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I had went many or may not be a stroke of genius last night, which negates that big post about "a plan" that I made...

How could it be anything but awesome if I made my black and gold fabric into a version of The Darnley Portrait gown

But, a doublet gown made of black 100% polyester brocade is not really good idea of an August Renaissance faire trip.  So for Bristol, I will probably make a gown inspired by this.  I have the red velvet, which I was planning on using in an Italian doublet gown, but I'm not terrible excited by the idea of that project right now anyway.  And there's always more velvet to be had if I want to make it in the future. 

The real trick is that I want to make both of those gowns as well as this and this by Costume Con next year.  For me, that is  A LOT, especially with two gowns from periods I've never done before.  But I have convinced myself I need all of them, so I'm going to give it a shot. ;) 

Date: 2008-07-16 09:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm with you on the NUMBER of gowns I have planned to make between now and next summer! Three of those are 18th century ones - two for my mum and sister and one for me.

BTW that kind of fabric for that particular gown is the sort I've been looking for but I think I have found the fabric I want!

Date: 2008-07-16 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooooh love love love the red velvet. The sleeves in the portrait are yummy too.

Date: 2008-07-16 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Personally, the Darnley Portrait has always been one of my favorite images of Elizabeth. We used to have a version of that dress for Mary K at Bristol, but mice got into it over one winter season and it's really not fit to wear any more.

Date: 2008-07-16 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So that is what happened to it...I was wondering after using it for costume lecture.

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