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« on: June 23, 2011 02:37:49 PM »

HI guys Im needing help on a new project. Im basically a beginner and I need advice on how to make a simple medievil/princess style dress. Ive been looking at diff patterns but I cant work out the difficulty level. Im not looking for anything too fancy.
Any ideas, help or adive would be great. Ive got til the end of august to make it lol
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011 02:48:15 PM »

Here are a couple simple pattern/tutorials for medieval dresses:

Kirtle/gown:  http://medievalweddingdresses.ideasforweddings.net/making-medieval-wedding-dresses/basic-kirtle-gown-pattern/

Cotehardie: http://medievalweddingdresses.ideasforweddings.net/making-medieval-wedding-dresses/cotehardie-pattern/

Let me know if you need help understanding the instructions.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011 02:32:48 AM »

Excellent thanks - Im sure that i can embellish that simple kirtle to make it more "fantasy" but that basic pattern should help a lot.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2011 10:16:10 AM »

I found this webpage very inspiring, though the construction of the gowns is more complicated (using 19th century influences): 

http://periodwardrobe.wordpress.com/lady-of-shalott/
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