giovedì 27 marzo 2014

Medieval dress "Igraine" tutorial

Hello ladies! Spring has officially come but the heavy rain of these made me think of winter :(
I  had enough time to start and complete a new medieval dress using the remaining burgundy fabric of my renaissance skirt. I used the Simplicity pattern 4940, designed by Andrea Schewe. The dresses displayed on the pattern remind a lot the Lord of the Rings costumes worn by Eowyn and Arwen. For my dress I chose the A model, inspired to Eowyn, and I want to use it for my personal project dedicated to Arthurian legends (that's why I called it Igraine).

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Since I used a remaining fabric I didn't spend too much for this project and I had to buy the lace only. I took my inspiration from a gothic dress of mine (I admit) and I changed a little the pattern project since my dress doesn't have the collar and I avoided sleeves lining. The dress construction has been really simple even if I had some problems with the back due to the fabric, so I won't bother you too much. After cutting the pieces of the dress I started putting them together with the baste stitch and I've to admit this process took me a while since the pieces were really long. 
The sleeves have been easier to sew than I thought and I'm pretty satisfied :)

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As final touch I added black lace all around the sleeves and the neckline.

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The finished dress on.

What do you think?

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