So I have now ordered wool for this gown and found an image for inspiration. What do you think of this? I like the white gown on the left. It is likely that my gown will be nice dark teal wool with a red silk under-gown. The top one shall be powdered with the plates from the last post and pearls. Perhaps another semi-precious stone too.
I might decide to hand sew these and so a long of time for each part would be in order. It is one of the most frequent questions I am asked (“how long does it take to make that?”) and it would be nice to be able to answer it for once.
I believe this image is from: Cecco d’Ascoli: L’Acerba; Physionomia. Laurenziana Library, Florence. MS Plut. 40152