Thursday, 24 February 2011

Another layer of onion!

Another day, another layer, this one sits on top of all of the undergarmets, ties up at the front and tucks under the front of the corset.
Im not sure why i did it in red, suppose i just wanted to give it abit of colour, something more rich looking......even though you won't see it.....still, i think it looks alot better than if i were to make the hooped skirt, this skirt looks alot more fuller, and thicker. It makes the wearer look rich another to buy and wear layers and layers of fabric.

There is also a wooden busk down the front of the corset that keeps the bodice straight and stiff, this i had to make myself............well actually, i didn't make it, this would actually involve me using a drill and would no doubt end in me drilling a hole through my furniture or sawing a finger off.
So i went for the old victorian alternative and used a wooden ruler, its pretty much the same measurements and is very handy for those times when i need to draw a straight line or measure things........hey would you look at that, there's a ruler in my bosom!!!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Tudor corset and posable me!

The corset for the under garmets is finished, and here it is below. This is the original corset that goes with the shift, bumrole and hooped skirt which i will not be using. Looks alot more tudory (without sounding like a spanner).

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Bumroles and Petticoats!

Well so far i have managed to complete the shift and bumrole for the undergarmets of my tudor dress.....

Here they are above with the Georgian corset i created a few months back, im not using the georgian corset but i wanted to see potentially what it may look like.
Ive decided against a hooped farthingale, again i think they make the dress look thin, flimsy and......well abit crappy looking, so insted ive gone for skirt layering, in which i have created a drawstring petticoat to rest on top of the bumrole.
Here it is below with moi in it, looking very frizzy!

Complete with tudor washing machine..

Saturday, 5 February 2011

My new years Resolution!!

One of the things i would love to achieve this year is to make a life size tudor dress, complete with under thingys (corset, shift etc)
Dunno what id do with it after, probly prance around the house a bit in it, take a few good photos.........then probly sell it. Yes as you can see already i am obsessed with the tudor period, and i feel that until i make this dress, run around in it and feel like a princess just for a couple of minutes, ill never get it out of my system.
I have the whole of 2011 to complete it, theres no rush to get everything straight away, so it wont be expensive. I have already chosen my fabrics, although they bound to change at some point. im just itching to go, lol!
The patterns i am using are Both by Simplicity.

Not so sure on the hoop skirt yet, on some dresses ive seen, the hoops on the skirt can be seen on the outside, and makes the dress look like crap bought off Ebay.
I plan on making some petticoats to thicken the skirt, and the bumrole should help too.
Anyways we shall see..........but in the mean time, watch this space!