Because, as you know, I need more blue dresses. I only have like five. Because my heraldic colors are red and black, LOL. *shrug* I love blue. :)
And I love making these things:
This is going to be a 12th century bliaut - navy, with the exact trim you see in the pic above (from Calontir Trim, purchased at Gulf Wars in March), with a deep teal undergown (just a simple lace-front plain gown). I'd been thinking about doing one ever since I saw a friend in a really pretty black one at Gulf Wars this year. Then I saw this, and just I had to get on the bliaut train. :)
(And yes, that's a hair tie around the waist in the pic. Without it the dress just looked like a bunch of blue fabric on the hanger, hehe).
For the time being, I have this awesome, BRIGHT blue leather belt that I bought at Gulf Wars (for fifteen dollars!); and Kress needed to order belt parts for himself this week, so he got a set like the one shown in the picture for me, too. Yay! (Hardware from Armor and Castings).
So far, so good! It fits beautifully, and the only thing I plan to change is that the sleeves aren't as long as I thought they were going to be (because I measure wrong. Whoops!) That's a simple fix, though; and once that's done, I'll be ready to finish the seams on the inside, and then start working on the trim and the bling. Yay!