Re: [Italian Renaissance Costuming] Balzo
- I do have her set of lady's wardrobe and the Tudor set. I am placing a pre-order for her upcoming Italian sets. I can adapt the pattern to fit what I want but right now just researching.
I definitely love the Realm if Venus site. I love a red one with cut lacy sleeves Venetian gown. Lots of photos saved from there!
My daughter loved the Princess Elizabeth portrait. I made her a complete set to wear to Ren Faire outside of Harrisburg, PA but it rained the weekend she was to be Honorary Princess fin the weekend. Still have the velvet oversleeves. I found 8m of the exact fabric in the portrait on ebay! Cut the fabric only enough for the forepart and sleeves. I store it in archival paper in its own box like a treasure. Ready to use one day.
Right now I am in packing mode so I am sorting and inventorying what I have more than crafting. I still hope to make new things one day soon.
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On Feb 7, 2013, at 5:58 AM, "otsisto" <otsisto@...> wrote:
> For Italian, specifically Venice, The Realm of Venus is the site to go to.
> (Oonagh's site is the second I recommend.)
> "wardrobe" on RoV is where you will find portraits of several time periods.
> It sounds as if you are wanting around 1540 and onward
> (but if you want earlier then click on wardrobe and then select the period you what.).
> Some of the later styles, if you have Margo's Elizabethan noble woman's pattern you can adapt it. I have heard at least one woman adapting it to the very popular "V" front Venetian gown. I think that it is popular because just about any figure looks good in it. :)
> Hope this helps.
> -----Original Message-----
> I prefer English Elizabethan/Tudor but want ti make an Italian Renaissance/Venetian period. I have a nobility Elizabethan set and a merchant's wife upper middle class set already. I made a very wonderful blackwork chemise of light weight linen with Tudor rises on the sleeves. I made a velvet ladies' hat with pleated sides but don't know what else to wear with my sets. I have been shedding hair a lot over the past few years and keeping it to make a woven hair/braid to wear on my thinning hairline. Not as fancy but practical.
> I have lost weight and need to take them in. I am working on loosing some more before that task. I plan on weaving trim for my next set and one for my daughter. I will wait to do those jobs after we move in June.
> I drew the cover for Margo Anderson's Tudor pattern so I love to design what to make as well as actual garments. I have a large library of images from the internet and a book of what I would like to make.
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