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The Elizabethan Gown, finished!

Added Nov 27, 2012

by lugreen

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Finally, just in time for Halloween, I finished the Elizabethan Gown.

The gown itself was made of a suiting fabric that looked and felt like a lightweight wool. It had a very full skirt (with boxed and hanging pleats) and an 8ft train. It was boned and laced closed at the front and the lacing covered with a plastron which hooked across the front and featured a beaded “necklace” detailing.

It was a race at the end to get it all done in time but so utterly worth it on the night.

This was one of the most interesting, frustrating and ultimately rewarding projects I have made and to wear it feels amazing, I can see how people get hooked on Tudor costuming!

The whole project can be seen at

Material Notes

Wool, cotton, taffeta. drill, coutil, eyelets, corset bones, laces, beads




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    Dec 5, 2012, 07.40 PMby lugreen

    thank you both :o)

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    Nov 27, 2012, 08.16 PMby Mary Athey

    fabulous outfit. well done x

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    Nov 27, 2012, 06.03 PMby TequilaMockingbird88

    Gorgeous. Congratulations!

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