Considering the new fabrics I showed in my last post, I took the time to sketch the designs of the gowns.
The first is for the peachy shell fabric.(pictured on the left hand side) I was going for a lovely renaissance corseted gown using gold braid trim on the edges, make fancy olive green lined paned sleeves. So you would see this green just inside the panes of the sleeves and split front skirt. I have some lovely floral pattern fabric with an olive green back ground. Considering this since the floral design colors match the pink/peach outer gown and this would give a sense of texture to pump up the plainness of the outter fabric. It worked great for the crewel gown so its worth trying on this one. I am considering doing elizabethan ties on the front with points, to really set off the rest of the gown, though this is a general idea for embellishment, it may change as I am sewing the gown.
The second is for the gold with blue floral pattern damask fabric. (pictured on the right hand side) I wanted a puffed sleeve renaissance gown for this one, simple but elegant. Featuring a special arched panel at the bottom of the sleeves for dramatic effect. This would work great against the plain wool kirtle and slashed sleeves I would be wearing underneath this more classically Elizabethan over gown. I was thinking of finishing off the points of the arches with a bead of some sort and have blue velvet in the depths of the slashes on the upper sleeve. I also would use more of the gold braid to trim to finish off this gown and give it some pizazz. I decided a nice trim is good but letting the techniques and the depths of the fabrics speak for themselves is very important also. So this time the trim will be subdued compared to my previous gowns, though I have no qualms with that.
The sketches don't capture the beauty of the fabric I took pictures of the other day but I am certain it will show through in the final completed project.
Well I go to to run, feel free to leave comments and ask any questions,