Here are some ideas for the other option that I am considering for my upcoming event - Elizabethan coats or 'frocks'. The advantages with this option are that I have several that are mostly finished, I am familiar with construction techniques, I have ironed out the kinks in my pattern, I have completed loose under-kirtles that are ready to wear, and I can make a low-necked version to help keep me cool. The disadvantage is that I really need to wear a hoop to make this style look it's best on me, and that is not a hugely practical option.
I absolutely love this one below from http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/images/Cooke,Mildred(BBurghley)01.jpg One day I would like to make a complete outfit based on this portrait.
|Catherine Carey 1562 -|
Hans Eworth's Portrait of An Unknown Lady c 1565 - shafe.co.uk
|Portrait of Katherine Parr - luminarium.org|
|Portrait of Bess of Hardwick as Mistress St Lo (1550s) -|
|Portrait of Elizabeth Benlowes 1569 - modehistorique.com|
|Portrait of Mary Hill (1567) - kate meersonhistoricals.com|
|Portrait of Anne Russell, Countess of Warwick (c 1565) - lookandlearn.com|
|Portrait of An Unknown Lady (1567) - larsdatter.com|
|Anne Browne, Lady Petre (1567) - larsdatter.com|
|Mary Throckmorton, Lady Scudamore (1615) - threadtraveller.blogspot.com.au|
|Portrait of Lady Dacre by Hans Eworth (1547) - larsdattar.com|
|Portrait of Theophila, wife of third Earl of Worcester (1567) - larsdatter.com|
|Portrait of the family of Lord Cobham - myartprints.co.uk|