Category: gowns

Italian gown: skirt construction 0

Italian gown: skirt construction

Piecing the skirt: The lining was pieced together from portions of linen left over from other projects. To get the length for the train I had to piece together 4 sections to make up...

Italian gown: sneak peek 7

Italian gown: sneak peek

I’ve started the next portion of my Italian gown. Here is a quick preview: The petticoat patterning for the silk fabric is 9 pieces and the linen lining 14 pieces! It was fun putting...

Rose & Red Surcoat: construction & fitting 0

Rose & Red Surcoat: construction & fitting

My client saw this 1 yard of red shot-with-black silk taffeta with a gold embroidery and knew she wanted to do another silk gown. We had been thinking of going with another linen gown....

Cream loose kirtle: piecing & fitting 1

Cream loose kirtle: piecing & fitting

This will be worn under a previously made red & cream silk ropa. We are also making a new surcoat that can be worn over this kirtle as well. I’ll post some photos of...