Originally uploaded by Kath B.
I just finished making this doublet to donate to ToV. I'm rather pleased with the result. I don't do a lot of "real" sewing; most of my own LARP costuming is simple stuff like T-tunics. But this was more substantial. The one thing I didn't do was real buttonholes; I have a 50-year-old black Singer sewing machine that's a treasure, but the buttonholer attachment is a pain to deal with.
Behind the cut is a closeup of the neckline. (Like this photo, it's a bit blurry, because I took the photos with no flash -- the flash was too shiny bouncing off the velvet.)
( Closeup. )
I like having well-dressed NPCs. I hope this works out well.