This weekend, we’re planning to day-trip an event. The event is Fools War. Last year, we camped and, though we had a really great time, we were feeling pretty lazy this year, so we decided to just make a day of it. It’s worked out pretty well because instead of prepping things for camping, I’m finishing up a dress for myself and some much needed pants for my sweetie.
This is my second stab at a Flemish style gown. The first had a purple over-gown, (which was recycled from an Italian style gown) and this same gold kirtle. This green gown is the most recent attempt. I’ve tweaked the pattern a bit. I’m still not happy with it but it will do well enough for something to wear while I watch fighting, knit, or do something else list-side. All I have left to do is hem it and sew on the rings for lacing. I’ll get some photos at the event. I’m pretty sure I look better in it than LSP does. 🙂
A couple more details on the outer gown. I did not line the skirt. This is meant to be worn in warm weather so I decided to keep it as light as possible. I also didn’t line the sleeves. (The whole ensemble is made of linen.) In place of lining, I used french seaming on the skirt and a flat-fell seam on the sleeves. I finished the top of the sleeve by making my own bias tape. The seam on the sleeve is done by hand as is the hem at the wrist.
I’m really pleased with the sleeves and can’t wait to share the whole outfit with all of you.