[LMB] OT: Making a dress
RPruehs at BROOKSUPG.COM
Thu Aug 8 19:34:30 BST 2019
> That's great! A much more relatable answer than mine.
> I also wish I could see the cotehardie, but I realize that's
> probably impossible.
> Did she do the undercoats and shift as well, or get commercial
> make-dos for all that so it would fit a semester? Spin silk
> embroidery thread for ornementation or just be careful of
> brands, color, and fiber?
>(I'm not a fiber artist and geek, no, not me!)
I'll see if I can get pictures. Ellen's sister may have some.
We are all members of the Michigan / Pentamere branches of the Society for Creative Anachronism, so I'm pretty sure Ellen already had all the appropriate underpinnings (although I know she has spun silk embroidery floss). I haven't seen that dress lately, but IIRC there wasn't much if any ornamentation except maybe for the buttons. She wanted that fabric to stand on its own. With every right - it's lovely.
Unfortunately, this is the final week of the Pennsic War, which is why most of our SCA friends are out of town...
Ree, embroidery geek (and apprentice)
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