Red Elizabethan | November 2009

Fabric: Cannibalized from the old Red polonaise.
Pattern: Draped by SG

The photo to the right is not the greatest in the world. It was taken at the NYRF July 2008. Hopefully I'll get some better ones from a more recent event in the near future.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 | The Destruction of an Enemy

I finally destroyed the old red anglaise. I cannibalized it for parts to make a cartridge pleated overskirt for my red Elizabethan. I must say, cartridge pleating was a lot easier than it looked once SG showed me how to do it. It really does provide a lot of volume. Also, it's the only way to get 8 yards of fabric pleated to a 30 inch waist band.

The overskirt in the photo is 4 yards of what was formerly the greatest tragedy of my 18th century portfolio. I guess this means I now have to add a renaissance section to the website.