IRCC 7

The Seventh Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge


March 1 to June 30,  2017


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Maridith
Smith

Oklahoma, USA

 




I started sewing over 20 years ago and fell in love with historical costume along the way. I am an the author of tudorrevolution.blogspot.com, and a card carrying member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

I am planning on making a new camicia, Venetian gown, zimarra, and zibellino. I may add other items as time allows.

First Update


My first month of the competition has been spent researching a different camicia structure. My interpretation and pattern is based on the example from the Boston Museum of Art which Janet Arnold details in Patterns of Fashion 4. These shoulder pieces were a fascinating detail for me. To construct it I used 3.5 oz linen, hand sewing thread, and beeswax. I hand hemmed the individual pieces. The next step is to assemble by hand using lace inserts.



Here is the camicia, which was completed post-deadline:





















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