IRCC 9

The Ninth Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge


April 1 to July 31, 2019


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Meg Vaughan
Georgia, USA

 



I am what one might call "obsessed" with 16th century Italian clothing. I started sewing at the age of 5, but it was not until I discovered the works of Alessandro Allori that I found my passion for it. I have spent the last 12 years studying and sewing.

I plan to recreate Allori's "Portrait of a Lady" 1580
Layer 1: Camicia
Layer 2: Sleeves and underskirt
Layer 3: Overgown
Layer 4: Partlet and possibly more.




(Updates listed in reverse order)

 

First Update: April Progress

 

Item started this month but not yet completed:

Camicia

This month was largely taken up with developing a pattern draft. Rather than using an existing pattern, I decided to use this opportunity to work out a drafting system for a square necked camicia that could be used for multiple sizes - which has proved much more time consuming than I thought!

Actual construction progress this month includes 1.5 yards handwoven linen tape, cutting out the camicia and partial sewing of it. I have my work cut out for me for May! (Sorry, couldn't resist!) The camicia will be entirely sewn by hand; shown is backstitch in linen thread on a sleeve.

 






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