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Italian renaissance Costume Challenge 2015- Full Final write up

Layer 1: Chemise My chemise was loosely based on an extant example found in Museo del Prato , which is described as “suitable for wearing with a squared necked petticoat.” The design is one I have used previously based on … Continue reading

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Beading beading beading

So my darling husband bought me some trim from a local medieval faire, that while pretty and the right colour for the outfit he knew I was planning, was not quite accurate to the era design wise. I have decided … Continue reading

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It’s been so long, but I am back! IRCC5!

I have been so naughty not posting on here as I should be, But you know, life gets busy. I have been sewing, quite a lot actually. I have entered the IRCC for a 5th year in a row. I … Continue reading

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Have been busy busy sewing many many things

well I am progressing well on my IRCC4 pieces. I spent many many many hours on my over gown, and have completed it. I am very pleased with how it has turned out, it has to be the best piece … Continue reading

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The lace partlet. Not nearly so difficult.

I have had this lovely piece of about 6″ wide cream lace that has been carefully stashed away for about a year or so.  I have been wanting to take this straight piece of lace and shape it into a … Continue reading

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Embroidery is so NOT my thing!

Well I have finished the embroidery on the drawers,. It’s done. I am definitely not saying it’s good, in fact I think it’s pretty bad, but I am happy I stuck with it and did it.   Today I need … Continue reading

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IRCC4 and so I begin….

Even though I said I wouldn’t, I caved at the last gasp and signed up to take part in the The Fourth Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge . This is the fourth time I have taken part and I thought … Continue reading

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