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« on: July 31, 2011 01:03:34 PM »

Made this for a medieval festival that I'm going to next week. It's my first time going and my first time sewing any kind of clothes... but the people I'm going with go every year and always dress up for it, so I figured I'd give it a try! Smiley
I opted for a pretty simple dress... It's made in blue linen and machine sewn, except for the lacing holes which I did by hand...

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With light blue underneath (This picture shows the colour the best)


And with white, so I can change it up a little...


Comments and critiques are greatly appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011 01:07:58 PM »

I think you did a great job.

Have a great time!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011 01:23:38 PM »

It looks very authentic - and your hair is so pre-Raphaelite.  I hope you have a great time at the festival.  I expect you will get quite a few compliments.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011 01:38:55 PM »

Very pretty dress, it reminds me a little of Lord of the Rings.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011 02:28:35 PM »

Very nice!  Always happy to see someone going for an appropriate historical look.  Smiley  Did you use a specific pattern?

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011 02:53:52 PM »

Thank you!  Cheesy

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Always happy to see someone going for an appropriate historical look.  Smiley Did you use a specific pattern?

I used a Swedish pattern from http://www.sophiasatelje.se/forlaget-in-english.htm
It's not entirely historically correct, for instance it's a princess cut (I think that's what it's called) which I've heard wasn't used until after the middle ages... and of course it's linen and not wool, and I don't have an undergarment... but I think it looks accurate enough... At least it's not crushed velvet! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011 02:54:16 PM »

Very pretty dress, it looks great.
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011 06:47:17 AM »

looks fabulous !
I have been invited to an event in January, and need to make something, the idea is a bit scary!
Love how yours looks,
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looks fabulous !
I have been invited to an event in January, and need to make something, the idea is a bit scary!
Love how yours looks

Thanks! It was a bit scary to make since I'm new to sewing, but fun too! Smiley

What kind of dress are you making? I'm sure it'll be great... good luck!
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2011 03:24:07 PM »

I am going to start with a linen shift, hopefully today, from a pattern generator I found. I thought the Tudor styles where nice.
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