Elizabeth I. – Rainbow


The bodice The bodice of the „Rainbow“ portrait gown is made up almost like fully boned, untabbed stays, especially because the neckline is almost immodestly deep. If you look carefully you can practically see the stitched channels for the boning between the embroidered flowers – or rather the straining of the material between those case […]

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, […]


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… […]