Added Oct 29, 2007
An Elizabethan costume loosely based on the Pelican Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. I used the Simplicity pattern for the skirts but drafted the patterns for the corset, dress, and undershirt myself. I have uploaded the pics (sorry so many!) in the order it is put on, with some detail shots thrown in along with the painting that was the inspiration.
Cotton Velvet, cotton, pearls, gold braid
Pelican Portrait, Janet Arnold’s “Patterns of Fashion”
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