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