ive never been to one before, but this year im going and since im such a devoted craftster i am making my own costume.
i was going to do simplicity 9966, but then thought 2573 would be more comfortable AND easier to make. i havent sewn anything with a pattern in..... thirteen years. but then i was thinking that the longer skirt and thicker fabric on 2573 would not be suitable for a fair. what do yall think? i want to dress up and awe people with my cool renaissance threads that look slightly different then the run of the mill wench outfit (im not hating on those that wear run of the mill wench outfits. its awesome that you dress up! its just that im a stuffy prude that likes to be different. *sigh*).
also, here are is a question i had about modifying pattern 2573:
-what other fabric could i use besides brocade or upholstery jaquard, and still stay kind of authentic?
-could i just shorten the train on the pattern by cutting 2 front pieces and using 1 for the back and 1 for the front (and then cutting those side skirt pieces too)? in an experienced seamstresses's opinion, would that look ok? it wouldnt mess up the whole line of the dress or anything, right?
-what color would this look good in? i have a mediteranean(sp, sorry) type coloring
thanks in advance!
also, this is 2573: http://www.simplicity.com/p-1532-costumes.aspx