You know why I keep posting about all my piddling little bits of progress on my costumes? Because, as the World’s Slowest Sewer, each and every stitch sewn feels like a huge hurdle crossed to me, and recording it gives me a sense of satisfaction and also hope that I can do more.
I can’t whip up a complete historically accurate outfit in two hours (probably hand-sewn) like many of the Pin Posse. Attaching a couple hooks and eyes in the space of one day is often the best I can hope for, thus snapping a photo of it and putting it online gives me the desperate props I so badly need. Really, I am that pathetic mostly.
So here’s something up for conversation: the Tudor Tailor Spanish Farthingale, too big of a butt for Elizabethan or is it ok? I know Sarah said she un-stuffed hers, and I’ll probably go that way in the long run. But I may not have time to do so before the feast. How does this look? Give me your honest opinions. Yes, I’m asking does this make my butt look big?
Usually, I’m all about the juicy butt. C’mon ladies, yeah ladies, show me that healthy butt. Ehem. However, does this look more 1870s than 1580s? Or does the stunning prettiness of the fabric and skirt itself just not make it matter? Because I can accept that, at least for one night.
I finally tried on most of what I had because I was curious to see how things were working, and I must say, I’m pretty pleased with myself so far! Obviously, no underskirt (you just see the farthingale there) and no undersleeves, just my bare arms. I also didn’t fasten the bodice all the way up, and the sleeves are just tucked in, not attached. And nothing is trimmed. But I’m loving the shape of those sleeves and just how well it’s going. whew!