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Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:19 pm
by lidimy
Big grins :D :D I've been working on this outfit for a long time! Based on a pattern from Janet Arnold which I then altered a bit as I decided I didn't like the highneck&collar variety!

I made it to wear in my early dance group, so I could be a lot more flexible with fabrics - hence poly satin sleeves, cotton dress fabric etc. But I aimed for the over all 'look' of Jacobean fashion and I think I was successful! All I need now is a ruff and suitable headwear (plonked my mid 16th century coif on for the pics!) and put some lace around the neckline. I wore it over a boned bodice (not really bodies...), a shift, petticoat, and bumroll.

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:27 pm
by sally
that looks lovely :D

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:50 am
by Fox
Well done, lass.

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:10 am
by lucy the tudor
I agree, fine work, fits you beautifully, and really smart job in the trimming department. 8-) 8-)
As my Grandmother would say " Go to the top of the class, and give the pencils out" ( her highest accolade)

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:59 am
by chrisanson
8-)

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:18 pm
by steve stanley
I always think people look best in good,middle-class oufits...And you've proved my point! :)

Steve

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:29 pm
by Brendan C
Impressive stuff, Lidi

Brendan C

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:23 pm
by Redders
Bravo Mi'Lady <<Applause>>

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:13 pm
by lidimy
Thank you everyone! :D you can see a backview here too (from before it was finished)

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Steve it is dreadfully middling isn't it! it looked really quite plain before I had made the sleeves, they lift it a bit I think :)

Lucy, about 14m of velvet ribbon went onto this, and all handsewn down both edges... never again! (she says.)

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:59 am
by Attilla the Bun
Gorgeous

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:40 am
by sunshine
Not bad!

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:58 pm
by narvek
Had I have a facebook, I would become your fan :thumbup:

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:07 pm
by lidimy
Well you know that I think you should get on fb.... but not exclusively for that purpose obviously :lol:

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:31 pm
by Martin
NEVER ask anyone if yer bums looks big in it :twisted:

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:11 am
by sarahlouise
Wow I am new to this community but may I just say that is a stunning dress :o) and you look beautiful in it! cant believe you made it, how long did it take you?

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:51 am
by lidimy
Thank you :)

The actual dress didn't take much to put together, the pattern I used from Janet Arnold was already pretty much in my size so the fitting process didn't take too long. Assembly too was fairly quick (though we are talking in hand sewing terms, mostly just at weekends). What took the longest was applying all the trim! So unfortunately I can't really give you an exact time frame. :(