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Cosimo in purple…the collection continues

Cosimo I de’ Medici (1519–1574), Grand Duke of Tuscany Agnolo Bronzino (1503–1572) (after) National Trust, Overbeck’s Alessandro Allori (1535-1607) Portrait of Cosimo I de Medici,oil on poplar panel,86 x 65 cm. Source-Dickinson Gallery,London and New York. Advertisements

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Re-interpreting an old pattern

When I make a piece I usually use a previous pattern and tweak it to make it fit better, a new shape neckline or waistline. This usually is within months of each usage at the most. Today I have pulled … Continue reading

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Updated Vestiario

Yes I have finally gotten around to adding some more pictures to the vestiario page of more items I have made over the past years

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so IRCC seven has come and gone and I’ve moved so what now….

Well I have been very naughty not updating this blog at all for ages! The Italian Renaissance Costume Challenge has come and gone for this year, you can see my completed peacock ensemble and how I did in the scoring this … Continue reading

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So first update is in already!

The first month of the IRCC has FLOWN by so very fast and I have so much going on right now I fell like I shouldn’t really be sewing at all, but I committed to the challenge so I HAVE … Continue reading

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So another year rolls by and it’s IRCC time again. This year the Peacock Gown!

I have been rather naughty and very lax at updating my blog, but it’s Italian renaissance Costume Challenge time again, and even though my life is very stressful and hectic I just could not refrain from entering again. So this … Continue reading

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my IRCC6 outfit

You can see my full write up and check ins for this years competition here. I learned a lot this year, and really tried to stretch my abilities a lot. I am really proud of the red over gown that … Continue reading

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