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Ok, just because this might help me get going, so far this is what I need to get done in 2008:

Man's Elizabethan court suit for client:
Done: planning stages begun
Requirements: wants venetians not slops,;likes green best; I'm leaning towards something more Italian in style; mulling over bright apple green venetians since no one ever uses it, paired with maybe a darker green brocade or black velvet doublet. Me like.

Elizabethan Viscountess dress for me: needed by mid-March!
Done: almost nothing. Every time I bend my mind to it I get sucked into the Queen dress. I have some trims I could use in the stash, but I'm pretty much starting from nothing on this one.
Requirements: It must fit into the precedence look of Guild of St. George and they dress better than any other group I've seen. Main fabric should be velvet of a jewel tone, other dresses in the group tend to be all in the reds/rusts with one blue dress in the mix. The men all seem to be in blues & greens. I might go green. There are two black dresses, but I'm contemplating black so I can go with the red & gold forepart & sleeves I'm already making for the queen dress. They will be grand enough and not cost me any more money and save me time. LOL! Any other color velvet you can think of that would go with a bright red forepart? Can't use bright red. :-(

Queen dress for me: probably not needed until Costume College
Done: all planning stages, all materials purchased, skirt cut & sewn, bodice toiled
Requirements: I have it in my mind that this should go together in a very particular sequence to make sure it all fits perfectly. At this point I need to get my filigree pieces gold plated so I can get create the guarding on the skirt before I pleat the waist. So I'm stuck waiting on the plating. Oh, I'll still need to find a decent wig.

PDSvN dress for me: looks like a 16c year for me, eh?
I have everything for this, I just want to finally get it done. It's not grand enough to wear with St. George and it's probably too grand to get away with it for St. Ives (silver trim) so I'm stuck with wanting it done but with no place to wear it. It would be great to use in St. Ives if I could get it past costume check... must work on that.
This one is not too far from being done, actually. I need to slash the sleeve linings, pleat the overskirt and sew up the doublet, which is already toiled. Oh, and decide on an undersleeve style and get to it.

Considering what's on my plate, I'm guessing these are all I'll be wearing to CC'08. I can't imagine fitting something else in there, though I still desire to finish my chemise dress.

Date: 2007-12-16 09:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
All sounds fantastic! Can't wait to see them.

Are you sure that the PDSvN dress isn't grand enough for St George??? Its a gorgeous one and certainly is something that Nobles in England would have given their eye teeth for! Though, I do understand that St George do have set standard!!

One day, Edmund and I will have to make our way down to your end and your Ren Faire when you are playing Queenie! That would be nice.

You are going to Costume College but will you be able to make it to Costume Con in April? I've been informed that I am going.

Date: 2007-12-16 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am not going to get to attend the Con in April :-( But since you've been informed you're making a special trip, maybe I'll pop up there for a day and finally get to meet you! :-)

As for the PDSvN, I don't think it really fits the look of St. George. The main overdress fabric is a waleless courderoy, so the nap isn't as fuzzy nor is the color as rich as it needs to be. Also, as muc as I looooove all the silver trim, it really needs some kind of jeweling to make it fit in to their look and I really wanted to keep it plain like the original. If I can squeek the silver past faire approval I can wear it with St. Ives. That might be possible just because the costume head-cheese doesn't know better.

As for Queenie, stay tuned. More and more surprises on the horizon. :-)

Date: 2007-12-17 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh - - it would be nice for you to come up for one day at least!!

Not entirely sure when else [ profile] edmndclotworthy and I will come out next!

Other than me coming out for Costume Con at the end of April, we won't be going anywhere else this year.

(PS - is is JUST me whose coming out to Costume Con. Chatting about JUST costumes isn't quite Edmund's thing. But he is being VERY encouraging to me about this.)

Date: 2007-12-16 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Olive green velvet with red forepart? Or blue!

Date: 2007-12-16 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, olive green........... Don't want to look like a christmas tree, but with the right green...

Date: 2007-12-22 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You might want to get that Queen dress done earlier rather than later. Say, by March? I hear there's an opening....

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