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Blue and Pink
Germanesque Gown

One of my Faire standards

I started with the Dresden woodcut from those maps (erm...I'll look it up later?) And then I sort of extrapolated to make it more English. All of the visable topstitching was done by hand, (including all of the skirt guards,)but I used a sneaky trick to do the edged tabs on the shoulders...

First I cut out blue strips 2 inches wide, and pink strips 3(3.5?) inches wide, then I matched the cut edges and sewed them at 3/8" (or so.) This made a bubbled tube. Then I flipped the tubes and did a lot of careful pressing. Yay, edged tabs.