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by lidimy
Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

"Unpin that spangled breast-plate, which you wear That th'eyes of busy fools may fools may be stopped there: Unlace your self, for that harmonious chime Tells me from ypu that now is your bed time." Suggests the removal of two separate items of clothing. I know this poem is conventionaly dated to a...
by lidimy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

oh, thats quite a low v-neck on the back then!! i wasnt aware of that, i made mine quite high as you can probably see on the picture. 'Pull tighter on the NECKLINE side (as opposed to the arm side) of the strap. Ensure its SO TIGHT that its almost uncomfortable to wear to start with.' how do you mea...
by lidimy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

thankyou sooooooooooo much, you dont know how helpful you are, really you dont!! i was aware of the v-cut on the front, shortening that to make it into a u-shape was on my list of adjustments to make anyway :) i know that the neckline isnt really wide enough, but i am really worried that the sleeves...
by lidimy
Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

i put a book in so you could see the neckline, it isnt part of it at all :)
by lidimy
Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

i wasnt too worried about my sister as we are both the same size :)

ok, i will try taking some pictures, but it might not come out very well and my computer is dreadfully fussy about which photos it lets me put up :evil:
by lidimy
Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

good fasting to you too, thanks :D

sorry if its already been covered, but in reference to what KSBIII wrote, is the front panel pinned on both sides, being completely detachable, or just on one side, being like a big flap?
by lidimy
Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

thanks for that sophia :P

very appropriate considering a somewhat important date tomorrow!!
by lidimy
Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

of what? kirtle + feather pillow? :lol: it really freaks my sister out, if i put the whole thing onto a coat hanger and chase her round the house with it... rraaaaarrrr its the pillow monster!! no pikkies yet as white things never come out very well on my webcam. and its not very impressive either!!...
by lidimy
Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

doing it all on my own... makes everything a lot more tricky when you end up chasing your own tail to get a look at your back in the mirror :D though sometimes i do use my pillow as a dummy, but due to the fact it is a feather one it isnt really very accurate! got my sis to dress up in all my stuff ...
by lidimy
Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

thanks for the method :) yes, that is the reason i cant go - but dont worry about getting into contact with anyone, though thanks for the offer :) i am currently making my mock-up, i dont think its going too well! :? so i am not exactly feeling confident about it right now!! is it authentically acce...
by lidimy
Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

Hooks work pretty well for the fastening, although these ones cannot be used alternately. I made this kind of dress for "Anne Boleyn", but you can't really see the beads pretending to be pin heads on the left side of the bodice! Can't seem to post the image - here is the url. http://i7.photobucket....
by lidimy
Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

sounds great, i am actually obliged to do everything by hand anyway as i have no sewing machine! the experiences that i have had with them has been pretty bad, so while i did try using one round a friends house, the results were pretty disastrous! and, since i have made my kirtle and forepart/pettic...
by lidimy
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

ok, i am now looking through the site - they have a patterns page (wooo!!)
looks very informative and helpful :D
by lidimy
Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

Lidimy, Have you actually set your gown design as per the "Jane Seymour" gown? Or are you still trying to decide exactly. Assuming you are making the JS gown, this is the minimum that you should be making: 1. Smock. 2. Underkirtle (sounds like you already have this. Back lacing is fine - just make ...
by lidimy
Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

*is fairly overwhelmed with info* ok, those links should keep me going for some time methinks! and it answered a few questions too! thankyou very much :D what about prehaps lining it all in a half posh-ish fabric, then used it as turnbacks too? its all so exciting :D a stomacher... what an idea! i g...
by lidimy
Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

thankoo again :D yep, my dress will indeed have a split down the middle, i can see how lacing at the front would make this a lot easier!! do you think that this panel would also be removed and the dress worn without it, as it appears in the picture of thomas more's family? also, the sleeves are an i...
by lidimy
Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

thankoo :) ok, i am not by any means new to that site :D it is very helpful!! can you define 'very high class' for me though? :S wasnt too sure about the pair of bodies thing - i have boned my kirtle though, will that be ok? it laces up the back though too. was looking for lining anyway for my gown,...
by lidimy
Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

Tudor gown lacing?

hey, am starting work on the bodice of my early tudor (circa 1530) gown and i need to know where to put the lacing... i know that their are 2 theories on the matter, concerning pinning which features on an image of jane seymour - but i would like to know your opinions on the matter before i start ha...
by lidimy
Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hardest bit of kit to make ??
Replies: 62
Views: 11942

okies, thanks for the tips :) im no pro, i know about 2 stitches and only have 2 sizes of needle... a big one and a small one. lol. i dont really know much about fabric, or thread, or sewing at all!! having said that, i finished my underskirt today and it looks fantastic, even if i say so myself!! :...
by lidimy
Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hardest bit of kit to make ??
Replies: 62
Views: 11942

i can assure you that my hanukkah list is well stocked with tudor themed items :D i didnt actually use any guides with my f.hood, it was all trial and error so i feel that i can be quite pleased with the attempt!! if i was to do it again, i would do it differently - i was too lazy really so i used g...
by lidimy
Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: WoTR story
Replies: 5
Views: 2836

sorry, that was me who wrote that 'guest' comment, my computer randomly logged me out....

oh well, its a chance for me to re-iterate how wonderful it was :D
by lidimy
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hardest bit of kit to make ??
Replies: 62
Views: 11942

here's a pic of my french hood :) sorry about the light, you cant see it very well, but comments welcome :D a lot of work went in to that!!
by lidimy
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 15th Century Dance Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

its the travelling thing :)

and i dont think anyone on LH lives near me, and even if they did i wouldnt be allowed to go with them.
by lidimy
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Henry VI not such a nice guy after all.
Replies: 8
Views: 2477

that grin looks vaguely forced....

the tudor dynasty is still strong... in my mind!! :twisted:
by lidimy
Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Henry VI not such a nice guy after all.
Replies: 8
Views: 2477

oh no, why didnt anyone tell me this news before?
by lidimy
Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric Suppliers
Replies: 64
Views: 76562

would add my place, but they are re-doing their site (anglian fashion fabrics) so i will put up the link when they are done :)
by lidimy
Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: DRAGON HALL- NORWICH- MEDIEVAL MARKET- DECEMBER 16-17
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

oh my goodness i am doing my work experience there in 3 weeks time!! :D

i STRONGLY recommend it, it has been recently re-furnished (dont know if that is the right word) and it looks simply fantastic. i cant wait to go there! and i think YOU should too ! :D
by lidimy
Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hardest bit of kit to make ??
Replies: 62
Views: 11942

you cant call a home-made garment your own until you have a little bit of blood spilt on it.... darn needles!!
by lidimy
Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hardest bit of kit to make ??
Replies: 62
Views: 11942

eh annis, i have bad experiences, stiffening with cardboard!! infact, the use thereof was the first bad mistake i made in my first rendition of a tudor bodice. its ok the first time you wear it, but then with use the cardboard bends and once it has bent it is useless. i used corrugated cardboard, so...
by lidimy
Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hardest bit of kit to make ??
Replies: 62
Views: 11942

good point annis - i honestly didnt think of that lol! though most of the cardboarde is covered in extensive ye olde tudor selotaype!