1. Gold filigran pendant with green and red gems, and a drop shaped pearl.
2. Square gold pendant with red and green gems, and a drop shaped pearl, made for the Unicorn dress.
3. Golden cross with "crystal" gems.
4. Heart shaped golden pendant with red and green gems, and a drop shaped pearl, made for the Maddalena Doni dress.
5. Golden filgran pendant with pink stones, attached to a pearl necklace. Worn with the pink Bronzino dress.
6. Golden ring with green "gem", worn with the pink Bronzino dress.
1. Girdle of "coins", pearls and golden beads, with a golden tassel.
2. Girdle made of wooden beads and pearls, with a pearl tassel. Worn with the pink Bronzino dress.
1. A saccoccia of mustard silk and black velvet ribbons, copy of one from ca. 1595.
2. A saccoccia of golden green brocade, couched with gold cord.
3. An embroidered pocket, copy of one in America from ca. 1780.
3. An embroidered pocket, worn with my folk costume. Pattern is lifted from the apron of the outfit.
1. An embroidered stomacher loosely based on one from ca. 1720, seen in the book Vintage Textiles.
2. An embroidered stomacher with a fantasy pattern. I let my grandmother decide the colours of this one. So delicate!
3. Richly decorated stomacher of silks, ribbons and sequins, worn with the Aminta costume.
CHEMISES AND UNDIES
1. The first chemise I made, of a thin cream cotton. I had elastic band in the neckline, and pleated cuffs.
2. The new chemise, made of a cotton/linen blend. It has a fixed neckline decorated with lace, and drawstring cuffs.
3. Chemise in making, in fine linen with embroidered sleeves. Based on one from the late 1500s in POF 4.
4. Purplish brown sateen underskirt with a golden embroidered hem. The hem is stiffened with wool felt.
5. Underskirt with pleated hem. Scored it for $25 at a theatre costume sale, and I love it!
6. Red knitted wool stockings, with red "silk" garters. They are trimmed with hand braided trim, and tied twice around the leg.
1. Partlet with a small pleated collar.
2. Apron of a square piece of fabric gathered and sewn to a waistband.
3. The apron has a decorative lace trim on the lower edge .
1. and 2. "Pavonazzo" velveteen muff lined with black fake fur. It's decorated with gold ribbons, and buttoned.
Everything hand embroidered is made by my grandmother, while I've done the sewing. As for the "jewelry" I usually make it from scratch, but sometimes I use a fashion jewelry as a base and build on it. I've tried to use period sources, be it written or painted, as much as possible when making accessories. I've also attempted period ways of construction where possible. But for obvious reasons I've had to use cheaper materials than gold, emerald, marten and silk...
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