Yesterday I got the fabric to make this (unauthentic) medieval dress. I'm doing the view with the picked up hem. For the dress I got a dark brown suiting fabric (it was cheap) and for the underskirt I got a kinda pinkish almost taffeta like fabric for very cheep (it was only a dollar a yard!) at Joann's.
Today I made the underskirt, I thought while I was making it that it was going to be to small, but besides having to "suck it in" when I'm putting it on, it fits great and plus, it's only the underskirt. When it was finished I didn't even have to cut inches off the bottom, I hemmed it up and it was the absolute right length! I thought it turned out very pretty (just don't ask to look on the inside). OK now I now your thinking "Megan, how in the world is that ever going to be wearable with that train! It's going to pick up all sorts of icky things when you walk in it like , sticks, pine cones and leftover bionicle pieces forgotten in the lawn." But It's so much fun to walk around in, I feel like royalty going to a ball, that I just couldn't get myself to cut it off. If it does become to much of a problem, though I might do a bustle like thing that they do on wedding dress trains. Oh, and looking at it I noticed that It would work perfect for a late Victorian fancy skirt!