IRCC 8! Yes again….

It’s that time of year, time for the Italian Renaissance costume Challenge 8!

Yes I couldn’t resist and have entered for my eighth year running, the only silly person worldwide to have entered every one of the eight years, I have finished it seven times and fingers crossed I can manage to finish it again this year.

So what am I going to make this year?

Great question!

I am still deciding even though the four month sewing period has already started! I keep falling into the rabbit hole of looking at pretty portraits on pinterest and then cross referencing these with pattern books like Alcega.

So far I think I am going to do something like this

bartolomeo Passarotti Rittratto do Nobildonna col filglio

Bartolomeo Passarotti: Rittratto do Nobildonna col filglio

But with the short sleeves off the green gown out of this one ( I like the point!)

Fresco The Nativity F. Zuccari (1583)

Fresco The Nativity  by F. Zuccari (1583)

So I am envisioning making the white doublet with bands and slashing, the over zimarra in probably a navy blue with gold trim, a sottana OR skirt  and bodice in a blue fabric yet to be selected, and a shirt OR chemise and partlet. Possibly also a corded underskirt to give fullness. Also a ginormous veil and probably blingage. and maybe ruffy things too.

Anyways wish me luck! It’s all good fun in the end. 🙂


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