Gray and Black Doublet Outfit by Bethzilla

Summary

Category:
Clothing
Pattern:
Simplicity 5574
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-02-15T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-03-29T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This project started out with a dual purpose: to make a really great gift for a long-time friend, and to use only materials from my stash.  As sometimes happens with my projects, it kind of took on a life of its own and grew to be an entire head-to-toe outfit.  The boots were purchased new, but I managed to stay on track with the rest of it by shopping in my sewing room!

The shirt is a cotton or cotton/poly blend that looks like cotton gauze.  I serged the neck and cuff ruffles with gold thread to add some flair.  The doublet is gray silk dupioni and polyester moire, with whatever gold and black/gray trims I could scrounge.  They don't all perfectly match, but they're darn close!  I created the gold sunburst pattern on the front and back using a special cording foot for my machine.  That one piece of equipment really made my idea come to life - I don't think I would have had the patience to do it by hand.  The sleeves are removable, tying on using ribbon threaded through buttonholes.  It's lined with a very RED satin, which is why I chose to add some red accents elsewhere in the outfit.  The pants are a basic drawstring deal, made with comfy knit.  I didn't bother getting good pics because let's face it - they're not the star of the show by any means!  The leather boots were a lucky ebay find, and a great deal. 

My friend loved it and it was a very budget-friendly project.  It's not the most historically accurate thing I've ever made, but I'm really proud of how it turned out.

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