|Diane d'Andouins by Etienne Dumonstier|
So I didn't scrap the test bodice, and now I'm wanting to make it into the 1570s-90s outfit it so desperately wants to become. Lucky for me, I have some black taffeta, black velvet ribbon, and reticella-ish lace in my stash, ready to be allotted to this costume.
I trimmed an Elizabethan bodice in black velvet ribbon before, and loved it to bits, but this time I want to try a different pattern.
|A loooong time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...|
|Saint Cecilia, 1550s-60s, by Ambrosius Benson|
|Mary Tudor, by Hans Holbein|
|Portrait of a Lady in Black, by Pieter Jansz. Pourbus. Click through for a super-huge version|
|Princess of Cleve and Berg, 1577|
|Marie de' Medici as a child|
|Extreme Costuming - a page with a whole bunch of doublet trimming ideas - this is just one - click through for all of them.|
Something'll come to me. I used to know a lot about this period, but I've forgotten it all over the years. I suspect my doublet+sleeves+petticoat is a Fair-ism, but more research'll suss that one out. I don't have the yardage to do a matching overskirt, so it might just have to stay a Fair-ism. I'm okay with that - it's Renfaire, after all.