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Eat, Sleep, Write, Sew: Italian Renaissance Dress

Cockatrice: Extant Dresses in Pisa: Updates on sewing and construction techniques from the Costume Colloquium Florence. from an article about the construction of the dress

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"Extant Clothing - Funeral Dress of Eleonora de Toledo." Bodice. Very pretty, (...though it does look like someone may have been murdered while wearing it...)

While most corsets - also called stays - were worn underneath dresses, this particular one was part of a funeral dress and worn overtop. Click-through link also displays the full dress. Funeral dress of Eleonora of Toledo, Florence, Galleria del Costume.

A great dress diary that I plan to refer to often when I make my Moroni-inspired dress.

Part 2 contains the female half of the outfits, click Part 1 for the male half! Now on to the ladies portion of the russet red wool outfits! Just as a quick reminder, I am working on a pair of his…

16th century Italian gown, progress shot. Used Mathew Gnagy's Burguen bodice pattern, c. 1618, modified a bit to more closely match the "Eleanora of Toledo" mid 1550s silhouette. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.738769032871450.1073741833.552909578124064&type=3

16th century Italian gown, progress shot. Used Mathew Gnagy's Burguen bodice pattern, c. 1618, modified a bit to more closely match the "Eleanora of Toledo" mid 1550s silhouette. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.738769032871450.1073741833.552909578124064&type=3