Saturday 3 September 2011

Still dreaming about the 17th century

The 17th century seems to be moving closer. A few months ago I created a Facebook group just to see if there were any interest for the 17th century apart from me and the few I have talked with; I jakten på 1600-talet. (In Swedish only, translates to “The hunt for the 17th century”). To my surprise and delight the interest was larger than I thought and now some drifty people has proposed a first meeting to see if we can’t make this into a society. I think it’s a great suggestion!

Another nice thing; To my delight I have found out that Susan North and Jenny Tiramani are editing this; Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns: Book Two . Scheduled to be published in June 2012. Seems there will be a book on later 17th century clothes after all.

I have ordered silver thread and spangles so as soon as they arrive I’m going to do test embroidery for the 17th century jacket. I have also started to dream about this one:

It is also analyzed in Seventeenth-Century Women’s Dress Patterns: Book One , it’s the one which is x-rayed on the front. It has an inter4esting construction with a boned under construction and I would love to try it out. The book features a portrait with a similar jacket but without the slashing and I would probably do it like that. I have found a lovely mulberry coloured taffeta that I think would look great. I need to sort out my various sewing projects first before I start anything new. But I can dream, can’t I?


Olympe de la Tour D'Auvergne said...

Dream away! Sounds like something great is beginning.

ZipZip said...

Dear Isis,

Wow, you are going to do that bodice? It is a beauty. Looking forward to following your experience with recreating it.

Very best,

Isis said...

Comtesse Olympe: I hope so!

Natalie: Me too- I'm itching to begin! But first I have to make an 18th century Robe de Cour...

The Dreamstress said...

Oooh, we can be jacket twins! I have that on my 17th c to-do list too!

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