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Fitted English Gown by CenturiesSewing Fitted English Gown by CenturiesSewing
A fitted English Gown from the Tudor Tailor book in black velveteen, worn over my "Unicorn Gown" as a kirtle. I am also wearing a plain french hood, simple chain necklace and narrow sash with a velvet pouch. Simple but lush, this is my one of my favorite pieces so far.
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Kathelyne Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful. I really want to make one of these oneday!
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Celefindel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
I love it! The unicorn gown as well as the English gown! :love:
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5omnifer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010   General Artist
Oh wow... I love the colours and textures so much!
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Leppardra Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Is there any way you can do some Tudor-themed stock images? I've searched for them in DA's "Stock Images" category, but there are practically none because the models are not wearing authenic-looking costumes. Yours would be great! :)
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CenturiesSewing Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Hi, glad you like my costume!

As to stock images I have given it some thought in the past and didn't know if there was any interest.

I am away from my costumes at the moment but am willing to make some stock shots. Is there anything you have in mind? (Action peasant! Romance cover pose!) =D Also what projects would you want to use them for? Drawing reference, photo man. and so forth. So I'll know what kind of backdrop I'll need to set up.
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Leppardra Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
My current interest is photomanipulation, but I'd appreciate drawing references too. Hee-hee, I'm not big on romance covers, so the usual activities (sitting, reading, walking, writing) would be fine. :nod: :)

I wouldn't mind some photo references for male and female peasants since I always have a hard time remembering what they wore. I'll also take some action shots because the peasant class would occasionally have uprisings. Plenty of action there! ;) :D

You might want to ask to see if others on this site would like this as well. But I'm pretty sure they're here. :nod:
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CenturiesSewing Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I should have some time over the next few weeks before the holidays start up for me, so I'll try and get a few photos taken. My camera is not super high rez, only 4mp, so I am not sure how good they would be for photomanips.

I also do not yet have any guy costumes made, or guy friends that dress up, so I'm afraid I can't do much for you on that.
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Leppardra Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Oh, that's okay. If the ones you took are already 4mp, then that shouldn't be a problem. :)
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CenturiesSewing Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I think the ones here on deviant are scaled down a bit and as compressed jpgs are not the best quality.

Once I get home I'll see if I can find my other copies, but if not taking new pics isn't too big an issue really.

=)
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Leppardra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Okay, thank you! :D
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silverstah Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, it looks lovely! I love seeing well done middle-class clothing. :)
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ladyrose04 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks fab. I really love the contrast of the back and the light blue-grey. I think this is one of the prettiest designs in TT. Is that the same hood as your other gown without the biliments or a second one?
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CenturiesSewing Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Thanks =), Yup it is the same hood I just took off the wired biliments. I plan to make another one eventually following the research the woman at [link] has done, it seems far less fussy then messing with buckram, flannel and wire.
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ladyrose04 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've been following her research on that for a while. :) I'm still not entirely sold on the idea, but it does make quite a bit of sense. It also seems like there would be a lot of flexibility to wear with different gowns simply by swapping out different fabrics for the paste. I am not sure with that method you could get the looks that were popular mid century when the crescent was larger. Still, perhaps that is because I haven't seen it tried... [link] also has some research, but best of all a wealth of images.
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CenturiesSewing Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
I visit Kimiko's site at least once a week when doing lots of research. =D Hmm it might be possible that by the mid-century the paste had changed shape? Or perhaps as that method relies on the height of the dressed hair, how it was dressed changed or extra height/hair was added.

That could be an interesting project of making all the bits and pieces that make up the hood (and the other extra parts, as they vary a great deal) and then trying to replicate the paintings.
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ladyrose04 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That does sound like a fun project.

I think my money is on the hair height. It seems like it would make a big difference. There was some pretty big hair in later century through the use of rats and false hair and that really impacted the way hats fit.
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