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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?
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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 me..so I can use it as an underskirt in my garb. This turned out great.
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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!
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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 want...lol
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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!
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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...
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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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tazzasister Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Aww thanks... its good to know people appreciate it!
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Are those long sleeves that have been curled up? and if so, are they also meant to unfold over your hand? or are they like really wide cuffs?
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tazzasister Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Yep they are sleeves that have been pulled up. They can be folded over the hand I suppose but, this is how they were worn in period, artfully draped back like that. Sometimes they would be hand sewn into place each day as well to keep them there. They also lace into the bodice. Then there is a foresleeve (the gold) which is worn over the chemise and is laced into the main sleeve (brown).

And thankies for the fav! :hug:
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
nice :) I think I understand how it works now ;)
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tazzasister Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Yeah... its fairly simple but it needs a complicated explination making it confusing.

Do you go to Ren Faire by the way?
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
mmhmm! I do enjoy them :)
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tazzasister Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Wooooo!
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Which ones do you go to cause your from Portland right?
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, I have yet to go to one in Oregon, but I've been to the Oregon country faire if that counts... I've just gone to one in Utah a couple years... and I'm planning on going to California for a faire down there come spring break.
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tazzasister Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Nice!
Which one in California? I need to find some down here... my teacher has suggested one that I think is coming up here fairly soon.
You should totally go to the one up in Washington in August. Its pretty rockin' and this year we are at a new location so it should be exciting
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Kathelyne Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! I love the colour combination- I think today we don't use enough yellows and browns in our period clothing (not where I live anyway!)
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tazzasister Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Thank you!
The colour choice was sort of made by price... you can't beat tapestry weight fabric at $4 a yard... I was lucky to find the trim that really brought the whole thing together. Thank you, thank you!
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Kathelyne Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are most welcome! And $4 you just can't walk past...
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kezbirdie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009   General Artist
I have featured this piece in my monthly AC Feature [link]
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tazzasister Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Thank you, Thank you!:hug:
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kezbirdie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009   General Artist
^_^ You're most welcome! :heart:
You just make sure you keep those costumes coming!
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tazzasister Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
I'll try... might head into a bit of a dry period because I'm working on my Debut show for school right now and its secret so I'm not posting any of the designs... but stay tuned there will be more!
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kezbirdie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009   General Artist
I'm sure it will be worth the wait! :heart:
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is one of the best Tudor styled dress I've ever seen. It looks comfortable and natural, as though someone wearing it should step out of a Holbein painting... and I applaud your lack of princess seams on the front of the bodice.

All in all, it looks really great.
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tazzasister Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Thank you, thank you!

I'm glad you like it because so much work went into it. Ironically I did gather quite a bit of inspiration from Holbein. It is fairly comfortable ( as comfrotable as a Tudor dress can be) and I plan on wearing it at Fair for sure. And of course there aren't princess seams on the front that would be totally incorrect for the period! ;)
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! Again, it's gorgeous.
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KatiBear Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning. I love the choice of material.
It actually looks quite comfortable too!
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tazzasister Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Thank you!

The material was actually what was the cheapest I could find. When you find tapestry weight fabric for $4 a yard you really can't pass it up. I was nervous because brown and gold aren't really the best options for my complexion but I think the green and blue trim brought it all together.
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KatiBear Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Definatley :nod:
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