Thanks so much for your compliments! perpleflwrchild and balkandina
I used the Simplicity Shakespeare in love pattern no. 8881. Its an out of date pattern that isn't printed anymore.
Simplicity isn't the most historically accurate when it comes to Elizabethan patterns, but I really liked this pattern because it gave me the right shape because it also gives patterns for making historically accurate underthings.
- For the lacing holes in the back, your gonna kill me, but I used a tailor's awl to make holes to put grommets in. Partly because I hate hand finishing grommets because I'm really slow and each one takes about 10 mins to put in. I'm unfortunately not at my house right now, (or for the rest of the summer)so, I am unable to get a shot of the back. I will send you one when I return though! MasterBlaster
- Yeah it does remind me of a coral snake! Probably a poisonous one because my fingers were all purple after sewing all those pearls on... Blyss
I think I have been sewing for about 7 years. For me, the way I really how learned to sew was doing project one after another like most people on craftster. Persistence, patience, and many mistakes always help me learn and develop into a better seamstress and develop skills and avoid making the same mistakes I did in the past.
For tackling big projects I always do a lot of research before I even start to buy the fabric.