I made this Italian style Renaissance gown for a recent event.
The outfit consists of a blackwork camicia (shirt), a pair-of-stays, corded petticoat, silk underskirt, silk trained skirt, silk bodice, smocked and slashed silk sleeves, a zibillino (fur), silver girdle (jewelry around the waistline), a silver perfume bottle, pearl necklace, handmade coral & bone rosary, and red silk bows holding the braids in my hair in place. I'm also in process of lining a straw hat in red silk to go with the outfit.
The bodice is entirely hand-sewn. The primary seams on the skirts are sewn by machine and everything is hand finished on the exterior and hemlines.
My favorite part is the slashed silk detail at the hemline and bodice neckline.
Photographed by my husband.