After the initial wearing of this gown, I added more trim (because really, everything in my world needs more trim). And then I wore it again, several times, and with different accessories. And when our household, the Chateau Rose, participated at the first-ever San Jose Renaissance Faire in August 2011, I wore the gown and
Stayed up late sewing last night. What? On a weekday? Snowballs en l’enfer? Yeah. Added some freshwater pearls to the points in the cutout cross shape of the over-sleeves on my pink Florentine gown, plus at the corners of the collar. On Sunday, I’d sewn narrow gold trim along the collar & the cuffs of
Photos from SCA Principality of the Mists Coronet 2011… Still want to add a little pearl beading at the corners of the oversleeves, plus some gold trim along the collar and at the cuff edge of the undersleeves. But it’s perfectly wearable and felt comfortable and pretty!
The pink Florentine is wearable and screamingly pink. I should add neckline trim, and I really should have sewed the inner sleeves in instead of safety-pinning them in (I’m going to worry about them popping out all tomorrow). BUT, I’m tired. I absolutely hate sewing late the night before an event! I really hardly ever
Since we are day-tripping Mists Coronet, I need something to wear. And while the black and grey kirtle is basically done and looks fab, I kinda want to save it for Beltane. Then I saw that Sarah was working on a pink gown and I thought, ah-ha, maybe I can finish up the pink Florentine!
Since I was stuck home taking care of the sick boy cat Toulouse, I figured I might as well get some crap done around the house (other than just wallow in misery about not getting to go to 12th nite). Then I decided to sew. Tulls was spending the weekend sitting pathetically on the window
Despite the insulation, my sewing room is 5-10 degrees hotter than the rest of the house, thanks to a corner bank of windows facing whatever direction the sun is most of the day. I need blackout curtains there, although that would make the cats sad (the window seat under said windows is their faaaaaavorite place
I’ve been debating about the structure of the bodice for La Junesse. Basically, whether to put it over a corset or not. The inspiration gown is prob. 1580s-90s and so is my SCA persona. Now, I have a feeling I will veer away significantly from that picture — my gown will be pink, it will
I was in the sewing room, debating which fabric to use for La Junesse. I have a darker pink damask and a lighter pink damask, both about the same yardage and fiber content (cotton mix), both prewashed even. I was laying the muslin pattern on each to visualize the bodice. The fabric patterns are in
I made a muslin tonight. It might be the bodice of La Junesse. I have appropriate fabric and lining even (the muslin will *be* the lining, if it fits) in The Stash. I may even have trim in The Stash. No ruffs necessary, although I probably have material for that too. But no rush. Just
I was perusing my links of “random costumes I dig,” as one does, and what rises to the top but this pretty pink dress, aka, La jeunesse painted by Santi di Tito in the late 16th century, I’d guess 1580s-90s. Omg, that is exactly what I need to cure my ‘not feeling pretty in anything