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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 2589 (Misses Tudor Costume)

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Reviewed by:Tweet Twacey

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Posted on:8/19/09 11:25 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 4 people   
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Rebecca Szetela said... (10/17/09 6:12 AM) Reply
This is a really impressive effort. The coordination of your 2 Tudor costumes in terms of fabric choices is also impressive. Excellent sewing. Bravo!
Raven Elle said... (9/6/09 6:31 PM) Reply
I am about to make this gown and seeing it in the flesh is nice. I hope mine turns out as well as yours. *GULP*
FreckleHead said... (8/25/09 0:30 AM) Reply
If I am getting this right, the smock or chemise is supposed to show a little bit, because it would have some blackwork embroidery around the edge. I have seen several portraits that show gowns being worn like that. :D Great job, your review gives me he courage to start on this gown lol :D
ukdame said... (8/21/09 11:04 PM) Reply
So much difficulty in this style. I applaud you too for entering into such a huge project. Can you imagine how they did not bath too much back in those days..of couse no 90 degree heat but still?
papago said... (8/21/09 0:28 AM) Reply
All I can say is - WOW!! This is stunning. Great job!!
Tweet Twacey said... (8/20/09 1:38 PM) Reply
Thank you all for the comments! MCBurbage- The undergarments were visible for about 2". They lined up well in the front and the back, however the cut on shoulders was too wide to keep them covered. I don't know if this is the pattern's fault or not. The fabric I was working with was very heavy and the weight of the sleeves might have been partially responsible for the dress being slighty off-the-shoulder. Whatever the case it made for a very horrible and odd-shaped sunburn because I forgot sunblock.
MCBurbage said... (8/20/09 12:37 PM) Reply
I've had some trouble with Simplicity's undergarment patterns not matching up well at the neckline with their associated gown patterns. It sounds like you may have had this problem with this pair of patterns. How much wider did the neckline of the dress come out than the undergarments?
okie2thdoc said... (8/20/09 8:59 AM) Reply
That's incredible. I love the way it looks but am thankful we don't have to wear something like this everyday;)
Sister of Josh said... (8/20/09 7:01 AM) Reply
Excellent - very beautiful.
jilly cooper said... (8/20/09 3:40 AM) Reply
wow - your ability to pick the right fabric and put it all together is really, really good.
Peter in NYC said... (8/20/09 3:07 AM) Reply
That is an amazing dress! Love how they are color (and pattern) coordinated.
lyndle said... (8/19/09 11:27 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress! Love your fabric choice and the dress looks fantastic!
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