...and a correction on terms. I goofed. The over dress is called a Stola, the large cover-up is called the Palla. I guess Stola just reminded me of stole which is another name for a fur wrap.
So, I finished the second Stola and made the Palla. I was going to do it in the House Vaganza colors, but I didn't have enough purple wool (did have enough leopard print fake fur) so I went scrounging through my fabric bins and found a great length of orange knit that I'm not planning on using for anything else.
For the Stola today I used the dusty blue cotton lawn. I made it the same way I made the other ones, except that I only had to sew one side up, as I had 62 inch material. I just slit down the fold for the arm opening. I could still make the arm holes larger. Something to think about for the next one.
Here it is with the white on white gauze tunica.
For the Palla, I just used the length of fabric as is, with the minor hemming of the ends. It will be warm enough for a summer evening wrap up and can double as a blanket if I need an extra one.
Here is the full regalia
Have to work on my wrapping technique.
So there you have it. Three days of nice hot weather garb and a wrap if it gets colder. I also have a big, floppy straw hat because, well, I flame up in the sun.
Tomorrow I'm making the cover for my sun umbrella.
London in May
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