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Proposed Project: all that pink is contagious 1

Proposed Project: all that pink is contagious

I’ve had this 1560s Venetian project planned for a long time but hadn’t really gotten bitten by the bug to make another Renaissance gown for a while. But now I’m bitten again. Fasolo Family...

Rose & Red Surcoat: details & interior shots 0

Rose & Red Surcoat: details & interior shots

Grainy photos are irritating me but it is what I have to work with today. The lighting situation isn’t the best in the new workroom. White I do have individual task lights the overhead...

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...

Livermore Scottish Games: the Needle’s Eye 4

Livermore Scottish Games: the Needle’s Eye

Packing for the event: We had a successful, albeit disgustingly hot weekend up in Livermore, CA this weekend. Our group decided to try out a new theme. We portrayed a tailors shop displaying garments...

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....