Monday, December 12, 2016

Early Seventeenth Century Wool Gown



I've been wanting to make a new early 17th century gown for some time now, mostly because I have learned so much since I made my green wool outfit. The idea behind the gown was for it to be representative of a common woman's Sunday/holiday best. This year's Publick Day event was the perfect excuse, although I waffled over whether or not to make something new until about two weeks before the event. So this gown was handsewn in two weeks, amid work and everything else. Michael blocked new hats for both of us. He is becoming quite the talented hatter!

These pictures are from the gown's third wearing, on Thanksgiving for my work's annual event. Someday I'll starch my darn cuffs enough that they won't start going wonky after a few minutes! I'm wearing the gown over my newest petticoat with upperbodies.

Ignore the white threads all over me; I was sewing a shirt!

   

  

9 comments:

Anneliese said...

I love the new gown!! Your ability to just throw beautifully constructed garments together (in two weeks!) never ceases to amaze. You rock any and every decade! Thanks for inspiring us with your talents, Anneliese :)

Liz said...

This is so beautiful! You look fantastic and that last photo looks like a period painting. <3

Barbara Oña said...

Esto pertenece al periodo del puritanismo, barroco no?

Sam Herbert said...

That's exactly what I was thinking. If someone rendered the 5th picture as an oil painting, no one would imagine that you belong to our century. Time travel, maybe?

Antoinette said...

Flawless

Denise said...

It's a gorgeous gown, and looks flawlessly fitted. Thank you for sharing!

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Sarah Rachelle said...

Ooh, I love this one! Simple and beautiful.