Sunday, June 26, 2011


Being at a small breather point, I'm taking the morning to think over what I yet have to do for this dress. Its mostly the time consuming and not so favorite things to do left....

Dress- skirt and bodice are mostly done except for attatching them together and adding trim and hemming

Sleeves- Haven't even started on these yet, but I need to go find more buttons for attatching them to the shoulders. I have some lovely bone buttons carved like elephants that I want to use, but I haven't enough.

Handkerchief- I was planning on making this  to match the camicia and drawers with the same gold lace, but I'm almost out of that too, and the place where I ordered it is out of it as well.  So I'm thinking it'll be pretty simple, and I might embroider a pomegranate or something in each corner.

Shoes-As this is going to be my wedding dress, I want something comfortable and nice not sure if I'll attempt to make some Florentine style flats or not (I have the leather for the soles sitting in my closet) .

Soccaccia- I was wanting to make the kind that ties around the waist under the skirts....but having already finished my skirt without (stupidly) making a pocket slit in the side, the tie around the waist kind would be kind of useless. So further research is required here, about whether or not there is some sort of pocket or pouch that could be attached to the girdle? If all else fails, I'll just not make a pouch...after all that's what bridesmaids are for, carrying things;-)

Belt- I suck with jewelry and stringing beads and all that type stuff, as I think I've mentioned. Also, I have been having a terrible time finding beads that I like to make a Girdle, so I really don't have much of a plan here.

Zibellino- I have the fur, just need to sew it into a tube. I'm working on something possibly brilliant for the head.

Stockings- My mom may possibly actually knit me a pair, if i can find white sock yarn.

So that's my to do list....along with getting everything ready for all my bridesmaids and the much sewing to do and only about four-five months left.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if it will quite be what you are looking for, but there is a style of round tasseled pouch worn on very long strings so it hangs almost to the hem. Here is a French version from 1581. There are two examples in POF. I think its like illustration 40 and 52 maybe? One is Parisian, the other is Dutch. I KNOW I've seen an Italian engraving with the same thing but I'm blanking on where.