I have a lifelong love of historical costume and sewed my first renaissance festival outfit in 6th grade! I volunteer as part of a re-enactment group focused on period dog breeds (The Hounds of East Fairhaven) at the Carolina and Georgia Renaissance Festivals, which sparked my recent forays into making historical garments. So far, I've mostly focused on the mid Tudor periods in England, and I am in the middle of making my first Italian 15th Century/fantasy-inspired piece, so my entry for IRCC 8 will be my second ever Italian outfit!
I plan to faithfully recreate the young woman in pink from Ghirlandaio's Birth of St. John the Baptist. I will be making a linen camicia, a gamurra and sleeves made from pre-embroidered fabric, a pink giornea with dagged edges, and for accessories I will be making an embroidered fringed handkerchief, a set of necklaces, and several rings all to match the fresco.