Its for a comicon of course. The concept is Merida meets Hawkeye. Medieval Heroine.
|so taking the dress shape from this|
|And purple and black colours from this|
I've been researching the sewing/drafting techniques for a while but felt daunted by it especially creating a bust supporting gown. So I made a slightly fitted 'tunic' instead. I used the instructions from Sally Pointers website as a basic reference. I didn't have 60" fabric available so I did a different layout. I also made my sleeves 'short' with eyelets so I can lace the other part of the sleeve on. Like in Merida's dress. My dress will be front laced.
I have choice when it comes to shoes of ankle or knee boots. I can wear my generic shift underneath the dress too.
I noticed in this painting on this blog those tied on sleeves appear again...in conjunction with the front lacing.