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31  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Request an A-line or Princess line dress pattern! (3 pictures) on: April 30, 2006 06:48:39 PM
I searched the forums for one but came up empty handed so I am asking here. I googled princess line dress and found this: http://home.att.net/~design-house/history/history1_vintage_pattern_1968.htm

"Collarless A-line dress with princess-seaming and set-in sleeves."

It would probably help if I told you what I am trying to do!

I am trying to make a Medieval dress (I just saw Tristan and Isolde, hehe ^^;, also, the dresses that Eowyn wears (from Lord of the Rings)). I would be adding a V-like waistline and/or a rectangular neckline. I believe they are either cotehardies or bliauts. See, I read that:
"A women's cotehardie can be produced by modifying a commercial pattern for a princess line dress depending onthe style of cotehardie you want." Here: http://gimbo.org.uk/costume/making.html

By the way, I don't like velvet much at all, so I probably wouldn't be using that (most people think cotehardies/bliauts=velvet). If you have any ideas on what kind of fabric I should use and where to get it, please say so!

I was just wondering if someone could scan a pattern that they have or whip up a simple Paint one. I'm really not comfortable with just winging it since I really wouldn't know what I was doing.

I believe the A-line (which doesn't have lines in the front) would be for the bliaut (first 2 pictures) and the Princess seam (which has two symmetrical lines in the front) would be the cotehardie.

Please post any suggestions or comments you have! They will be SO MUCH appreciated! Thanks for reading!

Here are some pictures!



32  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / My dilemma! on: April 17, 2006 03:17:01 AM
I started crocheting a long time ago when I was young and my grandma taught me (I'm the only one who caught on out of my other two sisters who thought it was silly, and I just made one HUGE line from the kitchen to the living room xD).

My problem: Alas, I cannot read "crochet language." If crochet was an instrument then I would be "playing by ear." The code for patterns, etc.? It's all foreign to me Dx...

Could someone please help? How would I go about learning? Your advice would be much appreciated!

I feel I can't really progress any if I don't know how to read it...

Thanks! ~Joa
33  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Funktastic coloured pencil ;D on: April 16, 2006 06:58:07 PM
This started as a classroom doodle and a few days later I ended up with this! It's my little coloured pencil (with a little pen and oil pastel) burp XD!

http://incandescence.shinjuu.net/Jo%20Work%201.jpg

Here is a link to a really big close-up version: http://incandescence.shinjuu.net/Img_9060.jpg

This isn't my usual style...but please tell me what you think!
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