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October 29, 2006
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Red Tapestry Ensemble by ladylucrezia Red Tapestry Ensemble by ladylucrezia
I'm adding this to the costume contest by request of :icondedredhed: It was originally posted here: [link]

Tada!! It's all finished now, yaaay! I may still add some beads n' stuff, but in general, it's done! I got to show it off on Sept 30 to the Michigan Ren Fest (on the day I traditionally celebrate my b-day), and it was such a hit! I hadn't finished the sleeves until midway through the day though, so I was literally sitting in a shop handsewing the sleeves together :b Anywho, details!

Fabrics: Red cotton velveteen, red/black/antique gold tapestry, red cotton broadcloth, gold metallic trim
Beads: 1/4 inch pearls, red bugle beads (in 2 sizes), seed pearls, gold seed beads

The ensemble is made up of the beaded tapestry forepart sewn to red broadcloth panels making up the rest of the underskirt, a knife-pleated velveteen overskirt with wide gold trim, a side-lacing bodice (that I need to either fix or replace, but most likely replace) lined with broadcloth and boned at the side seams with 1/2 inch cable ties, and velveteen oversleeves made up of 4 panels beaded together with pearls and attached to the shoulders with gold and black rose (cameo styled) buttons. The hat [link] was made from the same written pattern used by the Queen's guards at MRF (it's fully lined and made up of 6 pieces). I designed the patterns for the bodice and sleeves, followed written instructions (sent by my friend Kathy [link] ) to make the overskirt, and used pattern #4090 (I think...I can't remember right now) for the underskirt.

I have enough velveteen to make myself a new bodice and another pair of sleeves :D Huzzah!

Pic (c) Lord Keith
Garb design (c) ME!!!

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jannaaikadeja Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Student General Artist
do you know where i can buy such of those things?
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Honestly I don't know where someone could buy good quality renaissance court gowns. It's more of a find someone who knows how to sew and does commissions, or learn it yourself kind of deal. That's how I've made all mine, but I am unable to do commissions.
jannaaikadeja Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Student General Artist
ohw hehe you're right :D hmm thank you very much for the tip :D
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
You're welcome.
FayeValentine121 Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Absolutely gorgeous! You look amazing!
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
Thankeh :)
starbright2040 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
I know that probably took forever, but it was time well spent!!!!!!
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Yeah, and it's still being beaded to death :faint:
CrescentBunny Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Hobbyist
Everything about it is amazing, no wonder it was a hit! I only have one problem.....the muddy street makes me cry hahaha! Awww look at it all over the bottom of your magnificent piece ;_; I hope it washed out :)
crayons95 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Is it german?
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