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Final Checklist aka did I get it all done

Prior to Feb 27th- take classes on pertinent stuff (braies and button making): yes research outfit components: yes Mod/draft patterns: yes shop stash to pick out and prep materials: yes order other materials (feathers and shoe making things): yes make some decorative items (hat/pouch jewels and gown trim) Between Feb 27th …

Mash-up Side laced Doublet

Originally I had planned on making the doublet from the same white fabric as the hose. With one line of embroidery down the center. The embroidery is an image I created based off the design in the portrait of Henry VIII. However - I apparently didn't have that much white fabric. I did have a bunch of black. So I decided to mashup the photo of the …

Inspiration and biblios

I have only started wearing and learning about Tudor fashion in the past 3 years or so. I am currently learning to differentiate between Henrician, Elizabethan, late and early Tudor. When to wear a French Hood or a flat cap. Much of my inspiration for the past three years (to my tailor's dismay) has been from Pinterest. For this ensemble, my …

The Final Sprint and Crossing the Finish Line

I made it! The past week has been a blur of sewing. My fingertips are slightly numb from all the sewing, my craft area is a huge mess, and I have SO. MUCH. homework to do this weekend, but I did it! I managed to get a complete outfit in 30 days. That may not seem like much compared to the fact that I can churn out a rectangular constructed under …

Fancy Hat

I totally lost track and forgot to post yesterday but I got the hat made and I'm pretty impressed with it actually. It doesn't look at spiffy sitting on the desk but then my model put it on and wow, I patted myself on the back a little. It still needs the spoon put on the front but here is the pic of the hat on the desk. And wow there is …

Keep the boy in clean drawers

Can I just say that I'm super happy with the final version of the shirt? I am. The test version was - meh. Collar and cuffs were... unremarkable. So I changed them . And I mostly hand sewed the final shirt. (I attached the collar and cuffs with machine because I was worried about seam strength). Anyway without further ado - lowkey fancy shirt: …

And Finished!!!

Well, that's been one hell of a month. I have sworn in at least 3 languages, I have stuck myself repeatedly with pins, I have run out of materials, but I am happy with what I have accomplished. Despite the setbacks and issues I ran into, this has been great fun. I really wanted to challenge myself with this, and feel I achieved what I wanted…