I wanted to make some sort of outerwear and I've decided on a linen jacket like this:
There's a pattern in the Tudor Tailor that looks really great for this sort of jacket. Plus layers are great for all day events.
I also really want to make an apron. Since I hate blackwork, I think I'll try some lace insertion.
See pretty lace work aprons!! (source: left, right by Jennifer Kluska)
I also have this great striped fabric that I bought ages ago for that Simplicity pattern. Now that I know better I want to make something more historically accurate. Thankfully, the fabric is a lighter weight than I remember and there's more of it than I remember so I'm going to make a dress!
And look at those great sleeves!
I also really like these dresses! ("Three Children with Dog" by Sofonisba Anguissola c. 1590)
Lily of Mode de Lis did a fabulous recreation based on this portrait.
I won't be doing a recreation of any particular portrait but borrowing details from different ones to make my own dress. The first part of this project will be to make a bodied petticoat to wear under the dress. I could use my wool kirtle but I want something lighter to wear on warmer days. (And in Florida!)
Eeep! I'm super excited for faire season!