Saturday, January 21, 2006

After the Long Break…

I give you the plans for my Tudor undergarments! I now have all the velvet I need to make my Tudor gown, and before I order the brocade I need, it’s officially time to start my undergarments.

I’ve won another gift certificate to www.denverfabrics.com. They stopped doing the drawings for certificates recently…maybe because people like me kept winning over and over again. I ordered some beautiful white handkerchief linen.

I was actually almost ready to start cutting out the chemise pattern my mom brought me from the States. However, once I cracked into the instructions, I realized this wasn’t the kind of chemise I wanted, changed my mind, and ordered the Margo Anderson shift pattern.

An added bonus of this pattern is it comes with several other undergarments, including a great corset pattern. I may or may not make up a version of it. Everyone that uses this pattern seems to rave about it. I could make do with my 18th century corset, but it doesn’t quite look right either.

Before I make it, I need to read a bit more about the corset. I’m not sure it will give me the nice conical Tudor shape. Kendra of démodé made this great version of the pattern.

2 comments:

Sandy said...

Is there anything in the world so wonderful as handkercheif linen?

I have a random question: what pattern did you use for your satin victorian corset? I'm thinking more seriously about giving that period a shot and one of the local fabric stores is going out of business (i.e. selling patterns for cheap.) I was thinking of picking up a corset pattern and I like the way yours turned out!

Inoui said...

It was Simplicity 7215. There are some great advanced instructions here:

http://www.farthingales.on.ca/simplicity_7215.php