Atlantian Twelfth Night 2017

This year my husband and I were excited to attend Atlantian Twelfth Night in the Barony of Sacred Stone.  The site was beautiful, the people were kind, and the event was fantastic.

One of the highlights for me was delivering the first commission that I have completed in just about 10 years.  A friend of my laurel asked if I could design and create a German gown based on the My Little Pony character Pinkie Pie.  I agreed and we were off to the races.

This project was made a little difficult by the fact that she is not local – she lives in North Carolina- so I would have exactly two opportunities to fit this gown and by the fact that my time is so limited.  I started this project in August and delivered it in January.

The gown actually turned out to be two gowns and a gollar! This project turned out to be a lot of fun.

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 3: Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 1 (1460-1567)

This is the image we started with.  I saw two gowns looking at this image – an under gown and an overgown.  For this commission the under gown would be teal blue trimmed with yellow satin and the over gown would be two shades of pink.  I constructed the under gown from teal blue line and the over gown from two colors of silk.  I found the perfect fabrics from Mood (http://www.moodfabrics.com/).

I drafted the patterns and got to work.  Both gowns are side-lacing.  The under gown is laced through hand bound eyelets.  The over gown is laced with lacing rings.  The sleeves use the same lacing rings.

The best part of this project by far was the happy client at the end!

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