My name is Kathleen Zanardo and I live in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia. After admiring the IRCC for a couple of years I've now decided to enter my own Italian Renaissance outfit. I have been sewing clothes since I was young but this will be my first-ever attempt at this type of sewing, so I am entering as a novice.
I have pored over paintings by Italian Renaissance artists and been inspired to create an outfit of a Florentine noblewoman of 1500 - 1525.
My layers will be:
- Camicia with redwork embroidery - Underskirt - Dress with detachable sleeves - Apron
The accessories will be:
- Partlet - Headscarf with embroidery and fringing
My camicia, dress, partlet and apron will be based on Sanzio Raffaello's "La Muta" (1507) and a wrapped headscarf based on Giuliano Bugiardini's "Portrait of a Young Woman"(1525).