Layers of Clothing was Italian Ren resources
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Different areas have different layers to give different silhouettes"
I do mainly mid 16thC Florentine, but have a page that shows pics of the
layers I use...
this might help to see what it looks like.
with doco here:
Also try Oonagh's own. She has what she wears for 16thC Venetian.
If you want non Italian, for comparison"
For Elizabethan, try Drea Lead's article:
with lots of articles at the mainpage
For Tudor: Ninya Mikhaila from Tudor Tailor did a demo on layers to put on
and pics can be found at Tudor Tailor in Vallejo set on Flickr by
I hope this helps. I find pics help, and it is interesting to see how others
have interpreted the layers.
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>> Does anyone know of any good online resources for Italian ren?
>> Something describing the layers, etc...all Im finding is commercial
>> type patterns and pieces of garb that have combined almost all of the
>> layers into one gown. I usually do earlier period but have a specific
>> event I would like to make an Italian Ren outfit for. It doesnt have
>> to be entirely period or perfect, its never going to be an A&S
>> project, but I would like it to look nice and semi-authentic
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> Hi Ghita.All very awesome resources! Thanks so much!!
> Different areas have different layers to give different silhouettes"
> I do mainly mid 16thC Florentine, but have a page that shows pics of the
> layers I use...
My plan right now is:
A white linen camica that isnt gathered around the neckline (I happen to already HAVE enough linen to make one that way, if I want to make it any fuller, it would require another fabric purchase...lol)
A sheer white silk partlet without a collar (again, just happen to have a yard of 3mm silk gauze)
A black silk gown (you call it a sottana, Ive seen it called other names, who knows..) with the higher waistline, natural waist if not an inch or so higher (carpaccio style?) and lower neckline
Sleeves made of the same black silk
I plan on embroidering and beading the bodice part and the sleeves of the gown.
eventually the sleeveless overgown but probably not by the first time I wear the outfit.
making a belt with beading
no idea yet on shoes for this outfit...
Does anyone have any online views of what the pattern shape might be for sleeves with the poofy roll on the top? I dont want the huge voluminous sleeves, just the small amount of roll....