Friday, April 04, 2008

Garb for Leonardo Event

Domenico Ghirlandaio
Resurrection of the Boy (detail)1482-85 Fresco Santa Trinità, Florence

I'm attending an event this weekend and I get to wear my 15th c. gamuras, which I love. I didn't have time to make a new outer robe, but I still wanted a layered effect, like on the woman on the left. I did an experiment and found that if I wore one gamura laced up properly and then placed another over it with the front folded back on itself, it looks very much like the outfit on the left (the woman in the red and green). It was a very cool discovery!

I did decide to change the manner in which the skirt was attached to the bodice on my green gamura so that will take some hand sewing in the car, but everything else is ready to go. I'm even making use of my green sleeves by turning them inside out and using the grey side. I love making old garb look new.

I'm so excited to be going to an event that is in my time period (even though Leonardo had been sent to Milan by Lorenzo di Medici and was not living in Florence during the 1480's) ! Now I'm even more inspired to finish Drea's stockings so I can begin my own!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I would love to see some pictures if you have them! Looks like it was a fun event.