Tagged: fabric

Proposed project: 18th century bodice 3

Proposed project: 18th century bodice

Remember this fabric, I found what it has to be made into. “A LADY’S BODICE OF BLUE SILK BROCADE POSSIBLY DUTCH, FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY “ I’m hoping I’ll have enough for...

Red Silk Wedding dress: fabrics 0

Red Silk Wedding dress: fabrics

This gown was completed and delivered last week. I hope she enjoyed wearing it on her big day: 10/31/2008. Here follows the beginning of the dress diary: Starting out my client knew she wanted...

Fabric Sample : test swatch 0

Fabric Sample : test swatch

My client took a trip to LA fabric district and picked out this lovely peach shot-with-white silk and white silk for binding. I’m testing out a color for flossing (not completed on the swatch)...

Fabric stash additions 2

Fabric stash additions

A lovely, deep & rich purple-shot-with-black silk taffeta: I have a limited amount of this but can buy more if a project demanded a lot of yardage. Blue & Silver with floral design damask:...

Quilted doublet test sample 0

Quilted doublet test sample

Here is an example of a quilting sample that was used in picking the right combination of fabrics, batting, and extra padding for an arming doublet that is in progress: The Venetian hose made...

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...