I made this costume in 2010 for my sister Gretchen. She wore to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival with me that September.
|My starting materials - with flash|
Using McCalls 2806 as a pattern basis, I made the overdress out of the velvet. The upholstery fabric piece wasn't long enough to make the skirt, so I added a band of the satin at the bottom, and covered the seam with the fringe.
|This must have been before I learned the importance of ironing...|
I also pleated the underskirt at the top, and since it was still too short I ended up adding more fabric at the top. This time I used extra lining from the overdress bodice.
The gold brocade is also from the Blue Gown, as this underskirt is reversible and can be used for both costumes. So when we attended the Minnesota Renaissance Festival together, I had to make myself a new underskirt. More on that later.
|The gold side can also work with the green gown.|