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My first costume, Elizabethan

Added Nov 26, 2008

by minnietheminks

Thurso, United K...






We had to make this costume and dye our own material, plus we had to make a coif with a hand finished technique, I did gutta and handpainting with silk and dyes.

Material Notes

We had to use calico and anything we could find in the scraps boxes, no budget!





Karrin MacCauley was the cutter and pattern drafter.

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    Nov 24, 2009, 04.38 PMby liaspace


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    Feb 7, 2009, 09.08 AMby dressdummy

    What a jaw-dropper! You’re amazing at rising to these challenges they assign to you.

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    Dec 11, 2008, 09.18 AMby nicole55

    this is great! i love it :)

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    Dec 8, 2008, 07.17 AMby antigone

    I gasped when I saw this. Amazing.

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    Nov 28, 2008, 06.45 AMby fordelis

    Wow! This is more than beautiful!!!!! Perfect job!!!!!!

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    Nov 26, 2008, 10.05 PMby mangos

    This is amazing! man, i’d love to be able to design and sew something like that. You must be proud of how it turned out. The colour is fabulous by the way. and the pattern in the last picture, did you hand paint that?

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    Nov 26, 2008, 05.33 PMby minnietheminks

    Thanks for your comments :) OfficeBusyBody: We were learning how to dye fabric in another part of our course and if we did not want a full calico dress we used the dye class, this shade was shocking pink at one stage!!! Not very tudor :)

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    Nov 26, 2008, 11.48 AMby justmica

    Wow…!!! I am impressed!!

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    Nov 26, 2008, 06.01 AMby anajan


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    Nov 26, 2008, 03.45 AMby jenniferelizabeth

    wow wow wow!!!! this is seriously great!!! love the draping pearls across the bodice and fur detail at the sleeves

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    Nov 26, 2008, 03.16 AMby officebusybody

    Amazing. I wouldn’t have thought that was calico. Why did you have to dye the fabric?

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