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Elizabethan costume - Uni Project

Twan

Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« on: January 10, 2018, 21:41:12 PM »
Another costume.
I finished this one yesterday (might have to add a few more pearls on the partlet if the spots where they should be won't be covered by the bodice once the model wears it). We got given a design which is meant to be dress worn at a masquerade ball during the Shakespearian era.
A few details: I designed and screen printed the cotton voile for the partlet and the inside of the sleeve epaulettes, sewed the metallic braid onto the velvet (nightmare!) and also laser engraved the busk for the corset. The jewellery is made from all different elements, which I glued cabochons and pearls on and linked together.

There is a corset, farthingale, bum roll and petticoat under the outside layers. It is meant to be a theatre costume, therefore not fully period accurate.

Just need to finish a porcupine mask to go with it.

Efemera

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 21:52:44 PM »
Beautiful!...lovely workmanship.

Ploshkin

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 22:28:23 PM »
That is fabulous - you must be having a ball.
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DementedFairy

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 22:41:08 PM »
So jealous!  I made  a wonderful [ish] QE1 cos for a school play years ago, farthingale and all...and my moronic ex hyusband threw it away [because it got brought home in a binbag]  I was distraught
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SkoutSews

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 22:51:20 PM »
These are gorgeous! Thank you for posting the photos.

Twan

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 23:25:15 PM »
So jealous!  I made  a wonderful [ish] QE1 cos for a school play years ago, farthingale and all...and my moronic ex hyusband threw it away [because it got brought home in a binbag]  I was distraught

Noooo that's terrible! I'm so sorry to hear that :(

Sandra

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 08:12:17 AM »
Absolutely beautiful...there's so much work gone into it  <3

Sandra.
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Nevis5

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 08:19:26 AM »
Wow, just wow!  That is so beautiful.

Surest1tch

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 08:22:27 AM »
You are extremely talented, well done 👏

Sewbee

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 09:10:15 AM »
What workmanship and talent!!

Just thinking how much fun it would be to take some features from a historical costume like these and build them into a current-day dress.

CarolC

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 10:55:02 AM »
Wow, that is just amazing!! Thanks for sharing!  :toast: :flower: :flower:

Samantha

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 11:09:58 AM »
Wow! That's beautiful.

Sewingsue

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 11:48:33 AM »
Wow!
Serious skills and talent.
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maliw

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 16:38:14 PM »
Absolutely FAB-U-LOUS. I love the Elizabethan fashions and really well made too.
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Yellowfeather

Re: Elizabethan costume - Uni Project
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2018, 07:53:44 AM »
Fabulous!  You are very clever.