Renaissance period

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Domenico Ghirlandaio (Italian artist, 1449–1494) Detail from Birth of St John the Baptist Italian Art, Italian Artist, Michelangelo, Santa Maria Novella, Italian Renaissance, Italia, St John, Sanat, Arc

I guess I should start posting up some of the finished stuff in my costume closet... I made my Italian Renaissance Gown back in '07 when I needed a court gown for SCA. I love the Italian Renaissance style mostly because of the movie Ever After, and because the style lines are very flattering on my skinny figure. The patterning was fairly easy too. My main inspiration for style was based on a portrait called Birth Of Mary (this is a detail shot), of the woman in the orange gown. And I decided…

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