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Rubber and Wool English Verdynngale (Farthingale) - Renaissa...

Added Aug 17, 2009

by thethreadmage

Charlottesville,...

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Description

Some of these garments were made with wooden hoops, but more often were stiffened with more flexible materials, like rope. To simulate the look of the former with a comfort of the latter, I boned my skirt with 300 PSI polyvinyl tubing, and I am so pleased with the results. I didn’t use a pattern for this, I just cut out two giant triangles and rounded them out at the corners. I don’t know why I make these things, though; I don’t even go to Renaissance Faires! In these pictures the skirt is bolstered by a bum rowle and a corset, over which I am wearing a bodice boned with bamboo. So basically, I was wearing two extremely stiff corsets. Fun.

Material Notes

polyvinyl tubing, black wool, cotton thread

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Lingerie/Undergarments
Material
Wool

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    Aug 19, 2009, 03.50 AMby rathe

    Kudos to you for tackling historic garments!!! I work at the Ohio Ren Faire every fall (which is set during the reign of Elizabeth I) and I love to see people branching out, and back, from modern fashion!

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