Make Eleanore of Toledo's dress!
Make a 16th century Italian Lady's Outfit as worn in Florence and the Tuscan region from the 1540s until Eleanore's death in 1562 and possibly as late as 1580. Pattern includes petticoat and overgown both with tie-on sleeves, side-back closure, A-line pleated skirts. Instructions for camicia (shift) also included.
Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All sizes in one envelope.
Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.
Suggested Fabrics: light weight wool or silk taffeta; heavy linen or canvas for interlining; light linen for lining; linen for coif, camicia and partlet
Notions: thread, hooks & eyes or cord and closed rings (thread eyelets may also be used), two-inch and three-inch wide strips of contrasting wool or colourful ribbon for guards, as many as desired
Yardage Requirements: Gown with matching sleeves - 6 yards 45" or 4½ yards 60" wide; Gown without sleeves: 4 yards 45" or 3 yards 60" wide; Constrasting sleeves: 2 yards 45" or 1½ yards 60" wide; Lining - 2 yards 45" or 1½ yards 60" wide; (bodice & sleeves only); Interlining: ½ yard 45" or 60" wide (bodice only)
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