Re: [SCA Newcomers] Early Italian Ren
- Quoting Maria <scarlettmb@...>:
> Which Simplicity pattern are you talking about? I love theirHere's a page that shows Simplicity's 3 Italian patterns. At least 2
> patterns and use them a lot. I'm not that much of a seemstress.
of them are out of print -- I'm not certain about the 3rd. You can
order quite a few out of things from Simplicity's web site -- you can
also get them off eBay
8735 is the one that looks like a Durer Engraving. It's also seen
from the back in a painting -- I believe that both Gowns are in that
first link for Bella's site. The painting shows a *red* dress. For a
more authentic gown, you'll want to make the waist straight (rather
than peaked up in the front), and get rid of the darts.
8192 doesn't really cut it in the authenticity department (if you're
concerned about that), but I've seen it made up and it makess a pretty
gown. There are some McCalls there that would work as well.
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