Recent project: Embroidered Bliaut

So, my good friend says in passing "Ive always wanted an orange gown..."

Well, guess what I did? :D

Fabrics-store.com has a great selection of linen. So, after some searching of their site, i found this gorgeous linen called "spiced pumpkin". The color, online looked more muted than when it arrived. I washed and dried the linen, which lightened the color only ever so slightly. In line with my friends persona, I made her a non gathered bliaut and embroidered the neckline. I am really quite proud of how it came out and she loved it. She says its going to be called the "cozy cone" gown! :D

Delivered at Pennsic, she decided not to wear it till this weekend at The Feast of John Barleycorn in NY.

The gown is made from 100% linen.
The embroidery pattern was actually taken from a stencil created by DMC specific for embroidery. Upon inspection it is actually very close to a period reference i have. (let me find the book and Ill post an image from it) The embroidery was done with cotton thread (for stability and with funds being snug I have DMC cotton thread on hand) and worked in split stitch. Since the fabric and thread were prewashed and dried, it makes it a very easy gown to care for. Im very happy with how this came out and so was Mathilde.

Comments

  1. You said in the article "Upon inspection it is actually very close to a period reference i have. (let me find the book and Ill post an image from it)"
    Could you please? I am having a debate...read grump....with a colleague on just this pattern and I am blowed if I can find the ref.no.
    FB Meg McLean or polfearn@yahoo.co.uk

    Fankooo

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