I am preparing to start the Realm of Venus mini-challenge tomorrow. In light of my health problems, I have probably bitten off more than I can chew, but I have enjoyed the preliminary research. I need a nice new coat for winter; I have a green Dutch coat made out of green recycled wool blanket, but it is quite itchy so I am keen to get something more comfortable.
The coat must be usable for both Elizabethan and Italian ensembles. Here are my main inspirations scanned from Vecellio's Costume Book (Italian section):
|Plate 190- 'Unmarried peasant woman of Tuscany' got added by mistake!|
Hopefully I will be able to finish in time. I will post progress and pictures at the end.