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Only days away from IRCC9

The year has come and gone and I have been very naughty not updating my blog, but well you know life and all that. Well it’s almost IRCC time again, and yes of course I am entering for my ninth year … Continue reading

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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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