Proposed Project: all that pink is contagious
I’ve had this 1560s Venetian project planned for a long time but hadn’t really gotten bitten by the bug to make another Renaissance gown for a while. But now I’m bitten again.
After finishing my Florentine gown I had some alterations in mind to make it look more like some other 1560s portraits which had a different shoulder angle than I achieved. However, now I look at *this* portrait and realize my current shoulder strap pattern matches the angle on this one exactly! So, I have a recently fit pattern to start from. That is always an auspicious sign for a project don’t you think?
Wow, another Italian gown! This one is planned to be completed in 2010 due to other obligations but I can start more of the research and planning now.
I even have the rose fabric I plan to use already in my stash.
Even though the portrait is local to me I’ve been told it is currently in storage. Hmm…. I wonder what MORE I need to know about getting appointments to view things at museums because I didn’t success the first time around. Any tips are welcome of course but I have researched and read up on advice for making appointment for study visits. Do I need to get my butt back in school so I have some credentials? Luckily they told me I can find zoomable images online from the museum but we all know how “online” isn’t the same as viewing in person. So I’ll have to work with the images I can screen capture off their site.
Currently I’m collecting lace samples and planning the cuffs and camicia red-worked edge. I’m tempted to do it by hand this time around instead of machine like my blackworked chemise.