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Topic: Yes, Martin Luther DID have a wife... =!HERETICAL AMOUNT OF PICTURES!=  (Read 5790 times)
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« on: August 26, 2009 04:03:10 PM »

******UPDATE! Reformation Day Picatures!******

Pics from Reformation Day; I had an amazing time, and everyone was so super nice about my costume!! I ended up boning the back of the bodice to give it more shape, as well as re-pleating the skirt and I honestly loved it TEN times better after I altered it. ANYWAY.

So here they are....



And here are we...



lol My husband for the night and I had a blast, we followed each other around screaming 'I WANT A DIVORCE!' in hilariously bad German accents' ^.^ My only beef with this outfit was the black stretch faux leather stuff. It stretched ten different directions as I sewed and looked kinda bad...


(The feather was my pen...those sleeves were AWESOME. By the end of the night, my pen, my handkerchief, my CAMERA, and my candy was all in my sleeves lol)


Pink lemonade, a delicacy Wink

And my absolute favorite picture of the night...



^.^

Then I got tired and popped a squat...not smart, it took ten minutes to get back up again...




SO. I was signed up (more or less without my knowledge) to be Katherine Von Bora Luther for my church's Reformation Day '09. I wasn't even aware that Martin Luther had a wife... seeing as he was a monk and whatnot. Ironically, she was a nun...so...they apparently both broke their celibacy vows. Also ironically, they met while Martin Luther was helping Katherine escape (yes escape) from the convent she was in. I already love her... Wink

ANYWAY. I was told I had to write a speech (still working on the German accent), and dress up. Sooo I only found one picture of her, being thus;



...and I had to go from there. I originally had posted a week or so ago asking for some help with the partlet, and I got a couple of replies (I was grateful!) but I didn't like the patterns so I made my own. ANYWAY..wordy, so onto the pictures...

I looked through several patterns and didn't really see many that I thought could be altered easily, BUT.


I used the Simplicity 2832 for the bodice front, altered the front insert quite a bit, and drafted my own back and sleeve patterns.

-The Partlet
I made the partlet first, my own pattern; just basic white cotton and some black piping...fully lined Smiley





-The Hoop Skirt (farthingale) and Bum Roll
lol Okay, I know the hoop skirt looks downright horrid, I will be the first to admit it, because, well, it does. I forgotted I'd need one until after I bought my fabric, and being the instant craft gratificational person I am...I used what i had on hand....lol...an old plaid skirt I made way back when, three different colors of bias tape...and ornery boning that is NOT cooperative...AT ALL.



And this was my second-try bum roll; the first was...huge...lol I had no idea how big to make it..and..yeah...SHEET FABRIC.


(Eke, I'm sorry about the picture quality on these...)

-Le Bodice
K!


In progress... Smiley (Excuse the belly shots!)


The collar...ahhh...was...a tad difficult...at best, but I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! AHH. I just..I don't know why, but i feel sorta piratey/Kate Beckinsale from Underworld-y in it Smiley

OO THE CUFFS!!! I didn't know what to do for them..so... being a ridiculous fan of lacing...


AND THE WHOLE THING YAY!


Trying to be whimsy...


lol I take really bad pictures...


It was soo windy...I'm going to have to add another layer over the hoopskirt, I think...

OHH!?!? I made shoes?! They look terrible, lol, but I didn't have anything else to wear and they are actually quite comfy. I'm prettttyy sure they aren't historically correct.... Wink







Like I said...bad...but Smiley

Thank you guys for looking?!?? Comments??

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009 04:23:36 PM »

I give you all kinds of props. I would have been completely lost on this project. I can't wait until I can venture more. I want to buy another sewing machine for xmas.

Great job, and I am sure you will win them over.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009 04:30:04 PM »

Definitely heading in the right direction.   Smiley   Don't forget your net coif.  Probably should be crocheted or something, but here is a pattern for sewing one:  http://www.virtue.to/articles/coif.html

I think the farthingale might need more hoops and more petticoats so the hoops don't show as much.  http://www.renaissancetailor.com/demos_farthingale.htm
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009 04:58:55 PM »

I love what you've done. It's looking really professional. Nice work.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009 05:28:57 PM »

this is a really awesome costume....that's one bad ass nun  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2009 05:35:53 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2009 06:53:14 PM »

Definitely heading in the right direction.   Smiley   Don't forget your net coif.  Probably should be crocheted or something, but here is a pattern for sewing one:  http://www.virtue.to/articles/coif.html

I think the farthingale might need more hoops and more petticoats so the hoops don't show as much.  http://www.renaissancetailor.com/demos_farthingale.htm

thank you so much! This is the second outfit/costume/wearable I've sewn ever, lol so there are still some definite things to change next time. Are net coifs like snoods? ( http://www.moonstruckoriginals.com/snood.JPG ) ? My friend has a yellowy-gold-blonde one I was going to borrow (hopefully!)

Yes, it really does...I only had a couple yards on my person when I made it, but I'm for sure going to add some sort of lining/petticoat between the farthingale and the dress (I really don't like the hoops showing either)
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009 08:35:10 PM »

Wow, nice job. The Partlet is my favorite, I would wear that even if it wasn't part of a costume.
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2009 09:15:27 AM »

It looks so good so far! I think it would look even better if you wore a petticoat over your hoops so they didn't show through the skirt. You can find them at thrift stores in the bridal/formal section for pretty cheap.
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2009 09:20:28 AM »

Great job working form pics and using what my friends call the "Sexy Queen Elizabeth?" patten.
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