Elizabethanisch

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 […]

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 (…). […]

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 […]

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 […]

Skirt

The skirt was probably the simplest thing of the whole gown. I’ve taken an approximately 140 inches (3,5 meter) long strip of fabric (note: the pattern on this fabric doesn’t run from left to right, as on most fabrics – it runs along the length of fabric), made a hem of about 10cm (4 inch) […]

Hardwick portrait gown

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 […]

Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart’s cream gown This life size portrait of Mary Stuart, painted by an unknown and probably German artist and dated to the early 17th century, is hanging in Hamburg’s Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe; the photo was – together with several detail shots – taken by me. I fell in love with the gown […]

Analysis

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 […]