IRCC 9

The Ninth Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge


April 1 to July 31, 2019


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Penelope Millar
Virginia, USA


I have been interested in Italian Renaissance culture and clothing basically my whole life, starting with an interest in Venice inspired by loving Vivaldi’s music. (I used to play violin.) I participate in the Society for Creative Anachronism and have been sewing my own clothing for that since the early 2000s. About 5 years ago I decided to focus on creating more historically accurate clothing and started researching 15th century clothing in more depth and Realm of Venus was a great help then.

The outfit I am planning to make is in a 1480s Florentine style, inspired by Ghirlandaio's frescoes although not copying any specific outfit in them. I am planning to make a new camicia, a blue gamurra with sleeves with silver trim and possibly embroidery, a silver brocade giornea. For my accessories I plan to make a pocket (I have needed one for a while), a white linen hat, and a necklace. Hopefully I will get to all of the accessories.

 



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