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Topic: King-size Renaissance Garb - Chemise Shirt, Circle skirt and future bloomers  (Read 12267 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2010 08:10:38 AM »

I -love- to attend Celtic Fairs and Renaissance Fairs, I have priced outfits several times and they are very expensive.  Yours is just fantastic and much prettier than what I have seen of late.  The detail and construction are outstanding, the sleeves fall beautifully...wow..great job.

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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2010 09:12:30 AM »

Wow - I would NEVER Think that was a sheet in a prior life!

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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2010 11:29:38 AM »

That is absolutely stunning! I'd have never guessed that it was a bedsheet. Which is funny because I have a skirt somewhere that was made out of a shower curtain lol.

So very lovely! Looks expensive.

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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2010 11:11:32 AM »

Yes, Caroline92f, garb can get really pricey.  Our renaissance faires are filled with "Playtrons" (garbed patrons) who dress to the nines and easily outdo the cast.  They can spend way into the thousands on there outfits.  Hundreds can be spent just on the underclothes.  Even hand-making these clothes can cost a small fortune in fabric.  I'm all for cutting expenses wherever possible.  Smiley

Though, using the bed sheet had the disadvantage of making my mom's underclothes very thick unlike light weight fabric like cotton gauze.  But, this outfit will be worn in the fall/winter, so she should be okay.

Thanks again, everyone, for taking time to comment.  I appreciate the support.  Please vote!

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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2010 03:44:42 PM »

WOW! Shocked  I think this is truly wonderful!!  Great work!!

« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2010 04:02:59 PM »

I love the sheets! Beautiful!!
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2010 10:22:03 PM »

Looks great! I hope you're taking it to a Renaissance Fair to show it off! It looks better than a lot of the stuff they sell there!

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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2010 01:24:27 PM »

That looks awesome!
I have made a Chemise out of a king size bed skirt. They come out looking so nice.

« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2010 07:08:10 PM »

Looks great! I hope you're taking it to a Renaissance Fair to show it off! It looks better than a lot of the stuff they sell there!

Yes, she's definitely going to be at faire in it!  She's going to wear this to Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF) near Houston.  We attend others in the Spring, as well.  I'm usually covered just about head to toe in pop tabs.  Smiley

That looks awesome!
I have made a Chemise out of a king size bed skirt. They come out looking so nice.

I'd enjoy seeing pics of how yours came out.  I may be making my own set.  I need more tops and bloomers.  I could probably just use a queen or full set, though.  The skirt is what takes up all the fabric.

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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2010 05:35:15 AM »

oh wow, wish I was that good at sewing. Great job Cheesy

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