- I tried looking the pattern up so that I could get a better idea but that pattern is for a child s bird costume ... trimmed for the sake of those that hateMessage 1 of 7 , Apr 3, 2013View SourceI tried looking the pattern up so that I could get a better idea but that pattern is for a child's bird costume
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "red_tansy" <red_tansy@...> wrote:
> I need help figuring out how to fix a "pseudo-bliaut" I made several years ago. (In my own defense, it was not originally intended to be SCA garb, just a good costume dress.) ... The commercial pattern I used (I think it was Simplicity 3663, their interpretation of some movie costume) .....
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- Simplicity 3663 http://tinyurl.com/cffv6eq Mist of Avalon mini TV series. If it is #3663 (don t know where your photo bucket is) from the sound of it you madeMessage 2 of 7 , Apr 3, 2013View SourceSimplicity 3663
Mist of Avalon mini TV series.
If it is #3663 (don't know where your photo bucket is) from the sound of it
you made the garment on the right. Would it be to much trouble to change the
sleeves to be more fitted instead of trying to change the neckline? Just a
note, there is a close fitted sleeved kirtle under a bliaut.
As best as I can interpret the gown, the wide decorative trim around the
neckline is a yoke. Do you have enough material left over that you can cover
front to back over both shoulders getting as close to the neck as possible?
If so, then all you need is some material to fill in between the two
shoulder panels. There are at least 3 neck opening style on a bliaut, one
of which was mentioned the keyhole neckline and another is a slit that is
front to back. once you select your neckline you can embellish the middle
panel or keeping it simple with either couching a thin cord over the middle
panel's seam or run a backstitch over the seam and then run a 3 strand of
floss through the back stitches -/-/-/-. Note, there are extant garments
that show piecing of a gown so doing the above with the panels is a
possibility of being done in period. Hope this helps.
I don't know why you can't wear the outfit as is to a SCA event, all that is
required is an attempt at garb. Authenticity is something to strive for if
I need help figuring out how to fix a "pseudo-bliaut" I made several years
ago. snip The commercial pattern I used (I think it was Simplicity 3663,
their interpretation of some movie costume) had a deep curved neckline with
a yoke. I do still have a good bit of the fabric I made the dress with, but
not enough to re-do the entire front. Is there some way I could fix just
the neckline, remove the yoke and replace it with a proper bliaut neckline?
snip everything hand-sewn, plus embroidered trim around the upper
sleeves -- and I don't want it to be all for nothing now because I cannot
wear it for SCA.
- OH I found it it is McCalls not simplicity I think redoing the yoke would still make it useable for SCA but then I am not an experienced SCAer but I think itMessage 3 of 7 , Apr 3, 2013View SourceOH I found it it is McCalls not simplicity
I think redoing the yoke would still make it useable for SCA but then I am not an experienced SCAer but I think it could still be creatively done to make it usable. I understand putting in so much work and fabric is so expensive these days nothing should ever be wasted. I am currently making a costume to sell on etsy from fabric left over from a tunic my daughter wanted for her SCA costume. I had just enough for an overdress and went out and bought 5 yards of a complementary fabric for the under dress and will post pictures of it when I finish.
Waste not want not I always say.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "An American" <mrrjessup1@...> wrote:
> I tried looking the pattern up so that I could get a better idea but that pattern is for a child's bird costume
- Yes, Simplicity 3663 was -- apparently the number has been reassigned to a totally different pattern -- for a Mists of Avalon costume. I picked the patternMessage 4 of 7 , Apr 3, 2013View SourceYes, Simplicity 3663 was -- apparently the number has been reassigned to a totally different pattern -- for a "Mists of Avalon" costume. I picked the pattern at the time because it had a sleeve style that I liked and seemed perfect for a trim I'd made and then needed somethign to sew it on. (I do that a lot: embroider a length or two of trim without having any clue what garment it will end up attached to.)
Here is a link to the sketch I made of the dress when I was first testing ideas for it. (It's just the drawing that came with the pattern, colorized.)
I have a couple of photos of the dress itself, too, in my Photobucket library. I don't know if it shows well in the photo, but there is a narrow undersleeve to fake the look of a full kirtle underneath. (I live in a hot part of the US, and a full kirtle would have been too much.) I made the yoke of the same fabric as the rest of the dress (royal blue linen) rather than a constrast fabric, so the yoke itself right now is fairly unobtrusive.
I think a V-neckline (that is one of the options for a real bliaut, right?) may be the easiest to do starting from what I currently have, although I do like keyhole necklines. I'll play around with sketches a bit and see what I can come up with.
Thanks muchly for the advice.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "otsisto" <otsisto@...> wrote:
> Simplicity 3663
> Mist of Avalon mini TV series.
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- can you lay another pattern under the offending yoke section that has the proper neckline you want and re-cut from there? A little Frankenblauit but itMessage 5 of 7 , Apr 6, 2013View Sourcecan you lay another pattern under the "offending" yoke section that
has the proper neckline you want and re-cut from there? A little
"Frankenblauit" but it could work.
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