Buttercup Red Riding Dress


Buttercup Red Riding Dress

And now for the most well-known of all Buttercup’s dresses–the Red Riding Dress.  This dress is based on the houppelande style that was used in the Middle Ages.

With this dress–for the first time–I had no pattern.  So i used pictures and existing patterns.  As the material was a T-shirt donated by my little brother, I had just enough 🙂  The dress was also done entirely by hand.

There are 2 pairs of knife pleats in the bodice front.  The back is laced up.  The skirt is made of 2 rectangular pieces of fabric that are knife pleated to add fulness without bulk. The sleeves are quite long and wide.  They are cartridge pleated, then sewn to the cuffs.

Actually, I was surprised at how FUN it was to sew this dress 🙂  Learning the style, history, different types of pleating…so cool!

 This dress is definitely the most movie-accurate one I’ve done, as well as the first historical one  🙂

Close-up for detail.

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