Ready For A New Challenge

Hello All, my name is Jolene. My SCA Name is Onara Frizzel. I’ve been a basic sewer. So with some encouragement, I decided to challenge myself.

Purchased pattern from Etsy.

I’m planning on using a purchased pattern for a 16th century Kirtle. I am using linen for my outfit. I love purple, so I’m raiding my stash for dress. The chamise I originally thought I would have a white one. Then I saw the beautiful silver linen online. I was enthralled. So that’s the color I’m going with.

Purple linen and Silver linen. Oh boy!!

I want to do a bunch of embellishments. I usually make very plain garb. I want to broaden my repertoire. Embroidery or beading would be new for my garb.

I have no real reference other than the style of dress and my personal attraction to the color palette.

I’m looking forward to completing this challenge!

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2 Responses to Ready For A New Challenge

  1. Fionna Goodburne MacNicol says:

    Hi Onara! I am Fionna, one of the judges. Are you interested in 16th century clothing for your persona or is this something to stretch your boundaries and explore for fun? If you are interested in diving down the rabbit hole and would like some good sources for research and documentation, I can recommend some. If you just want a pretty dress, that’s OK, too. I am looking forward to watching your progress!

  2. Beatrice Domenici della Campana says:

    Hi, Onara! I’m Beatrice, one of the judges for your group! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

    What pattern is it that you’re using? I’m guessing those first photos came from the pattern source, but I’d love to see more information on the pattern itself.

    Also, what made you decide on linen for your fabrics? What weight are your two linens? Are they the same, or different weights/weaves?

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