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I have seen many loose overgowns or coats, both in portraiture and on costumers.  They made me think that it might be nice someday to make a loose gown to wear around camp as lazy garb when I am just …

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I have entered the Realm of Venus Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge again! Lately I have made several outfits that were pretty much directly based off of one specific painting, so this time I am going to go wild and grab elements …

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I have long admired the purse in Realm of Venus‘s extant garments collection, for it’s giggle factor and unusual shape. I think I was rather confused about its purpose: for some reason I thought that the shaped section must be …

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Done! Mostly done anyways.  There are several changes I would still like to make, like adding some red silk for contrast in the hat band, and a simple codpiece for the pants.  But for the purposes of the challenge, I …

IRCC II: Complete Read More »

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Submitted another IRCC II update, but I think I will hold off on reposting it here since it would just be redundant.  However, I do have something new and shiny to show off: A portrait miniature necklace!  There are many …

IRCC II: Portrait Miniature Necklace Read More »

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Buttons: I got the white silk lining sewn into the red doublet, and after puzzling over what buttons I wanted, made and attached buttons down the front. I based my buttons off of the crimson doublet on page 20 of …

IRCC II: Buttons, Jerkin, and Bonnet Read More »

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I wrote up an update for IRCC II, but realized that I am a bit behind here.  After I finished my delightfully successful mock up with the blue doublet, I went ahead and cut out the pattern pieces for the …

IRCC II: Doublet Progress Read More »

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So last week I posted about how I was re-sizing my SO’s slightly too small doublet to fit me. I have finished, and here are the results: I have a new doublet :3

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I have my doublet pattern mostly worked out I think.  I draped a new pattern out on my sort of dress form, and assuming that it turns out successfully, it is definitely a super fast way to make new patterns.  …

IRCC II: Patterning Read More »

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So I am participating in this year’s Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge hosted by Realm of Venus. I was really bummed last year when I found out about the contest just a smidge too late to join. Lame! And it would …

IRCC II: Planning Read More »

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