I have been in a sewing tizzy. Which I am grateful for, as I was beginning to wonder where I would get energy for. Originally our plans for this years faire garb were to go as pirates, but I just can’t be satisfied with that. I love going as upper class/nobility. So what did I do? I started working on all new matching garb for the family. I have this great hunter green velvet fabric that I purchased from a friend and it has been a godsend. I am so proud to say that so far, all of my projects have been done with materials that I already have on hand!
First up, is Charlotte’s new ren faire dress 🙂
Squee! I love baby clothes. So little and cute and easy to make.
Next up is my husbands new doublet. Same hunter green fabric, and all made with the fabric I have on hand. It is not completely finished as I have to go get the clasps for the front closures, AND grommet the sides. I need him to put it on so I can mark the grommets. But my husband has a seriously weird body, hence the grommets on the side. I love the way it turned out. I had to draft the pattern based off of last years doublet since I could not find the pattern ANYWHERE! But it looks good to me!
Now, my gown I have not started yet, as I do not know what my measurements will be after the baby is born. But more than likely, I will be making the skirt ahead of time, as I can always adjust the waist band. I can also start on the sleeves which will be italian inspired. Yes I know, italian inspired sleeves on a tudor gown? Weird. And I do need to go out and purchase some cotton fabric to make my partlet blouse.
I am now about to start on my hat, which I have been very excited to work on. So more pictures to come soon! Happy sewing!