Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sewing for friends

When I haven't been keeping Nehemiah alive and working out I've been sewing.

I sewed this gown for my friend Sigrid who will step up as Queen in April. My good friend Tom fought for her and will be King at that time as well. She wanted to wear 14th c. clothing to match him and I got together with her after Christmas to get measurements and shop for fabric.

The black gown is made out of a luscious linen that is just flowy and perfect for layering and wearing during the summer when they will be attending wars.

The gown is fitted and laced up the front and the sleeves are closed with cloth buttons. I'm really pleased with how well it fits and Sigrid, while getting used to how fitted it is, likes it.

To go over the gown I constructed a houpeland out of a cotton brocade that was donated by my friend Eleanor.  The fabric is really elegant and reads well across the room.  I had to piece the ever living crap to get enough fabric to make it look right.  I'm really pleased with it.

Currently I'm altering a gold linen gown to make it fitted and laced up the front instead of the back.  It took me an afternoon to do the bulk of the sewing and I have the lacing cord and lacing holes left. 

I delivered a black and white herringbone overgown at Flesh Wound, which I don't have pictures of yet.  Maybe I can convince her to model it at Bardic Madness.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such lovely work. Sigrid looked fab at Twelfth Night.