16th Century, Costumes, Elizabethan, Juan de Alcega Tailor's Pattern Book, Patterns, The Week in Review

WiR: A Pair of 16th Century Silk Damask Sleeves

The main project this week was revising my 16th-century sleeve pattern and making up a pair of test sleeves. I was not happy with how my sleeves turned out in the caramel wool petticoat bodies. Some of that was from how thin and lightweight the fabric was, and some of it was from the pattern… Read More WiR: A Pair of 16th Century Silk Damask Sleeves

16th Century, Black Silk Taffeta Kirtle, Costumes, The Week in Review

Week in Review: Silk Taffeta Kirtle and Passementerie

This week I finished pad stitching the silk taffeta kirtle interlinings and basted the outer fabric in place. I popped it on the dress form with pins holding it together to see how it looked. The 3 layers of canvas at the front (which may be overkill) plus the pad stitching gives it lots of… Read More Week in Review: Silk Taffeta Kirtle and Passementerie

The Week in Review, Things for the Shop

Week in Review: Worked on the Taffeta Kirtle – Organize Costume Projects and Silk

Let’s just get this out of the way first, silk damask photos:                 These will be turned into sleeves, purses, and pouches for the Etsy shop. Sewing This is prototype pouch version one, it is lined in silk taffeta and decorated with handmade silk tassels. I’m still deciding… Read More Week in Review: Worked on the Taffeta Kirtle – Organize Costume Projects and Silk