Friday, September 30, 2011

4 Tudor Gowns For Sale

Hi I have 4 Tudor over-gowns for sale for a100.00 each. These are the same lovely ones you see on my blog page right here, no accessories though with these sales just the gown. Enjoy a lovely Tudor Reproduction gown for yourself, made to the measurements of 34 bust, 29 waist, and free in the hips.

Here is the link to the sale on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/80937541/sca-tudor-gowns-ready-made-think

Please help me reach my wedding goals and sell these to pay for my wedding reception. Make a bride happy and by a gown today!

Thanks,

Maureen

P.S. I have all my other gowns for sale from earlier today are still available too, contact me via email butterfly164_2002@yahoo.com if you are interested.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dresses Auctions Ending Soon

Hi all,
I relisted all my costume gowns on Ebay and here are the links to look, these are at bargain prices and I am willing to ship international. Just contact me to get your shipping quote for your country. If there are any questions please let me know. All proceeds help pay for my April 2012 wedding, make a bride happy and buy a gown today.

Thanks,
Maureen

Green Tudor/Irish Renaissance Over Gown
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290614339237?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Blue Velvet German Gown
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290614339381?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Italian Peach and Black Velvet Gown
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290614339495?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Silver Bodice and Skirt Outfit
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290614339701?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Black or Green Wool Overdress
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290614339701?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Renaissance Dresses Still for Sale

My Readers,
Just wanted to remind folks, if you are interetsted in my gowns I had listed on Ebay. Though the auctions have ended, only one has sold. The lace Tea Dress is no longer available. All SCA Renaissance Halloween Gowns are still available for the same low affordable prices. Please email me if you are interested at butterfly164_2002@yahoo.com I am willing to combine shipping for any of my gowns to make a better deal for you.

If you like what you read feel free to follow my blog by email or through blogger.com and any questions feel free to ask. All proceeds of sale goes toward my April 23, 2012 help me reach my goal for a beautiful wedding.

Thanks for your patronage,

Maureen

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lots of fun at Pennsylvania Renassaince Faire







Well yesterday was like running a Renaissance marathon of sorts. Got up about 8am which is sleeping in for me and I got dressed in my fancy outfit. Figured out how to do an Elizabethan hair style just in time. It made me happy for once, my curly hair the body to kee[ in place all day without hair spray:-D

Stayed up late the night before though I had all my preparations and outfits all done in advance despite the finger injury.(See my last post for details on that)

Got dressed and out the door by 9ish and on the way, we got there by noon. Took some back roads part of the way and I thought I was going to get ill. For some reason sitting in the back makes me car sick though, when we hit the highway I did alot better.

As soon as we showed our discount coupons, paid and entered we headed for the gaming area. It was nice nice tree covered the section with Archery, gun range, and all sorts of "try me" medieval games. We didn't get to this part last year and it was lots of fun to see the rest of the faire as it was last year. Decked out in our Renaissance finest: Jason our long time friend and driver for the trip wore a kilt and shirt, which I made. Justin my fiance looking dashing in his matching outfit, which I made. I in my 1570's finest strolled though the park, getting lots of complements along the way. Though I find it interesting I got three complements in a row on my Tudor rose purse. I am thinking I might need to make a few for sale since there was quite alot of fuss over the idea.

The weather was a really nice balmy but slightly humid morning. I wish I had made lighter sleeves for this gown, though I was thinking it was going to be cooler by the end of September. Though at this point its a bonus on our heating for the winter so I don't mind the Indian Summer we seem to be having.

We saw the Falconry demonstration, the man have 5 lovely birds being a selection of hawks, falcons, and a buzzard. They had interesting personality and of course loved looking around. We saw a knife throwing show, the Sirens of Sin singing group, Tartanic Scottish pipe and drum group, Greyhound enclosure, Human Chess Game, and much more. On the way to the falconry demo, I picked up my drabbit at Imaginarium Galleries. Her name is Ruby and joins the family of gem named Drabbits I have at home. I hope to get some of the photos my friends took of me and our lot to give you an idea of the day.

My big purchase was my drabbit, though I also got a lovely metallic lace-like Mask, and a Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire T-shirt. I was looking at feathers for a new hat or just a new lip for variety but too expensive for what they were. Justin bought himself and nice leather studded sporan; which is a Scottish leather pouch. With Leather and brass buckled belt, a leather bottle holder with Blue glass rubber stopped bottle of drink he bought earlier, and a nice short sword with leather and metal finding scabbard. So he had a really nice year this year since we saved money for this year compared to last. I can tell he really enjoyed himself. Jason got a sporan pouch, some wooden shot glasses and two pewter necklaces. So all in all we got some RenFaire treasure and had a really nice time.

Well will post photos later as they come,

Maureen

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I Suffer for My Art

Oh I had an accident last night. I impaled my finger in my sewing machine, as you can imagine it hurt. I pierced my left pointer finger twice through the finger nail and through the other side. I had to push the needle that broke in my finger out the other side. That really hurt, but didn't bleed much, I washed it, put Neosporin with pain relief and a band aid for an hour or so. Today the finger tip is slightly swollen, bruised, and the finger nail looks aweful. Its strange it hurts more around the edges than on the site. When I put pressure it hurts and sometime throbs on its own. The area on the pad of the finger tips where it punctured through is numb hope it stays that way for a while. This is not the first time I have done something like this, just feel so stupid for doing something so idiotic.

I do have lots of sewing to complete too, the timing is all wrong of course for my injury. I am almost done with Justin's Blue Jerkin, needs a collar. Almost done with the sewing for the Renaissance Faire on Sunday. I got my friends shirt done, and it fit beautifully. It will match up well with his kilt. Right now I have a hat that is in progress for my gown, but I am hot gluing alot of it right now for time and because of my injury. Though I know it will look smashing and will stay put very well. Well that is all for now on the sewing front.

I am looking for a drabbit at the faire, I want to find a lovely red one if possible. Guess we will see what is available at the stand. Well got to get back to finishing all these sewing projects before I go home today.

Feel free to leave comments, love to hear from my readers.

Smiles,

Maureen

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Listings Done Just Now

Well I have a few more listings for costumes that some ladies may be interested in. Keep in mind I do ship International I just need to find pricing for your location. Here are the new additions.

SCA Italian Portrait Gown:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290611994932?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


SCA German Style Gown:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290611995260?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Hunter Green Bodice and Skirt Outfit:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290612003394?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Good Luck I hope you win!

Costumes for Sale

Hi,
Here are some costumes I have for sale on Ebay and Etsy. Please helpe me reach my goal for a fantastic wedding this coming April.

SCA Halloween Costume 100% Wool Renaissance Faire Gown
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290611779585?var=&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Halloween Sca Tudor Court Dress Gown
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290611784087?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Halloween SCA Garb Bodice and Skirt Costume
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290611787150?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

SCA Tudor French Hood
http://www.etsy.com/listing/80711770/sca-tudor-french-hood

SCA Custom Tudor Gown
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78264882/sca-custom-tudor-gown?ref=v1_other_1

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Custom Orders Available

Recently noticed I am getting lots of traffic from many places all over the globe. Just wanted to take some time to tell you all thank you so much for reading my blog. Please subscribe through blogger or follow by email.

Also I have been sewing for a long time, since I was in 7th grade. My standard is making Tudor gowns and accessories, though I am willing to try new things all the time. I am more than willing to try medieval or Renaissance Indian, Chinese, or other regions. It best helps having a photo of your idea, I make my own patterns so your creation is a one of a kind piece.

If you are interested in custom work made by me. Feel free to contact me via email butterfly164_2002@yahoo.com anytime. I am more than willing to quote for costumes and other garments.

Here is a link to one of my listings:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78264882/sca-custom-tudor-gown


Thanks Again,

Maureen

Slowly but surely

Well not too much to update but a few small things. I sold three gowns, one Tudor court gown, and two wool Tudor peasant gowns, which is great I am trying to make room for the three planned gowns that I have in the works. I made a decision that I like to look my best when I am SCA persona. So I am getting rid of my peasant garb, its all out or nothing at all. Though I find Tudor to be pretty comfortable once I am into my gown, it just takes a while getting there. Might as well look Tudor fabulous when I can, being ready for my close up and all ;-)

These ones for sale I do not wear and are not the right sizing for me, either to start with or I changed sizes. Tudor clothing is very tailored so it has to fit just so to look correct. So that helps paying bills and wedding planning. I haven't heard from my local theater league if they are interested or not in the pictures of Renaissance outfits I sent, I am hoping they can get more use out of them.

I would love to get a custom order or two to make for Halloween for someone but doesn't look very possible, not alot of folks interested in my auctions on eBay right now. Though I understand with the economy and all. Looking for a new job, I like where I am at and the pay is ok. I have to look to the future to see what I can do. In the meantime getting things ready to roll on with the wedding planning and Fall SCA Events in my area. Working on my friend shirt, the body is done now working on the sleeves and collar. Definitely will be ready before next Saturday.

Well that's it for now,

Maureen

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Off Topic


I wanted to take time out of my normal topics to talk about 9/11. There are lots of personal stories out there about what happened and where you were when it all happened. Though I wanted to keep the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center simple and low key. None the less still important piece of modern American History. So I am posting a photo, its said a picture is worth a thousand words, well I feel this one is poignant. My ideas are listed below the photo.

We do not forgive those terrorists who attacked unmercifully innocent civilians.


We do not forget toil of those who fight for and protect our Freedoms.


We will remember those families who lost loved ones


in the battlefields of World Trade Center,


Pentagon, and Flight 93 tragedy.


9/11/2001


We will never forget.


Thanks for reading,

Maureen

Selling Dresses on Ebay

I am selling one of my fancier Tudor gown with accessories on Ebay for 150.00 free shipping. I also am selling 4 wool outter gowns meant for working class women they are a steal at 20.00 a piece plus shipping. Great for Halloween or Renaissance Fairs, I do ship overseas but please contact me for pricing. All proceeds go to my April 23, 2012 wedding.
Here are the links so you can see for yourself:

Tudor Gown with accessories:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCA-Tudor-Gown-Ready-Made-/290607757286?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a99277e6

Tudor workwoman overgowns in 4 colors:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Wool-Renaissance-Gown-/290608109366?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item896037a4e5

Custom Tudor Gown in your choice of colors offer on etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78264882/sca-custom-tudor-gown?ref=sr_gallery_10&ga_search_query=tudor+custom+gown&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade
Don't forget you can follow my blog by email and throught blogger.com I love to see all your lovely comments and questions so don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks,

Some Drabbits for Fun





















Hi all,


I found a drabbit for sale from California on Craigslist. I am hoping he arrives in the mail soon. Looks like a nice fluffy one but seems to have angry expression on his face. Since this one seems to be so blackhearted. That is how I came up with the name Obsidian Black heart of Poe. For an interesting touch I added Poe as the area he is from, for a touch of gothic feel since that seems the emotion he eminates. He reminds of the bird vulture like creatures out of the dark crystal, though more dragon vulture conbination. Must be those eyes that give him the fierce personality.


I am also looking into getting three other drabbits from a fellow in Pennsylvania, he had advertised some drabbits from before. I am looking into a purple, green, and blue ones. I posted prvious pics of these characters but its good to show again so you know what I mean. These are all large drabbits, I feel lucky finding such nice ones for a good price and the man is nice enough to hold them for me.

As soon as I finish selling somethings on ebay, then I would be happy to buy the other three. I am not sure if I want to buy a red one at the Pa Renaissance Faire, it all depends if I can find one I like, guess we will see. Well that is all for now working in hats and we will see if I get them close enough to post photos.

Bye,


Maureen


P.S. Sold a dress and can get all three :-D excited as all get out.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Getting Things Done, Finally!


Well being productive this week so far, I was able to finish my book about Mary Queen of Scots. It ends sadly of course though happy they way they finished it off with pazazz and talking about how her death effected the course of history, all very intersting. Hoping it doesn't take me another three years to finish off my other books I just purchased;-) I am starting the three book series on the Legend of the Guardians: Owl of Gahoole. I love the movie so I want to try the books. Yes more youth level reading but I love being able to get a good story and plow through it. Harry Potter was a complex enough story and world to keep my interest, hope this is the same. I was also told the Eragon Dragon series is pretty good too, that will be after my owl books though. I have had alot of adult reading so something soothing on the brain certianly helps. My Owl series is another thick book but this is a omnibus of three books so it will take some time. Just wanting to read something else other than renaissance history for variety sake. I found there can be such a thing as history overload, shockingly.

Off the topic note, I was able to make two decks for my Legend of the Five Rings Card game at home. Revamped my exhisting Mantis deck to be a Raid effect deck and made the other to be my Tsruchi Archer deck, all very cool and these are diamond editon. I have to make a Nezumi deck, which are humaniod rats and a Phoenix deck which are elemental magic users these are gold edition. The editions have to be kept separte though there are transition cards that can be used with both. I have two unicorn decks one gold one diamond editions and looking into a third possibly. Still have to find something to do with my Lous edition L5R yet have 20 booster packs and two premade decks, though this may take some time.

On a garb note I have taken the time to start my light blue french hood, looking nice so far, I have to attach the front and back pieces, sew on the veil, bead and trim it too. I am also looking to start a mens renaissance shirt on Thursday, so smaller projects. Tip toeing into my two Tudor gowns, though the suspense is killing me about getting them started;-) If the vision in my head is as beautiful as they turn out, I will be one very happy lady.

Well got to go,
Maureen

Saturday, September 3, 2011

30 days hath September






September already and I have finally collected all the parts to make my two Tudor gowns. I was able to pick up two upholstery fabrics from my local thrift shop for 5.00 for the whole roll, each roll looks to have 3 to 4 yards each. They are beautiful textural brocades one that has 3-D oval scallops in off white. The other has Jacobean flowers in gold with a tan and white back drop that has a 3-D effect too. They just feel so nice, I know they will make fabulous Tudor items like underskirts, foresleeves, French and Gabled hoods. They were a steal at that price!

I am debating on getting more purple velvet for my one gown since the fabric is only 45 inches wide, I like 60"fabric better. I have 4 yards but an thinking of getting 4 more yards to be certain to have enough bulk for the overskirt. Though I did find the original seller on Ebay and I added to my favorite sellers list, found in my feedback listings that I bought from this person twice. Love the fabrics I bought just gorgeous.

Mentioned already in another post that I got the fur for the sleeves in the mail, love it so much! I know that these gowns will be very texture heavy. Though I believe that the Tudors would have done this too, since some boldness would have shown their wealth, power, and high position through their clothing. It is just going to take some time to get these done. Though first I am going to get my friends renaissance shirt started. Will only take me a few days to complete.I hope to get that at least started if not done on Thursday when I have off, its good to have goals.

Well I hope to start on these and possibly make some progress to report. Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend, I am working but its not all that bad. Some sewing progress will be made ;-) Feel free to leave comments and suggestions anytime.

Talk to you all soon,

Maureen

Peacock

Peacock

Tudor Stained Glass

Tudor Stained Glass

Tudor Q and A

What is a Tudorosity?

A mashed combination of the words Tudor and Curiosity to create the word Tudorosity. Tudorosities is the plural form and the deffinition is as follows.

Tudorosity- an desire to learn or know anything about the Tudor dynasty assocated with years 1405 through 1603.

Most people ask my why I make the Tudor garb ?

I find the clothing of this era not only beautiful but also challenging to sew. There is much more care and purpose put into making garments and wearing garments in the Tudor Era. I love the look of Tudor so much I wanted to explore the way clothes were made back then and the subtle changes in fashion and styles of time.

How did you get started in this interesting hobby?

I started with art first, I love to draw, paint, and sculpt all the traditional fine arts. So being able to draw helps me visualize the looks I want to create in my garb. History has always been a huge interest of mine and I've had a knack for sewing since I was 6 years old. It all started with doll clothes and I learned cross stitch embroidery from my grandmother when I was little. I am self taught sewer, crochet, knitting, embroidery and tatting. My methods are learned from books mainly and there is still so much more to learn.

What is my favorite outfit and why?

It would be like picking a favorite out of one of my future children, its impossible. I love all my gown creations and really like the distinct differences in all the styles clothing I make for the Tudor Era.

Do you make the whole outfit including hat, shoes, and undergarments?

I do have a goal of making a complete Tudor from the skin out. As of right now I make 80% of my gowns and accessories. The shoes, corset, stockings, and petticoats are bought online and the petticoats are a close reproduction but not made by me. Though someday I plan on making a reed corset and petticoat to wear under my gowns, as well as other accessories.

How long does it take to make a gown?

It all depends on the type of gown I plan on making and the time period and class of the design. Generally if I work on it 8 hours a day on a sewing machine it will take 3 days to get the basics and another 5 days to do finish hand-sewing details and beading. So a week to a week and a half if working on it steady for that amount of time. I work a full-time job so it does take longer than a week to complete. I put over 40-100 hours per outfit depending on its complexity, its like its own full time job of sorts.

Do you make renaissance clothing for sale or custom orders?

No, due to new employment and changes in my lifestyle. Unfortunately, I have no time to support sewing for others. Though I recommend sewing lessons for those adventurous few. There are many fine folks who make and sell historical clothing. I suggest guidance with sew from many fine historical enthusiastic costumers out on the internet.

How long have you been making these elaborate costumes?

I have been in the Society of Creative Anachronism coming up on my 10th year. Active since 2004 working at demonstrations and volunteering when I could between working and other life's distractions. I really concentrated on Tudor sewing in 2007 and worked with patterns to learn proper fabrics, techniques, fit, and silhouette. I really enjoy the eras transition from a medieval form fitting layered cotterdie to the boned Tudor kirtle and then to structured Elizabethan clothing.

Six Wives of Henry VIII

Six Wives of Henry VIII

King Henry VIII's Wives in Sequential Order

King Henry VIII of England 1491-1547


Queen Catherine of Aragon 1485-1536Divorced,


Queen Anne Boleyn 1501-1536 Beheaded,


Queen Jane Seymour 1508-1537 Died.


Queen Anne of Cleves 1515-1557 Divorced,


Queen Catherine Howard 1525-1542 Beheaded,


Queen Catherine Parr 1512-1548 Survived.

Purple Velvet Ermine Fur Tudor Gown

Purple Velvet Ermine Fur Tudor Gown

Queen Elizabeth I Coronation Portait

Queen Elizabeth I Coronation Portait

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Queen Elizabeth's Prayer at Bristol August 15,1574

Stretch forth,
O Lord most mightie,
Thy right hand over me,
and defend me from mine enemys,
that they never prevayle against me.

Give me, O Lord,
the assistance of Thy Spiritt,
and comfort of Thy grace,
truly to know Thee, intirely to love Thee,
and assuredly to trust in Thee.

And that as I do acknowledge
to have received the government
of this Church and Kingdom at Thy hand,
and to hold the same of Thee,
so grant me grace, O Lord,
that in the end I may render up
and present the same again
unto Thee, a peaceable, quiett,
and well-ordered State and Kingdome,
as also a perfect reformed church,
to the furtherance of Thy glory.

And to my subjects, O Lord God, grant,
I beseech Thee, faithful and obedient hearts,
willingly to submit themselves to the obedience
of Thy word and commandments,
that we altogether being thankfull unto Thee
for Thy benefitts received, may laud and magnifie
Thy Holy Name world without end.

Grant this, O merciful Father, for Jesus Christ's sake,
our only Mediator and Advocate.

Amen

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Side of Purple Velvet Ermine Fur Tudor Gown

Side of Purple Velvet Ermine Fur Tudor  Gown

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Lady Mairin O'Cadhla

Lady Mairin O'Cadhla

Red Velvet Elizabethan

Red  Velvet Elizabethan

O'Cadhla Heraldry

O'Cadhla Heraldry

Lady Willoughby

Lady Willoughby

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Elizabethan Pregnancy Gown

Elizabethan Pregnancy Gown

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Black and Coral Elizabethan Gown

Black and Coral Elizabethan Gown

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Peach Elizabethan Noble

Peach Elizabethan Noble

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Mauve Waistcoat Elizabethan Gown

Mauve Waistcoat Elizabethan Gown

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Jane Seymour Gown

Jane Seymour Gown

O'Cadhla Heraldry

O'Cadhla Heraldry

Catherine Parr Gown

Catherine Parr Gown

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Lady Mairin O'Cadhla

Lady Mairin O'Cadhla
A Proper Gabled Hood

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Princess Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon

Princess Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon
Duke and Dutchess of Suffolk

Mairin O'Cadhla Heraldry

Mairin O'Cadhla Heraldry

Embroidered Waistcoat over Elizabethan Gown

Embroidered Waistcoat over  Elizabethan Gown

Queen Mary I of England

Queen Mary I of England

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose