Good evening everyone!
Sorry for the cross-post, I couldn't decide which list was most appropriate
for this request.
I bought fabric last weekend. I wanted to make a very simple generic
English/French Renaissance dress... but my fabric keeps insising it wants to
be a Spanish dress!
Like this one:
I haven't done a whole lot of research on Spanish gowns, so I have a couple
First, layers. On Spanish gowns of this type, there's always white sleeves
with horizontal gold stripes, sometimes an under doublet similarly striped
horizontally. I suppose there is a separate under doublet, and that both
layers are constructed similarly. There's very similar styles on some
Italian gowns where we can see an underskirt striped vertically in gold. For
a Spanish gown, was there usually an underskirt?
Second question: does anybody have a good pattern for the wide triangular
sleeve in the image linked above?
Third question... the skirt - or petticoat, if you prefer. On Spanish gowns,
there doesn't seem to be much pleating, if any, at the waist. Has anybody
built a skirt this way? Any pointers?
Last question: what about headwear? Any ideas?