The attic is a place dedicate to share my passion :costuming and sewing.I'm not a professional or expert seamstress,only the mother of young kids who love sewing.You won't find 100% historical costume,museum replica, perfection or extreme thing here.

I believe everyone who bring some goodwill can sew and enjoy it.The attic is an unpretentious place .I show my work, information and hope it could somehow inspired you.Feel free to leave comment or share idea.Be welcome and visit as much as you want.

jeudi 13 janvier 2011

My second project for the Folkwear contest

My second project for the contest.I must admit it take a long time before I found what I could possibly do.My first thought was a vest will always  stay a vest.Finally I thought I could do something medieval inspiration .I decided to not buy any fabric to do it and use what I have.

 The original pattern no 126: vest from Greece and Poland , a long and short version of vests.

 The final result: a surcot , a sleeveless dress to wear over a dress.I use 2.3m of wool flannel .I did eyelets (by machine) in the front to close it with a white wax linen .The side and the back are open from the hip.I did embroideries at the collar , the front , the bottom and all around the open part .The back is made of one piece , the original is done of three parts for the half .

                                                              A view of the back

                                                   A close-up of the eyelet and the collar

3 commentaires:

  1. I to admit, I like your second project a lot more than the western inspired vest. Guess I'm not a fan of Far West an cowboy hats and the likes, but you know I love Medieval!

  2. Lovely costumes. still trying to figure out how to post to these, google, etc, blogs

  3. Sorry about that, thisis first time this worked with my Google ID.
    Anyways, what I had time to look at is beautiful.