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« on: July 23, 2006 11:57:43 PM »

This outfit, in progress for the last two months (I procrastinate... a lot), made its debut yesterday at the Southern Connecticut Renaissance Festival. It's very comfortable, and doesn't need the constant fussing-with some of my other outfits have demanded. I'm not entirely happy with the doublet, as it's a bit more loose and cylindrical than I'd like, but fixing it would be a PITA, so I'll just live with it. Clicking the thumbnails will show the full-size pics.

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- two linen petticoats, one purple (not visible, clashed with bodice), one black, both drawstring waist and hand-hemmed
- muslin shift/chemise (will be replaced with linen one of these years) with blackworked cuffs and purchased eyelet lace on collar
- cotton corset (not visible) boned with round chair cane (going to be replaced with something more comfortable and historically accurate)
- wool square-necked doublet with heavyweight cotton lining and interlining in lieu of boning, hand-topstitched and hand-stitched eyelets (FRIGGINFRAGGINBLAST EDEYELETS!!!)... lacing is finished with aglets made from foil tape (proof that costumers love hardware stores)
- linen blackworked coif (all blackwork is DMC Pearl Cotton)

http://lilithparker.rootb33r.com/pics/circleblackwork.jpg
closeup of the blackwork on the chemise cuffs... the design was taken from Lara the Lacemaker

http://lilithparker.rootb33r.com/pics/coifblackwork.jpg
closeup of the blackwork on the coif... the design was taken from "Portrait of Joan the Mad" by Juan de Flandes
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2006 12:01:41 AM »

 Grin thats so pretty! i really love clothing from that era.....
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006 12:59:04 AM »

This looks amazing.Your black work is beautiful. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2006 05:55:49 AM »

Your costume is lovely and the blackwork is just to-die for!!!
One of these days I'm going to make myself some Renn Faire garb........
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2006 08:34:22 AM »

I love making costumes and your's looks very nice, lovely stitchwork.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006 10:06:38 AM »

Thanks! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006 08:35:49 PM »

Ah, blackwork, those cuffs are just lovely.  Thanks for posting pics of your beautiful work and for listing a new site I had not seen before.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006 10:23:56 AM »

Fantastic!   Grin

I do historical re-enacting, 17th century.  This is the time of the English Civil War, that many people went to America to escape.

I am just making a new costume and I will post it when it is finished.

The blackwork is really nice.  The whole thing looks good on you.  Well done!  Is it comfortable?

Mine is made of wool and with the unaccustomed heatwave, I thought I would expire from heat exhaustion last weekend!  Cool

I would love to see any others you do, as that whole era is so interesting and seeing other peoples' take on the clothing of the time is fascinating. 

Anyway, congrats on a super job!
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2006 07:12:58 PM »

*sigh*I hear you on the procrastination.  Ren here is the first 3 weekends in August. I bought the material & notions & created the pattern close to 2 months ago. The skirt is done... Petticoat/underskirt & chemise will be borrowed from last year to save time. The bodice, though... I really need to get cracking...

Oh, and I too love the blackwork. I am most envious of your blackwork. Someday....someday I'll have an outfit deserving of a blackwork-ed chemise. Hm...and I think I'll do a biggins this year instead of a muffin cap...if I ever finish the bodice, of course....



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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2006 01:19:29 AM »

Is it comfortable?

Mine is made of wool and with the unaccustomed heatwave, I thought I would expire from heat exhaustion last weekend!  Cool

I would love to see any others you do, as that whole era is so interesting and seeing other peoples' take on the clothing of the time is fascinating. 

Anyway, congrats on a super job!

Oh yes, it's very comfortable, in spite of all the layers. I don't know what it is about working-class costumes, but no matter how hot they look, they always end up being really easy to wear.

http://lilithparker.rootb33r.com/pics/2004fairegarbthumb.jpg
This was my outfit for the last two years. Same chemise, one linen petticoat (always, *always* go with at least two!), cotton broadcloth doublet with scarytastic shoulder rolls (later replaced with tabs)... as much as I liked it, I was constantly fussing with it. The doublet was a little too high-waisted, especially in back, and I'd designed it to be worn over a bumroll. Now that I've learned the Petticoats Trump Bumrolls rule (more comfy, more accurate, just plain better all around), I think this doublet is going to retire to the back of my closet.

But I'm still going to say "bumroll" a lot, just 'cause it's fun. Cheesy Bumroll, bumroll, bumroll!
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