Hello Everyone! Time to put all the pieces of my Renaissance Costume together! Just in time for a Really Awesome Costume and Craft link-up!
I am featuring Simplicity Pattern #3809.
My tutorial is really in four parts, here's the round up:
My first post is all about the Renaissance Faire and how to choose styles and colors for your costume. You can read all the details here. Once you have your material, pre-wash all fabrics that are not dry cleanable before cutting.
Order your notions online, it will save you lots of headaches. This pattern calls for a LOT of notions. It's much easier to order with a click of a button than to spend hours in line at the fabric store.
The Chemise was rather simple to construct, it only took about two hours to sew. I love the gathers this design has on the sleeve. I have lots of short cuts and tips, be sure to check out the full tutorial by clicking on the subtitle above.
On to the skirt! It's a rather simple one, only three pieces. However, I love making things even easier than they already are. I made an elastic waist instead of the set in waistband. There is also a mistake in the manufacture's instructions, be sure and find out what it is before you start cutting! Here's the complete Skirt story!
By far the most difficult piece to construct is the Corset. It is supposed to fit very tightly which can cause some alteration issues on the pattern. Once you have a good fitting muslin (which is used as the inter-lining), it's really not that tough to construct, but it is definitely a bit time consuming.
Don't let the boning or the grommets scare you away from making one your self! Click here for the complete tutorial.
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