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Mock Elizabethan sari gown!

Added Oct 15, 2013

by katexxxxxx

Sittingbourne, U...






This one is for a LARP game set in the court of Elizabeth I. I didn’t want to go to the bother of a ‘pair of bodies’ and all the other Stiff Underpinnings, so it’s based on my Mock Kirtle pattern.

The fabric is a soft rayon/silk mix sari, and I cut to make best use of the pattern woven into it. Part of the edge design was trimmed off the skirt length and reapplied as trim to the skirt front opening and the bodice.

The front edge of the bodice is lightly boned to help the very soft fabric keep its shape.

Material Notes

The gown is made from a sari, using the headpiece for the sleeves and the edge design as trim. It is fully lined with Ulster Linen to give it ‘body’, and the sleeve ‘wings’ are interfaced.




Garment Type
Blends, Linen

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    Oct 16, 2013, 06.33 AMby olac

    I love cutting up saris! They make for awesome clothes. This one looks lovely.

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      Oct 16, 2013, 06.43 AMby katexxxxxx

      They do! It’s fun working out what to put where…

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    Oct 15, 2013, 09.48 PMby Mary Athey

    You put such a lot of work into this and it shows. The dress for your event is lovely x

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      Oct 16, 2013, 06.44 AMby katexxxxxx

      Most of the work on this was in pleating the BOUNCY skirt to the bodice! Took an hour and a LOT of pins…

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