What I'm Wearing
I wore a beautiful sky blue gown gown with a checkered chocolate underskirt. I hand sewed over 900 pearls in gradient sizes on the chocolate underskirt. There are also over 300 smokey quartz beads done in a draped style on the bodice. I wore all the underpinnings, chemise, farthing gale, corset and bumroll.
The hat is blue silk over a fedora that has numerous feathers, lace and chiffon veils attached. My husband is featured in the same blue material tunic. He wasn't willing to wear hose sadly. *winks* He is also dressed in a linen poet style shirt.
Who Made it:
I made it all, his outfit and mine as well. Using a simplicity pattern, discounted upholstery fabric and lots and lots of patience. I actually sat for days while watching my nephew sewing on every pearl by hand.
Tips and Tricks
- I like to make a new gown every other year or so.
- I'm a large woman, so no off the rack clothes for me!
- I prefer to go as a noble woman rather than a wench.
Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Guide, says:"I hand sewed over 900 pearls in gradient sizes on the chocolate underskirt."
That right there; so amazing. The amount of detail put into this dress is simply incredible. And your husband doesn't look half bad, either! I love the fedora and feathers. This is just a top-notch job, here, and formidable inspiration for anyone taking on their own renaissance fair garb projects. Thank you so much for sharing these with us!