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I had to, because the fabric was not width enough. I know its period appropriate. I think the width of the skirt is about 6 or 7 metres. It takes a hell of a time to do the seams.Sophia wrote:Excellent work - I particularly like the piecing on the gown skirt.
By the way its all hand sewn.
This is my outfit to the Midwinterfair of The Archeon in the Netherlands( 10-11 dec). I made a gown based on a painting from Rogier van der Weyden ( Magdalene reading). The kirtle is a linen and cotton fabric, the gown is wool with a fake lambsfur. The only thing I have to change is the belt, in the...
I'm just the opposite, I almost never use my machine, I don't know why I even bothered to buy one. I like handsewing it gets neater and as you pointed out already you can watch TV when working in your project. So almost all my stuff is handsewn. As I also have a daytime job the only time I can work ...
it very much looks like an undergown I made last year. I used a pattern from 'Rocking Hors Farm", #140 sideless gowns. It gives you the patterns for the gowns and the underdress. You can also look at a pattern from 'Reconstruction History'( RH 002) Thats a 15th century Womans Kirtle.