This is where I keep track of current and upcoming projects!
This will be a black velvet fitted gown with gold satin ribbon for the New York Renaissance Faire.
Goal: August 2015
I like the idea of having gloves to go with my court gown. There’s an extant pair with blackwork cuffs that I can’t find pictures of but there’s a pattern for them in Patterns of Fashion 4 by Janet Arnold. I’m going to choose a blackwork pattern from A Schole-House for the Needle (1632), and I have some black and white silk thread to use. I think these are going to be my in-character project for the Faire this summer, so it doesn’t super matter when I finish them.
I learned this year that I don’t have any Renaissance garb that I can wear in good historical conscience other than my big gown, which is not great for camping or non-formal events. I’d like to make a kirtle, fitted gown, and waistcoat using patterns from The Tudor Tailor, and maybe another coif and hat.
These small pincushions hang from the waist by a ribbon or chain. I bought the ring ages ago but I haven’t made my pin-ball because I can’t decide what to put on it! I would like to have it for when I visit Williamsburg with my class in November.
Chemise á la Reine
I want to make this mostly because of this portrait. It has two things that you’ll notice are a common thread in my work: red accessories and giant curly hair. No idea WHEN I’m going to make this, but I’ve started looking around for fabric. And the construction should be pretty easy. I like the idea of a more casual 18th century style, though it’s too late for me to wear at work. I can wear it or events and stuff.
Regency Open Robe
I have never been able to figure out what what museum this is in; any info would be great. I love the use of sari fabric, and the bright colours (there are so many white Regency dresses out there, some variety is always nice!)
This will be kind of a fun random silly project, but I think I could rock it. I think the high waist and the shape of the breeches will be flattering on me, and I already have Charles II hair! And of course I always want an excuse to wear silk and lace.