I made this 15th century Florentine style dress for the 2009 Ren Faire season. I drafted the pattern, created the mock up, and sewed it over the course of a few months. There is a camica (long linen under gown), hemp corded corset, over gown, detachable sleeves, and a sash with hand painted wooden beads.
The corded corset shown is actually the mock up I did. The one worn in the first photo has double the amount of cording and I would say it offered medium support. The mock up did not offer enough support, I should have posted a pic of the final corset...I would now but its quite a bit too big for me now. Thanks for looking at my dress :)
It appears that you are using a corded pair of bodies, are you finding it supportive? In the second image it appears loose, but perhaps it is simply not tightened? If it is a corded bodice what are you using as cord? <br>Very nicely made by the way (probably should have led with that) the simplicity reminds me of many different painting of the Italian renaissance.
8O You made that!! Gorgeous!!! I am having a hard time with the chemise!!! :)<br>
Very nice job!
Very artistic - absolutely beautiful dress.
Beautiful! You have serious sewing skills.
That looks nice.

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