Re: Anyone doing anything for the Coronets Upcoming?
- Hi elizabeth,
I was speaking of the SCA camping/tourney season. Sorry about the
confusion. I really think Italian is the way to go with movement and
style. Another love I have is early Elizabethan! It makes me very
happy to wear either of the sections for life.
You are wearing a 'partlet' for your Italian? What colors are you
doing? Are you attempting to make them from a portrait??
I think I need to save up and get some italian cotton or some silk I
found at one merchants in Oregon.
I would LOVE to see your finished product!
- Hi Celean,
I still consider myself a noveice when it comes to historically
accurate costuming.My history with costumes comes from halloween,
then small faires then married a man who doesn't care about
being "period". So, just in the last couple of years have I been
doing more serious research. Mostly mid- late Victorian.
Yes, I did make a partlet.In my grandmas stuff was this beautifly
embroidered old fabric that turned out quite nice (I think) for the
partlet.Ivory on ivory. I started this gown because I found a nice
piece of cotton velvet.I think I am going to be sorry.My last
renfaire costume was a knockoff of the ( grossly inacurate) courtesan
from Dangerous Beauty. Fun and cool to wear. So I know I wont get
much wear from this unless we have a overcast May.
So, reddish brown velvet with a the lightest peach piping and silk
trim.A pretty jaquared wide trim onthe bodice. With a old gold with
red center trim on the skirt.The jaquard was way too expensive.Chris
would have a cow (he was with me when I bought it).Number one
lesson "Don't take your husband shopping with you.
The bodice is opened front about 6" .I will attach the skirt. I guess
to make this look right from my research I will need to make a muslin
covered placket for the bodice. Boy, I'm just goin on and on. Sorry.
I have a folder of pics I have collected and am going from there.
Next year I will have more time (and some beautiful teal brocade set
aside)for another try at it.