Hello, My name is Hannah Sanderson and I am from Washington, USA.
I have followed the IRCC for several years, but this is my first time participating. Until recently I played off-and-on in the SCA, and I have always been a fan of Renaissance Faires. I have been sewing since I was about 12 so I am definitely not a novice to sewing, but I would consider myself a novice to Italian Renaissance costuming as I have only attempted a couple of gowns in this style.
My main inspirations for this project are Raphael's "La Muta" (right, top) and Andrea del Sarto's "Portrait of the Artist's Wife" (right, bottom). I plan to make (1) an embroidered camicia, (2) a corded petticoat, (3) an overgown, and (4) an apron, handkerchief, hat or headscarf (possibly both if I have time), and several necklaces.
Thus far I have done the embroidery on the sleeves (below, left) and made a start on the handkerchief (below, right).