Hi, my name is Kathleen Zanardo. This is the second year I have entered the IRCC and the second Italian Renaissance costume I have sewn. I have been sewing since I was a teenager.
My proposed outfit will be a faithful reproduction of the outfit in Parmigianino's "Antea". The painting was executed in 1535 in the city of Parma. My outfit will be made for my adult daughter, who bears a slight resemblance to Antea.
My outfit will comprise of a horizontally striped sottana with puffed sleeves, a brown partlet with a hand-printed pattern, a camicia with embroidered blackwork cuffs, an apron with blackwork embroidery, handmade suede gloves, and a zibellino.
To complete the outfit I will also make a corset, an underskirt and a pair of drawers. During March I will start the blackwork embroidery on the cuffs and apron.