Saturday, April 23, 2011

Camicia half way done

I have the camicia half way done. All it needs are side seams and sleeve openings with cuffs and lace. Neckline is done and trimmedI had forgotten what a game it is to work with 8mm habatai silk. I made the front and back panels much fuller this time so I would have a little more opacity at the open V-front.

Here is the inspiration picture and here is the plan drawing:

The fabric arrived and here is some of what is going on in the sewing studio:

Drafting patterns

New back piece for the gown

 Habatai silk, gown lining, brick fabric for petticoat, 3 pomanders inspiration picture and drawing.

Design notes for alterations on a pattern piece

Friday, April 22, 2011

Italian Renaissance Costume Challenge!

I have created this blog to record my progress through the Italian Renaissance Costume Challenge hosted by the Realm of Venus website. I have 4 months to complete 4 pieces, and have the ambition of doing many more. It has begun. The fabric arrived from FabricGuru the first day of the competition. Excellent. I consider it a good sign. I feel invigorated.