Category Archives: de heere gown

A little bit of sewing

I never did finish all the trim on my English Lady dress from 2 years ago. In preparation for Renn Faire season, I popped some trim on the skirt. A 2 inch wide velvet band going over the hem (which … Continue reading

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De Heere English Lady Gown

De Heere English Lady Gown Read the dress diary Full photo album Concept: A 1570s kirtle and fitted gown copied from Lucas De Heere’s drawing of An English Lady and Young Lady Fabrics: Black wool gabardine (Fashion Fabrics club), green-blue linen (NY Fashion Center), … Continue reading

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Sneak peek

Not sure if it’s a sneak peek 2 weeks after the event, but wevs:

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Hooks and eyes and headdesks

So I finally finished whipping the top gown fabric to the heavy linen interlining. I planned to attach the hooks & eyes to the interlining and put the lining on top, in order to avoid them pulling and showing the … Continue reading

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Catchup #1

Sebastopol happened and I had a fantastic time! But since I didn’t take any photos, final pictures will have to wait until my friends post them. Until then, catching up on some of the pictures I took of the intermediate … Continue reading

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Too busy sewing to post…

So here is a picture of Kaylee-cat being helpful:

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Gown skirts

Normally, I just cut two rectangles of fabric using the whole width of the fabric in my skirts. However, I attended the Tudor Tailor workshop on Saturday (!), and decided to take what I learned to my dress. Period widths … Continue reading

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