Added Aug 24, 2011
No pun intended, it’s getting to be a pattern. For fun and possible profit, I built another Elizabethan-Era bodice by tracing and heavily altering an old pattern. The waist and shoulder tabs were not part of the original pattern, I put those in to add a little flair. I ended up selling it at the equivalent of a Ren. Faire garage sale. Randomly a friend of mine (who runs a jewelery shop called Mockingbird Studios) was the one who bought it, so every now and again I get to see it in action.
The green upholstery was a remnant piece, bought cheap. The bodice is lined with black sturdy cotton canvas, and there’s a layer of muslin in between the two. The bodice has sixteen grommets and one piece of steel boning on either side of the front.
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