Oswin Oswald from Asylum of the Daleks

Yup, Clara is my favourite companion! She’s smart, fun and pretty! I first made this cosplay for a theme party, and then I added the shoes and wore it to the Swedish convention Multicon 2013. I also wore it when Sylvester McCoy was in town and there was a costume show. Both the dress and the shoes work great for everyday wear as well, which is nice for a girl with little money and a wardrobe overflowing with historical clothing only worn once a year.

The dress is made with stretch fabric in two layers. I bought the shoes and the socks, for once I actually did find the exact ones I wanted! On the belt, I simply placed a measuring tape and two hair clips. If I ever do this cosplay again, I’ll also try to craft the tools in her belt. I usually avoid cosplays that require a lot of crafting other than sewing, but at some point I suppose I’ll try that as well!

Medieval Week on Gotland 2014 #3: Green Wool Kirtle

Before Medieval Week on Gotland 2014, I recieved several commissions from friends visiting this amazing event for the first time. This is a series of posts about all the different garments I created that summer.

This is my friend Annie’s green twill kirtle and linen shift!

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10432312_10203813458797666_1915836105_nAnnie did quite a bit of research on her own before ordering her outfit. This reference picture was her main inspiration. The high waistline reminds me of Regency dresses. I made a simple pattern using rectangular pieces and triangular gussets from the armholes down. The fabric is a lovely woll twill from Korps, super light and shiny! I also made a linen shift to be worn under the kirtle, with a simliar neckline to the one in the refenrece picture. Wool can be quite itchy on your skin, so it is necessary to wear linen undergarments. Also, linen can be washed repeatedly whereas wool shouldn’t really be washed at all. EVER. It’s enough to air it. In medeival times, linen undergarments and wool outer garments are what people wore. So this outfit is a bit historically correct, even though it’s completely machine sewn.

Medieval Week on Gotland 2014 #2: Blue Linen Dress

Before Medieval Week on Gotland 2014, I recieved several commissions from friends visiting this amazing event for the first time. This is a series of posts about all the different garments I created that summer.

This is my friend Malin’s bright blue medieval dress!

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The cut is similar to that of the garb of the Swedish archaelogical find The Bocksten Man: rectangular pieces and triangular gussets. It has a somewhat tailored fit, but is wide enough to just pull over the head. The fabric is blue linen from Korps. Completely machine sewn, so not exactly historically correct. Rather, it’s inspired by medieval fashion, and that’s why I call it a ”medieval dress”. After all, either the word ”medieval ” or the word ”dress” was used during the actual Middle Ages!

Malin is a skilled nail artist, and she has a (Swedish) blog named Malin lackar ur. Check it out!

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My nails made pretty by Malin.