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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 … Continue reading

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Found another Purple one!

Ok well the sleeves are purple-ish anyways. I like it though, especially the tall hat! 1576 Bartolomeo Passarotti – Pietro Annibale Bargellini The hat seems to be a Bolognese regional style, may have to make one for my hubby.  

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My Red Allessandro Allori gown

I have wanted to do a version of this outfit for a number of years and finally earlier this year all the pieces came together and it happened   A few years back I stumbled across a number of beautiful … Continue reading

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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.

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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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