|Posted on November 9, 2011 at 11:35 PM|
Here are the inspiration images for my Insanity.... Unfortunately, the color ones are not my pictures. I wasn't in the SCA yet when I saw the statue in person, and back then didn't realize I'd end up with the chance to MAKE this dress.
The statue is ca 1521 and is titled Isabel I . Queen of Castilla and Aragón by Felipe Vigarny.
And from the side:
The below images are scanned from my copy of Hispanic Costume 1480-1530 by Ruth Matilda Anderson, published by Hispanic Society of America in 1979.
Please right click, and magnify this image to see it in it's full glory.
And a detail of the sleeve. The text about this detail reads: "The edges of a queen's slashed, gold-patterned dress sleeve are tied over a full, white chemise sleeve with rose-colored ribbons (fig. 521), which are knotted without loops and hung at the ends with gold tassels."
I've already purchased 7 yards of a "Champagne Floral Brocade". Unfotunately, I can't afford the original silk that would have been used, so I'm using Polyester.