Finally received my two books I ordered online from Tudor Tailor.com they shipped from England sometime ago. Isn’t always the case when you mention something, it finally arrives the same day. The Queen’s Servants and The Kings Servants exceed my high research standards for costuming books, though I would not expect any less from the creators of the Tudor Tailor. The example pictures, pattern drawings, and explanations on Tudor specific costuming aspects are spot on.
Very happy to see demonstrations on how to stuff padded pleats. There are good pictures of box pleats and sewing to stabilize them properly. Which I use box pleats with knife pleats often to save yardage, so I was really happy to be using correct techniques. I love the demonstrated layout of patterns use on yardage of fabric, which helps show the amount of fabric for the project. They have some really interesting early Tudor hats too, which I am keen about making in the future. I am working on early Elizabethan gowns so these simpler styles will have to wait for a while.
I have sewn in the boning for the bodice on the Elizabethan Peach gown, though I have to add some side panels to get the proper fit. Though I am thrilled with the progress I made the other day and hope to do more today. Looking to get the fitting right then sew on the elaborate trim, oh its going to look super nice.
Well back to sewing,