After way too long here is part two of the manteo or petticoat (part 1 written in 2014 can be found here), to recap here is the layout suggestion I ended up using from Alecga. Since my fabric is 60 inches wide I did not need to piece the “B” section and was able to cut it… Read More Juan de Alcega Tailor’s Pattern Book: Manteo or a Skirt of Cloth Part 2 – Construction
I hate making Tudor/Elizabethan smocks and shirts. They are boring, all the rectangles and squares don’t provide much of a technical challenge, save for a bit of fussing when setting in a gusset if you do it by machine. Patterns of Fashion 4 has shown me the charm of a well made smock when bedecked… Read More Make and Mend: Repairing my Torn Smock
See, I told you I have been working on them. Photographic evidence. Which hopefully will never end up being used in any court of law. That would be really weird if it was. Seriously.
I’ve been working on the corset I promise. Scout’s Honor. It is taking me longer then usual because, in a fit of “well it isn’t that much work” I decided to sew the corset, boning channels and eyelets and so forth all by hand with silk thread. This is not so much an exercise in… Read More A Pair of Bodies: Construction Part 2 – Sewing the Boning Channels.
After laying out the fabric I traced my pattern on to the drill and sateen then cut it out. I left all the seam allowances in place (Which I will cut down later then I bind it.) save for the back, which I extended by an inch as I plan to fold that over as… Read More Pair of Bodies: Construction Part 1
After looking through my closet, under the bed and other places that my costume end up hiding I realized I never got around to making a late Elizabethan corset or pair of bodies. A tragedy that must be remedied. The Tudor Tailor book has three or four patterns for late Elizabethan corsets, but as with… Read More A Pair of Bodies