|Quite possibly the worst sleeves I've ever made--but then again, this was quickly whipped up more than a year ago.|
|Look at all that fullness in the bodice! It made me look round all over.|
|The armscye was too narrow for the sleeve cap, causing strange puckering.|
This was a great choice for re-making because to me, it's just such a versatile piece. In terms of a costume, it's historically ambiguous, and I could get away with a lot: a ghost, a girl from Pre-Raphealite art, Game of Thrones/Fantasy, biblical, antiquity, and my favorite, a saint!
|The effect of the sleeve ruching.|
|YES! Look at that sleeve! Still not perfect, but much better!|
|Ack! My dress is a bit twisted...where's a lady's maid when you need one?|
Just the facts:
Fabric: Cotton/Poly sheet with damask motif
Year: Based on paintings from the early 15th century depicting biblical events, so a bit historically ambiguous.Notions: Thread
How historically accurate?: At best, 25%. Points lost for the poly/cotton sheet, the machine stitching, the poly thread. The design itself is based off paintings of the early 15th century depicting biblical events, so it's a 15th century interpretation of biblical dress.Hours to complete: About 3
First worn: For a project in Spring 2012, but now it will hopefully worn to an upcoming Medieval Fair at the Cloisters (NY).Total cost: Free!