Picture of 15th Century Florentine Dress
Camica and mock up corset 004.jpg
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.
GirlGeek79 (author) 2 years ago
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?
Very nicely made by the way (probably should have led with that) the simplicity reminds me of many different painting of the Italian renaissance.
maxm28203 years ago
8O You made that!! Gorgeous!!! I am having a hard time with the chemise!!! :)
tedmiston14 years ago
Very nice job!
Very artistic - absolutely beautiful dress.
action pig4 years ago
Beautiful! You have serious sewing skills.
wilgubeast4 years ago
That looks nice.