Lady Moiraine’s Sacque Gown

I may have put the last stitch in the stomacher at midnight the day before my plane flight, but the gown was finished on time for Jordan Con 7.

And the results of the costume contest?

The fabric color photographed particularly well here

The fabric color photographed particularly well here

Nargella the lady trolloc to my left, and first place winner Ice King from Adventuretime to my right

Nargella the lady trolloc to my left, and first place winner Ice King from Adventuretime to my right

Photo by Dim Horizon studio

Photo by Dim Horizon studio

Hotel hallways are bad for lighting, but good for hair details

Hotel hallways are bad for lighting, but good for hair details 

Photo by Ben Gundersen

Photo by Ben Gundersen

Photo by Ben Gundersen. My wig is not that crooked, I'm just looking to the side.

Photo by Ben Gundersen.
My wig is not that crooked, I’m just looking to the side.

The gown is worn over my paniers, stays, and yellow petticoat. (And a tank top from target. Haven’t gotten around to making a shift yet). Stockings are from American Duchess, earrings and hair ornaments from Dames a la Mode (really amazing customer service here, I highly recommend it). The necklace was a present from ~10 years ago.

As for the wig, I styled it using the Madame du Barry instructions from 18th Century Hair & Wig Styling (most conveniently timed book release ever)  If you get nothing else out of this post, it is to BUY THIS BOOK. SERIOUSLY BUY THIS BOOK NOW. The only other wig I’ve done was for Elsa, which was just a braid. And I was easily able to make this amazing wig in two days. BUY THIS BOOK.

And that’s the end! This was a big one; a solid 2.5 months of sewing. I’m taking a nice long break from sewing now to finish some knitting UFOs. Even this costume isn’t entirely done – the stays still need lining, I need a shift, and oh yeah a historical stomacher + petticoat.

I also have zip zero nada ideas for next year’s costume contest. Off to the interwebs…

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5 Responses to Lady Moiraine’s Sacque Gown

  1. Nessa says:

    Ohhh lá lá. Well done. 🙂

  2. Joan says:

    Fantastic sewing job! You look awesome. Thanks for the jewelry link… 🙂

  3. Pingback: Finished shift | Avant Garbe

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