Friday, February 11, 2011

Elizabethan Middle Class

This upper middle class doublet and skirt were made to wear to the local Ren Faires. This outfit has been through several incarnations (and wearers!), which I think really helps it look like clothes, rather than a costume. It's not an "ensemble" that has to go together, just a collection of pieces that have been mixed and matched.
The doublet was made out of some brocade I had lying around. It's lined with linen and buttons up the front. My skirt is made out of red wool. Karen's skirt was made out of some velvet that I had in the stash. Unfortunately, I think it's upholstery velvet, so the skirt is very heavy and really only good for fall faires.

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