January 13, 2013
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!
Virtue Alone Invincible
February 24, 2010
November 18, 2010
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.
It's always bunnies.
June 7, 2010
Ladycat, there is a book titled “The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress.” I might be worth a look. It is avaliable on Amazon.com here:
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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