Elizabethan

Sleeves and Forepart

While the sleeves and forepart were very simple to make, I think they deserve a very own page. They prove that ‘simple’ does not necessarily mean ‘not much work’. I used Margo’s Lady’s wardrobe pattern for the forepart and narrow curved sleeves. I cut them in white rayon jacquard (the same as I’m planning to […]

Skirt

I have also decided to attach the overskirt to the bodice, with a *not* at all historical (at least, from my knowledge, for that period…) waistband to be able to keep the cartridge pleating intact. Therefore, the trim from the sides of the overskirt will go right on to the bodice. Here’s the first picture […]

Maria Di Medici

Maria Di Cosimo Medici by Allessandro Allori, painted c. 1555 – 1557   Hmmm… I had a large amount of black stage velvet – *very* heavy, but lush – used to make theatre curtains – a small amount of slate blue silk satin, an endless amount of black / tan trim (unfortunately, not golden – […]

Embroidered Jacket

Note: If I had to do this jacket again, I would do it with this fabric from Spoonflower (which, at the time when I made this jacket, wasn’t even in existence!). It is more accurate (pattern-wise), even if it is printed, not embroidered; and strongly resembles the embroideries on Margaret Layton’s jacket (which is the […]

Eleonora Di Toledo Portrait

– this is currently just a collection of images – Appropriate, reprinted (which basically means – the pattern is correct; but the material is not, since they’re just printed, and not ‘voided velvet’ – but they’ll create “the look” of the gown…) fabrics for Eleonora Di Toledo’s portrait gown, in various color versions, are available […]

Fan

Navigation for this costume: Introduction – Materials – Smock – Farthingale – Petticoat – Bodice – Skirtings – Rolled Sleeves – Overskirt – Forepart – Ruffs – Partlet and Sleeves – Jewelry making: Headdress; Necklace; Pelican Jewel; Sleeveband; Girdle; Wristbands; Fan – Finished gown – Funny Comments – Miss Starkie – Quiz As there was […]

Bodice

 Navigation for this costume: Introduction – Materials – Smock – Farthingale – Petticoat – Bodice – Skirtings – Rolled Sleeves – Overskirt – Forepart – Ruffs – Partlet and Sleeves – Jewelry making: Headdress; Necklace; Pelican Jewel; Sleeveband; Girdle; Wristbands; Fan – Finished gown – Funny Comments – Miss Starkie – Quiz I started constructing […]

Quiz

Navigation for this costume: Introduction – Materials – Smock – Farthingale – Petticoat – Bodice – Skirtings – Rolled Sleeves – Overskirt – Forepart – Ruffs – Partlet and Sleeves – Jewelry making: Headdress; Necklace; Pelican Jewel; Sleeveband; Girdle; Wristbands; Fan – Finished gown – Funny Comments – Miss Starkie – Quiz Well… When I […]