It’s done, it’s done!
I finished the full Elizabethan ensemble (it does need some ruffs but that is for another day) for my friend’s birthday/Gift-mas/every other holiday in the world for the next 300 years. I am now going to sleep the sleep of the dead.
So starting with the bottom layers:
Linen/cotton blend shirt with reinforced french seams. Cranberry wool skirt with tucked hem, a pocket and fingerloop braided closing.
Unboned green wool kirtle, french seamed skirt, 2 pockets. All hand sewn eyelets and finger loopbraid for the lacing. Goose green linen apron.
English fitted gown based off of the Tudor Tailor, main body pattern from the block I drafted for her, lined with a warm brown linen/rayon blend.
Hand sewn red wool purse with fingerloop braid strings and hand made tassels. The belt is a 2 dollar thrift store find that I painted and aged a bit with acrylics to look more Elizabethan. Not pictured is a hand sewn linen coif with a little bit of insertion work along the top seam.