Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I had the evening to myself...

So I played dress-up!

[looking over these pictures, my time would perhaps have been better spent making use of the iron!]

The first piece of real person clothing I ever sewed was a Renaissance-style dress, made for the part of Audrey, the "country wench," in Shakespeare's As You Like It. After that, I fell in love with costumes, and found several ways to reuse my lace-up overdress pattern in different forms.

The chemise I wore this evening was made for my foray into 1600's style for a part in Moliere's The School for Husbands. That costume was a bit more complex, with a bum roll and steel-enforced corset.

I don't plan to wear this outfit to work tomorrow, but it was a nice way to spend an evening!

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At September 13, 2007 at 2:17 PM , Blogger somepinkflowers said...

a bum roll
a steel-enforced corset!

very interesting, wowow!

i can sew on a button...

did they iron things in the 1600s?

At July 9, 2008 at 11:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow i'm jelous i'm really in to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, atm

At September 24, 2008 at 4:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

how did u make it?

At November 22, 2008 at 8:23 PM , Blogger Amanda May said...

I used Simplicity pattern 7756 (can't find it on simplicity.com, but saw several for sale on etsy and ebay if you're interested. The pattern is actually for a complete overdress and I adapted it to just make the top part. If making it again, I would lengthen it a little, forgot about that the first time and now the tabs at the waist are a little high. Sorry about the delayed response, hope you check back!

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