Hi, I've been in the SCA for over thirteen years and usually do early period and England, though the last few years has seen me drift towards the beautiful Italian Renaissance and Eastern. I've tried the challenge twice but ill health usually forced me to bow out after the first month, though I did succeed in making a gorgeous saccoccia the first time. I'd say I'm still a bit of a novice and have only done a couple of renaissance before. Most of the materials will be coming out of my stash and what I collected for previous challenges, as I still haven't used it.
Hopefully, I'll end up making a compilation 1530-1550 style gown or something like this image (see right). My layers will be: 1. chemise and partlet; 2. underskirt and gown; 3. cape. Layer 4 / Accessories: any 4 of these - fan; flea fur / zibellino; muff / manizza; hair accessory and jewellery.