Here is documentation on creating a Burgundian gown from 1475.
The painting is by Veronese (1550s) entitled Portrait of a Lady with a Heron (appropriately enough). It is representative of many Venetian upper class and noble female dress of the second half of the 16th century. Love the heron — I have a stuffed goose and swear I will have my picture taken with it.… Continue Reading Dress Diary: Red Venetian
The below dates are from 2006. Nowadays I do Anglo Saxon garb from 11th century Northumbria, but I also have a large body of work from Elizabethan England. Oct. 26 I am in fact cheating here, because I’ve done a lot of work and didn’t write down what I did. Good one. So… the doublet… Continue Reading Dress Diary: Brown Elizabethan