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« on: January 24, 2013 08:36:40 AM »

I'm after some advice please. I am making a dress for my daughter for a pantomime. I've gone for an Elizabethan style dress and I've made the bodice but now need to start the skirt. I want to make one with the look of a forepart and overskirt, but all the websites I've looked at are all 'historically correct' with foreparts pinned to petticoats over farthingales etc. I want to make this as simple and lightweight as possible.
Can I make a skirt all in one layer with the forepart sewn to the main skirt. I assume this should be a triangular shaped piece for the forepart. Or should I make a full 'false' front panel of the forepart fabric that will show through the gap in the overskirt.
If I go for the second option, can I leave the open sides of the overskirt straight, or do I need to cut them at an angle to make them reveal the false panel in a triangle shape?
Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013 05:37:40 PM »

I have not sewn this period, but, I think I would choose Option 2, with the forepart going under the overskirt.  I don't think you can make a period shape without some kind of farthingale or other underpinnings.  Without the shape, it just won't look Elizabethan.  Sad  The farthingale will also hold the skirts out to make the inverted V shape in front, otherwise the skirts will probably want to fall straight.

Probably not a whole lot of help, but I wanted to respond, to give encouragement anyway!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013 10:48:19 AM »

If you aren't stuck on the whole foreskirt idea, here is a simple way to do a skirt.  And they have instructions for a bum roll that works to help hold your skirts out a bit without having to wear a farthingale.

http://www.reddawn.net/costume/skirt.htm
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