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« Reply #10 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 #11 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 #12 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 #13 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 #14 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 #15 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 #16 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 #17 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 #18 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 #19 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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