There are small quirks in this project. Sleeves not enough "off the shoulder", the bodice isn't as stiff as I imagine it would have been with glued fabrics, the front doesn't quite close, the sleeves are a bit too long and I will need to make a proper bumroll and possibly add a strip of wool to the hem to protect the silk and add some poof the to silhouette, but overall I'm pleased!
Silk for outer fabric, ramie for lining, linen and wool for interlining
Self-drafted, based on patterns based on patterns for other stuff I have that fits me; sleeves drafted from the Tudor Tailor
ca 1540 +/- a decade or so.
thread (linen for interlining, polyester, sadly, for the rest). About 5 metres of polyester velvet ribbon for ties.
How historically accurate is it?
Materials as such: yes. Pattern of the silk brocade: can't say I'm certain. Mostly machine sewn and ouch, polyester thread. I'd say perhaps 65%, and that's me being kind to myself I guess.
Hours to complete:
Didn't keep track, perhaps 30 for the entire dress including re-hemming after first use since the lining stretched. Bodice: uhm, maybe two days worth of time?
22 february, for a larp. Heavy, but otherwise comfy.
Bodice: 0,5 m silk +0,5 m ramie, about $25+ ribbon. Uhm, about $30. Interlining fabric: scraps from other projects.
Entire project: a staggering $200, my most expensive project to date.