But then I woke up Sunday and wanted to make something completely non-historical. We're going to the Sterling Renaissance Faire in a few weeks and I was excited to just...play. Make something that hasn't been researched to death. Embroider something without trying to scour pictures for historical justification.
Actually, I wanted to be an elf.
We were having a lazy Sunday though and didn't want to drive to the nearest Joanns, which is almost an hour away. So I made do with Walmart.
I found this pattern (Simplicity 1773): focus on Dresses C and D (or the red and cream one)
Some plain white muslin
And some cotton with a slight pattern to it:
Sunday I started the embroidery on the under dress. I used Urban Thread's Elven Court designs:
The sleeves are a simple leaf cascade:
And the hem was two bands of leaf border and a leave cascade centered in the middle. It turned out so well, it almost looked like I knew what I was doing.
Next: sew underdress together and start embroidery on the overgown.