“Sew 17th century challenge” – The finished ensamble

And here it is at last, The finished “Sew 17th century challenge” ensemble:
800px-Gerard_ter_Borch_d._J._004Inspiration pic (like you don’t know by now…)


 + Coif (headwear)

+ Cufs20150802_204328_resized

 + Fur shawl

 + Bodice (part 1, 2 & 3)

= the finished ensamble:







The facts:

What: Reproduction of Gerard Ter Borch’s “The Concert”

Pieces: Skirt, cuffs, coif, fur shawl and bodice

Time: About 60-70 hours

Cost: About 400 Sek (60Usd)

Final thoughts: I think this challenge was great and I loved making all these pieces, and stepping away from my usual time periods.
I’m allready planing some new 17th century outfits.

Sneak a peak from the photoshoot:
IMG_8003Modell: Annica Siljat


18 thoughts on ““Sew 17th century challenge” – The finished ensamble

  1. I don’t believe I’ve commented here before, but I’ve been following your progress (sorry for the silence!). It came out really lovely! I really like the 17th century, but it’s a bit intimidating still for me. It’s great to see someone new to the period make something so pretty!

    1. Thanks for your kind words.
      I totally get where you’r comming from, both regarding not comenting (I’m a bit of a on-looker aswell 😉
      and the mild fear of 17th century. I think the best way to learn something new is to just take the plunge – what’s the worst that can happen?
      Good luck to you on your costuming endevors 🙂

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