Dress of the Court of Saxony

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Ari’s Dress ToDo

[updating as progress occurs] (done) The placket is two layers of white linen (the colored part will be appliqued on the top part later). Sew all along the outside edge of the placket and turn it inside out. Press it flat and then hand finish […]

Patterning done

A few weeks ago I patterned Ari in some scrap linen. Tonight I traced Ari’s pattern onto poster board and added seam allowance. All pieces got seam allowance of 1/2 inch on all sides and the placket also got an addition 1 inch on each […]

HRM Arianwen’s Saxony Dress

Diary started July 28, 2010 Dress Finished: September 30, 2010 Summary Her Royal Highness Arianwen (soon to be Majesty) has expressed Her desire to wear a dress of the court of Saxony at the Tournament to determine Their Heirs. I am please to have been […]

Post ID: 104

Woot! Lower sleeves went together very quickly. These have straight “hedgehogs”** unlike the upper sleeves where the top “hedgehogs” followed the curve of the armcye. All said I think it took 2-3 hours to do both sleeves and to re-do the gold part that goes […]

Post ID: 103

It’s not going as quickly now that there’s not an immediate looming deadline.. but it is going. The bodice it now completely attached to the skirt. The part across the front where there is no bodice is attached to a piece of wool and then […]

Post ID: 99

On Sunday Ysabella had Mari come and teach a class on German’s. Nice class. Lots of pictures. Mostly confimations of things I’d come to understand. The class gave me time to finish with attaching the gold trim. It’s all nice and flat. On Monday night […]

Post ID: 97

Last night I trimmed about 1.5″-1.75″ off the bottom of the bodice all around and then finished that edge. Since I’m going to be attaching cartridge pleats I needed a finished edge. The plan for tonight is to re-attach the gold trim along the front […]

Post ID: 96

I started the weekend with a finished dress and finished the weekend with a couple of bags of pieces of dress. It’s like a deconstructed german dress 🙂 I tried the dress on and both Edith and Sefa agreed that the bodice needed to be […]