Thursday, January 26, 2012

First Official Commission

I have been reluctant in the past of taking on paid sewing jobs because I have never been comfortable enough with my own sewing skills.  Last year I agreed to help a friend with a Ren Faire costume and ended up doing a large majority of the work myself (with some help from the fabulous Kami).  I was so absurdly proud of this dress when it was done I was acting like a proud mama and pulling out the picture at every opportunity (the maroon court gown about two posts back).  So when another friend asked if she could pay me to make her a dress as well, for the very first time, I said yes.  She is playing Catherine Willoughby, a lady in waiting to Queen Katherine Parr.  The plan for the dress is as follows:
Bodice and underskirt:



Resulting in something that hopefully looks like this:

Wish me luck; I have 3 weeks!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, you were the winner of my second giveaway! ->
    Email me your snail-mail address when you get a chance -- apound gmail com.

    And wow, that is going to be an amazing dress! The level of detail involved in period costumes like these intrigues me, but I already take for-eve-ah to sew up a normal, everyday dress. It's great to be able to live vicariously through the creations of people like you who are brave enough to take on the challenge!