Elizabethan

Slashed sleeves

– 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 first […]

Bodice

Making of the bodice Well, not much to say… I’ve just started making it with the ‘Lady’s wardrobe’ patterns by Margo Anderson. Here are a few pictures of the first test fitting: Back of the bodice lining, pinned together. It’s a bit too long – which I did intentionally, so I will have a longer […]

Coronation gown

Navigation for this site: (it’s best to read the entire page from top to bottom, though) Introduction • Tudor Rose Brocade Sources &   Introduction This dress is probably one of the quickest ever put together (at least of my gowns on this site). It’s probably also the gown for which I didn’t touch the […]

Sleeves & Cuffs

I made the sleeves from the same fabric as all other parts of the gown. When I was decorating the forepart, I thought that I had to match the sleeves to this extremely decorated piece of clothing, this is why I have decorated the upper, outer sleeves with: about 50 rhinestones in various shapes and […]

Undergarments

Janet Arnold describes in Patterns of Fashion that… “Under (the overdress) was (at the point when the tomb was opened in 1857) another of (…) crimson velvet (…). (…) There is no trace of a skirt (now) for the crimson velvet bodice (…). The velvet bodice fastens at the front with hooks and eyes (…). […]

Isabel de Valois

The slashed gown of Isabel de Valois – Edited to add: During to a flood that hit my house, the fabrics and partially completed parts of this costume 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 […]

Planning

In case you came here looking for the fabric that you can see on the skirt in the portrait: I have made a reproduction of that fabric available here on Spoonflower. And in case you’re generally interested in Tudor / Elizabethan reproduction fabrics, browse my Medieval / Renaissance / Tudor / Elizabethan design collection on […]