I am in need of someone or someones who has any experience in costume (well of course you all do, but more specifically recreational or historical costume!)
I'm currently doing a massive project for college, which I have based on Alice in Wonderland - as a bit of a kick to Burton's terrible rehash of the story, I am looking into the dark side of Alice.
Save for a long post, I am taking major inspiration for my Queen of Hearts from Queen Elizabeth I, and her amazing open-ruff collar.
I have dug deep and tried desperately to find ways to make one, and I can find lots of pictures of them, but no real tutorial :P I am aware of starching, and the use of wire if needed, but I want to create something akin to this:
And I know that it has a sturdy base affixed to it, like this:
Has anyone made something like this and can give me help, or better yet, any step-instructions on how to do this? Mine wont be as flambuoyant as this, I want to use cotton hemmed with a bobbin-lace I have bought. I am willing to use wire to stiffen, and have extremely hard interfacing to hand, so can anyone give me some advice, and images of what they have done before?
P.S. I am aware of the sites elizabethancostume but was more hoping for some information from people who HAVE made one, rather than re-posting the link which I have already looked through