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« on: August 04, 2012 08:21:56 PM »

I made this dress for the Sterling RennFest I'm attending in 2 weeks.

I used the Butterick 3906 pattern as inspiration.

I used the vest part of the pattern and I ended up having to cut down the shoulders a bit (like 2 inches on each shoulder), and adding boning even though it wasn't necessary in the design.  The shoulders still fall off me sometimes though.

I got the pattern from a yard sale, so the chemise pattern pieces were missing.  I cut the chemise body, the ruffle and the sleeves from scratch, I didn't use a pattern, I just drew out the shapes that were in the instructions to my measurements on the fabric and cut it out.  I only used 2 types of fabric, the gold I just used the right and wrong side of it, and some white fabric I had left over from school.  I think the skirt is a little too long/the chemise is a little too short because it doesn't stick out the bottom like in the photo, I could just wear the skirt a little higher.

The only thing missing is the boots.  I have to go thrifting and find a pair.

back of dress

close up and colours

I'll post update photos when I get the final costume and when i make the accompanying costume for my boyfriend.


Here's my boyfriend and I at the Renaissance Faire, in our matching costumes.  I ended up using 2 different fabrics for his costume, and dyeing his pants with cocoa powder and bleaching the shirt. Everything was tied with Grommets and string/ribbon.  we bought the belts, my dagger, and hats there, and his mom gave me the matching coin purse.

he bought the belt and stein at the faire and was eating turkey..
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012 11:44:01 PM »

Love. Love. Love. Gorgeous. i like your dress better than the one in the pattern picture.

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012 01:21:07 AM »

Well done. You did a good job.  It looks really nice.  I like the colours and I think the boning was a good idea.
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012 11:36:02 PM »

Awesome job!  I love the colors.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012 05:35:03 PM »

Posted new photos from the Renaissance Faire.. 2 months late, but it happens. I was waiting for the edited ones, didn't happen.

I have my full costume in action, plus the companion costume.

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012 07:05:37 PM »

you guys look fantastic!

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