Besides the Durer drawing mentioned below, try http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/wardrobe/artgallery1.htm
where there are other similar drawings and prainings.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, Sayyeda Samia al-Kaslaania <samia@...> wrote:
> I generally trust what Cynthia Virtue has to say. She doesn't know
> everything, of course, but doesn't make things up either.
> Simplicity 8735 and larger sizes in 9228-- ... One of the
> slightly odd things about this pattern is that the white dress shows an
> off-shoulder bodice; not common for Italian Renn, but one of the women
> on the Historic Costume list found this picture by Durer of a lady from
> Venice, which is *very* similar to the white dress:
> Sayyeda al-Kaslaania
> On 10/18/2010 6:02 AM, Marie Brooker wrote:
> > Greetings!
> > I am making a dress for my 13 year old daughter from Simplicity pattern 8735
> > (its now discontinued AFAIK). ...