A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, it's time to show off your TREE!  Show off your flocking and garland with us this year.
Total Members: 319,834
Currently Running With Scissors:
203 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: our 2007 ren faire outfits  (Read 2595 times)
Tags for this thread: renaissance  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: September 02, 2007 08:06:23 AM »

I don't think I've ever posted any of my renaissance faire costumes but I certainly have a lot of them.
This year I used my same dress as last year (will post last year's costume too) but gathered the skirt, made a sheer underskirt, and a new corset.  I also made a mage costume for the boyfriend.
Well this is Alyx showing off his mage-ness:

This is the full body shot with him goose-ing me:

And here is a closer shot with a nicer expression:

This is from last year:

My dress is an old modified Simplicity pattern - I wanted Eowyn style sleeve, but not the incredible length.  It's a light blue linen with strips of embroidery running throughout (so wish I bought more to make a skirt!) I had chopped up my Jr prom dress a while ago and had the sheer overskirt left so I made that into an underskirt.  The corset is from Butterick 4254, very modified.  I had a really hard time with that pattern even though I made about 3 mockups.  The overall size was too large and I did have some support and spillage issues but I had gotten rid of the tabs and didn't make up for it enough and the hips ended up being too tight. I didn't realize just how much the tabs took the pressure off from the bones and ended up with bruises.  It's also the first corset I used spring steel in so that was really interesting.  It's two support layers of duck cloth and a fashion layer of satin taffeta.  Anyway, I'm not sure if I'll use that pattern again or not, I think it needs so much modifying it's not worth it.

For my boyfriend I used Simplicity 4942 ( a LotR rip-off).  He did a lot of the cutting and pinning (and fray-blocking cause I didn't want to hem it heh)  I ended up sewing the trim onto the little capelet on the ride to the fair.

Anyway, we had a great time, I thought we looked good.  All fun.

There will be more corsetry soon - I wanted to use that corset for the local Samhain masquerade ball but it can't be worn without a blouse underneath.  So I' guess I'll just sacrifice and make another.  Tsk oh well.

« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007 08:59:48 AM »

Wow.  Those are beautiful.  I love the dusty blue color of last year's corset.  You are quite talented!
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007 10:24:51 AM »

they all loook amazing!

The End.
Deece in MN
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007 05:30:07 PM »

Wow!  Your costumes are wonderful!  It is a goal of mine to make costumes for my family for next year's Ren Fair.  Thank you for sharing.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata
Oh, deer!
@Home This Weekend: Stylish Jacket For Your Pooch

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.