So, Ive joined my kingdom costuming challenge. (Im a player in the SCA... see sca.org for more info) and the basics of this challenge is below.
4 layers to be completed by Dec. 31, 2011 with at least a monthly photo update. $100 spending limit, but if you have a patron, the limit is $200. The idea behind this is to use items from your fabric stash. Items began and finished in 2011 may be used for this challenge.
My plan: Since my persona is 1550 English Tudor, I will be creating a noble class gown from this period. Layer 1 - A Tudor Chemise. This will most likely be hand sewn.. so I will be doing this layer first.
Layer 2 - A Tudor Kirtle. This was the underlayer of all Tudor clothing of this time. Mine will be a gold diamond patterned fabric I purchased for $6.99 a yard. I only bought 3 yards so if I have to "fake it" I will. This is totally period accurate, as they would use the fancy expensive fabric in the front that would be seen, and used a inexpensive linen for the rest of the skirting, etc that would be not be seen as the gown will cover it. That takes me to layer 3...