Hello! After many years of considering signing up for the IRCC I've finally decided that the time is now! I've sewed some historical outfits in the past, mostly during the years I worked the medieval market circuit in my youth, but I've never done anything from the Italian renaissance (though I've wanted to for a very long time).
As this year is the 20th (!) anniversary of Ever After, the film that sparked my first interest in the Italian renaissance, I'm aiming for a late 15th century ensemble. I'm wavering between the Venetian and Florenese styles from this time period so it is possible that I'll forgo some authenticity and pick and choose what I like best from each.
The break down:
Underwear layer: Camicia
Main layer: Gamurra/Zupa
Outer layer: Giornea/Cioppa/Veste
Accessories: Coazzone and tinzale; Pendant/necklace; Belt?; Saccoccia (bag)?; Stockings and garters?; Partlet?
As you can see I'm a bit undecided when it comes to the accessories. I'm counting on figuring out exactly what I want to make as the challenge progresses and the outfit comes together.