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« on: December 21, 2011 10:00:22 AM »

I'm starting one here!   Smiley

Mine isn't going to be a genuine Medieval dress, but rather inspired by 19th century painter John William Waterhouse, particularly his paintings "Ophelia" and "Miranda"

Here's a page about medieval construction:  http://www.damehelen.com/cotes/patterns.html

Medieval dresses using Victorian construction:  http://periodwardrobe.wordpress.com/lady-of-shalott/

pics of the dress I'm inspired by:

http://www.repfineart.com/images/John-William-Waterhouse-Mianda-The-Tempest.jpg

http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/large/waterhouse_ophelia_03.jpg

More reference and inspiration: 

http://www.rossetti.vispa.com/waterhouse-gown.html

http://medievalweddingdresses.ideasforweddings.net/making-medieval-wedding-dresses/cotehardie-pattern/
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011 05:14:44 PM »

Started on my pattern.  It's going to be a modified "Greenland dress" like in the "Lady of Shalott" example linked above.

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011 07:21:45 PM »

I'm not up for this myself quite yet but I'll certainly be following along with you to see what lovely things you do!
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011 12:04:12 PM »

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Finished my pattern except for the sleeves.  The dress is in twelve pieces, sort of a cross between a Greenland gown (aka "cotehardie") and a princess line dress.  The front and back gores are patterned of a piece with the front and back sections instead of being separate as in the Greenland gown.  This wastes a teeny bit more fabric but should make it a bit simpler to sew.




Ordered fabrics from Denver Fabrics (they're having a sale!):  A darkish blue linen/rayon blend for the dress (Miranda version) and a coral cotton jersey for the underdress.  The pattern for the underdress will be much simpler, more like a kirtle or chemise:  http://medievalweddingdresses.ideasforweddings.net/making-medieval-wedding-dresses/basic-kirtle-gown-pattern/
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011 02:55:43 PM »

aha, I found you!
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011 05:14:26 PM »

*waves*  Smiley

Here's the nearly-final muslin for the sleeves, which have been tricky.....I need to round the shape a little more at the end there....

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011 07:13:46 AM »

love what you have done.  Grin

I have been working away steadily and have made a linen shift/kirtle, a woolen surcoat, a cap, today I finished an apron, most of a small bag, and attempted a basic pair of shoes.
I have an event to attend on the 6,7,8th of January so needed a whole outfit, gad I hope its ok!
Heat could be a problem and ideally I should have something a bit fancier to wear also, but figured for my first attempts I would go with fairly basic stuff.
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Dont have pics of everything, Ill see what I have, brb.
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shoes, made from a suede jacket


shift/kirtle quilters linen, just under 5 metres of fabric, pattern from a pattern generator


a close up of stitching, I hemmed the entire thing then stitched it together, everything I have made is hand sewn.


a better image of shift, showing gores at sides, still haven't completed the neckline.


Feedback welcome, but be gentle please, I am a bit scared about wearing whole thing, when so many people are so talented.
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011 08:10:52 AM »

Looks good so far.

What kind of stockings do you plan to wear and will the shoes protect your feet sufficiently at the event? 


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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2011 09:58:06 PM »

I'm pretty used to going in bare feet, and have added a lining so think I will be ok. As far as stockings go, I am hoping to avoid them as we have been having a bit of a heatwave here, not 40 degrees (c) yet but close to, high 30s.
Got my nephew to take a pic of me today trying everything on, bag still needs a string and I am going to make a scarf(?) for my head.
I have a handwoven belt I added, made by traditional methods from Croatia, that I finally have a use for, not just hanging in my room  Grin
I am wanting to make another kirtle/shift, and bought some beautiful, $25 a metre linen, which I am putting off cutting up, because I dont want to stuff it up!
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2011 07:22:11 AM »

You're adorable!

I know what you mean about not wanting to cut your expensive fabric.... Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012 06:14:57 AM »

well I cut the lovely white linen and am almost finished sewing.
Half lined kirtle with lacing up the front.
The fabric is just lovely!
Spotlight had a 30% off sale so bought three metres of pale blue, and another 3 metres of olive green to make surcoats.
This wont happen before the weekend, as still have lining and lacing and eyelets to sew.
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2012 05:04:35 PM »

You're fast!  I got my fabric but have not cut it yet because I want to refine the pattern a bit more....still not sure about the sleeves.....
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2012 02:24:33 AM »

well I wore everything to the event, this weekend. The natural linen Saturday, the white kirtle and surcoat for feast Saturday night, and the white kirtle Sunday.
Had a brilliant time!
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2012 05:16:54 AM »

Heres pics of everything finished
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401924.0
but sadly none of me wearing it, need a photographer  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2012 06:29:09 PM »

Argh, I might wimp out of my own sew-along.  The Greenland dress pattern is such a pain, it has 12 parts, too many seams!  I haven't even managed to finish my test version......   Huh
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2012 06:34:47 PM »

One seam at a time babe. That way every time you sit down to it it's a new and exciting project Wink.
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2012 04:36:43 AM »

One seam at a time is very good advice  Grin
plus do you really need more than a bodice test piece?
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2012 01:17:13 PM »

I realize I mostly enjoy making the patterns for historical garments, but I don't enjoy that much the sewing of the final article plus I don't have anywhere to wear them!   Tongue   I might revisit the Miranda dress later, with a non-historical pattern...or at least one that isn't so tedious.....
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2012 05:03:22 PM »

lol, no worries! the sewing part is the part I enjoy the most,(the pattern making not so much hehe,)  and the wearing, and have planned to attend some events to be able to do so.  Grin
(Went to a SCA archery practice on the weekend and tried it for the first time!~)
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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2012 05:08:14 PM »

I want to just have the dress without having to make it!   Roll Eyes  And I want to look like the girl in the Waterhouse paintings, etc etc!

I'm pretty sure there are events I could attend if I had the $ for travel, but, I don't.  Tongue  I have been able to lend historical garments to my sister, who is active in LARP, so it's not a total loss!
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2012 05:57:43 PM »

I've been looking a bit more closely at others of Waterhouse's medievalesque paintings and seeing more details of the construction of the dresses.  The Lady of Shallot series seem to pretty clearly indicate a seam at the waistline and a gathered skirt, as the costumer did for the Lady of Shallot movie in the link above. And I think I can see a possible  waist area seam in the Miranda painting.... So that is what I'm currently thinking about emulating, even though it is by no means medieval dress construction (they never had waist seams), but is Pre-Raphaelite or at least "Waterhouse".  Smiley  This construction would entail less cutting and fewer very long seams....


Example:  http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/images/waterhouse_the_lady_of_shalott02_study.jpg
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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2012 06:11:34 PM »

absolutely beautiful.
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I have started a bliaut out of a lovely light red cotton silk fabric.
Mostly because I can add embroidery to the hem and neckline of this style.
I am doing a fairly plain rectangle and triangle construction, but have just found some research about construction that is interesting, so if I do another ( I have a lovely green fabric also) I might try the finely pleated version.
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2012 01:04:33 AM »

well I finished the bliaut, and I am so happy with it!
Red cotton silk, hand sewn, took about two weeks in my spare time to make.





before sleeves, hehe


Also made a pink surcoat for my sister, who doesnt need it anymore, le sigh, so might just see if anyone else has a use for it.
Mostly machine made curtain fabric with a small amount of embroidery.





I am now working on a dark blue overdress and planning a pale blue underdress.
I am also going to make a fur lined muff and a cloak.
further down the list is a felted hat and spinning.
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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2012 01:10:09 AM »

plus, I have been looking at waterhouses paintings, and love this



"The Lady Clare", not sure how accurate it is but it is just beautiful.
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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2012 03:25:28 AM »

Have made a few things since I last posted, heres some pics of me wearing the red bliaut finished with a reversable cloak I have made.







I have also made a fully lined linen under dress, with tablet woven braid at neck and wrists, blue linen gown, and a blue wool cloak.
Still hoping to finish a head scarf, belt, and muff by the weekend if time permits.
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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2012 05:42:48 PM »

I love your red dress very much!   Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2012 07:06:53 AM »

something I am working on at the moment, grey wool garb, hand sewn.



Oh and a lined linen underdress I made couple of weeks ago, with a belt with tablet weaving.



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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2012 07:25:48 AM »

actualy heres some pics from the camping weekend  earlier this month Grin







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« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2012 05:19:55 AM »

Heres the grey gown finished,
12th Century, wool, handsewn, trimmed with wool at neck and hem, linen lined sleeves, silk embroidery.



very warm which I will need next weekend!
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currently making baby garb for my 2 month old Granddaughter,  Grin
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That looks scrumdiddleumptious!   Cheesy

Handsewn? WOW!  I curtsy before your skills!
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« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2012 04:19:19 AM »

and I think the curtsy was sweet, thanks!
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Hi all, thought you might like to see a pic of my grandaughter, 2 1/2 months old.



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I liked hand made shoes, The baby dress, and all gowns the most.
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« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2012 07:08:25 PM »

Thanks!
I have just been counting up how many items I have made and its approaching 40  this year.
Working on a pair of Hemp pants at the moment.
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« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2012 04:05:07 PM »

Even though I totally flaked on my own sew-along, I want to congratulate Scrappy Sue on all her wonderful outfits and impressive hard work!

Brava!  Smiley

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Thanks Ludi!
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working towards updating my Grand baby's wardrobe for Pencampwr, the biggest SCA event in WA, Australia.
I thought she would look cute as a Viking.

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