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Creating a Tudor era dress
February 2, 2013
6:22 pm
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I’m in the beginning stages of thinking that I want to create a tudor-style dress. Has anyone attempted to this and if so, how was your experience? I’ve already bought my pattern. Would it be a good idea to create the dress first in a cheaper fabric? And after doing that, maybe create it again in a more appropriate fabric. Your thoughts and suggestions are happily appreciated!

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February 3, 2013
7:57 pm
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Sorry Ladycat can’t help you. Not very good at it. My son came over the other day and asked if I would help him out. He had ripped a button off his jacket. I told him I could help him find the sewing kit. After that my dear, you are on your own.

February 4, 2013
3:11 am
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You may be better googling your local Ren Faire or SCA websites as tjhtend to either make thier own costunes or know a specialist tailor in the area who could help you.

Personally..I’d make a trial in a cheap fabric before attempting anything more serious but then I’m not a dress-maker.

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February 4, 2013
12:24 pm
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Ladycat, there is a book titled “The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress.” I might be worth a look. It is avaliable on here:…..dor+tailor

Regardless, best of luck with your gown. Sewing is not my strong point. I can do it, but I’d rather not! I was desperate once at work, and amazed my co-workers. The button has remained in place.

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