So I’ve decided to participate in the The Fourth Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge. I’ve never done it before, but I feel I can pull it through.
According to the Challenge site, now is the time to Plan and Buy. And that’s what I’ve been trying to do for the last month or so! I’m still using the Inventory and Dowry lists as reference, so now I just have to find the garments that are most likely of Italian origin and/or influence.
Since it’s allowed to start doing “labour-intensive” work beforehand, I too have started embroidering the shirt. It’s going to be cut almost like the first one, but the neckline is going to be a bit higher and the sleeves a bit fuller. The earlier shirt was embroidered only in black, but this time I’m using also gold on the sleeves and the collar, as is described in the Dowry.
That’s a good start there!