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sealion:
My blog http://who-gives-a.blogspot.com has been updated with a dress diary for my just finished gown. :)

isabelladangelo:
All the Pretty Dresses is now http://www.extantgowns.com   It used to be http://extantgowns.blogspot.com - and will redirect if you type it in.  However, the readers will NOT update.   Please update your readers with the new url.  Feel free to repost. 

Dinobabe:
Renaissance Tall Hat Style Project

https://www.facebook.com/natasha.mccallister/media_set?set=a.10205718291941791.1073741834.1390225917&type=3

songbird2353:
I blogged about the making of my Tudor/Elizabethan peasant costume at http://kirtletheturtle.wordpress.com

My first attempt at garb, and there are definitely things I would do differently, but I would be thrilled if it helps someone! I'm sooo grateful to all the dress diaries out there on the internet.

isabelladangelo:
Quite lovely from what I can see in the photo of your kirtle, Songbird!   My biggest suggestion would be to get linen for your dress next time - it's not as expensive as it used to be and it was made for the South in the summer time!   Seriously, I love my Italian Renaissance outfits out of linen in 90F or hotter weather.  I tend to be the only one that doesn't look like a melting candle.  :-)    Linen blends are okay - especially linen cotton ones which work AMAZINGLY for chemises.  You can get the hankyweight linen/cotton blend at Joanns - just be careful that it's only linen and cotton.  For a good online linen source, I suggest Fabric-store which often has their linen on sale for around $7.60 to $8.60 a yard.   Not exactly a whole bunch more than the poly/rayon linen look you bought for your dress.  Go with lightweight or medium weight linen - the heavy weight is better for stays.  If you have an IKEA near you, you can get gray linen for $7 a yard, I think, that is heavy and perfect for stays.  I made an 18th c pair of stays for my Sister in Law out of the IKEA linen.   

Only only other suggestions would be to make your sleeves baggy and add a cuff - the "puffy" sleeves are great in the summer as the fabric doesn't stick to you as much. 

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