I think I know the dress diary. It is Festive Attyre. She has changed things
around and has not got back to it for quite some time now so I am guessing
mundane life walked in. Her focus within SCA period is Florentine.
Though I do not think that the Belle Nani portrait has cutwork sleeves, this
woman was inspired by it.
There are a few paintings that show cutwork sleeves. The most known one is
Paolo Caliari (Veronese), 1560s: Portrait of a Woman
I have some cotton brown velvet set aside for this gown. In some pictures of
this painting the gown color is russet.
Paolo Caliari (Veronese), 1561: Detail from fresco
Another painting example and the pattern that Anya of Festive Attyre used
for her sleeves.
This is new find for me.
Another design example
The scrapbook punches might work but I don't think they are up to the task
of doing a whole lot of punching as the threads can shift where as paper
does not. You could try to starch the fabric and then punch the fabric as
the scrapbooking punches are designed for stiffer material and possibly
lessen the thread snags. This is only in theory and I haven't tried it but I
may in the future when I am ready to make cutwork sleeves.
Also known as Alessandra Cicilia di Anselmo da Parma
Perhaps I didn't use the correct "terminololgy", the sleeves I saw
were on an Italian woman's Florentine or Venetian dresses sleeves.
I figure there might be premade dies (they have then for scrapbooking) that you punch like a stapler..
(snipped by mod. trim your posts.)