/BT0m9qKeSj0/s400/DSCF1540.JPG)

The sleeves are the same yellow cotton brocade as the gown, lined with black (shudder!) polyester. Don't judge, this was a fast and cheap project, and this was the only fabric that a)co-ordinated and b)was slippery in the remnants bin at Fabricland. The sleeves are attached with Sealion's button-and-hair-elastic technique. Since the arm holes of the gown were not designed for sleeves they needed to be fairly loose so I only used one point. Luckily my chemise has enough poof to it that it looks good!

The cap is my first ever beading project. I used real pearls, but the fabric is actually a scrap of some sort of piled knit that my mom had left over from attempting to make my Dad a housecoat in the '80's. It's a weird combination of high and low quality materials, but it stays on my head, looks good, and doesn't require me to do a lot of fuss with my hair.

And I once again pride myself on no visible machine stitching- except sort of on the hat, but you can't really see it because it's hidden in the fabric pile.

End result- a fairly decent looking costume that your average person is going to say "yeah, that's renaissance!" that I can put on by myself with minimal fuss (the back of the gown is low enough that I can lace myself in). Yay me!

p.s. The only thing I had a pattern for was the hoop skirt. Everything else I drafted myself. YAY ME!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on November 15, 2009, 10:02:28 PM
Yay, you, indeed!!  You look fabulous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on November 15, 2009, 10:41:33 PM
GirlChris...that's absolutely beautiful!!


I just finished a few pieces, and Rani said I had to post them here...so here goes.
I made the peasant blouse/chemise, waist cincher, skirt, and bloomers. I did all but the skirt this past week. The skirt I made this past spring. The skirt is full length in the front...I pulled it up to show off the bloomers.  :D
Total cost of outfit might be $15.00...including the grommets & tool, and the goblet, and fan.

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs070.snc3/13742_175762809325_707144325_2750811_682161_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on November 15, 2009, 11:02:11 PM
Oh, YAY!!!  You look wonderful, Tammy!  I love the pirate-y material, and I actually have that same goblet!  Great job... and thanks for posting them!  

And now you can hang with all those sexy pirates, eh?!?  ;)


GirlChris, your noble gown is lovely, and such a wonderfully uncluttered design.  You can so easily accessorize it either up or down, so it can fit several different character stations, and versatility is a wonderful thing in garbing! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on November 15, 2009, 11:39:24 PM
Huzzah! Good job, GirlChris and Tammy!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on November 16, 2009, 04:52:20 AM
Whoo Hoo!  Jet powered sewing machine!  Didn't you all do well!   ;D ;D
Title: Class with Renaissance Tailor
Post by: Cilean on November 17, 2009, 12:25:15 AM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Yep I have a big huge grin! I has made a Ruff!! It is beautiful and now I have the bug and I will be making all sorts of things from now on!  Several people descended onto Eugene Oregon. For another workshop with "Costume Talk" Here is the link: www.costumetalk.com (http://www.costumetalk.com)
The ladies have been working on getting some great classes set up so that we all can learn.  This one was with Tammi from Renaissance Tailor again here is the link to her site: www.renaissancetailor.com (http://www.renaissancetailor.com).  We did 2 days the first day was glove making and I can't show you anything yet from that workshop because I could not get past my thumb.  I will be working on that in the next weeks and taking pictures.  However I was able to make my ruff and since I had an utter failure with my gloves... I needed to have a completed ruff.  Now I have taken other classes and I can tell you this was the easiest and best class on the subject and best yet? I have a completed ruff 1 day later!!!!
 

Check out my gorgemous ruff
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_DmjLsKiy9Ww/SwI_C_ne2II/AAAAAAAACrk/rjZ_1gmHiTE/s512/IMG_2269.JPG)

Costume Talk will be having more talks, lectures, and workshops upcoming next year. 
We had I think an amazing experience and we all laughed shared our love of costuming and more importantly? Came away with brag -orgous accessories!!

Cilean


Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on November 17, 2009, 01:47:27 AM
Ooh, very pretty! Are the workshops in a specific location, or are they virtual?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on November 17, 2009, 10:59:02 AM
Oh yes, that is just a delicious ruff!  Beautiful lace edge!  Thanks for the links...  Now someone can help me with what to do after you wash and starch your ruff and done have a hot pokey thing to repress it.  ::)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on November 17, 2009, 04:39:12 PM
Awesome ruff indeed!!

As for a hot iron to "curl" it up after wash is to use a curling iron (the same you'd use for your hair). Eva Andersson did that for a chemise based on one of the Sture shirts: http://web.comhem.se/~u41200125/TempledeLyon.html
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on November 22, 2009, 01:11:36 AM
not necessarily renaissance attire, but im still in love with these :)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fB2EO4Wi2FE/SwjfLEzXCWI/AAAAAAAAAB8/ZFuhgA7jG8A/s1600/neck+ruff+002.jpg)

its a neck collar thingy!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fB2EO4Wi2FE/Swe6v9qTvoI/AAAAAAAAAB0/kwWDn61O4ro/s1600/010.jpg)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on November 22, 2009, 01:22:54 AM


Your ruff came out divine, cilean. You use the same lace trim that I like to use for ruffs.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on November 22, 2009, 08:42:45 PM
OOOH LOVE the steampunk collar!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on November 23, 2009, 03:06:12 AM
Thanks Adriana Rose :)

And Betty-your picture did not show up :(
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Betty Munro on November 23, 2009, 09:55:12 AM
I can't figure out the process to insert a picture.  I followed the directions ... oh well, I deleted the attempt ...
here's the photbucket link if it's ok to post that way:
http://s998.photobucket.com/albums/af108/annemorgan_photos/?action=view&current=Pirateshirt.jpg

I hand stitched the entire shirt.  I'm pretty darn proud.
 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on November 23, 2009, 01:24:59 PM
The pic is a little large, but here's Betty's shirt!

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af108/annemorgan_photos/Pirateshirt.jpg)

Well done!  Did you have fun hand-sewing it?  I'm giving serious thought to making myself a new linen smock, entirely hand sewn. :D  (I have a shift already, but I want another!)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on November 24, 2009, 12:54:20 PM
Thank you Operafan for the curling iron tip.  I suspected that was a possability, but have not yet found one that gets hot even remotely close to the tip.  I'll keep hunting.  Loved the link you used... That has so much more info that had me thinking about all kinds of other projects! 

As always ladies, Your pieces are lovely and inspiring!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Betty Munro on November 24, 2009, 05:01:28 PM
Gem, you rock!  Thank you for getting my picture in!  It is amazing to see it "in public".  I'll remember to reduce the size next time.  I'm still very new to all this stuff.

I did enjoy hand sewing it.  I basically worked on it every night in front of the tv.  It makes the wonder pets much more tolerable.  I had a sewing machine a long time ago, and could have knocked out a project like this in one night, to hand sew took me a lot longer ... about 2 weeks I think.  I had to focus more on finishing each step and have to admit when I finished I missed it, but still, I can't imagine hand sewing if there was a machine in the house!  Does anyone really check seams for hand sewn v/s machine sewn?  I have unlimited respect for ladies that hand sewed entire wardrobes back then.  Especially to create a Queen's gown for it to be only worn once.  That would kill me.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on November 28, 2009, 04:33:13 PM
I forgot to take pics before I handed over the garb and sent my sis and her hubby on their merry way.  But lucky enough a pic of them was taken at faire in what I made for them.

Sis- shirt, bodice, skirt, and mini bloomers (not seen)
BnL - jacket, shirt and pants.

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs076.snc3/14365_1264591408793_1049987426_844291_2117847_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Betty Munro on November 29, 2009, 11:33:55 AM
I LOVE the coat!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on December 08, 2009, 10:38:06 AM
I just finished my new steampunk victorian outfit for Dickens on the Strand last weekend.  Here are a few pics of it. 

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9cc26b3127ccef89a18ed4d6a00000030O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

You can see some detail on the neck, I put some gears and toggles and steamy stuff on the collar.  I also put them on the sleeves of the undershirt, but you can't see that.
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9cc26b3127ccef89b9fd3acf300000030O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

You can sort of see the sleeves here.  I made gears into eyelets, sort of.
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9cc26b3127ccef89b9ac7ec7d00000030O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I also made the hand muff you see hanging around my neck and around my middle.  It has the red fabric and black bunny fur.
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9cc26b3127ccef89b46c46d2000000040O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I also made the black bunny fur cape lined with black velvet so I wouldn't freeze.
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9cc26b3127ccef89aafd20d9600000030O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on December 08, 2009, 10:47:03 AM
Smashing work. Love love love it.  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on December 08, 2009, 12:16:28 PM
LOVE IT!

Is that Taffy with you guys?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on December 08, 2009, 01:20:57 PM
I just finished my new steampunk victorian outfit for Dickens on the Strand last weekend...

Your outfit is fantastic!  REAL black bunnies??!  Those poor things.  Won't let my daughter hear that!  ;)  They look cozy, soft, and amazing, though!  Love the colors!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on December 08, 2009, 01:34:46 PM
Yep, that's Taffy.  We chatted with her for a while in the lanes.

Yes yes, real bunny fur!  They were actually for our barbarian outfits, but we had to use them for these new items so we didn't freeze to death!!  I used to raise rabbits, and I love animals, but I see no difference between eating them and wearing them.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on December 08, 2009, 02:05:59 PM
...Yes yes, real bunny fur!  They were actually for our barbarian outfits, but we had to use them for these new items so we didn't freeze to death!!  I used to raise rabbits, and I love animals, but I see no difference between eating them and wearing them.

I really have no prejudices against wearing farm raised furs.  Just giving you a hard time.  No different than leather.  But, the daughter doesn't want a pet cow.  Haha  ;)  If we had made it to DotS , I would probably have been following you around petting your cape.  Bunny fur is soooo soft.  The black is really lovely, too.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on December 08, 2009, 03:19:56 PM
Very beautiful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on December 08, 2009, 03:46:27 PM
LadyElizabeth, that is totally awesome.

I finally finished all of our pirate garb last week as we headed down to Pirates in Paradise in Key West.
Unfortunately we were only there for about 25 minutes before a torrential dowpour started. We waited for it to stop but gave up after 1 hr and headed back to our campsite and then home. We would have gone back the next day but we had 2 inches of water inside the tent and lost the camping spirit.

This is my beloved in his garb,
I will post pictures of my jacket on the mannequin when I get home. I didn't get any pictures of me wearing it thanks to the rain.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/enseign/pirate1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on December 08, 2009, 06:02:05 PM
Very Nice Lady Elizabeth! 

Sorry to hear about the rain Auryn...but his grab looks smashing!

I cant wait for the holidays to be over so I can focus again on garb...cookie dough and sewing dont seem to work to well together lol
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on December 09, 2009, 11:49:20 AM
Ok here is my pirate coat.
There are a couple of things I'm not particularly happy with but I will take it. It was my first time doing a lined jacket and that was a project in and of itself.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/enseign/pirate%20faire/piratecoat1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/enseign/pirate%20faire/piratecoat2.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on December 09, 2009, 02:03:16 PM
Ooh, Auryn, love the pink pirate coat, it's georgous!!

Thanks all for the compliments.  It took a few weeks, but turned out exactly as I wanted... well very very closely to what I wanted.  I need to make a new cage framed under bustle because mine didn't hold up to sitting down at all!!  I need a higher gage metal for it!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Squire Mickey on December 09, 2009, 04:19:34 PM
LadyElizabeth, that is totally awesome.

I finally finished all of our pirate garb last week as we headed down to Pirates in Paradise in Key West.
Unfortunately we were only there for about 25 minutes before a torrential dowpour started. We waited for it to stop but gave up after 1 hr and headed back to our campsite and then home. We would have gone back the next day but we had 2 inches of water inside the tent and lost the camping spirit.

This is my beloved in his garb,
I will post pictures of my jacket on the mannequin when I get home. I didn't get any pictures of me wearing it thanks to the rain.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/enseign/pirate1.jpg)

Oh Auryn, I am so sorry to hear about your PIP!  That sucks.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on December 09, 2009, 05:57:15 PM
Looking good, Auryn!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Cilean on December 10, 2009, 01:54:57 AM
Ooh, very pretty! Are the workshops in a specific location, or are they virtual?

It was from Costume Talk in Eugene, OR. So yep it was a hands on and we also did a Glove making class.
It was not as right so when I get the thumb part right I will post it. I think I will use wool for my next mock
up.

Cilean






Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: FiddleStix on December 29, 2009, 04:37:28 PM
The coloring came out different in the clothes than I had imagined, But I suppose its alright :)
Its not entirely done either. There are still some places im going to add too.

I give you Fiddlestix Thornwallow Bloomington The 1st

(http://i50.tinypic.com/292s386.jpg)
(http://i46.tinypic.com/b9iyde.jpg)
(http://i48.tinypic.com/16ks1fb.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/2uf4mir.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/990uau.jpg)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on December 29, 2009, 06:16:27 PM
That is fantastic!

 I have not seen a male fae!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: FiddleStix on December 29, 2009, 06:20:35 PM
There is a Reason I am Fiddlestix Thornwallow Bloomington THE FIRST.

Just kidding. I guess we are just rare.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Trillium on December 29, 2009, 06:37:33 PM
Yes, they are rare!  You look wonderful darlin!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on December 29, 2009, 07:09:39 PM
love your idea! pics are real nice too.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on December 29, 2009, 07:28:25 PM
I give you Fiddlestix Thornwallow Bloomington The 1st

exceptional and brilliant!  well done!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on December 29, 2009, 11:36:35 PM
Wonderful.  Looks great.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: FiddleStix on December 30, 2009, 05:04:51 PM
Thanks everyone! Ill take some more pictures when the final little thing is added to the coat shoulders. Its gonna be like a Leafy kinda look on the shoulders, made out of the same fabric that the Shirt is made out of.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Isabella on January 20, 2010, 09:42:56 AM
Got all my pictures online finally so here it goes.
My daughter Kendyl. Her first year with the court. She loves the big skirts.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/IMG_5760.jpg)

My sister Dodie. This dress also has different sleeves and a forepart. This was Pirate Weekend.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/IMG_9459.jpg)

My doublet dress. I love this one. Very warm on those rainy days in February. I also have a bodice
to go with the skirts. Made of velveteen.
 (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/IMG_9446.jpg)
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/IMG_85112.jpg)
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/IMG_6497.jpg)

This is my favorite dress. The sleeves are a faux fur I found at Walmart. Super cheap. Very soft.
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/Reddress08.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on January 20, 2010, 10:07:49 AM
I can only imagine what your family photo looks like. WOW!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on January 20, 2010, 12:15:22 PM
What stunning women and stunning gowns!  Beautiful colors!  I will take one of each ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mistress Kathleen on January 20, 2010, 06:56:22 PM
Those dresses are beautiful... I am jealous of your work
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Isabella on January 20, 2010, 08:11:41 PM
Thanks for the kind comments everyone. I can't tell you how much this Forum has helped me!
There is SOOOO much talent here.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on January 20, 2010, 08:31:23 PM
Wow those are all really nice. The red gown: WANT! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on January 20, 2010, 08:48:07 PM
Fantastic work!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: irish on January 20, 2010, 10:44:21 PM
Lady Isabella!!! Beautiful work!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on January 21, 2010, 12:17:10 AM
Lady Isabella,
Gorgeous work! All of you look fabulous, huzzah!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on January 21, 2010, 05:36:09 AM
Drooooooolll...  (Mop mop mop mop...)   ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CenturiesSewing on January 23, 2010, 01:58:10 AM
I finally finished off my wool kirtle, what started out as the the Lady with a Unicorn painting slowly evolved into something a bit different thanks to some mishaps with the pattern layout I was using and some over enthusiastic scissors.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/painting1.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/painting2.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/pleatingfront-1.jpg)

Tiny gathering pleats

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/sleevebows.jpg)

and silk bows, they are strips of a thin taffeta cut on the bias.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on January 23, 2010, 04:14:27 AM
I simply love how those sleeves turned out! And as I commented in your blog, the lines of this dress is so beautiful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on January 23, 2010, 08:13:11 AM
I finally finished off my wool kirtle, what started out as the the Lady with a Unicorn painting slowly evolved into something a bit different thanks to some mishaps with the pattern layout I was using and some over enthusiastic scissors.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/painting1.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/painting2.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/pleatingfront-1.jpg)

Tiny gathering pleats

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/kayendra/sleevebows.jpg)

and silk bows, they are strips of a thin taffeta cut on the bias.

That is lovely! I especially like the skirt part.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on January 23, 2010, 08:49:47 AM
Oh another lovely job!  The smoothness of the fit on your bodice is such a commentary on your skill.   Beautiful work.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on January 23, 2010, 11:51:53 AM


Very lovely in its simplicity. Well done.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on January 23, 2010, 12:12:40 PM
I'll just repeat:  Lovely!   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on January 23, 2010, 04:23:39 PM
Amazing...the tiny pleats...wow!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Drac on January 23, 2010, 09:02:05 PM
This is some of my wife's work from last year's season.  Once we get geared up I'll try to get some shots of the whole ensems.

This is the doublet I wear with my kilt -

(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/3460/doublet.jpg)

Her dress.  I really liked it and she got several complements but she wasn't to happy with it.  I think it's like my knife work.  Once you stare at something for that long you see all the mistakes.

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8325/dress2009.jpg)

Drac
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on January 23, 2010, 09:25:21 PM
Lovely work everyone.

Lady Isabella what pattern did you use for your doublet/jacket?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on January 24, 2010, 11:44:52 AM
Got all my pictures online finally so here it goes.
My daughter Kendyl. Her first year with the court. She loves the big skirts.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/IMG_5760.jpg)

My sister Dodie. This dress also has different sleeves and a forepart. This was Pirate Weekend.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/IMG_9459.jpg)

My doublet dress. I love this one. Very warm on those rainy days in February. I also have a bodice
to go with the skirts. Made of velveteen.
 (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/IMG_9446.jpg)
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/IMG_85112.jpg)
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/IMG_6497.jpg)

This is my favorite dress. The sleeves are a faux fur I found at Walmart. Super cheap. Very soft.
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/missylulabell/Reddress08.jpg)


Beautiful work. Love the one with fauz fur as it reminds me so much of my Katherine Parr dress I have (made by Lady Kathtleen)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Isabella on January 24, 2010, 12:04:04 PM
Lovely work everyone.

Lady Isabella what pattern did you use for your doublet/jacket?

Margo Anderson "The Elizabethan Lady's Wordrobe". I really like the pattern, the collar stands to high for me. Maybe I have a short neck. LOL. I made the Paned Sleeves. The sleeves were really easy. I love them. I have plans to make the same for my Red dress.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on January 24, 2010, 06:43:44 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on January 29, 2010, 09:56:44 AM
it...is...done

it took me about a week to get the energy to clean my sewing area, so that i can start working on my new underbust corset. it is finished! and i love it!
too bad my dress dummy doesnt have any curves :(

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2706/4314073216_6e8f58a3d2.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2778/4313336491_861be3a2a3.jpg)

I made it about 10 inches smaller than my actual waist line since it wont be worn until April, and since I have had gastric bypass in December, Im hoping to lose it by then!

Now to work on my black and white jacquard print corset that I have been dying to make. I think it will be an overbust corset :) with straps
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on January 29, 2010, 10:26:11 AM
Wow, that looks wonderful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on January 29, 2010, 11:12:29 AM
That is gorgeous fabric, Seasan! It looks nice.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on January 29, 2010, 11:16:37 AM
wow that is beautiful work and the fabric is wonderful.
Congrats on the surgery, I hope you get the results you want.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ArielCallista on January 29, 2010, 12:31:19 PM
My Steampunk bustled skirt is made out of the same fabric! Its soooo beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on January 29, 2010, 12:44:00 PM
My Steampunk bustled skirt is made out of the same fabric! Its soooo beautiful!

oooh that gives me an idea. i do have some extra fabric left over. maybe i can do a seperate bustle? i need to find a bustle pattern...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on January 29, 2010, 12:56:27 PM
That's beautiful! What pattern did you use?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on January 29, 2010, 01:01:34 PM
i drafted my own pattern :)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on January 29, 2010, 04:04:52 PM
Lady Season....GORGEOUS!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on January 29, 2010, 05:36:39 PM
You go girl,can't wait to see you!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on January 29, 2010, 06:08:52 PM
You go girl,can't wait to see you!

i know! i miss you. my fair fix is itching strong! lol

thanks for the compliments everyone, they mean alot!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on February 07, 2010, 08:56:39 PM
I just went through about 4 months of pictures looking at what everyone has done.  I got so busy that I haven't posted in forever!  Definitely inspired to post pics again though.  I have to say, this is such an incredibly talented group of stitchers!  You guys inspire me to work harder and it's so great to be able to share my love with others who understand what a wonderful hobby (and job) it is. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on February 07, 2010, 09:51:02 PM
you guys are inspiring!!!  I've been crazy busy between faire, then being in the hospital, the holidays and lots of catch up sewing.  Here's some of the stuff that's kept me busy.

Some of the joust stuff I've done in January for a joust troupe called Early Act First Knight (they go into schools and teach character education through the principles of chivalry)....
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/pic010310_12.jpg)
the bad knights tabard with a custom designed emblem

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/pic010310_22.jpg)

The Master of Arms tabard
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/pic010410_2.jpg)

The good knights tabard with custom designed royal lion emblem
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/pic010610_2.jpg)

and his squire
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/pic010610_1.jpg)

My next Caparison for EAFK (for the good guy)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/stevecaparison004.jpg)

Last but not least a new caparison for Sir Mauldron (Steve Cowan w/ Hanlon-Lees Action Theater).  He used it the first time this weekend at ARF but haven't seen it on the horse yet.  Can't wait to dig for pictures of this weekends joust LOL
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/stevecaparison004.jpg)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/stevecaparison004.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on February 07, 2010, 09:56:07 PM
weird copying glitch, here's that last caparison.  Sorry about that! 


(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/surcoat035.jpg)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/surcoat037.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladyharrogate on February 07, 2010, 10:11:31 PM
my girly stuff from this fall

Lady Marrianna Killum from CRF.  I love silk dupioni even if it is a pain in the butt!  I always pre wash and then press and underline it well.  Her skirt was lined in Black taffeta.  The edging is black cotton velvet and I used couched cording for the spider webbing.  Some of our costumes are historical with a theatrical bent but I like the way the two balanced with this costume.

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/13541_1246571079344_1081429155_7932.jpg)

Lady Pearl from CRF in her doublet style gown.  This one is made out of a brown cotton velvet curtain (or rather a few curtains) she got off the discount aisle at Walmart.  The skirt is attached and there is a hidden zipper in the bodice.

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/8529_188000794967_757664967_3930656.jpg)

Lady Rose in her french inspired gown.
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/Beth.jpg)

One of our beautiful CRF princesses.  I LOVE this girl, she's the perfect big sister for my daughter LOL. 
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/13965_1237745898720_1081429155_7675.jpg)

and my beautiful princess (daughter LOL) in her new gown.  She played the younger princess at CRF this year.  The picture of her and I was from a promotion we did.  Every once in awhile I get to put on our old queens gown and play the part of my daughters mother LOL.  I made both the crowns out of filligree.

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/13541_1247982394626_1081429155_7984.jpg)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/harris071297/renaissance/AngelandAlisequeens.jpg)



 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on February 08, 2010, 09:48:33 AM
Beautiful work!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anna on February 08, 2010, 10:54:36 AM
Wow! Everyone your work is beautiful, you keep us inspired. Great job!  I have finally taken pics of a finished lower class dress, that has been completed for 6 months. This is my first lower class dress and think it will be a lot more comfy to wear on those especially hot days. :)

http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a33/renisancegirl/?action=view&current=003.jpg
Front of dress with black worked apron

http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a33/renisancegirl/?action=view&current=005.jpg
back of dress

http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a33/renisancegirl/?action=view&current=008.jpg
front of dress w/o apron
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on February 08, 2010, 11:11:55 AM
LadyHarrogate and Lady Anna, those gowns are just beautiful! They make me really want to have a sewing machine!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on February 08, 2010, 12:15:45 PM
Beautiful projects both of you.

Lady Anna I really like the fabric you used for the bodice.

Lady Harrogate - The work for the Knights is just awesome.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Isabella on February 08, 2010, 01:34:46 PM
Lady Anna,
Looked at all your dresses. Really beautiful! What is the fabric you used on your lower class dress? That black and white is stunning.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Anna on February 08, 2010, 02:27:28 PM
Lady Isabella-  The fabric is from hancocks.. it actually feels and looks more like burlap and has a black velvet scroll design on it. At the time I thought they were not going to have it any longer so I bought the few yards they had left and created this dress. Well, I have seen it there recently.. it's in the designer fabric area and if I remember correctly is only around $15.00 a yard at regular price.

Thanks to everyone who has replied.. your good words give me a warm fuzzy :) 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on February 08, 2010, 05:03:52 PM
Wow!  I look away from the screen for a weekend and such beautiful gowns appear!  You all should be proud of your creativity and hard work! 

Lovely Lovely Lovely!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on February 08, 2010, 07:28:17 PM
finished my second underbust corset :) now the next big thing i am going to work on is my husbands doublet :)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs121.snc3/16874_550176610123_62203093_31560561_2598605_n.jpg)

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs141.snc3/16874_550176625093_62203093_31560564_2697844_n.jpg)

So pretty much. My two corsets are done. I just need to work on two skirts. My husbands 2 doublets, his two shirts, two shirts for me, and pants for him...




Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Isabella on February 08, 2010, 07:53:03 PM
OMG I am loving all the black and white fabrics! LadySeason that looks awesome!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on February 08, 2010, 08:52:05 PM
Lady Season that is such a wonderful looking piece of art.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on February 08, 2010, 10:56:05 PM
thanks ladies!
this one was a bit harder because i had to take the time to cut the pieces properly so the pattern pieces matched up, and i put more boning in :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on February 09, 2010, 12:02:18 AM
Absolutely gorgeous, everyone! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Baroness de Vale on February 09, 2010, 11:04:49 AM
Just stunning!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on February 09, 2010, 12:49:45 PM
Beautiful work!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on February 09, 2010, 02:34:36 PM
Love, love, love the fabric.  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on February 14, 2010, 05:14:39 PM
I finally have pictures of the Kahlan-inspired (Kahlan from the Legend of the Seeker show) dress I made in October. I'd been meaning to get pictures for a while and then it snowed, so I jumped on the opportunity.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/Snow/057.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/Snow/144.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/Snow/167.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on February 14, 2010, 05:34:30 PM
Nicely Done Manwariel!  It looks lovely.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on February 14, 2010, 08:24:41 PM
Oh that is very lovely! 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on February 14, 2010, 09:13:07 PM
Wow. Sincerely WOW. That is absolutely Gorgeous Manwariel.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on February 14, 2010, 11:22:12 PM
That's soo pretty! And of course the snow makes a perfect background. What pattern did you use?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on February 14, 2010, 11:34:10 PM
Oh my!  All the lovely things in here!!!  I am so very impressed, ladies!  Just beautiful!  :) 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on February 15, 2010, 12:33:06 AM
Manwariel,
That's breathtakingly beautiful! Love that background! You look like someone in a movie.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ashcraft on February 15, 2010, 02:36:18 AM
ohh please share the pattern if you used one! Gorgeous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Alisoun on February 15, 2010, 06:55:59 AM
That is beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on February 15, 2010, 07:12:26 AM
That is just wonderful.  Lovely dress and background.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Squire Mickey on February 15, 2010, 09:08:34 AM
I finally have pictures of the Kahlan-inspired (Kahlan from the Legend of the Seeker show) dress I made in October. I'd been meaning to get pictures for a while and then it snowed, so I jumped on the opportunity.


(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/Snow/167.jpg)

That is a STUNNING photo! Great work Manwariel.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on February 15, 2010, 11:59:44 AM
This dress looks like it's from the show The Legend of the Seeker...  I adore that show and I adore that dress!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on February 15, 2010, 03:15:47 PM
You look like a confessor for sure. Great job. ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on February 15, 2010, 05:03:44 PM
Thanks! I used Simplicity 2573 for the bottom of the sleeves, Butterick 4030 for the basic hood shape (but I modified it quite a bit), and either Simplicity 4940 or McCall's 5499 (I don't remember which) for the main part of the dress and upper sleeves.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on February 15, 2010, 05:25:14 PM
Frankenpatterning!   ;)

Turned out nice!   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on February 16, 2010, 10:18:28 AM
Manwariel- love it
I had been thinking of making a mother confessor dress since I started watching the show,
yours came out awesome.
I actually saw a young girl wearing one at faire this weekend but hers wasnt as spot on as yours.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Femme Falchion on February 16, 2010, 02:24:11 PM
Manwariel.....your new MC dress is awesome!  You have many gifts.   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on February 16, 2010, 02:44:34 PM
Thanks! I used Simplicity 2573 for the bottom of the sleeves, Butterick 4030 for the basic hood shape (but I modified it quite a bit), and either Simplicity 4940 or McCall's 5499 (I don't remember which) for the main part of the dress and upper sleeves.

Are you going to copy the leather under-clothing, as well? ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on February 17, 2010, 11:18:53 AM
Thank you!

I don't think so, at least not anytime soon. I have too many other projects waiting right now. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Amy of York on February 17, 2010, 01:34:29 PM
Manwariel...pretty gown. I agree with the others on here. The combination of your white gown, and the snow in the background...lovely picture. Looks like something out of a fantasy movie. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on February 19, 2010, 05:43:19 PM
Thanks ^^

I think I'm finished with my steampunk corset. It's far from perfect but came out okay for a first corset attempt, I suppose.

(http://i48.tinypic.com/295sbxd.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/xmv8qu.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on February 19, 2010, 06:54:48 PM
That looks great.  Love the color
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on February 20, 2010, 11:08:31 AM
LOVE IT

what pattern did you use?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on February 20, 2010, 10:26:41 PM
Thank you ^^ I used McCall's 4109 and made some slight changes (like the front closure and adding lacing to the back).
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on February 22, 2010, 04:00:09 PM
*gets dose of garbporn* Yeah, that feels good. Fantastic job everyone. I'm always in awe of you guys, which is why I love this forum.

Here's my latest contribution:

Here's my original sketch and post in the in-progress thread (http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=3590.msg192531#msg192531")

The Steampunk Mad Hatter made from Truly Victorian patterns.

(http://i48.tinypic.com/30vbpj5.jpg)

I'm still working on the writeup in my blog.
More pictures here: http://picasaweb.google.com/moltabocca/WickedFaire2010
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on February 22, 2010, 04:19:25 PM
oh my gosh!  You look so cute! Love it!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on February 22, 2010, 06:33:41 PM
Wow, I love it!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: renren on February 22, 2010, 07:06:17 PM
Beautiful work, Arte! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on February 23, 2010, 07:21:42 AM
Stunning work.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ArielCallista on February 23, 2010, 08:22:38 AM
I saw the pic before reading your post and thought hey its like a pretty fem version of the mad hatter...lol

beautiful work
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Artemisia on February 24, 2010, 04:44:51 PM
Thanks guys!  ;D
Oh, gory construction details are up in my dress diary.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on February 24, 2010, 08:59:40 PM
*gets dose of garbporn* Yeah, that feels good. Fantastic job everyone. I'm always in awe of you guys, which is why I love this forum.

Here's my latest contribution:

Here's my original sketch and post in the in-progress thread (http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=3590.msg192531#msg192531")

The Steampunk Mad Hatter made from Truly Victorian patterns.

(http://i48.tinypic.com/30vbpj5.jpg)

I'm still working on the writeup in my blog.
More pictures here: http://picasaweb.google.com/moltabocca/WickedFaire2010


Beautiful outfit.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on February 25, 2010, 02:41:45 AM
great work!
especially the green Victorian dress....I need to get to work on our steampunk ensembles asap
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Casche on February 25, 2010, 01:23:44 PM
New corset for under gowns! This is my first one with straps, all the others have been strapless... What a difference those straps make!  It's like... "Well, hello there! Didn't knew you guys existed!" lol.

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/casche/010.jpg)

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/casche/007.jpg)

The back looks kinda funny because I need to relace it.  And I had my arm at a weird angle.  It's a tiny bit small, but it should fit well by Scarby!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: wyckdblyss on February 25, 2010, 03:36:15 PM
Amazing work everyone! I am so envious of your talents!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ArielCallista on February 26, 2010, 12:39:09 AM
My Noble Garb Snow White!

front view
(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs444.ash1/24510_330708432828_616512828_3407748_373583_n.jpg)

back view
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs424.snc3/24510_330708457828_616512828_3407749_5266786_n.jpg)

I've finally finished it!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on February 26, 2010, 12:56:03 AM
OMG OMG gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on February 26, 2010, 02:19:29 AM
Beautifully done!   :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on February 26, 2010, 03:16:12 AM
Aaaaw, that is SOOO Snow White!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on February 26, 2010, 08:01:34 AM
Wow, that is just wonderfully beautiful.  Great job on it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on February 26, 2010, 08:54:17 AM
Oh I love the Snow White!  You look beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladylissame on February 26, 2010, 09:04:27 AM
Wonderful!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ArielCallista on February 26, 2010, 11:35:28 AM
I have my entry portflio due today for the fashion design program here...if 9 different views of this don't get me in this time...I don't know what will!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on February 26, 2010, 01:04:24 PM
You did it!!  Fantastic.  The puff-and-slash sleeves and the red bow in your hair really make the look scream "Snow White!"  WELL DONE. Huzzah on you.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on February 26, 2010, 01:51:21 PM
Great Job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on February 26, 2010, 02:30:40 PM
Oh Ariel, you look perfect in that outfit!  It totally rocks!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on February 27, 2010, 12:58:24 AM
Ariel, that is a lovely Snow White gown! I really like the bodice and sleeve fabric.
Well done, everyone!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on February 27, 2010, 04:13:54 PM
Oh my gosh, I looooovvve it!!! You did such an amazing job, Ariel!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on March 04, 2010, 03:23:23 AM
Different period, but here's my latest:

(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/001wggpw/s640x480)  (http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/001whpdp/s640x480)  (http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/001wfb94/s640x480)

Victorian bonnet to match a gown.

The hows and wherefores are on LJ:


Part One:
http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/436095.html

Part Two:
http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/449406.html

Part Three:
http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/449781.html
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on March 04, 2010, 09:25:43 AM
Wow KateXXXXXX that is beautiful. And love the journal with it.  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on March 04, 2010, 01:12:28 PM
The hat is lovely and so femenine...   I adore seeing other hats as I work on my own. Thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on March 04, 2010, 01:49:49 PM
Thanks, peoples.   ;D

I'll post pix of the matching frock when I get them.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: operafantomet on March 04, 2010, 02:20:47 PM
As usual, drool, drool and drool!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on March 04, 2010, 03:25:29 PM
Love those colors together a breath of spring!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sorcha on March 04, 2010, 05:40:47 PM
Quite lovely Kate!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on March 07, 2010, 08:06:00 PM
I finished my daughters cavalier cape and show it here with the bonnet made to go with her red and white court gown.  She is really pleased with the results.   One more thing crossed off my 2010 to do list!
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4415833828_63b01e09e7_m.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/4415067231_1f4d40e56b_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyeA on March 07, 2010, 08:20:14 PM
beautiful!  where did you get that lace?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyeA on March 07, 2010, 08:30:59 PM
I am dearly hoping for some opinions on this gown, because not too many people have seen it yet (I'm planning to sell it, not wear it myself, so it hasn't been to a faire).  It is silk with a cartridge pleated underskirt with silk brocade forepart.  The brocade is very detailed and highly metallic gold with some copper color, with leaves on the border and open roses on the forepart.  I came across the portrait after making the dress but was struck with the resemblance.  Please forgive that it needs some ironing in this pic.
Feel free to PM me if you have any tips for selling online!

(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy284/dresspictures001/GREENELIZABETHANFRONT_crop.jpg)

(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy284/dresspictures001/greenelizabethanreference3.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Becky10 on March 07, 2010, 08:37:55 PM
Wow Amy! :o
That is very beautiful!
She better be getting Mama some chocolates for that.

LadyeA

I love that color, its very unique and looks beautiful in silk, and that forepart is gorgeous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on March 07, 2010, 10:21:38 PM
Well, mine own accomplishments feel plain now... nice work on the cape and gown.
Here are my newest additions to the kids garb collections:
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Ren%20Faire/036.jpg)Out little highlander in training. Figured a kilt would be simple, and size adjustable for Tristan. I did pre-pleat and stitch it, because who really wants that fight with a baby.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Ren%20Faire/037.jpg)With the cool, wet early spring/late winter we've had here, I though Amara would appriciate a cloak. She picked out the material, trim, and clasp. Please excuse the burrito mess on her face....
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on March 08, 2010, 12:00:39 AM
OOOOooooooooooooooo AAAAAAHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on March 08, 2010, 06:40:11 AM
Thank you!  Ladye A the gold venise lace is from cheeptrims.  They had several to choose from and there is enough left from the bolt to go back and add to her dress as well.

Your silk gown is beautiful!  I love the way you have used the metalic as all the trim too! That makes a beautiful accent.  Is that sari fabric from which you have cut the borders?  And do I see a scatter of decorations on the skirt??  Can't quite tell, but the whole affect is lovely.

Hoowil your babes are adorable in their garb!  Great work!  You'll be making the fancy stuff in a few years for yours too!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on March 08, 2010, 11:32:59 AM
Beautiful work everyone!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Baroness de Vale on March 08, 2010, 01:44:57 PM
Beautiful work everyone!
And Hoowil your children look so sweet! Great job on their garb!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on March 08, 2010, 04:06:27 PM
Lots of win here!  I love the gold lace, and the teal silk, and the kids are scrumptious!

I'm still working on the other hat...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on March 08, 2010, 06:26:47 PM
Hoowil your babes are adorable in their garb!  Great work!  You'll be making the fancy stuff in a few years for yours too!
I'm pretty much counting on using their garb as practice before I get into making fancier stuff for the wife and myself. I just can't wait for them to stop growing quite so fast. A new set of garb each year would be nice, but what I've been doing so far is almost one each faire for the kids... As they get older, I'll get more complex, according to thier tastes. As it is with my daughter, we look like we stole some little princesss
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on March 08, 2010, 09:49:00 PM
Lovely work all.  Makes me wanna get off my rear and get back to sewing.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on March 12, 2010, 09:23:36 AM
Another hat I'm really not sure I made...  More sort of flung together, and nailed down!

(http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/001yt3d4/s640x480)  (http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/001yxs4c/s640x480)  (http://pics.livejournal.com/katexxxxxx/pic/001ywdrf/s640x480)

For all the gory details:

http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/450246.html
http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/450345.html
http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/450791.html
http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/451435.html
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on March 12, 2010, 10:10:53 AM
I wish all my hats looked that good when flung together!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on March 12, 2010, 10:14:07 AM
Giggle...  Thank you.

This one is a dog's breakfast of hand and machine sewing, gluing and fusing.  I didn't quite resort to staples and nails, but it was a close call...   ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on March 12, 2010, 10:16:47 AM
And I was starting to think you used Liquid Nail on it.  Dang it...  Still looks great though.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on March 12, 2010, 10:24:47 AM
Hot glue gun!   ::)  And I got Himself to do that bit!   ;D

Thank you.  It was a fun project.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on March 12, 2010, 11:14:01 AM


Looking good, Kate. Early 19th Century Prussian???
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on March 12, 2010, 11:26:08 AM
Later 19th C French fantasy, based on several kepi pix.   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Pipere on March 12, 2010, 02:36:51 PM
Sweet hat Kate! I think I might have to make one of those De Gaul-esque kepis for my steampunk character's informal uniform.

I've never posted it here, but here's the dress uniform for Kapitan von Grelle:
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4360474526_b4b12e9c31_o.jpg)

(http://api.ning.com/files/aeUtC2IzQeJqvc00I7vZOlzYLrqpKTJn6gr8H50oD2vC31X*K-yPwZ4FBgRHl8SY/3568262143_dbf70fe178_o.jpg?width=398&height=600)
Last year at the same convention.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on March 12, 2010, 03:15:01 PM
LOVE IT!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on March 12, 2010, 03:37:49 PM
WoW Pipere that is amazing!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on March 12, 2010, 04:06:17 PM
Fantastic steam punk!  Over the top and off the charts!  Love the attitude too! :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on March 12, 2010, 04:35:33 PM
Wow!  Love it - especially the hat!  Did you make that one yourself?  Love the feathers.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Pipere on March 12, 2010, 05:29:06 PM
Yep, I did- it's a cardboard base covered in wool felt (and vinyl for the visor). The thick plume I bought at Feathers for Pleasure at Michigan Renaissance Festival.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on March 12, 2010, 08:53:03 PM


Nicely put together, Pipere.

Steampunk is a genre that cannot be done wrong no matter what!!  HUZZAH!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on March 15, 2010, 12:22:44 PM
That's one of the best Steampunk outfit I've ever seen!!!  Wonderful job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on March 15, 2010, 02:29:09 PM
DROOL!!!  That is super cool Pipere!  You always add so much character and detail to your garb... I look forward to seeing what you come up with every year (and seeing pics from BARF because you and Aaron always show up there with something out of the ordinary) at MIRF. 
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on March 15, 2010, 06:53:47 PM
Lovely work and a fun costume.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CenturiesSewing on March 17, 2010, 04:27:06 AM

I'm getting ready to start a few new projects, and realized I hadn't posted what was recently moved to my "finished and done" section of the closet.


(http://centuries-sewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/blackvensmall2.jpg)
My Venetian dress with overgown and hanging sleeves, finally on me rather then the dress form.

(http://centuries-sewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/robe_lining.jpg)
Pretty gold satin lining that keeps it from being a huge blob of black fabric

(http://centuries-sewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/dress_mask1.jpg)
As I wore it to BARF this year, as it was too hot for the overgown. I didn't make the mask, it was brought back for me from Venice Italy  :)

(http://centuries-sewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/englishfront.jpg)
A fitted gown to go over the wool kirtle

(http://centuries-sewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/englishside2.jpg)
Better view of the french hood and drape of the skirt
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on March 17, 2010, 09:37:15 AM
Lovely work.
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Post by: flidais on March 17, 2010, 11:17:43 AM
Those are both very lovely...great job!!!  I am such a sucker for nice simple garb.  Those both look like you actually wore them in the renaissance.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on March 17, 2010, 12:41:40 PM
(http://centuries-sewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/englishfront.jpg)
A fitted gown to go over the wool kirtle

Ooooh!  Great job on both!!

The fitted gown/kirtle is my favorite-est thing ever. I've tried making one, but it continues to manifest itself as deceptively simple. What pattern did you use?

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CenturiesSewing on March 17, 2010, 03:01:05 PM
Tixi,

For the fitted over gown I used Tudor Tailor as a guide, but really just took my doublet block/pattern (one I've come up with by a mix of drafting and draping) and made a mock up of it with extra seam allowances. Then I fitted that over one of my kirtles to make sure everything was sitting where it should. The skirt of it I more or less free handed with some chalk and a yardstick.

The wool kirtle is again one of my own patterns tweaked to get the style that I needed. The skirt is just two large rectangles I think 60" wide and a few small triangle gores at the side seams to give it some flare.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on March 17, 2010, 03:55:53 PM
The wool kirtle is again one of my own patterns tweaked to get the style that I needed. The skirt is just two large rectangles I think 60" wide and a few small triangle gores at the side seams to give it some flare.

Fantastic job - it looks stunning!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on March 17, 2010, 04:35:09 PM

I'm getting ready to start a few new projects, and realized I hadn't posted what was recently moved to my "finished and done" section of the closet.

(http://centuries-sewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/englishside2.jpg)
Better view of the french hood and drape of the skirt
You nailed this one honey!
Huzzah!
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Post by: sealion on March 17, 2010, 06:52:36 PM
Simply beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on March 18, 2010, 03:29:04 AM
I know I said this elsewhere, but I can't help saying it again:  I love both of these!   :-*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on March 29, 2010, 01:52:39 PM
I made my 1 year old neice a fairy outfit for her bday!  I bought the wings at this great shop at Sherwood ren fair near Austin, TX.

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0dd03b3127ccef9f95448cb2f00000030O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0dd03b3127ccef9f93ed44ab600000030O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0dd03b3127ccef9f8ef022adc00000030O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I know the shoulder straps are a tad big, but I didn't get a chance to even measure her prior to making the outfit since it was a last minute decision.  I thought it fit smashingly and looked so great for the time I had and the fact I hadn't seen her in two months and didn't measure her!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on March 29, 2010, 02:34:05 PM
LadyElizabeth, she is adorable!

I so love perusing this thread!  It's overflowing with craftsmanship and patience.  I'm in awe of all the mad sewing skills here! 
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Post by: DragonWing on March 29, 2010, 03:18:59 PM
 ;D That is so cute. wonderful job for not measuring.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on March 29, 2010, 03:51:28 PM
Well not just that, but I wanted it to be a tad big since I want it to still fit her in the fall for TRF!!!  1 yr olds grow alot in a few months and I doubt her mom will put her in it again until we ask her to when we take her to fair in the fall.....  Her mom never put her in the outfits I made her older sister a while ago... it was really heartbreaking actually and those fit even better!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Baroness de Vale on March 29, 2010, 04:26:28 PM
She is so cute Lady Elizebeth! I have things not fit my daughters right and I do measure them so I think that's outstanding work! Just a suggestions since she is 1: if you have the time, make her something simple to change into in case she gets something on her pretty dress. Here's a picture of the spare dress I made my daughter when she was about 22 months. It only took about an hour to whip together. I was glad I did because her older sister accidentally helped her spill her lunch lol.
(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l88/hvkirk/Fairy%20Festival/IMG_0099-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on March 29, 2010, 04:35:34 PM
I loved my grandmother's philosphy on kids clothing she made. "I made it to be worn. If it gets stained it means it was used.  If it is worn out.  It means it was well loved." 
Cute clothing for kids were made to be worn, not sit in the closet. :) 

Good job on the outfit. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on March 29, 2010, 11:47:11 PM
Aw, that's really cute! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: GirlChris on April 02, 2010, 04:38:32 PM
I finished my boyfriend's pirate coat! Yay!

He is very lucky that he's quite a bit larger than me. If it fit me at all I would just keep it and not give it back. It's fuzzy!

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_X0yK1BtO8hU/S7ZXRGdc5KI/AAAAAAAABTM/4ikt2I_YQKo/s400/IMG_0546.JPG)

I learned all sorts of stuff on this project. Now I can do pockets, mitered corners on trim, lining, hemming things with a lining... I am so proud of myself on this one!

Now, to clean the sewing room (aka my bedroom) of all the accumulated green fuzz so I can sew something else!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 02, 2010, 04:41:05 PM
looks wonderful.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on April 02, 2010, 04:41:23 PM
What fabrics did you use?  Where did you get your buttons and trim for it?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: GirlChris on April 02, 2010, 04:49:34 PM
What fabrics did you use?  Where did you get your buttons and trim for it?

I used a cotton velveteen for the fashion fabric, and the lining is plain ordinary cotton broad cloth.

The buttons and trim were from Fabricland, which is the main fabric store chain in Ontario.  The trim is upholstery braid, which comes in various widths; I used half inch, but doubled it up. I cleaned out two stores of the style of buttons I was using in order to get enough.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Catherine on April 02, 2010, 05:13:38 PM
very nice!!! makes me wanna be a pirate..... nahhh! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 02, 2010, 05:29:03 PM
I haz a BIG GREEN PIRATE COAT envy.  Looks lush and scrummy!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Baroness de Vale on April 02, 2010, 10:16:06 PM
Absolutely lovely pirate coat!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on April 02, 2010, 11:06:01 PM
Chris, that's FANTASTIC!!  Where are the pix of it being worn?  ;)
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Post by: Taffy Saltwater on April 03, 2010, 11:40:01 PM
Gorgeous captain's coat!

My steampunk Jagergurl uniform, as inspired by a commissioned sketch by Phil Foglio, and worn to ComicPalooza last weekend to assist in his booth (for some reason I never get a picture of me wearing my "stuff).  I made the greatcoat, skirt, and corselet, using approximately 35 yds of pink ribbon.

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z290/wattsupdoc/100_0717.jpg)

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z290/wattsupdoc/100_0714.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 04, 2010, 02:53:19 AM
Lots of pink and black win there! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 04, 2010, 09:44:48 AM
Lovely job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on April 05, 2010, 08:33:35 AM
Love the pink stripe trim.  That looks terrific!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: GirlChris on April 07, 2010, 09:04:51 PM
Chris, that's FANTASTIC!!  Where are the pix of it being worn?  ;)

As per your request...
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_X0yK1BtO8hU/S704NPIXDEI/AAAAAAAABUI/jrh7kKZzkTA/s400/IMG_0549.JPG)

Unfortunately, this coat won't be worn to faire. The only pirate themed event we do, he's in the mud show. If he wears this while he's covered in mud, I will probably cry.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on April 07, 2010, 09:56:14 PM
Oh, noes!  No mud on the pretty Captain's coat!  Beautiful work!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on April 08, 2010, 12:10:38 AM
Oh, he looks like Samwise! And dashing in the coat. So if not to Fair... where does one wear a smashing green frock coat in Canada these days?!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: GirlChris on April 08, 2010, 12:13:02 AM
Oh, he looks like Samwise! And dashing in the coat. So if not to Fair... where does one wear a smashing green frock coat in Canada these days?!

KARAOKE!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on April 08, 2010, 11:22:55 AM
Whoo hoo the Pirate coat is done!  Ok so it is missing a little hand sewn on trim but it is done.  Sadly the Pink pirate has decreed no pictures until the grand unveiling at Scarby this weekend. 
I don't know who is more jazzed about it me or him.  I caught him wearing it last night and "Twirling" in it to get the skirting to "swish".

I took it to work yesterday to work on the trim at lunch break.  I let it hang in my office so I could hem it when I got home. I kept having people walk by, then double back to have a 2nd look, then walk off shaking their heads.  I finally had to put a note on it saying "Yes it is THAT pink. And yes I made it myself, and NO i won't make your kids halloween costume."  At least people liked it.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: julessweetie on April 08, 2010, 11:34:10 AM
Alright!   ;D  I have finished 2 new outfits for the Dirt Fairy!  Her new Pirate Garb which turned out great!  AND..her new Spring Flower Fairy costume...complete with cellophane wings!   ;D  I am pretty proud of my new creations!  Both will be debuting this weekend at Scarby!  Stay tuned for pics if you won't be at Opening Weekend!   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on April 09, 2010, 10:41:41 AM
A pink pirate coat! How wonderful is that!  Pics of the debut, please!

You, too, julessweetie - hooray for fairies!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: auntiegiggles on April 09, 2010, 03:11:38 PM
Here is the gown that ALadyandFae created for me for last year.  There are still a few things that need to be done but as we all know garb is never really ever done.   ;D 

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq213/amygravesma/Ren%20Faires/IMG00177-20100409-1420.jpg)

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq213/amygravesma/IMG00173-20100409-1419.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Ambrosine on April 09, 2010, 03:26:02 PM
I absolutely adore the colors of that gown!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: auntiegiggles on April 09, 2010, 03:28:39 PM
Thank you Lady Raven.   :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyFae on April 09, 2010, 09:10:41 PM
Giggles made all of the jewlery.  The earrings, necklace and girdle are all her own creations.  =D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on April 09, 2010, 11:41:38 PM
Chris, that's FANTASTIC!!  Where are the pix of it being worn?  ;)

As per your request...
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_X0yK1BtO8hU/S704NPIXDEI/AAAAAAAABUI/jrh7kKZzkTA/s400/IMG_0549.JPG)

Unfortunately, this coat won't be worn to faire. The only pirate themed event we do, he's in the mud show. If he wears this while he's covered in mud, I will probably cry.


NEVER, NEVER get Velveteen muddy!! Oh the horror!  ;D

Great coat by the way!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: julessweetie on April 09, 2010, 11:43:19 PM
A pink pirate coat! How wonderful is that!  Pics of the debut, please!

You, too, julessweetie - hooray for fairies!

I will take photo's tomorrow of her pirate garb and post it tomorrow night!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on April 12, 2010, 08:29:43 AM
I don't have the really good one's yet, but here is the best one that I took.
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/shanntarra/Flamingos/100_9512.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 12, 2010, 08:31:01 AM
Lovely work.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on April 12, 2010, 12:40:08 PM
Love the maribou trim!  Beautiful ensembles!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on April 12, 2010, 02:17:27 PM
 ;D  How fun. Great job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on April 12, 2010, 04:24:39 PM
Lol I want one so bad,
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on April 12, 2010, 04:33:40 PM
That is great!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on April 12, 2010, 04:59:38 PM
When I get the better shots I'll send a links to the photos.  ;D  I'm very glad every one likes it.  He is quite proud of it.  He joking that he needs to keep a cheat sheet of how I made it so when people stop him he has the answers to most of their questions.  8)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: julessweetie on April 13, 2010, 02:07:53 PM
Here are some photo's of The Dirt Fairy's new Flower Fairy outfit  :)



(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/415-1.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/372-1-1.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/403-1.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/436-1.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/394-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: julessweetie on April 13, 2010, 02:10:47 PM
The Dirt Fairy's new Pirate garb :)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/325-1.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/315-1.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/314-1.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/255.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/318-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 13, 2010, 02:15:29 PM
Lovely work.  She looks so adorable.  Really enjoy the new Pirate garb.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 13, 2010, 04:03:05 PM
Ah... who's the cutest little dirt fairy ever???  \What a baby doll!!!!!!!!!!!  Good job on new outfit!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: julessweetie on April 13, 2010, 04:23:03 PM
Ah... who's the cutest little dirt fairy ever???  \What a baby doll!!!!!!!!!!!  Good job on new outfit!


AWWWW!  Thanks!   ;D  She had so much fun in her new outfits...and I had a blast making them!   ;)  More to come... ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on April 13, 2010, 05:15:34 PM
I justy wanna eat her up! Too cute!

Your in for a run when she's older, she is a very beautiful girl!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on April 13, 2010, 08:56:56 PM
Adorable garb and such a beautiful little girl! Her dark hair against her fair skin is quite striking.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kett on April 13, 2010, 09:09:33 PM
The Pink Pirate absolutely rocks! And the Dirt Fairy, at least in her Pirate Persona, is absolutely adorable. We tried to catch up with you on Sunday Jules, but you were always too fast for us to actually catch you! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on April 13, 2010, 11:33:50 PM
Aw, the Dirt Fairy is CUTE! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 14, 2010, 02:26:19 AM
OOOOH! PINK!

Gotta love it!

And three cheers for the Dirt Fairy: cutest fairy ever.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on April 20, 2010, 12:43:16 AM


A super darling Fairy and Awesome Pink Pirate!!! Outstanding!!

After a 2 week trip to Reno in February to visit my Mother, getting bombarded with Bridal Alterations, Cataract surgery, I finally got Sir Kindle's Pirate Vest and Coat finished. He was very pleased when it came. Based on an idea he sent me, which I tweaked here and there to make it more original.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs410.snc3/24804_419964201279_568686279_5729199_1146521_n.jpg)
Period vest made out of Black Velveteen. After 2 failed attempts to find a brocade or textured pattern to work for the vest and contrast for the coat, we settled on Black Velveteen. I will use the fabric I bought for other projects.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs410.snc3/24804_419964176279_568686279_5729194_5629282_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs450.ash1/24804_419964171279_568686279_5729193_2083953_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs450.ash1/24804_419964186279_568686279_5729196_6304457_n.jpg)

The Pirate coat was made from a  deep wine cotton Velveteen, fully lined, functional pockets. The contrast fabric is Black Velveteen, with ribbon trim and tarnished gold gimp for accent. Gold buttons finish off the coat. There are 42 buttons on this coat.

Now on to a Funky Pirate Coat and Tudor ensemble for Lady DeLaney.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Amy of York on April 20, 2010, 01:23:12 AM
Looks awesome Kathy ! You are so talented girlfriend. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 20, 2010, 01:42:59 AM
Mmmmm...  Yummy!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 20, 2010, 07:24:42 AM
Wonderfully done as always.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Casche on April 20, 2010, 02:43:36 PM
New Tudor I finished just in time for Scarby last weekend  ;D  Have some minor adjustments to make to it, as well as adding more trim and pearls and what not.  Luckily I have 3 weeks before I'm heading to Scarby again, so I should have enough time!
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/casche/seafoam.gif)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyFae on April 20, 2010, 02:46:20 PM
I absolutely love that Casche!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on April 20, 2010, 02:47:21 PM
Casche, that looks great!!  Did you use a pattern?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on April 20, 2010, 03:48:54 PM


A super darling Fairy and Awesome Pink Pirate!!! Outstanding!!

After a 2 week trip to Reno in February to visit my Mother, getting bombarded with Bridal Alterations, Cataract surgery, I finally got Sir Kindle's Pirate Vest and Coat finished. He was very pleased when it came. Based on an idea he sent me, which I tweaked here and there to make it more original.
Period vest made out of Black Velveteen. After 2 failed attempts to find a brocade or textured pattern to work for the vest and contrast for the coat, we settled on Black Velveteen. I will use the fabric I bought for other projects.
The Pirate coat was made from a  deep wine cotton Velveteen, fully lined, functional pockets. The contrast fabric is Black Velveteen, with ribbon trim and tarnished gold gimp for accent. Gold buttons finish off the coat. There are 42 buttons on this coat.
Now on to a Funky Pirate Coat and Tudor ensemble for Lady DeLaney.

Where did you order the buttons from?  The Pink pirate is always on the look out for nice buttons.  Heh, I've turned him into quite the garb hound. Heee... ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 20, 2010, 04:18:56 PM
Wonderful job.  Please do share which pattern you used
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tixi on April 20, 2010, 05:31:24 PM
nice work and great color!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Casche on April 20, 2010, 06:08:53 PM
Casche, that looks great!!  Did you use a pattern?

For the skirts, no.  For the bodice, Simplicity 2589 with some very minor adjustments.  I was quite pleased with the pattern.  Definitely one of the best they've printed!

Thanks everyone! I was clueless as to what to put with the sea foamy color, so decided to just go with black since I already had the black velvet forepart.  I was pleasantly surprised with how much I actually like them together!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Isabella on April 20, 2010, 06:11:33 PM
Casche, Wow! Love the colors!
Lady Kathleen, you ALWAYS do an amazing job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on April 20, 2010, 09:24:37 PM



Where did you order the buttons from?  The Pink pirate is always on the look out for nice buttons.  Heh, I've turned him into quite the garb hound. Heee... ;D

Lady Stitch!!

I order a lot of the buttons I use for garb from www.pillagedvillage.com (http://www.pillagedvillage.com)  as well as the 1" Gold on Black trim I used for the coat. Pillaged Village is my first go-to place. i have been ordering from them for years.

As for the Pirate Coat and Vest, JP Ryan.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 20, 2010, 09:25:46 PM

For the skirts, no.  For the bodice, Simplicity 2589 with some very minor adjustments.  I was quite pleased with the pattern.  Definitely one of the best they've printed!


I have that one in my stash waiting to be made.  But did you have problems with the shoulders?  I've read a couple of reviews were people had them slipping off.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on April 20, 2010, 11:49:51 PM
LOVE the Tudor gown and the pirate coat! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Blushing on April 21, 2010, 02:17:17 AM
Lady Kathleen, thanks for the link.  Great buttons are hard to find.

I know this photo is rather awful ... but I wanted to share!  This coat was a project a friend and I have been working off and on for a long while (we both have crazy busy schedules).  It's an altered Vogue pattern.  The dark red material has fine black scrolls, and the buttons are winged dragons with fish tails.  And there are hidden pockets!

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g164/Blushing_Biggins/piratecoatWEBcut.jpg)

Obviously I'm in mundanes in the photo.  I'm still fine-tuning the rest of my piratical garb.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 21, 2010, 07:34:33 AM
That looks great.  With all these pirate jackets, I think I need to make me one now.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on April 21, 2010, 09:25:35 AM
Thank you for the link.  I think the DH found this place before and was drooling over the buttons. Trying to explain to people that sometimes you buttons cost more than you fabric is often very difficult to do.

I may have to invest in the JP ryan patterns.  I'm also curious of your review of the pattern it's self.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 21, 2010, 09:34:51 AM
You need to hit the button rooms on Perth street in Dallas. I have found some marvelous buttons for very little cost.
One of His Excellency's doublets actually has porcelain buttons with gold inlay.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on April 21, 2010, 09:37:31 AM
Sadly I don't get down that way  :(  You know sometime we are going to have to send the boys off for a pint and compare notes, you do realize that, right?  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 21, 2010, 09:38:03 AM
Sadly I don't get down that way  :(  You know sometime we are going to have to send the boys off for a pint and compare notes, you do realize that, right?  ;D
LOL
anytime!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Casche on April 21, 2010, 10:35:18 AM

I have that one in my stash waiting to be made.  But did you have problems with the shoulders?  I've read a couple of reviews were people had them slipping off.

Not really.  But I have wide shoulders so maybe that's why?  The shoulder straps were also something I adjusted in the pattern.  Instead of making it one long strap coming from the back and attaching to the front, I made it half from the front and half from the back and meeting at the top of my shoulder, so maybe that helped too?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on April 21, 2010, 11:44:14 AM


The JP Ryan patterns for vests and Pirate coats are the only ones I use.

http://www.jpryan.com/gentspatterns.html (http://www.jpryan.com/gentspatterns.html) The Waistcoat and 1750's coat patterns are what I use. FANTASTIC and easy to follow.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on April 21, 2010, 12:50:49 PM
This is the pattern Lady Kathleen will be using on my Swashbuckler/Pirate coat and then modding it

(http://butterick.mccall.com/filebin/images/product_images/Full/B5142.jpg)

And this is the drawing for it

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs419.snc3/25236_324466173579_641143579_3578387_7573983_n.jpg)

It will be in a burgandy with black lapel and cuffs with lace on the cuffs and trim on the collar. Under it I will wear this

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs459.ash1/25236_324452468579_641143579_3578317_4798856_n.jpg)

and an off the shoulder light weight shirt that will hang and show about 1" below the jacket also with lace trim on the shoulders, cuffs and bottom hem
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on April 21, 2010, 01:07:46 PM

The JP Ryan patterns for vests and Pirate coats are the only ones I use.

http://www.jpryan.com/gentspatterns.html (http://www.jpryan.com/gentspatterns.html) The Waistcoat and 1750's coat patterns are what I use. FANTASTIC and easy to follow.
I have tried forever to get a copy of the Jean Hunniset Men's clothing book, but the last time I checked it was $150 USED!!!  I may just go this route and get the patterns I really want.  Out of curiosity, do these patterns have alter lines?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 21, 2010, 01:25:09 PM
New Tudor I finished just in time for Scarby last weekend  ;D  Have some minor adjustments to make to it, as well as adding more trim and pearls and what not.  Luckily I have 3 weeks before I'm heading to Scarby again, so I should have enough time!
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/casche/seafoam.gif)

Nice!
You made it into Paul's photo spread a couple of times.
http://www.pbase.com/paul42/scarby_2010_wk2
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on April 21, 2010, 02:56:44 PM
Lady de Laney, do you know what pattern that is by any chance??
I love the drawing for the finished product.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on April 21, 2010, 03:00:33 PM
What Auryn said!!! I want that for mundanes!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on April 21, 2010, 03:06:42 PM
Butterick B5142 http://butterick.mccall.com/b5142-products-7790.php?page_id=369 (http://butterick.mccall.com/b5142-products-7790.php?page_id=369)
8-14 then 16-24

B5392 is just as cute and we almost went that route http://butterick.mccall.com/b5392-products-10305.php?page_id=369 (http://butterick.mccall.com/b5392-products-10305.php?page_id=369) it goes from 6-22

And B4929 http://butterick.mccall.com/b4929-products-5281.php?page_id=369 (http://butterick.mccall.com/b4929-products-5281.php?page_id=369)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on April 21, 2010, 08:45:39 PM
I cant wait to see it in person!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on April 21, 2010, 08:49:41 PM
Lovely, all.

Here's my latest ensemble. I made the hood, bodice, chemise, skirt, and bracers.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/GARF10268.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/GARF10271.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/GARF10187.jpg)

And here's an overdress I made. Someone else made the chemise for me.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/manwarielserin/m212077695.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 21, 2010, 08:50:52 PM
Great job Manwariel.  Love the bodice.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 22, 2010, 12:30:35 PM
The new gown is finished. It ended up being Marie D'Assigny merged with Lady Mary Guildford. No photos yet but I will be wearing it Saturday for RenDevous at Scarborough.
I used the Tudor Tailor book to draft the sleeves. There is almost enough fabric in the sleeves for half of a skirt.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CenturiesSewing on April 22, 2010, 03:34:10 PM

A very pink kirtle, well really more of a desaturated watermelon color with blue undertones, but that is a bit of a mouthful to say.

(http://centuries-sewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/pinkpeasant1.jpg)

(http://centuries-sewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/pinkpeasant2.jpg)

(http://centuries-sewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/pinkpeasant3.jpg)

This is a very old project, I made it when I knew just enough about sewing to be dangerous. ;D
As a result the bodice was too big, it lacked interlining and the skirt was too long. I think I wore it once and then moved on to other projects and other fabric.
So it lingered in the back of the closet for a number of years until guilt got to me and I picked it apart. I took the bodice in, trimmed the waist down and shortened the skirt and made new sleeves. You can't beat rebuilding old costumes into something you want to wear.

But down to the grit of it, the fabric is a rayon/cotton or a linen/rayon blend, the bodice is interlined with just twill and canvas, no boning. The skirt is just 2 panels of 60 inch wide fabric, simple and light weight. The sleeves pin on with simple sewing pins as I cannot find where my lacing rings went, and much to my surprise the sleeves have stayed on just fine with the pins. Side lacing through hand sewn eyelets, hand finished hem. Under it all is my usual cotton smock, parlet and rust red petticoat (one day I'll get around to making them in linen), black knit stocking and linen garters.

Eventually I want to make an over gown for it and another set of sleeves, maybe in blue.

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on April 22, 2010, 10:36:38 PM
Great job Manwariel.  Love the bodice.

Thank you :)

That's a lovely kirtle, CS.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 23, 2010, 10:43:48 AM
Well done CS.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on April 23, 2010, 05:10:30 PM
CS, I *just* saw that on your blog (like, ten minutes before you posted!). I didn't realize it was brand-spankin' new! :D

***
This is a rather modest accomplishment in comparison to everyone else's, but I have made a Critical Costuming Component: Using the eyelet function on my Viking, I've made myself a set of temporary lacing strips!

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/4707019/386146156.jpg)

You can see an extremely unflattering picture of them in action here (http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/4707019).
Unflattering, perhaps, but you can see how well they work. It was also my first time test-fitting my corded corset (which is too small b/c I've gained 6 lbs since I started it), and everything they say about cording is 100% true. Unbelievably comfortable; Milord kept tightening and tightening and saying, "Does it hurt?" Incredible. Not that an ordinary corset is *uncomfortable,* but WOW.  Can't wait to have one that actually fits! I also think that cording might be the answer to my bodice fitting woes; it remains to be seen, but after seeing how it conforms instead of gaping, I have high hopes!

And now I've just realized I need another set of lacing strips, since the kirtle I'm working on has two openings.  ::)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 23, 2010, 05:26:10 PM
Excellent!

I really need to make some of these too...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on April 28, 2010, 04:44:25 PM
Just realized I never shared my big needlework finish from last year!

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/8860218/379476020.jpg)

This piece took me eleven years to stitch!! (There were a couple years in there where I didn't stitch at all, but still. :P)

Here's a WIP pic of the same, so you can see the stitches a little better:

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL417/1033223/8860218/340010544.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on April 28, 2010, 06:00:33 PM
I'm actually working on that same pattern minus the border.  It is a haul to do it. It is great to see it done up well. :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on April 28, 2010, 06:41:20 PM
GEEEEORGEOUS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: ladylissame on April 28, 2010, 08:16:30 PM
That is absolutely gorgeous!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Isabella on April 28, 2010, 09:08:49 PM
gem,
OMG!!!
WOW!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on April 29, 2010, 12:25:24 AM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on April 29, 2010, 02:20:17 AM
OT on the time period, but this is my latest set of creations for my Victorian customer:

(http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/108/236/V_P_on_the_stand_1_large.jpg?1272395870)  (http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/108/237/Peter_1_large.jpg?1272395875)  (http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/108/239/Vicky_1_large.jpg?1272395882) 

(http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/108/241/chemisette_with_ties_large.jpg?1272395891)  (http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/098/312/complete_2_large.JPG?1268408103)  (http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/096/680/feathers_9_large.JPG?1267666528)

I have another gown and a straw bonnet to do for this lady in the next month.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on April 29, 2010, 09:53:28 AM


Lovely work everyone!!!

The Cross Stitch is lovely, Gem! Beautiful colors!!!


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4546170169_e35647bf18_o.jpg)
Sir Kindle's new Pirate Coat and Vest. We are about the same in height. I had to shorten the bottom skirting of the coat 2" so that the finished hem would hit slightly below the knee.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on April 29, 2010, 01:15:17 PM
Beautiful work everyone!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: wyckdblyss on April 30, 2010, 07:41:27 AM
As always...amazingly beautiful work everyone! I am so jealous  ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on April 30, 2010, 08:46:22 AM
I put together this outfit for Scarby.  The teal overdress is linen, fully boned and lined, tabbed at the waste.  The underskirt is mustard yellow linen and the lining is a positively horrible polyester blend fabric from Wal-Mart but it looked PERFECT with the other colors.  It was such fun to wear!
(http://gi146.photobucket.com/groups/r248/OKQQA6U46Y/MusicalMen-1.jpg)

Here's a better shot of the sleeve lining.
(http://gi146.photobucket.com/groups/r248/OKQQA6U46Y/MGandCaptBiff2.jpg)

The hat, yes, well, I had to wear that thru the airport there and back since it wouldn't pack safely in my bag.  *giggle*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on April 30, 2010, 08:55:08 AM
And it was absolutely STUNNING!!!  My neighbor has stated that she wants to do all her future garb shopping at the House of MG!!!  :D 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on April 30, 2010, 10:28:15 AM
Love the colors!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 30, 2010, 11:52:45 AM
Lovely work.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on April 30, 2010, 12:50:01 PM
It's incredibly beautiful, also!  I had the utter misfortune to be photographed standing next to the lovely lady whilst she was wearing it, and lets just say my garb suffers by comparison...  heheh 
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 30, 2010, 03:51:45 PM
Love that bright Green with that dress Donacatalina!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Isabella on April 30, 2010, 08:07:34 PM
DonaCatalina,
 You look FABULOUS!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on April 30, 2010, 08:13:10 PM
HUZAH Dona!!!! You look MARVELOUS!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Drac on April 30, 2010, 09:33:45 PM
Marietta,

First, nice meeting you (and all the others) at Scarby.

Amy wanted to say nice hat!  I assume that is the one you told us about.

Drac
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyFae on May 03, 2010, 02:45:39 PM
Found some pics (by sobophoto) of the gown I made for myself for last year when I was pregnant. 

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx263/ahahmomof3/Various%20days%20with%20just%20the%20girls/aloraandmeowrf.jpg)

and another- I made my daughter's dress too- I made it adjustable so she can wear it for many years (or so I hope!)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx263/ahahmomof3/Various%20days%20with%20just%20the%20girls/owrfposeandlaugh.jpg)

and the back, sort of...

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx263/ahahmomof3/Various%20days%20with%20just%20the%20girls/aristongueowrf.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on May 03, 2010, 04:06:54 PM
Very Pretty!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 03, 2010, 05:02:29 PM
Lovely job
Title: Project Purse - Complete!
Post by: Rosamundi on May 03, 2010, 10:19:13 PM
Hullo all,

I hope this works.  This project got me motivated to find an image hosting service so I could shamelessly show it off. 

This poor little purse started, I think, as somebody's unloved home ec project.  Now it's off to a world of new Rennish adventure.  Bag, tassels, and notions totaled $6.20 at the local thrift store.  Pats on the head will be rewarded with vigorous tail-wagging . . .

(http://usera.ImageCave.com/Rosamundi/Project_Purse/Before%20-%20Homeless%20HomeEc%20Project.JPG)

(http://usera.ImageCave.com/Rosamundi/Project_Purse/After%20-%20Happy%20Renfest%20Pouch.JPG)

(http://usera.ImageCave.com/Rosamundi/Project_Purse/After%20-%20Detail%20Tassels%20%20Cords.JPG)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on May 04, 2010, 06:47:27 AM
That came out really well. I wish I had the imagination to change something ready made into something fantastic for garb!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 04, 2010, 07:22:42 AM
Nice work.  Great job on changing it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 04, 2010, 10:49:51 AM
Amazing transformation.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on May 04, 2010, 11:47:44 AM
Found some pics (by sobophoto) of the gown I made for myself for last year when I was pregnant. 

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx263/ahahmomof3/Various%20days%20with%20just%20the%20girls/aloraandmeowrf.jpg)

Amanda, that's BEAUTIFUL!  You look composed and comfortable and lovely.  You should post that in the maternity garb threads!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyFae on May 04, 2010, 12:31:12 PM
Thanks Gem, I did put it in the pregnant at faire thread...  I'll have to find the maternity faireware thread!  =)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyFae on May 04, 2010, 01:44:39 PM
I made these for my sister and my oldest daughter.  Sister bought the chemise and changed the neckline this spring so it will be lower when she wears the gown next.  Actually, I think we posted a picture of it earlier...  My daughter's gown is "adjustable" for her as she grows.  So far she is just getting taller and skinnier though...

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx263/ahahmomof3/Various%20days%20with%20just%20the%20girls/amyoraowrf.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 06, 2010, 10:35:56 AM
Lady DeLaney's Funky Pirate Coat is FINISHED!!! Inspired by Butterick Pattern 5142


(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs551.snc3/30152_425480586279_568686279_5853838_5061054_n.jpg)
The Original Design by Toki Bloodaxe

(http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hs551.snc3/30152_425480591279_568686279_5853839_6061799_n.jpg)
The finished Coat.

(http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hs551.snc3/30152_425480601279_568686279_5853840_5166328_n.jpg)
Sleeve detail with buttons. Gold swirl with pearl centers. Ordered from www.pillagedvillage.com (http://www.pillagedvillage.com) I ordered a Gross of these buttons, which I will be using for another project coming up. Stay tuned. The bottom part of the sleeve was done separately by making slashes, then biding them. i hand stitched the inside, bound the bottom and top of the sleeve. Then attached to the upper sleeve cuff.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs511.ash1/30152_425480606279_568686279_5853841_2854698_n.jpg)
Cuff detail. The Gold Buttons on the cuff are also from Pillaged Village, though no longer available. I ordered a Gross of a substitute that will work just as well for Doublets, Pirate coats, etc.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs551.snc3/30152_425480611279_568686279_5853842_8307109_n.jpg)
The back of the coat with a free flowing skirt. Which I made longer because Lady DeLaney is tall. Should hit her mid thigh.

Now ont o a big project for Toki Bloodaxe.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on May 06, 2010, 11:11:47 AM
Oh, GLORIOUS!! Can't wait to see the pix of Lady Delaney wearing it!

Can you tell us about the black fabric for the cuffs? With the little vine design?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 06, 2010, 11:15:16 AM
gem


The Black fabric I used for the cuffs and Collar is a Damask I found at my local Mill End Textiles outlet on a  whim when I was there a few months ago. Dummy me should have bought enough to make a gown with. But I didn't. My loss!!

I used the shiny side. The Dull side of the fabric was that...DULL!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on May 06, 2010, 11:22:01 AM
Oh so scrumptious!   The detail is so beautiful!   You do such exquisite work!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on May 07, 2010, 01:39:29 AM
Nothing special, but here is a mini top hat for the Steampunk Worlds Fair next weekend

(once that is over, nothing but ren fair sewing until ren fair opens)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4586194070_b5e96d88e5.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4586194074_494b52b48a.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on May 07, 2010, 02:04:14 AM
Oh, I love it!!!  It's gorgeous!  Love to see your entire ensemble...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on May 07, 2010, 06:23:27 AM
Nice job! I really like it.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on May 07, 2010, 07:36:37 AM
Great job.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: amy on May 07, 2010, 08:53:17 AM
That topper is adorable!  I am sooo into hats lately!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Syrilla on May 07, 2010, 12:07:35 PM
Oh what a cute hat!  I love hats of most any size and shape.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 07, 2010, 02:11:04 PM
HUZAH!! Great looking hat!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rosamundi on May 07, 2010, 05:01:01 PM
Your "nothing special" looks pretty special to me - gorgeous! Have a great time at the event!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on May 08, 2010, 07:46:29 PM
That is so cute!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on May 09, 2010, 03:41:51 AM
Dead cute!  I must post my tricorne experiments in the progress thread...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on May 10, 2010, 05:41:53 PM
Oops, I should have posted this in the in-progress thread.

I made new dress and when I tried it on to see how much I want to hem it (it's not going to be that long), I played around with accessories. I won't wear it over my brown, Colorado, horses t-shirt again. :P Didn't feel like changing. The flash really changed the color; it's more like this:

(http://i40.tinypic.com/21mrj1z.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/idrx9l.jpg)

It's a bad picture but you get the idea. I tucked the front ends into the belt; it's not sewn that way. Opinions on the look? It's more fantasy than Renaissance than usual (my garb is never historically accurate).
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: julessweetie on May 11, 2010, 02:11:10 AM
***Stay tuned***

The Dirt Fairy has yet another outfit for closing weekend of Scarby!  lol ;)  My best yet...I think!  If not my best yet...I know my most expensive...upholstery fabric wise!  lol ;)   Here are her 3 outfits again...so far for Scarby...

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/415-1.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/377-1.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Opening%20Weekend%202010/323-1.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/583.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/488.jpg)

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on May 11, 2010, 03:02:17 AM
Lovely!  And she's such a bonny lass...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 11, 2010, 06:18:54 AM
Great outfits Jules. Lovely work.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on May 11, 2010, 10:16:32 AM
She's just the cutest!!!  Love that pink outfit, hope I can see it in person one of these days... still not sure I'll make Scarby and if I do when?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: julessweetie on May 11, 2010, 10:20:36 AM
Thanks guys!  :) 

Lady Elizabeth...come closing weekend!   ;D  She will have a new outfit that's not in the photos!  I know she would love to see your pretty fairy outfit!   :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadySeasan on May 11, 2010, 07:58:10 PM
Not ren fair related, but here is one of my steampunk ensembles.  A pinstripe vest and victorian skirt, with ivory silk blouse and matching jabot.  The accessories will pull it all together

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/Costume%20and%20Garb%20that%20I%20Make/VictorianDressSet002.jpg)
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 11, 2010, 09:16:36 PM


Looking good!!! ;)
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Post by: Genievea Brookstone on May 11, 2010, 10:40:39 PM
Very sophisticated!
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Post by: ArielCallista on May 12, 2010, 01:46:08 PM
Love the jabot. It seems to be forgotten a lot in steampunk costuming...
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Post by: LadySeasan on May 13, 2010, 12:06:22 AM
yeah, i love them. thats pretty much my favorite thing to make, especially since i can add all pretty trims and whatnot.

for my husband i made a white cotton jabot with black lace trim (ill take pictures later)
and i have a bunch of other fabrics (from the remnant bin at joanns) in which i will be making all sorts of jabots for everything other than steampunk!
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Post by: DonaCatalina on May 13, 2010, 07:21:36 AM
This is a better view of the new gown I wore for RenDevous.
and detail of the embroidery on the green foresleeves. As you can see the foresleeves have a definite wrist cuff which the Simplicity pattern does not.
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Garb%20Projects%202010/IMG_0715-1.jpg)
2010 Garb projects here. (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Garb%20Projects%202010/)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Garb%20Projects%202010/IMG_0744.jpg)
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Post by: DonaCatalina on May 13, 2010, 07:20:07 PM
This one I intended to post in Projects in process; but I ended up finishing it.
This was a garment I made about 15 years ago that needed serious rehabilitation.
In order to make it look like a Henrician doublet with bases over a sleeveless jerkin, I had to remove the skirting and split it down the front. I took the hook and eye closures off the front and made lacing holes. I took the cheesy buttons off the sleeve cuffs and changed them to lace up also. Lastly I made the under pieces and the cod piece.
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Garb%20Projects%202010/IMG_0747.jpg)
detail pics are here (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Garb%20Projects%202010/)
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Post by: sealion on May 13, 2010, 08:15:12 PM
Very nice, Dona Catalina!
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Post by: Genievea Brookstone on May 13, 2010, 10:55:32 PM
Beautiful details Dona Catalina!
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Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on May 13, 2010, 11:12:14 PM
Beautiful Dona Catalina
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Post by: Lady Isabella on May 14, 2010, 09:49:58 AM
DonaCatalina,
The foresleeves are just beautiful. I like the folded over detail. Gives them a real custom look. Your idea? Or from a Portrait?
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on May 14, 2010, 11:30:52 AM


HUzzah!!  Leave it to Dona Catalina to come up with another distinctive piece of garb!!

Well done, M'Lady!
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Post by: DonaCatalina on May 14, 2010, 01:38:17 PM
DonaCatalina,
The foresleeves are just beautiful. I like the folded over detail. Gives them a real custom look. Your idea? Or from a Portrait?
The pleating is from Lady May Guildford's portait. I can't take credit for the idea. I just added embroidery to it.
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Post by: Manwariel on May 20, 2010, 02:10:43 PM
Pirate me:

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp225/KGARenFaire/GARF%205-16-10/GARF102333.jpg)

I made the dress and chemise.
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Post by: DonaCatalina on May 20, 2010, 03:06:21 PM
Looking good!
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Post by: Lady Rosalind on May 25, 2010, 09:14:23 AM
Here is a small pic of my finished smock with the "blackwork" embroidery on the sleeves, and the cuff/collar ruffles. It was very comfortable in our 90°F heat with 90% humidity. The rest of the gown... not so much.  ;D I haven't been able to find a larger photo, yet. This pic was taken at the end of the second day of the Dubuque Renaissance Faire this past weekend.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z9cN4ycfueI/S_vYihc8K1I/AAAAAAAAAOc/aRfsx_MhLLs/newsmockwithblackgown.jpg)

The embroidered fabric was found at JoAnn Fabrics, and is 100% cotton. I cut strips of the fabric to create the cuff and collar ruffles, measuring carefully to make sure that the embroidery was a consistent distance from the edge of the ruffle. The best part is, when I put on my three-paned sleeves (I wore them Saturday only), the embroidery lined up with the sleeve openings!!!!! I used the Margo Anderson high-necked smock pattern, and added 5.5 inches to the length of the sleeve. I also think I ended up having a wider sleeve than the pattern but I can't remember making a conscious decision to do so (it may have been an Oops!). I was pleased with the fullness as well, and was happy to have pretty sleeves since it was so hot out.  :)
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Post by: DonaCatalina on May 25, 2010, 11:25:27 AM
What a beautiful ensemble.
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Post by: gem on May 25, 2010, 11:56:22 AM
Oh, Lady R, that's GORGEOUS!!!  I want to see closeups of the sleeves!

I can totally see what you were telling me about the sleeve length, and the fullness is fabulous. (I actually gave up on the Margo Anderson sleeve pattern because when I attached the sleeves to the smock, the underarm gussets hit me at my waist. <snork>)

So beautiful, and *such* an inspiration. I can't wait to get started on my gown now!
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Post by: Genievea Brookstone on May 25, 2010, 01:27:34 PM
Absolutly stunning!  I have to wait til the fall to get started on a project like this...must ...resist ...the urge....
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Post by: Lady Rosalind on May 25, 2010, 03:59:43 PM
Thanks, folks!

The underarm gusset size can be reduced if you want, without too much fuss. Just make sure it's square. They do fall quite low, though. I find it very comfortable with them lower. It's easy to get in and out of, and it doesn't bind when I dance.  :D
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Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on May 25, 2010, 04:16:37 PM
Beautiful work LR
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Post by: operafantomet on May 25, 2010, 06:27:59 PM
Loving that chemise! I second the request for more/bigger pictures.
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Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 25, 2010, 09:02:31 PM
I was lucky enough to see Lady Rosalind in person, and she truly did look stunning.  Her garb was exquisite.  And her clothing demonstration was so interesting, we went to it both days.
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Post by: Lady L on May 25, 2010, 11:50:20 PM
Lady R...gorgeous!
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Post by: Tammy on June 03, 2010, 01:27:50 AM
Ok...I promised pics of the finished kilt for my friend's little brother.

He's still wearing his shorts underneath, so it didn't lay right on him in this pic.
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs584.snc3/30812_397216424325_707144325_3983327_7051626_n.jpg)

He giggled when I asked him to turn around!  :D      I do know I should've made the pleats deeper.
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs584.snc3/30812_397216439325_707144325_3983328_7397126_n.jpg)

Here's one from the next day after his mom bought him a lil' sporran!! The kilt lays on him better with just undies underneath.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs524.ash1/30812_397296194325_707144325_3985566_127562_n.jpg)



I deliberatly made it a bit long, and there's room at the waist for him to grow, so he can wear it longer. He really liked it, and so did my friend (Windland on here), and their mom.  :)
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Post by: Lady L on June 03, 2010, 03:09:00 AM
Just finished this. Green cotton velveteen skirt, embroidered silk type underskirt. Bodice and cuffs are cotton corduroy with gold trim. Blouse is cotton/metallic gold fabric. French hood is green velveteen, with gold goffering, jade beads, glass pearls and gold color beads, with gold chiffon veil. I drafted the bodice, cuffs and made the skirt/underskirt without a pattern. I had everything in my stash, except the jade beads and grommets.
Photo taken on my patio a few days ago. :)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/Tgreengarbgargoylesmtext.jpg)
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Post by: Lady L on June 03, 2010, 03:18:35 AM
A closer view of the French hood, although the color is better on the other photo.

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/greenFrenchhood2010sm-1.jpg)
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Post by: Lady L on June 03, 2010, 03:20:55 AM
Cute kilt and boy, Tammy!
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 03, 2010, 03:58:44 AM
Apprentice Rennies!   ;)  Both look great!  Lovely work. 
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Post by: LadyShadow on June 03, 2010, 06:39:03 AM
Lovely jobs both of you.
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Post by: Genievea Brookstone on June 03, 2010, 08:49:16 AM
Awww they both look so cute!

Lady L love the cuffs!
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 03, 2010, 08:59:11 AM
Well done everyone!!

We ones look so darling dressed in garb.
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Post by: LadyFae on June 03, 2010, 12:07:30 PM
I'll put this in the finished thread though we all know that garb is never truly finished.  But, this is my new gown as I wore it to the Chippewa Falls, WI Ren Faire this past Sat.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx263/ahahmomof3/Various%20days%20with%20just%20the%20girls/CFRenFaire.jpg)
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Post by: gem on June 03, 2010, 01:36:07 PM
Amanda, that's GORGEOUS!!   Tell us more about it!  Pattern, fabrics, that beautiful hat!
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Post by: Sorcha on June 03, 2010, 02:06:16 PM
Yes!  What gem said. 
And I want to know all that too.  And MORE pictures please!  Some of the back and the sleeves and....  Details!
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Post by: DonaCatalina on June 03, 2010, 02:10:50 PM
Very lovely- more pics please!

I would also like to know what fabric/trim combinations you used.
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Post by: Genievea Brookstone on June 03, 2010, 05:18:37 PM
Very Beautiful!
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Post by: LadySeasan on June 04, 2010, 10:45:24 AM
my new pirate hat! i took a regular sun hat, and turned it into a tricorn hat :)

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/_MG_2206.jpg)

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/_MG_2207.jpg)

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/_MG_2208.jpg)

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/_MG_2209.jpg)

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/_MG_2210.jpg)

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/BigCutie20/_MG_2212.jpg)
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Post by: DonaCatalina on June 04, 2010, 11:00:20 AM
It turned out great!
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Post by: gem on June 04, 2010, 11:07:40 AM
Love the ruffle!!
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Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 04, 2010, 11:19:32 AM
Wow, that looks terrific! What shape was the sunhat before? I never thought of using something like that before...
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Post by: LadyShadow on June 04, 2010, 11:20:15 AM
Wow that turned out great.  You have just given me a whole new idea...  I might have to try this one.
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Post by: Lady Rosalind on June 04, 2010, 11:31:12 AM
Great hat!!! Plus, with it being a sun hat, it will be cooler than a felted hat!!! I think you've started something here... (want want want for my pirate garb that I only wear once or twice a year!)
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Post by: julessweetie on June 04, 2010, 01:04:34 PM
Okay...here are some photo's of the Dirt Fairy's new garb!  :)  The photo's were taken at Scarborough Closing weekend...and is the final costume in the "Twig" series!  lol ;) 

A special thanks to LadyStitch for her advice and encouragement on Rendezvous weekend out by the Super 8 pool!  Even though you thought I didn't soak any of the advice in!  Her new outfit is fully lined...I took my time...and this is one she can wear more than once...because believe it or not...it is really sturdy!  It stood up to the Dirt Fairy's abuse and is still wearable!  lol ;)  Thanks again Sweetie!  ~ Jules


(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Closing%20Weekend%202010/maddieedit2.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Closing%20Weekend%202010/maddieedit3.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Closing%20Weekend%202010/DSCN0961-1.jpg)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/Scarborough%20Fair%20Closing%20Weekend%202010/maddieedit.jpg)
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Post by: gem on June 04, 2010, 01:23:21 PM
LoveloveLOVE the ORANGE!!!
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Post by: julessweetie on June 04, 2010, 02:29:09 PM
Thanks Gem!  First she had a pink costume...and saw Twig in green!  SO...of course she had to have a green costume to be more like Twig!  So...when she showed up in her green costume...guess what?!  Twig was wearing Orange!  lol ;)  So my spoiled little Dirt Fairy HAD to have an Orange one!  ;)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/julessweetie/maddieandtwig.jpg)
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Post by: LadySeasan on June 04, 2010, 05:41:28 PM
Wow, that looks terrific! What shape was the sunhat before? I never thought of using something like that before...

its just a regular sunhat, with the circular brim. i pinned up the sides and back, sewn them for extra support, then went to work from there!
im anxious to make more-but hubby put me on a garb spending budget
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Post by: Tink on June 04, 2010, 07:38:14 PM
Lady Seasan- that is awesome!  I would never have thought to use a straw hit.  Love it!

Jules- I wish I were that "spoiled"!  All of her costumes are so cute!
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Post by: Valencia on June 04, 2010, 09:07:20 PM
Oh, the Dirt Fairy is insanely cute!!! I LOVE the pictures, those are fantastic!
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Post by: Lady Lil on June 04, 2010, 10:11:13 PM
I am always so impressed the skills you guys have. The hat is awesome, and the Dirt Fairy is too cute for words. Good Show!!!
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 05, 2010, 06:15:24 PM
My most wicked hat yet!  Not that I really make hats...

(http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/116/619/DSCF0001_large.JPG?1275779436)  (http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/116/623/DSCF0005_large.JPG?1275779443)

And this one is all for MEEE!  8) 8)
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Post by: LadyFae on June 05, 2010, 08:34:01 PM
Amanda, that's GORGEOUS!!   Tell us more about it!  Pattern, fabrics, that beautiful hat!

Thanks Gem!  You loving the hat makes me laugh!  In a good way, that is...  It is just a fedora from Target that I bought on clearance fully intending to cover it in velvet but decided that I liked the patern on it (even if it isn't H/A.)  So I added some of my trim from Cheeptrims (then folded it down a bit so it looked better,) added two pale yellow ostrich plumes that AuntieGiggles found for me at The Hobby Lobby in Fargo as well as two wine fancy curled feathers that I found at Michaels and three small yellow and wine combo feathers that Giggles also found for me.  Then I figured that I needed something else to finish it off so I added a silver and rhinestone brooch that I found laying around.  =)
As for the gown itself I didn't use a pattern- I don't know how to do that!  I went to Mill End Textiles and found the wine (jacquard?) and yellow (brocade?) fabrics.  I liked how they looked together and on me and I had coupons for 60% off!  That is 7 yards of fabric for around $20!  =)  I went online to Cheeptrims and found some cheap trim that I loved and they arrived just in time for me to throw this together (minus the shoulder rolls and hanging sleeves) in two days for a play that I attended in garb.  I finished the sleeves and added a bit more trim for the Chippewa Falls Faire.  The underskirt is just some fabric that I had leftover from the gown I made last year. 
I'll add more pictures as soon as I get some taken.  =)
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Post by: Tink on June 05, 2010, 09:19:02 PM
Kate, that's gorgeous!  How did you make it?
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 06, 2010, 05:23:51 AM
Kate, that's gorgeous!  How did you make it?

Thank you.  Like this (in order):

http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/465274.html

http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/465843.html

http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/466250.html
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Post by: LadySeasan on June 06, 2010, 04:15:21 PM
love the hat kate! almost what I did with mine, except that i was too lazy to add pretty fabric, i just stuck with the straw!
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 06, 2010, 04:56:23 PM
Well, I doctored a straw hat as well...  If you find a decent straw in the right size, shape, and colour, there's nothing wrong with using it as a base.  I looked long and hard before giving in and making the thing!

And thank you.

I do love the ruffle on yours - an idea I will no doubt steal somewhere down the line!   ;D
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Post by: Tammy on June 06, 2010, 07:44:21 PM
Lady Season, & Kate.... FABULOUS Hats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jules...as always, the Dirt Fairy is adorable in her new finery!!
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 07, 2010, 10:36:35 AM
TokiBloodaxes's ensemble is finished. My fingers, from all the hand sewing, are RAW. But I am not complaining.

The Shirt. I use the Nobleman's Shirt/Chemise pattern from Alter Years. I do decorative stitching to give shirts the Noble finish.

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs301.snc3/28666_436725626279_568686279_6140560_1770622_n.jpg)

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs301.snc3/28666_436725631279_568686279_6140561_2216543_n.jpg)


The Original Idea for the Doublet from Toki Bloodaxe

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs301.snc3/28666_436727001279_568686279_6140616_4174281_n.jpg)

I varied the pattern just a tad to make it all work. I made the picadils more curvy to better apply the piping. The slanted pieces of the Doublet Front, Back, Sleeves, etc., were drafted on Shopping bag paper after I had cut out the underlinings and constrast fabric. Measuring the pattern just so, I made slashes for the pieces and made sure I added 5/8" seam allowance for the applied piping.  The Contrast gold trim I bought from JoAnn's. The buttons, clasps,  and Trim come from www.pillagedvillage.com (http://www.pillagedvillage.com)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs330.ash1/28666_436725651279_568686279_6140563_5758680_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs301.snc3/28666_436725661279_568686279_6140564_6585455_n.jpg)


Toki's idea for the paned slops...

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs301.snc3/28666_436727016279_568686279_6140618_8090066_n.jpg)

I used the Margo Anderson Pattern to see how it compared to the Fantasy Fashions pattern I normall use. I perfer the FF pattern by far. I added 6 belt loops. All the pearling on the panes was done by one of my Apprentices.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs321.snc3/28666_436726241279_568686279_6140581_4791027_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs330.ash1/28666_436726246279_568686279_6140582_339649_n.jpg)


The King James I styled Hat. I just happened to have plumes in the colors of the ensemble to tie it all in. The Brooch was froma  sale at Younkers in Dubuque back in 2009 that Lady Renee buchannan found for me. Thanks Renee!!!

The patern I used was the Elizabethan Tall Hat pattern from Lynn McMasters. I added 1 1/4" to the outer perimiter of the Hat Brim to add more width for that slight upturned appearance so preveleant in this style of hat.  It only took one layer of the super heavy duty buckram that costs a small fortune, plenty of millinery wire, and Single Fold wide bias tape to cover the wire. From stgart to finish, the hat took 5 1/2 hours.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs301.snc3/28666_436726256279_568686279_6140583_517349_n.jpg)

The Complete ensemble. There are 45 claps, dozens of buttons and pearls, over 25 yeards of piping, 10 yards of contrast trim. Toki Bloodaxe will be wearing an Original design no one else will have at this year's Colorado Renaissance Festival.

Enjoy

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs330.ash1/28666_436732941279_568686279_6140727_5136980_n.jpg)

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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 07, 2010, 11:55:42 AM
Coo!  Thassa bit splendid, tharrizz!   ;D
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Post by: Genievea Brookstone on June 07, 2010, 12:04:11 PM
Lady K that is amazing.  I have to think you are like Kate and never sleep!  How long does it usually take you to complete an outfit?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 07, 2010, 12:33:45 PM


Rest assured, Genievea, Kate and I do get SOME ZZZZZs ;D When no one is looking!!  :D

This ensemble, with an additional shirt took 65 hours. Complete ensembles average 55 to 60 hours, depending on embellishments asked for. A chunk of change in the beginning, but so worth it.

Thank you guys!!!
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Post by: DonaCatalina on June 07, 2010, 03:18:29 PM
TokiBloodaxes's ensemble is finished. My fingers, from all the hand sewing, are RAW. But I am not complaining.



I used the Margo Anderson Pattern to see how it compared to the Fantasy Fashions pattern I normall use. I perfer the FF pattern by far. I added 6 belt loops. All the pearling on the panes was done by one of my Apprentices.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs321.snc3/28666_436726241279_568686279_6140581_4791027_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs330.ash1/28666_436726246279_568686279_6140582_339649_n.jpg)

This is one knockout set of slops/doublet. I'll admit I was sorely tempted by the red embroidered fabric you used to line the slops.
Huzzah to the seamstress!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 07, 2010, 06:15:08 PM


Thank you Dona!!  The contrast fabric is called Belvedere that can be found at Hancock Fabrics as well as online.

It is a lovely contrast fabric that I have used 4 times now for others garb.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Mistress Kathleen on June 07, 2010, 10:37:33 PM
That is one beautiful outfit... You are all so talented
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on June 08, 2010, 06:52:13 AM
Extremely lovely work.
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Post by: DragonWing on June 08, 2010, 10:50:38 AM
 ;) I agree as well. Great doublet and slops Lady K
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Post by: Auryn on June 08, 2010, 12:08:58 PM
absolutely beautiful.
I love the contrast of the electric blue with the shimmery red
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: auntiegiggles on June 08, 2010, 09:25:17 PM
Hi all!  I finished trimming out my Medieval gown (you will recognize the basic gown is from Museum Replicas) - and a belt and pouch to match.   I finished with time to spare!  Will be wearing the gown in Twig, MN for OWRF this upcoming weekend.   ;D

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq213/amygravesma/MedievalGownwithaddtltrimpic2.jpg)

Material for the pouch is from Joann's - the pic doesn't do it justice.  It is in soft browns, tans, and creams.  I added color by using green and cream tassels.

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq213/amygravesma/pouchandbeltformedievalgown.jpg)

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Post by: Genievea Brookstone on June 08, 2010, 11:06:14 PM
Everything came out very lovely!
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Post by: Auryn on June 09, 2010, 10:02:35 AM
Love the pouch- that pearly broach is the perfect touch.
I can't really see the dress in the picture but I bet its great
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 09, 2010, 10:17:54 AM
Well done Auntie!!

Museum Replicas has nice merchandise. I am planning on ordering some Brass Goggles and a few other steampunk items to add to my growing Steampunk costume collection.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyFae on June 09, 2010, 11:23:00 AM
Ok, took a couple of pictures of my hat.
(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx263/ahahmomof3/Various%20days%20with%20just%20the%20girls/RenHat2.jpg)  As I said before, it isn't H/A but I like it!  =D

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx263/ahahmomof3/Various%20days%20with%20just%20the%20girls/RenHat1.jpg)
Closer of the feathers

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx263/ahahmomof3/Various%20days%20with%20just%20the%20girls/CFRenFaire.jpg)
Looks better on...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 09, 2010, 12:14:48 PM
cool hat.  ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 09, 2010, 12:26:45 PM
Nice hat!

Here's my latest offering: 18th C again.

(http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/117/566/DSCF0005_large.JPG?1276104080)  (http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/117/567/DSCF0008_large.JPG?1276104082)  (http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/117/568/DSCF0009_large.JPG?1276104084)  (http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/117/569/DSCF0012_large.JPG?1276104085)

This is how it started:

(http://assets.burdastyle.com/project_images/assets/000/117/570/DSCF0006_large.JPG?1276104087)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: auntiegiggles on June 09, 2010, 12:40:48 PM
Kate the hat is beautiful!  It looks fantastic! :D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on June 09, 2010, 01:39:40 PM
Kate, HOW did you shorten the crown on that hat?!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 09, 2010, 05:09:30 PM
Thank you.  I'm always pleased when these 'came to me in a flash' projects work exactly like the pictures in my head.   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 09, 2010, 05:10:24 PM
Kate, HOW did you shorten the crown on that hat?!

Like this:  http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/465274.html
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: flidais on June 10, 2010, 07:04:26 AM
Kate THANK YOU!!!  I have straw hats I picked up for $2 at Michaels.  They are ok the way they are but I have been really wanting one with a shorter crown, but just don't want to spend the money for one.  I will be trying that out this afternoon....so excited!!!!!

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 10, 2010, 08:51:11 AM
(Hummmm...) Glad to be of service.  (Hummmm... off)   ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on June 10, 2010, 09:57:56 AM
I have to try that! Mom wants a nice straw hat and that would look sooo much better than the cheapie on she has from target!

Can I live in your brain for a bit just to learn?  :-*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 10, 2010, 11:35:10 AM
Come on in!  Plenty of room...  Everything else had decamped!   ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rosamundi on June 17, 2010, 06:13:27 PM
You're all so nice to us beginners that I'm venturing to post these projects . . . I'm takin' pride in my first smock/overdress finished last week for my toddler's first faire.

(http://usera.ImageCave.com/Rosamundi/Sewing/_Finished%20Overdress%20Sleeveless%20-%20Small.jpg)

And, since my little one won't be separated from her beloved Frog, he got his own garb and finally looks like the prince he is.  :-)

(http://usera.ImageCave.com/Rosamundi/Sewing/Frog%20Casual%20Pose.JPG)
(http://usera.ImageCave.com/Rosamundi/Sewing/Cape%20Pleat%20Detail.JPG)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kett on June 17, 2010, 06:45:02 PM
Not that the smock/overdress is not adorable on it's own, but OMG the frog prince is PRECIOUS!

I want to see pictures of the little lady dressed up with frog in tow!

[edit, typos]
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on June 17, 2010, 06:48:40 PM
How adorable.  Great work.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Marietta Graziella on June 17, 2010, 11:17:38 PM
Those made me smile!  Post pics with her and her prince!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on June 18, 2010, 12:19:48 AM
OH MY CUTENESS!!!!!! PICS PLEASE!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 18, 2010, 12:44:28 AM
That is just too cute! Love the frog prince!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 18, 2010, 01:55:00 AM
The little one's garb is so cute.  The Frog Prince!  Adorable!   :-* :-*
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 18, 2010, 10:14:59 AM
 ;D In much agreement with the rest. How adorable. Pics please.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Sabrina Black on June 18, 2010, 01:08:41 PM
That little dress is so adorable and her Frog Prince is absolutely precious!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rosamundi on June 20, 2010, 09:26:09 AM
Thank you kind ladies! Frog's garb was a hit yesterday with the little one, although she liked his surcoat more than the cape.  :-)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: wyckdblyss on June 21, 2010, 08:48:42 AM
Rosamundi..that was absolutely adorable. Definately made me smile this morning! I am with everyone else...we need pics of the little one with her prince!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rosamundi on June 21, 2010, 11:53:40 AM
Thanks all! We had such fun although Frog waited in the car. Here was my munchkin's final garb for this past weekend.  I was still sewing on the trim the morning of faire . . . 'cause I'm sure nobody else on this board has *ever* done that, right? :-)

I'll get some pics of her with Frog as soon as I have some though!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rosamundi on June 21, 2010, 11:55:47 AM
Pic omitted from previous post (where did our 'delete post' option get off to)?

(http://usera.ImageCave.com/Rosamundi/Sewing/100619_Medieval_Festival.JPG)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Adriana Rose on June 21, 2010, 09:26:45 PM
I didnt see you guys!

you must bring her by the garland shop to get ooohhed and awwed over!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rosamundi on June 21, 2010, 11:38:37 PM
Yes! The garland shop is a must-stop for this coming weekend! We were at CMF this past weekend. It was a good test run but I'm eager to get back to CORF.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: wyckdblyss on June 22, 2010, 07:53:24 AM
How precious...makes me wish I had a girl... ;D...alas, I don't think my son would appreciat wearing dresses...
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 22, 2010, 09:24:09 AM
Too cute!  I shall have to wait for granddaughters, which might be a while as the GMNT is only 15!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tripletap on June 26, 2010, 01:07:59 AM
Woot-Woot!!!
I finally have something to post here!!!
This is the first thing I have ever sewn, and it is done!!!
I realized, I am not a "natural" oh-well, all I see is the flaws, next one will be better.

(http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/tripletap1/Sewing%20Projects/DSCN0670.jpg)

(http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/tripletap1/Sewing%20Projects/DSCN0671.jpg)

(http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/tripletap1/Sewing%20Projects/DSCN0672.jpg)

(http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/tripletap1/Sewing%20Projects/DSCN0673.jpg)

(http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/tripletap1/Sewing%20Projects/DSCN0675.jpg)

(http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/tripletap1/Sewing%20Projects/DSCN0679.jpg)





Now for another stressful adventure in sewing!!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 26, 2010, 01:38:16 AM
Nowt wrong with that as a first attempt.  Nothing that shows and that can't be ironed out on the next one.  Gloroious colour!
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WELL DONE!
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Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tripletap on June 26, 2010, 02:39:34 AM
Thank you Kate! ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Amyj on June 26, 2010, 04:41:33 AM
Very nice!!!!  Love the color!!!  I can tell you've been bitten by the sewing bug!  Most Verily WOOT!!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on June 26, 2010, 06:03:33 AM
What a dashing shirt in a lovely shade of blue (I'm partial :P)!!! Great job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on June 26, 2010, 08:18:25 AM
I think the shirt looks great and the color looks fantastic on you- I too am partial to blue and that jewel tone blue is gorgeous.
Great job. Now get on to the new project ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: gem on June 26, 2010, 11:15:05 AM
Trip, I don't see a d@mn thing wrong with that. Be proud of it; you did a great job!

I'm not a natural either... but every time I finish something, I'm amazed and impressed! Ha!!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on June 26, 2010, 03:21:11 PM
Cuffs and collar on your first project is highly commendable! It looks great!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tink on June 26, 2010, 03:36:50 PM
Way to go, Trip, the shirt looks great!  Congrats on your first finished project of many :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 27, 2010, 12:09:33 AM
Congratulations, Tripletap! Just keep going....
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tripletap on June 27, 2010, 12:37:51 AM
Thank you so much for every one's help, and encouragement, I have never been very good at "finishing" projects.
Now I just hope Joann's has a sale soon. 8)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 27, 2010, 04:23:04 PM
There's a 50% off sale on home dec fabric, and I just received a 40% off fabric coupon. I think you're good to go! :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tripletap on June 27, 2010, 10:00:56 PM
Thank you, sounds like a trip is in order. ;D
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rosamundi on June 28, 2010, 09:19:34 AM
Tripletap! I'm late to the party with my kudos, but that looks just great. I love the color, collar, and cuffs. As a fellow beginner I am inspired . . . keep it up!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 28, 2010, 10:02:48 AM
 ;)  I too want to congratulate you on your first project. It looks great. Well done.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rosamundi on June 28, 2010, 11:17:30 AM
Well, here 'tis: my first adult costume! For ready reference, here's the initial sketch from the in-progress thread: http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=3590.975 (http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=3590.975)

The final gown is a pastiche of Italian Renaissance (bodice), medieval (undergown), and Regency (skirt). So it turned out to be a really fun research project . . . though the most important thing is that my sister, the model, felt very pretty in it on faire day. :-)

(http://usera.ImageCave.com/Rosamundi/Sewing/100626_Finished_Front_Flare_SMALL.JPG)
(http://usera.ImageCave.com/Rosamundi/Sewing/100626_3_4_Profile_SMALL.JPG)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on June 28, 2010, 12:12:17 PM
Absolutely lovely.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on June 28, 2010, 12:15:01 PM
oohhhhh prettyyyy
I like it.
Lets get a close up on that trim ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: DragonWing on June 28, 2010, 01:02:47 PM
That is very nice. Very story book looking. Well done.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Caroline on June 28, 2010, 01:48:08 PM
Oh that is VERY pretty!  I love it, and can imagine it in all sorts of pretty pastel colours.....
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 28, 2010, 02:16:44 PM
That's very sweet.  Well done.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on June 28, 2010, 06:08:10 PM
Beautiful!  Both she, and the dress, are exquisite...  :)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rosamundi on June 28, 2010, 06:20:27 PM
Thank you all! Sister and I are both glowing with appreciation for your kind words. Here, for Aryun, is a detail of the trim. Wish I could hook you up with a source, but it was a remnant from a local fabric store and I have no idea of its pedigree:

(http://usera.ImageCave.com/Rosamundi/Sewing/100626_Trim_Detail.JPG)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Rosamundi on June 28, 2010, 06:21:45 PM
"Auryn," even. My apologies!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on June 28, 2010, 08:07:39 PM
Oh  :o that is lovely trim.
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Tink on June 28, 2010, 09:02:36 PM
LOVE the dress (and trim)!  Wonderful job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on June 29, 2010, 12:03:31 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on June 29, 2010, 10:50:53 AM
That dress looks so light and breezy and has a simple elegance to it!    Beautiful job!
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 29, 2010, 11:07:19 AM
For  first project effort, HUZZAH!!!! Very nice and well done.

A simple Arched Tall Hat done for Very Merry Seamstress. I did not have any Deep Navy Velveteen, so I used Deep Navy Corduroy. That made the hat lighter, though still very Noble.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs148.snc4/36753_444126906279_568686279_6339554_7935169_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs148.snc4/36753_444126911279_568686279_6339555_8019294_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: silverstah on June 29, 2010, 12:18:38 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1125/4591948969_d0c1518673_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/3941319542_720b855a38_o.jpg)

Italian working class, v2.0.  I learned a lot in making my green Campi dress (http://silverstah.com/campi2.html).  The pink one went together fairly easily, with little muss and fuss.  Unfortunately, between when I finished it last fall and now, I've lost a bit of weight - so it's no longer self-supporting.  Which means that I need to take the whole darn thing apart, take in the bodice, and cartridge pleat the skirt back on.  *headdesk*  What's more likely to happen is that I'll just continue to wear a bra underneath it, because I'm LAZY. ;)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on June 29, 2010, 02:42:10 PM
A photo of my finished black silk gown, taken by Sir Clisto at the Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire. We have one more weekend to go!

(http://www.sirclisto.com/door/dc57.jpg)

(taken at the end of the day, waiting to go to the gate for the closing gate show, while feeling the effects of a no-break day)
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on June 29, 2010, 03:11:25 PM
Lady Kathleen, I love that hat! What pattern did you use?
Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 29, 2010, 03:27:02 PM
Lady Kathleen, I love that hat! What pattern did you use?

Manwariel! I used the Lynn McMasters Elizabethan Arched Tall Hat pattern. I want to make one for myself in deep Burgandy Velveteen or Corduroy to go with my Black Gowns.

Lady Rosiland!!  Your gown turned out marvelous!!! 

Title: Re: Gallery of Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rosalind on June 29, 2010, 03:45:49 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1125/4591948969_d0c1518673_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/3941319542_720b855a38_o.jpg)

Italian working class, v2.0.  I learned a lot in making my green Campi dress (http://silverstah.com/campi2.html).  The pink one went together fairly easily, with little muss and fuss.  Unfortunately, between when I finished it last fall and now, I've lost a bit of weight - so it's no longer self-supporting.  Which means that I need to take the whole darn thing apart, take in the bodice, and cartridge pleat the skirt back on.  *headdesk*  What's more likely to happen is that I'll just continue to wear a bra under