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Green Silk Tudor Gown with Train

Green Silk Tudor Gown Side Front

Here is a run down of all the layers.

Cotton/linen smock: Machine sewn with hand finished seams and hems.
Cuffs: Machine “blackwork” with silk thread, hand hemmed, they lace on to the smock cuffs with fingerloop braid so I can change them out as needed and wash them separately.
Rust red petticoat: Same one I wear with all my clothing.

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Originally published at Centuries Sewing: Historical Costumes and Clothing. You can comment here or there.

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I’ve been a bit neglectful of posting since I was down to the wire with the Green Tudor Gown. It is and it had its first outing, but I don’t have pictures yet. I have a list of excuses but first and foremost  the temperature has shot up into the mid 80′s. For Florida which is a bit much for this time of year, add to that layers of velvet and silk and I’m looking at one very warm afternoon.

Once I get some time charted out, a good camera and can rope someone into it I will get some pictures taken, hopefully before it hits 90 degrees and I implode.

Now that the Tudor Gown of Doom is out-of-the-way I’ve started fussing with a few more projects. I’m doing more pattern drafting and trying to teach myself grading from a book that gives very little in the way of instructions. If I can get it working to my satisfaction I’ll shoot a video on it, in the hopes it will help someone else.

There is very little grading information on the web that is easy to understand and makes sense. It process isn’t actually hard, move and shift the master pattern around if doing it by hand.

The fuzzy part is the grading rules and where the increases and decreases go. I have a ton of thoughts on this but that will be a post in itself.

 

 

 

 

Originally published at Centuries Sewing: Historical Costumes and Clothing. You can comment here or there.

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In the past 2 weeks I have sew/reconstructed/finished the following:

 

One cotton/linen shift, machine sewn, seams whip stitched down by hand, hand made eyelets and hand finger looped lacing cords.

Took in my farthingale and reboned it with steel wire.

Made a coif with pleated “crispin”.

Patterned and made the Green Tudor stomacher/plackard.

Patterned GT undersleeves and bound them with satin.

Made all the poofs and hand hemmed the cuffs.

Reattached the GT skirt again…

Bound the GT hem in hunter green satin.

Made the sash for the GT.

Attached the large sleeves of doom to the GT.

My deadline is March 10th so I can wear it to the Ren Faire.

 

Originally published at Centuries Sewing: Historical Costumes and Clothing. You can comment here or there.

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