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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!!!

~Lucrezia
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:iconjannaaikadeja:
jannaaikadeja Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Student General Artist
do you know where i can buy such of those things?
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:iconladylucrezia:
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.
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:iconjannaaikadeja:
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
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
You're welcome.
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:iconfayevalentine121:
FayeValentine121 Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Absolutely gorgeous! You look amazing!
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
Thankeh :)
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:iconstarbright2040:
starbright2040 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Gorgeous!!!
I know that probably took forever, but it was time well spent!!!!!!
:blowkiss:
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Yeah, and it's still being beaded to death :faint:
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:iconcrescentbunny:
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 :)
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:iconcrayons95:
crayons95 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Is it german?
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
This is a Spanish (not historically accurate) gown, as my character is from Spain :)
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:iconcrayons95:
crayons95 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Ooooooooooooh... What period (of time that is.)?
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Mid to late 1500s.
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:iconcrayons95:
crayons95 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Oh, so rennasaunce or medieval! Allthough it looks more rennasaunce. Please forgive my spelling.
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Renaissance :)
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:iconcrayons95:
crayons95 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
That's cool! I like the renaissance!
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:iconjussac:
Jussac Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
..a stunning outfit my lady lucrezia! You did yourself proud!

de Jussac
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:iconamritsar:
Amritsar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
That is INSANE! Awesome work. That's just beautiful. (I can't imagine anyone would have the patience to work on that kind of thick fabric with all that detail, but good thing some do, otherwise we wouldn't be graced with lovely work like this.) :worship: And congratulations on Runner Up!
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
I wish I had done a better job on the finishing of this outfit, and that the bodice would fit better, but oh well :) It looks pretty and is fun to wear, so it's all good.
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:iconamritsar:
Amritsar Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
It's still beautiful. ^^
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:iconmiss-domenica:
miss-domenica Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006
That is really, really, really gorgeous.
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:iconda-coppa-one:
da-coppa-one Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006
:wow:OMG!!!
This is so wonderful!!!!
the gown looks like you must've taken forever to plan and execute it... SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
:heart::heart::heart:
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:iconhaldir-o-lorien:
Haldir-o-Lorien Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006   Photographer
Now this is what I call ... art. WOW.
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:iconmareth:
Mareth Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006  Student General Artist
:faint: WOW. You did an INCREDIBLE job with this!!! It puts my meager sewing skills to shame. >____< It must have cost you SO much though... but it's totally worth it!! :D Looove it.
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:iconmegamijadeheart:
MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Congratulations on getting runner up in the costume contest! You definitely deserved it ^_~
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DuncanOShea Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Simply delightful, Milady! Well done!

Perchance we might meet at Pennsic some day... when and if I can afford it. :)

Kindest regards from:

Lord Duncan O'Shea
Barony of Unser Hafen,
Kingdom of the Outlands. (although I haven's been playing in the SCA for a while. ;) )
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:iconcoffee-eggs-bacon:
Coffee-eggs-bacon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
You should have won.
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:iconhivemind-inc:
Hivemind-Inc Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's absolutely stunning! :clap:
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Thanks!
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:iconevil-urd:
Evil-Urd Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
This costume is pure awesome, so many details here and there. :wow:
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Thank ya :D
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:iconcjrogers1993:
cjrogers1993 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Look! You're a finalist! : [link]
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:iconcjrogers1993:
cjrogers1993 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Look! You're a finalist! : [link]
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Wheee! :D
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:iconohnojaylo:
ohnojaylo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Professional General Artist
yeah where'd you get the fabric?
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
Joann's in the upholstery fabric section.
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Dude, I've found great fabric in joann's (and worked in one, as well!) but I can NEVER find nice tapestry stuff in RED!
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:iconohnojaylo:
ohnojaylo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
you keep saying that! I never find this stuff there! You must have the one magical joann's with everything!
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
I am LOVING that tapestry fabric!! Where did you get it??
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
Joann's in the upholstery fabric section.
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:iconajangelique:
AJAngelique Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*low whistle* impressive!
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:iconfreshwatermermaid:
FreshwaterMermaid Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Awesome halloween costume Pam! ^_^
I'ma wench and I'll be showing some pics soon. :)
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:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
Spiffeh!
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