The Eighth Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge

April 1 to July 31, 2018


Ingrid Lundberg
Uppsala, Sweden

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.