Introduction and new project
I'm Raffaella di Contino of AnTir and while my usual hyper-focus is primarily on all aspects of life for a 1570's Patrician class Venetian woman I'm looking at a new project that will take me in a slightly different direction.
I'm looking at clothing a bit earlier, mostly 1520-1530, some Florentine and some working class, although mostly still Venetian Patrician. The aim is for things that are preferrably open fronted, not to stiffly structured and easily accomodating to fluctuating sizes. I'd also love to find an image that also has a front tie opening camica as well, but I have yet to find those two styles both together.
To start I was thinking of some of the front lacing gowns seen here:
I think this last one is the end of this style that would be workable for my needs before the waistline really starts dropping and the look becomes much more structured.
Jumping over to Florence in a different class entirely, here's some great working class images that I think might work for this project:
Any suggestions, hints, tips?
In joyous service,
- Actually I think it is Realm of Venus that has a nice how to on the
ribbon tied front. I am just finishing up my working class Florentine
and really excited about it. I did it in a green linen and used some
cranberry shade of wool gabardine to make the guards. I had some help
with drafting the bodice. AND I intend to do something along the lines
of front opening either laced or ribbon ties like the ones you sent pics
of. You know I have the fabric already waiting!