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Another (nearly) completed outfit!

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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.
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Well done, lass.

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I agree, fine work, fits you beautifully, and really smart job in the trimming department. 8-) 8-)
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I always think people look best in good,middle-class oufits...And you've proved my point! :)

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Impressive stuff, Lidi

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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.)
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Not bad!

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Well you know that I think you should get on fb.... but not exclusively for that purpose obviously :lol:
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NEVER ask anyone if yer bums looks big in it :twisted:
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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?

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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. :(
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