Finally, finally finished. This was supposed to be done by the end of SEPTEMBER, you guys.
This is the purple antique satin I bought at Gulf Wars (rayon/slk), with black linen on the trim. It's not lined - it's cross-woven, so the inside of the fabric is black.
This stuff was HAIRY AS CRAP. And Fray-Check rolled right off the stuff, and what little soaked in spread too far and just gunked up everything, so I had to keep trimming and tucking and wiping little purple "ants" and black hairs off of EVERYTHING. ARGH.
12th century pendant-sleeved gown - basically a bliaut with a different sleeve - as shown here, and here. They actually hang down well past my fingertips, since they're meant to be turned back and pinned in place.
The black linen trim, with some white machine embroidery on it. I did the same thing around the sleeve bands and the edges of the sleeve openings. Oh, and around the hemline, too. Yay, machine embroidery.
The whole time my dog kept coming in and looking at me like, "Moooooom. Are you dooooone yet??" *mope*
Not finished yet: a looooong black linen belt to be worn along with this.
Also to go with: my pie crust hat and barbette, and long silk veil.
I'll wear my all-purpose underdress (it's just a long, long-sleeved, loose cote with a keyhole neckline, untrimmed, beige) underneath it...and I may actually be dyeing it tonight. Ve shall zee.
To be continued...