Dress Planning

My inspiration image (click through for a larger version):

St. Justina of Padua

 

Materials needed:

  • Chemise linen
  • Kirtle fabric (Brocade acquired)
  • Kirtle lining fabric
  • Gown fabric (Cotton velveteen acquired)
  • Headpiece fabric (silk?)
  • Pearls of various sizes
  • Gemstones for trim, necklace, headpiece, and hair ornament
  • Brooch
  • Lacing rings for sleeve attachments (cast metal?)
  • Trim or embroidery for gown and sleeves
  • (Optional stabbity thing for left shoulder)

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Order of Saint Clairiel – May 2012

Order of St. Clairiel - Clairiel du Vent ArgentOrder of Saint Clairiel for Clairiel du Vent Argent. Gouache on Strathmore 400 Series natural parchment and calligraphy in Higgins black waterproof ink using a .7 mm Brause nib.

The text reads:

See, hear, and understand by these presents that we, Calum  and Constanza, fourth Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands hold our subject Clairiel du Vent Argent in the  highest esteem.

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Order of the Evergreen – April 2012

Order of the Evergreen - Elizabethe AllesOrder of the Evergreen for Elizabethe Alles. Gouache on Strathmore 400 Series natural parchment and calligraphy in Dr. Martin’s Iridescent Bronze ink.

The text reads:

We Runa, Royal Patroness of the Arts, and Eikbrandr our King, do recognize the excellence and skillful teaching accomplished by Elizabethe Alles in the art of the paternoster.

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Order of Saint Clairiel – December 2011

Order of St. Clairiel 12142011Order of St. Clairiel for Denis de Wahulle. Gouache on Strathmore 400 Series natural parchment and calligraphy in Higgins black and red waterproof inks using a 1.5 mm Brause nib.

The text reads:

Let it be known to all that we, Edward and Milesent, Third Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands have witnessed the considerable and tireless works of Denis de Wahulle, whose ever-willing hands have assured the ease and comfort of many and we hereby enter him into our noble Order of Saint Clairiel that all may know our esteem of him.

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Order of the Dragon’s Barb – October 2011

Order of the Dragon's BarbOrder of the Dragon’s Barb for Diccon de Reinport. Gouache and ink on Canson 90-lb Classic Cream drawing paper (not recommended) and calligraphy in Higgins black waterproof ink using a .7 mm Brause nib.

The text reads:

It is only fitting that We, Eikbrandr and Runa, King and Queen of the Middle Kingdom, would honor Diccon de Reinport who has distinguished himself in service to the Archer Corps of the Midrealm spanning over fifteen years, two Baronies, and several Shires.

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