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by myladyswardrobe
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

Glad you enjoyed it. Sadly, costumes tend to be rather dreadful for these sorts of things!! Do you know whose opera it was?

where else can you go where you can hear 'pastyme with goode companye' played live?


Well, Kentwell does come to mind!! :P

Best wishes

Bess
by myladyswardrobe
Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

yay i have an anne boleyn enthusiast!! finally someone who believes in her innocence too! Yup - I'm definitely an Anne Boleyn enthusiast. Have you seen "Anne of the Thousand Days" with Genevieve Bujold as Anne? It was filmed in 1969. The gowns aren't that bad and the story really does sho...
by myladyswardrobe
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

well thankyou for that piece of advice i know im impatient, i want to have it all at once... I know!! I was like that to start with but have learnt the hard way to take it a bit at a time! When you get to the point where you have made a completed bodice and then find a major mistake which means hav...
by myladyswardrobe
Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

Lidimy, As Jenn and Shadowcat both said, have your placket/stomacher stitched into the Right hand side seam and hook it up on the left hand side seam. (assuming you are Right Handed!). You can then pin it through on the left hand side (probably will need help with that every time you need to dress i...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

thankyou sooooooooooo much, you dont know how helpful you are, really you dont!! You are very welcome. Its nice to share costumey goodness!!! The secret to the straps (which works for me anyway) is as follows: 1. The strap is curved (as in the pattern). This is authentic as Alceger (Spanish tailor ...
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

Hi again, Thanks for posting the piccie - that helps enormously for me (and anyone else who wants to) to suggest ways of helping you out. Firstly, well done with what you've done so far! Secondly, I've taken a copy of your piccie and "drawn" all over it! :lol: The Dark red lines are the original sha...
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

Hi Lidimy, 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? Well, yes, thats a question! We really don't know!! Not terribly helpful I know! The reason we don't ...
by myladyswardrobe
Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

Hi Lidimy, 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 acceptable to make the bodice seperate from the shoulder straps? it would make everything a whole lot easier! Not really. Some people have done...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

Ah - I thought I'd seen you on a thread somewhere regarding Kentwell. I think you can't go because you can't be anywhere else on a Saturday and thats when the Open Days are? Yes? There is a gentleman at Kentwell who is head of the Bakery and he doesn't do Kentwell on a Saturday because of this reaso...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

Oooohhhh!!! I'm being fought over to go to the Holbein Exhibition!!! Sophia - You will definitely like our group!! Its great - isn't it Suzi?? I especially like our dear leader!! :lol: Yes - I definitely would like to go to the Holbein Exhibition. I've seen the Ambassador's portrait at the National ...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

Hi Tuppence, I've also had the assumptions of mnachining thing - from a mop at a show who'd just watched me hand stitch a seam. Apparently it was pre-machined to give me a guide ::giggle:: I've had that said to me before now! I've also had the comment from dear, dotty old lady to her friend (another...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

Hi Lidimy, I'm so pleased my website has been a useful source to you. I'm hoping to get it updated sometime this winter but I have my sister's reproduction Tudor and Medieval Jewellery Website to setup first. Usually, its advisable to make the smock first but it doesn't really matter as long as you ...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

Hi Sophia, You're very welcome. Glad I can be of help. If you ever want any advice/help on Tudor/Elizabethan, feel free to contact me. I know Tam very well as we both started in Kentwell in the gentry the same year (1993/1593!). I've been costuming for the 16th century period ever since then and I l...
by myladyswardrobe
Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19995

Tudor Dresses.

Hi everyone. Just stumbled across this thread. Sophia - many thanks for posting my website URL as an example. There is a lot of missing stuff cos I haven't yet updated it but I am quite happy to help you out here. I'm also at Kentwell and have been making Tudor and Elizabethan gowns for the past 14 ...
by myladyswardrobe
Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Great Kirtle Dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 1768

Hi Medickitten, A question - what role are you wanting to portray? If Lower Class/Middle Class, then a side lacing kirtle is fine. Put the lacing in on BOTH sides exactly at the side on not pushing to the side back or side front. Set your eyelets so you can spiral lace - this link is excellent for e...
by myladyswardrobe
Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 11327

I'd love to be able to spend time at a costume event like this! My costume focus is Tudor and Elizabethan (been doing that for 14 years now!) but I am now moving into additional costume periods such as Jane Austen/Regency, Victorian (Natural Form) and Edwardian (1910s/Titanic). The US have strong Co...

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