Friday, April 22, 2016

Renaissance Tourney Dress- Cartridge Pleated Skirt

I had a small win this week and finally got the skirt cartridge pleated onto the bodice that I started last November. The dress needs a few tweaks, hemming and a set of sleeves, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel and will get this one finished in time as part of my Franchise/Prowess challenge for the Noble Pilgrimage.
I have been slogging along working on so many things and feeling quite disheartened about being sick and getting things finished in time for the challenge, so this is a big win for the week.

The dress is loosely based on Vincenzo Campi's portrait of The Fishmongers, so I will be making a set of red sleeves (and hopefully later down the track, that delightful partlet.)

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  1. Is there are reason you think it's a partlet rather than a high necked smock? I know there are several extant men's high necked shirts. The dress looks lovely.

  2. No, I think that you are probably correct that it is a high-necked smock. I plan to make it as a partlet only because it gets awfully hot in summer where I live. I will be able to wear a low smock/chemise with the gown (for coolness) when it is hot, and add the partlet in the cooler months.