Tagged: 16thc

Pill box 0

Pill box

Cute little pill box completed today. It is made from a deep burgundy silk that has been quilted and pearled. It is edged in gold with a gold & black lining. I added in...

Partlet mock-up & sleeve progress 0

Partlet mock-up & sleeve progress

My client’s main concern is to maintain the lightest garment possible (for temperature as well as medical reasons) while attempting to still have a true Renaissance feel to her gown. In this vein we...

Burgundy dress final fitting 0

Burgundy dress final fitting

Tonight is the final fitting of this luxurious gown! Embroidered sleeves, a matching embroidered partlet, an attifet, and a pill box will complete the outfit. Here is a preview:

Wool Middles Renaissance gown 1

Wool Middles Renaissance gown

The skirt and bodice of this outfit are complete. I’ve included a few photos of my smallest mannequin wearing the gown but she doesn’t do it justice at all! My client is much smaller...

Green Wool Bodice 0

Green Wool Bodice

The Green wool middles are progressing nicely. I’m working on interlining the bodice today. Here are some progress shots: Tacking back the curved back seams:

Pad stitching and cartridge pleating 4

Pad stitching and cartridge pleating

Today will consist of lots of time pad stitching interlining to a wool bodice then hand sewing in the linen lining. The burgundy and gold nobles gown will have its skirt cartridge pleated today...

Wool Venetian hose 1

Wool Venetian hose

The black wool Venetian hose are ready for the final fitting. I’ll include a bunch of photos of the details here as I’m proud of the interior detailing that will never be seen while...

All those grommets covered! 0

All those grommets covered!

I’ve finally coverd all the grommets on one bodice. Here is a photo showing some with ladder lacing. In other grommet news, I’ve gotten 21 of the blue corsets grommets hand covered. A driving...

Black and cream gown 0

Black and cream gown

A lovely black and cream gown with matching riding hat. The photo shoot will take place later this week – Come back to see the final photos on the client. Here are some quick...

Silk Chemise 0

Silk Chemise

I finished a silk chemise for one of my clients today. She fancied another silk chemise with box-pleated lace detailing. I altered a thrift store find – adding gussets under the armpits and decorating...