And here it is at last, The finished “Sew 17th century challenge” ensemble:
Inspiration pic (like you don’t know by now…)
+ Coif (headwear)
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.
18 thoughts on ““Sew 17th century challenge” – The finished ensamble”
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!
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 🙂
Beautiful ! Well done. I admire you for this difficult task you completed so well.
Thank you so much 🙂
You look stunning! Now we just need a 17th century event. 🙂
Yes, we definately do 🙂
It’s sooooo elegant! Super job.
The bodice is beautiful!
Thank you 🙂
You are AMAZING
He he thanks 😀 (Blushing)
This ensemble is gorgeous! The bodice is so period looking, even if your didn’t originally intend to have it lace over a stomacher. I can’t wait to see more pictures!
Thank you! Yeah, I think it works pretty good with the stomacher – gives it more of a carachter.
Beautiful! I love the colours. It came out really nice!
Thanks, yeah I was so happy when I found the fake silk in just the perfect color 🙂
It’s turned out beautifully, well done! I really need to get onto my 1810’s outfit, so many demands on my time seem to get in the way though.
I totally know what you mean, but to take some small time working in the couch each night really helpes to gett things done.