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Wool gown finished

Friday evening, while at NASFiC, I finished the wool gown. I wore it all day Saturday. Now, the end result is not exactly what I wanted. The sleeves are narrower than they really ought to be, because I was a smidge … Continue reading

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Wool gown progress

The wool gown is coming along pretty well. On Thursday, I finished pad stitching the bodice interlining. Over the weekend, I attached the lining, and then attached the fashion fabric. Now I’m hemming one edge of each skirt panel (they’re … Continue reading

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Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge and pattern mucking

The 4th annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge, by Realm of Venus, has begun. On the spur of the moment, I decided to enter. The challenge is to make a 4-layer Italian Renaissance outfit in 4 months, starting June 1, ending … Continue reading

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Trimming is slow

I’ve been sewing trim onto the pink gown. I sat down to watch Babylon 5: In the Beginning, and I thought I’d at least get the trim for the front finished during that 2hr movie. Nope. I got the trim … Continue reading

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Ripping out some of that dress

I’m not happy with how the pink dress fits. The bodice is a little loose, and I think I left seam allowance at the bottom edge and then didn’t use it, because the waist is too low, and the skirt … Continue reading

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1580s Italian working class pink dress, at the wearable stage

See the woman in pink in the middle whose head is a little misplaced? I decided to make a copy of that gown using some pink linen I had on-hand. I purchased camel-color wool to use for the guards. After … Continue reading

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