-1560s, italian renaissance

Status: Passed on to a new owner

Year finished: 2007

To Do: n/a (or maybe make anew as I loved it so much?

Updates since last photo: n/a

Inspiration: Portrait of a Girl said to be Sofonisba and spanish but clearly from Italy.

In 2008 I decided to make over my red doublet gown. I was inspired by a portrait variously attributed to Sofonisba Anguissola and Sanchez Coello and purported to be Elizabeth de Valois as a child.

The softly pleated skirt front is the biggest deviation from the smooth Spanish styles in this costume but also the more relaxed sleeves.
It is clearly heavily influenced by Spanish court dress and so it was interesting to me.

I used the same doublet pattern I used for my Elisabeth de Valois gown. I used hair canvas to add supports to the shoulders and underlined in duck.

The separate lining was made from a buff dupion that was very smooth.

I very much loved this style and while I didn’t capture a pattern of it at the time I think the sleeves are a narrower form of the manga redonda.