I love to sew, sew so much!
Whenever I get spare time, I want to sew. This week, I had a little free time, and so in the past two days I’ve made two new things to wear to the Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival. One is a 16th century blouse, and the other a patent vinyl traveler’s pouch.
The shirt needs to be ironed, I know. Joann Fabrics was having a sale on Simplicity patterns, so I bought a new one for Renaissance clothing. I was going to try and make the blouse without a pattern, but since it was on sale, I decided to take the easy route. The blouse is made from egyptian cotton and lace. The whole garment is done with french seams so the inside is just as beautiful as the outside.
I was admiring some of the shirts at the faire this past weekend, and really wanted one of my own. But the shirts for sale at the faire were about $40 each. I made my shirt for about $7.
Above is my blouse paired with a waist belt. I plan to wear this blouse with a bodice, an underbust corset, a waist belt, or some other sort of tie.
For my cool traveler’s purse, I used black patent vinyl with a leather texture.
The gusset had to be hand-stitched to the front and back panels because it is lined and rigidly interfaced. The whole purse is lined with a soft black polyester that has a slight sheen. It has loops on the top so it can be threaded onto a belt or a strap with ease. The fastener is made of a pirate button that I had lying around, and some strong leather cord.
This purse will be perfect to wear with cosplays and costumes that don’t have pockets. I kept it all black so that it can be paired with more outfits.