IRCC 10

The Tenth Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge


April 1 2020 to January 31 2021


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Jessie Gagnon
Maryland, USA


Hello all! My name is Jessie, but all can call me Aurri (from Aurri la Borgne, my name in the Society for Creative Anachromism).While I have been a seamstress for some time, creating costumes for pop culture conventions and my own clothing, this is my first time ever creating anything for Italian Renaissance! While I am doing this contest to have the satisfaction of an amazing garment, I am also doing it to help re-teach myself the techniques of research, bibliographies, and for my SCA persona (which I just joined). I can't wait to see what everyone decides to create and to see the final photos!

 

For this competition I am referencing Portrait of a Lady, oil on panel, painted by Francesco de’ Rossi during his life from 1510-1563. In this painting, it appears that the lady is wearing nine visible items: a camicia, a partlet, a doublet, an underdress with an embroidered center on the skirt, an outer doublet with a front opening skirt and short decorative sleeves, a snood/hair net, dress embellishments (chains), rings on both hands, and a necklace.
To meet the criteria for the contest, I will be adding a stay, a zibellino, earrings to match the necklace, two embellished veils, and a winter over cloak, bringing the total to 14 completed items. While the items I construct will be similar in form and shape, the colors will be slightly different.

The primary fabric I will be using is silk with linen as my lining/camicia and organza for my partlet and veils. I already own the gold and burgundy silks. Because of my current situation with a work injury, I will be purchasing my other fabrics and jewelry pieces as I need/construct them.






















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