I’ve wanted to make myself something uniquely fun for Renaissance Faire for a while now, and finally got around to it. I based the shape off the style of an Elizabethan corset, and the detailing on the front is inspired by William Morris. The overall effect, I hope, will be of Renaissance Wood Nymph.
I am working with suede scraps from some distressed garments in need of major repair, as well as suede scraps that I have gathered over the years.
Here is my initial pattern:
A detail shot of the design I created for the front:
The corset prior to adding the front artwork:
And a detail shot just before I added the trim to the top:
Here’s the final outfit, complete with horns! The skirt was made from the shredded linings of the same garments I grabbed the suede scraps from.