I unbegain the beading. We decided that the beads were to big and that the center should be embroidery.
And so it begins...
Yesterday I started the long an arduous process of beading the trim.. heres a picture of my start...
This is the first beading I've ever done, and although not realy hard, I seem to have trouble keeping everything spaced properly. The first line of beads is a bit tight, But I think I'm getting the hang of it, which is good because I have a long way to go.
In other news here's the finished muslin pattern front and back
So we've decied to start with the Flemish peasant bodice that can be found on lady Drea's site, and then alter that to make the German bodice. Sounds easy? Well as it turns out to do this requires starting with the auto generator for the corset pattern then altering that to make the regular bodice pattern which is then altered for the Flemish peasant pattern, which we can then alter to the German Bodice... thats alot of altering. Heres what the mess I made out of this looks like on paper....
Other than that were all waiting for fabric....
Nothing important to say, I just wanted to be cool like the other 2 and post.
Yup thats it.
Here are all of the reference photos we are curently useing for the recreation of the portrait of "Three Saxon Princesses, Lucas Cranach The Elder, 1535"
The Portrait we are recreating:
Reference of a full length shot of this style dress: ( hereCollapse )
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Reference of three quarter side view of this style dress:( hereCollapse )
Reference of extant cuffs similar to the dress on the far right of the "Thee Saxon Princesses":( hereCollapse )
Reference to Jen Thompson's Peasant gown pattern:( hereCollapse )
Reference to the pattern for Mary of Hapsburg:( hereCollapse )
Testing to see if this works Current Mood: accomplished
At the moment, we are preparing to work on a team entry for the Margo's Patterns group Portrait Contest. We're doing the three gowns in Lucas Cranach's "Three Saxon Princesses" of 1535. I'll post more info later.