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archerpren
« on: September 18, 2009 03:35:40 PM »

i finished this and blogged about it ages ago but somehow it never made it over here so i thought id share it now :0) better late than never i suppose huh?



you can find all thie links and things i used to make this dress in my full post over here
http://convivialcrafter.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-new-faire-dress.html
basically the skirt is a tube gathered to a bodice. the chimese was made from this pattern
http://www.butterick.com/item/B6196.htm?tab=list/costumes&page=all
and as i have said before i relaly like this chemise pattern except its waaaaaay too short. it needs to be about 3 feet longer so include that in your yardage if you want to make it.
i made the bodice starting with this generator. its fully boned with wide cable ties. they worked great! ill never pay for boning again. the dress is made of cotton twill. i like the way it hangs and its not too hot either even though its a fairly heavy weight fabric.
http://www.elizabethancostume.net/kirtlepat/index.html
anywhoozle hope you all like it :0)
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009 03:42:03 PM »

It is so simple but so beautiful!  Very nice.


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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009 04:09:26 PM »

cool!  im about to go the the renn fest in texas for the first time, and i just bought the stuff to make a dress.  im excited about it being my first renn fest, and the first thing ive sewn in 10-ish years.  thanks for posting this, it makes me even more excited!  your dress looks great, and i only hope mine looks half that good Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2009 04:20:47 PM »

thanks ludi for the kind words and arcticmouse i have heard the texas ren fest is the best of the best! you are gonna have so much fun. do be sure to share your costume when it is all done i cant wait to see it :0)
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009 04:41:04 PM »

Very cute! It looks so comfortable!
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009 04:50:49 PM »

thanks goldfishgirl! it really is comfy actually :0) i guess thats a sign that i actually fit this one properly
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