Well it took me an extra couple of days to snap some pictures (and they are not very good ones) of my new garb. I wanted to wear these items at May Crown this weekend, but we are staying home, I am making a sad face right now...
Oh well, that is life, perhaps I will get my husband and son into their new garb at some point between my husband's overtime shifts this weekend so I can get some pictures of them too. I made each of them a spiffy new tunic, we are calling them "court garb" because they are fancy compared to the first simple tunics I made them last month. But just in case I don't get a photo-op here are a couple of old pics of the pieces before they were completed.
|My son's tunic WIP|
|My hubby's tunic WIP|
My new outfit was intended to be fancy like theirs, but somewhere along the way it turned out sort of plain. I think it was my choice of trim, I had some neutral colored felt in my stash and I was being cheap and lazy so I used it to do the edges. I was fully intending to cut it down and cover it with woven trim, but I didn't get around to weaving any, maybe I still will, we shall see. For now it is totally wearable as is.
Jessamyn's Closet). Clothing seemed pretty unisex during this period, so I figured I could get away with this for myself, and although it turned out a little shorter than I wanted, it is actually just like the one in this image. The buttons are all hand sewn from scrap fabric, I embroidered the neckline of the fringed pellote, and I even hand sewed the 48 eyelets (well with my cheater method of setting metal eyelets first and then covering them with embroidery floss) at the back of the underdress. I think my favorite part is actually the armpit gores, I made them in the red linen so they pop next to the "brocade." The head covering in these pics is a black silk scarf I picked up for $2 at the Fremont Market, I think I like it better than a white head linen, but I may try out my veils just to be sure.
I have to admit I like this outfit, but I am not 100% happy with it, mostly because I couldn't get a large enough piece of linen. I am tall, nearly 6' and I don't like the length of the saya on me, it was supposed to be a full 6" longer, it should pool at my feet and really show up under the fringed hem of the outer dress. I bought what the fabric store had left of this linen and it was not even two full yards, I guess all things considered it turned out decent and I shouldn't complain, but I will anyway, 'cause that is how I roll!