Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Another minor diversion

We recently had our midwinter feast and the theme was 1492. I wanted to create an English dress from around that period, between the Burgundian and Tudor styles. I found some nice wool blend fabric, some faux fur and a portrait of Elizabeth of York and my Pre-Tudor gown evolved. It was really comfortable to wear and nice and warm.

I drafted and cut the pattern one Saturday afternoon and made the dress in approx 6 hours, finishing as I was supposed to be dressed and ready to go. It has side back lacing, and as the fabric was quite heavy I used the strips of eyes (as in hooks and eyes) to form the lacing eyelets. It worked really well.  Despite that and the lack of documentation, I entered the dress (with verbal documentation) into the A&S comp and much to my surprise came runner up. Thanks to Linda for the photo below.

3 comments:

  1. very nice. you are sooooo clever!

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  2. Lovely! Henry VII Tudor is one of my favorite styles, and you don't see it that often.

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  3. Beautiful!
    I love your blog, and especially the title! I agree!
    Mary

    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

    www.thecountryladyantiques.com

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