Unsurprisingly, I got myself into a time crunch at the end, and therefore the sleeves are bad. If I wear the dress again, I intend to make new sleeves, this time with the cutouts that are on the original. Also, hopefully less ill-fitting. Besides the sleeves, though, I quite like this outfit -- even if it weighs a ton with all those petticoats!
It's based on this mantle from Nancy Bradfield's Costume in Detail, though the original's made of silk taffeta, and I wanted mine to be more substantial, so I deviated quite a bit in materials! Mine's made of brown cotton velveteen, interlined in cotton flannel, lined in pink cotton, and trimmed in fake fur leftover from the Tudor gown. It was pretty warm; or, at least, I don't think I'd have been any warmer in modern clothes! It was a cold day!
|I am so bad at doing my hair.|
One more thing to post, and then this blog will be up-to-date with my costume pieces. That probably means I should sew something...