Category Archives: Renaissance

Partlet start(let)

Camicia is basically done (I realize I could use cuffs on the sleeves, but I’m bored working on it) and turning my thoughts to a partlet. I only want to use what I have in my stash, but heyo I have … Continue reading

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undo undo undo

So I was hoping to be finished with this camicia last weekend, but I wasn’t able to sew the lace on by machine. So sewed 120″ of lace around the top by hand. Boooring. Then gathered it up by machine … Continue reading

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Continuing on the camicia

These things really do eat up fabric don’t they? I had hoped to handsew the whole thing, but I’ve been having bad RSI-ish feelings in my wrists for a few weeks now, and hand-sewing four 40″ french seams sounded like … Continue reading

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Camicia

So Faire season is coming up, and I’m feeling the urge to wear the Venetian this year, instead of last year’s De Heere Lady. As usual, it needs some work. First up, a camicia. Last year I did elizabethan smock … 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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