Elizabethan

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 […]

Planning

Well, to be honest, the planning stage of this costume – as it’s not really difficult – was just about the answer to one single question: Have my eyes stopped working properly, or is that really in the portrait? Now, my eyes may be deceiving me and I’ve never heard of nor seen anything like […]

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 […]