Elizabethan

Rainbow Portrait gown

The “Rainbow” portrait dress reproduction diary To me, this is the most beautiful portrait of Elizabeth that exists; it radiates an ethereal and eternal beauty that is just breathtaking. No planning or material collecting yet. Again – Margo’s pattern; this time I would have to modify it plus make my own pattern for the coat, […]

Skirtings

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 Skirtings in the […]

Planning

As always, the planning starts with the list of items I have to make to create a copy of the original gown, plus some ideas and thoughts I have how to make them The bodice Oopsie! Embroidered flowers. *Lots* of them. Probably on natural colored linen. Uhmmm… I’m still thinking about how to make that… […]

Sleeveband

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 The sleeveband. According […]

Studying

– Edited to add: During to a flood that hit my house, the fabrics and partially completed costume parts were destroyed. So until I decide to actually redo everything with new fabrics, the pages for this gown only serve as a documentation and memory of what I made; not as a dress diary. When studying […]

Eleonora di Toledo

The burial gown of Eleonora di Toledo This is an actual, extant garment which was found in the tomb of Eleonora Di Toledo; which means that she was buried in this dress. Here is what I wrote when I had that gown on my ‘Planned costumes’ page: Eleonora Di Toledo’s burial gown (sketch by Janet […]

Planning my gown

– Edited to add: During to a flood that hit my house, the fabrics and partially completed costume parts were destroyed. So until I decide to actually redo everything with new fabrics, the pages for this gown only serve as a documentation and memory of what I made; not as a dress diary. Alright… this […]

Slashed doublet

– Edited to add: During to a flood that hit my house, the fabrics and partially completed costume parts were destroyed. So until I decide to actually redo everything with new fabrics, the pages for this gown only serve as a documentation and memory of what I made; not as a dress diary. Studying the […]

Slashed skirt

– Edited to add: During to a flood that hit my house, the fabrics and partially completed costume parts were destroyed. So until I decide to actually redo everything with new fabrics, the pages for this gown only serve as a documentation and memory of what I made; not as a dress diary. The slashed […]