Pink Princess

Pink 1It started as a dress of the 1580’s but landed around 1570.  Still, I am happy with the results. More importantly, Little-Bug Loves it; she thinks its a perfect dress for dancing!

The Inspiration

Portrait of Girl, Lavinia Fontana, 1580.

Portrait of Girl, Lavinia Fontana, 1580.

Maria de Medici, By Alessandro Allori, 1555-1558

Maria de Medici, By Alessandro Allori, 1555-1558

 

The Results

 

 

Things I learned doing this project. 

Sewing for growing children is harder than I thought it would be.  Little-Bug grew 1.5 inches during the course of this project, so I’m glad it still fits enough to be worn. I am even more impressed with 16th century tailor’s abilities in creating garments for children before they grew out of them! I was excited to try out hand sewn doublet construction and theories on the Maria de Medici baragoni ( puffed sleeves).

Details of the construction of the gown: 

The Beginning- Camicia

Partlet and Skirt 

Doublet Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 

Pink Veste 

Credits for work not my own:

Final Photography: Duffy James

Hat: Victora Ruhl Designs

Girdle Belt: Dragonpipes 

 

 

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