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« on: May 22, 2011 10:31:46 AM »

I recently attended an Elizabethan event doing Blackwork displays.  This called for a whole new kit Cheesy Cheesy  New additions included Overgown, shift, partlet, and a coif.  The black kirtle shown in the below pictures was not made by me, everything else was though Smiley

The overgown is made out of thick grey wool, lined with black linen, and trimmed with black fur along the bottom, and black linen up the front.  I used a pattern from the Tudor Tailor for it - http://www.tudortailor.com/  The trim was all hand sewn on, as was a large amount of the lining.  It is done up at the front with some hook and eyes.  It took the best part of a week to complete.  

The shift, partlet and coif are made out of white linen.  For the shift I used a Simplicity pattern - S2621  16th Century Undergarments.  Mostly machine done with all hems hand stitched.  As I was of a higher status for the event the front and cuffs were embroidered with some blackwork.  This was done in using a single strand of black silk thread.  The pattern for the collar was found on the Blackwork Archives - http://www.blackworkarchives.com/  Once the collar was finished it was stitched onto the partlet, and the front of the partlet blackworked also.  More info and pics on the coif in this thread - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=379615.0  
The coif was made with the same materials and from the Tudor Tailor.  It has some pearls added so it looks that bit posher Smiley  Again, more pics and info in this thread - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=379645.0

The costume has 36 handsewn eyelet holes, for lacing up the back of the kirtle, and attaching the sleeves to the kirtle.

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In action at the event!

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Complete outfit -

Showing the detail on the shift and partlet -

The coif -

The partlet -

Thanks for looking, V x
« Last Edit: May 22, 2011 10:35:26 AM by oceansoul » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011 11:18:10 AM »

It's such beautiful work. Thank you for showing us it all together and finished.

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011 11:43:16 AM »

ooh la la I love the whole thing!

So many fabrics, so little time . . .
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011 03:50:53 PM »

WOW  Shocked

So beautiful and such detail - this is totally awesome!


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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011 07:24:38 AM »

The blackwork is absolutely gorgeous!
Great costume.
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011 07:44:50 AM »

Beautiful craftsmanship! Extremely talented ! Fantastic job!
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011 03:52:29 PM »

Amazing! I saw your post on the needlework board, and I'm glad you posted your whole outfit for us to see.
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011 04:51:48 AM »

Thank you all for the lovely comments!! I have another Tudor event in 2 weeks, so very much looking forward to spending my weekend wearing this outfit Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2011 03:04:04 PM »

What a beautiful ensemble!  Color me totally impressed. Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011 01:54:06 AM »

I saw your embroidery on the Blackwork page, and now I'm glad to have a look at the completed costume. I like the fact that you show what ordinary people wore in Tudor times - so they weren't all going around with cartwheel-size farthingales and gigantic ruffs! I hope you enjoyed the various events where you displayed your costume.
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