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Tudor Dress Front View by tazzasister Tudor Dress Front View by tazzasister
Work: 69 hours the dress alone and a total of about 70 for the undergarments.

It is unfinished as I plan to hand sew all the eyelets for the lacings (there are about 80) so there is probably a good 5 more hours of work involved.

I'm sorry I am really tired right now and don't want to write out the entire explination of the dress but if you want to know something (anything) about it please feel free to ask and I will explain to the best of my ability.
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Neecychu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I'm currently looking to make an early tudor dress. Can you recommend a pattern for me?
tazzasister Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I highly recommend the Jean Hunnisette books or the Jannet Arnold books, though most of the garments in the Janet Arnold books are later than early Tudor. Jean Hunnisette's also have better sewing instructions. I also recommend the Tudor Tailor, which while primarily men's wear does do some women's patterns. Stay away from commercial patterns like McCalls and Butterick. Their construction and shape is often wrong.
ladyrose04 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This turned out nicely. I especially like the chocolate brown turnbacks. It is just such a rich color. Well done.
tazzasister Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Thank you very much!
Fabric choice was design inspired but more so budget inspired and you can't go wrong at $4 a yard!
ksmith2696 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow..I love the color combination.It's one of the things that I love about garb..I love the golden yellow color, but it looks horrid on I can use it as an underskirt in my garb. This turned out great.
tazzasister Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Thank you thank you... it was one of those things where the fabric was so inexpensive that I had to buy it... I think the trim really brought it together... but normally not the best colours for me.
Thank you for the fav as well!
ksmith2696 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
YOu are welcome. I'm working on nobility garb myself and been doing tons of sleeve research. I can't decide on what I
tazzasister Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Its a tough choice... I went for early Tudor... and of course now I want a later look. I guess I'll just have to make another dress!
ksmith2696 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I lean toward early tudor 1533ish...since that's the timeline of our faire....but other faires around here are later so I will get the chance to do more later...
Goldenspring Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
The fit of the bodice is exquisite! it's always nice to see costumes that so clearly have the correct undergarments.
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