Friday, 22 May 2009

Henry VIII ....Start on the Costuming

Have made a start on the basic costuming for Henry VIII....
All is going quite well except for the alarmingly large codpiece which will need further attention...don't know how that happened LOL ;0)
Been trying out some other materials for the upper garments too. Bought a toy yesterday which I've chopped up as I liked the fur, although it's a little pale so may need to try to darken it if I can. Found some rather nice crispy gold silk which should go well for his big sleeves. Still a lot of jewellery to add too on the costume itself and the regalia/sword etc.
As it's half term next week don't expect any more for a while!


  1. Looking great so far Eileen, LOL at your version of greensleeves ;0) You know, I;ve been so busy this week didnt realise it was half term ahead until I read your post !!
    julie xxx

  2. I have always been fascinated by Henry VIII and the life he led - can't wait to see him finished, Eileen.

  3. Thank you!
    He has been reduced a little in the offending area!
    Working on his short gown now, then the top details which I'm looking forward to doing, he has that wonderful jewelled chain over his shoulders!!