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« on: September 03, 2011 08:35:54 PM »

A friend asked if I could help make this outfit.  I'm assuming it's an under skirt and an overskirt.  However I've never made a period costume, so I don't know where to start.  Does anyone have pattern suggestions?  Also, the top seems pretty unique, not your standard corset top.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011 06:27:37 AM »

First of all, don't worry about it being a period costume, it's pure fantasy!  Smiley  It might be pretending to be a cotehardie and you could probably use the cotehardie pattern to make something similar:  http://medievalweddingdresses.ideasforweddings.net/making-medieval-wedding-dresses/cotehardie-pattern/

But easier might be to find a modern pattern for a cross-front, wrap, or false wrap dress with a paneled skirt (or re-pattern the skirt to have panels).  Looks like the front of the skirt might be cut higher than the back.  I'm guessing the waist-cincher is a separate piece.  Tutorial for corset or wait-cincher:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=122286.0

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011 10:30:29 PM »

you could even dye white-ish fabric in tea bags to give it an older color look .

just an idea.
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011 09:22:35 AM »

It looks to me like just a dress with an underbust corset. And for the red parts you could just cut triangles of them and attach them (with lots of give) to the outter parts so it looks like an underskirt without the bulk or annoyance of making and wearing one. If that makes sense.. haha. At least that would probably be what I would do.  Good luck!

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011 08:37:00 AM »

It looks like the corset is attached to the blouse so that it did not pull out while she was fighting. You could even overlay the corset onto the blouse and stitch it all together.

If you have trouble finding eyelets at the fabric store, I have found them at scrapbook places too.
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