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I had a really nice day at the faire.  I wore my peasant dress, which is not finished, but wearable which is all it really needed to be.  I wish I could have gotten the guard on the skirt, some sleeves, an apron, and a proper coif, but in the end it didn't matter.  I bought a really nice pendant with a beautiful sparkly green stone (no clue what it actually is) and a ceramic goblet.  There is nothing period about either of them, but they are pretty. 

I did go talk to the people at the SCA booth.  I put my name on the contact list for the new-comers meeting and chatted a little bit.  We'll see where this goes. :)

My pictures are here, though I think both the dress and I looked much better in person. 
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The first run of this I did a bodice and skirt and I pointed the bodice, mostly because I can't figure out how to make a bodice that is straight across comfortable.  The edge digs into my belly that way.  So after looking at the source images and what other people have done I am rethinking that choice.  I am currently leaning toward a kirtle that is A-line in the front and pleated in the back.  The over dress would probably have a waist seam since it will have an open skirt.  That just makes more sense to me.  I'm not really sure how period the A-line kirtle is for 1560/70s, but the images don't really rule it out either.  Those silly aprons make it hard to know anything of what's going on at the waist.   I know I don't want a pointed bodice and I can't get the straight across waist to be comfortable and I think the A-line gowns are really pretty.  So I will probably mock that up soon.     
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I am not going to make an Italian dress instead.  Back to the Flemish plan.

So I took a look at the insides of my green kirtle bodice and I think the wrinkle was caused by the top fabric shifting as I put in the eyelets.  I tried to fuss with it and fix it, but since there's no shifting the fabric around the eyelets, I'm pretty much SOL on that account.  Which is fine because the  bodice is too short on the sides and the shoulder straps are messed up anyway.  I was also not crazy about my color scheme - the blue and the green made the whole thing really cold and in most of the pictures they are warm.  That could very well be artistic license, and it just didn't feel right.

So I ordered four yards of this tonight and I'm going to make a new kirtle out of it.  The over dress will still be blue.  That's kind of a crazy color combo, but that's totally period.  :)  

Until that fabric gets here I can work on fitting a new kirtle bodice and even the over gown once I get the under bodice fitted. 

I am excited about this again. 
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I am very seriously considering making an Italian style peasant dress instead of the Flemish style I planned on.  Because I'm difficult like that. 

I love the pleating on the green linen kirtle I made, but the bodice leaves much to be desired.  The over gown was supposed to be from this blue cotton stuff that is vaguely like wool and I would use that for the main body of the gown and then use the green linen as a lining and possibly guards.  I will probably dye the yellow linen an orangey color for sleeves or maybe guards and do the sleeves in green.  (Here's all the fabric together.)  I can't decide.

Have I mentioned I need to wear this June 22? ;)

Edit:  I would do green guards and orange sleeves.  I do not want to steal Jen Thompson's color scheme.  :)

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