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Based on one of the few known portraits of Katharine Howard, 5th wife of Henry VIII, this gown is made from beautiful 100% silk velvet in a deep, luxurious forest green, trimmed with gold braid and white satin. The underskirt is made from a rich contrasting russet silk dupion with gold fringing around the hem. The cuffs are white silk with hand embroidered blackwork and the french hood is made from white silk with gold plaited trim and has a green silk velvet veil.

Based on one of the few known portraits of Katharine Howard, 5th wife of Henry VIII, this gown is made from beautiful 100% silk velvet in a deep, luxurious forest green, trimmed with gold braid and white satin. The underskirt is made from a rich contrasting russet silk dupion with gold fringing around the hem. The cuffs are white silk with hand embroidered blackwork and the french hood is made from white silk with gold plaited trim and has a green silk velvet veil.

Court gown for Lady Bridget Manners with the Queen's Court of the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Court gown for Lady Bridget Manners with the Queen's Court of the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire Photo courtesy of Gar Travis 2010 Court Gown

what amazing embroidery, great colours!

Detail of Robe à l'Anglaise (back), 1770 - British, silk, metal (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Beautiful beadwork on the sleeve and bodice; the gold aglets on the ribbons are a nice touch as well

wowza Beautiful beadwork on the sleeve and bodice; the gold aglets on the ribbons are a nice touch as well (really really yummy sleeves)

CLICK HERE!!  -- TUTORIAL: Elizabethan Costume. Arched Riding Hat Brim. Click Picture and see my Tutorial on Tumblr. - - - Does your fabric pucker when you cover your hat brim?  One of the hardest things to accomplish in millinery work is a smooth, tight fit. I'll show you how to accomplish it. #Elizabethan Costume #Renaissance Costume

One of the hardest things in millinery work is accomplishing a snug, smooth fit when covering your hat brim in your fashion fabrics - especially when using silks.

Costume based on the portrait of Eleonora di Toledo de Medici/Maria de Medici by Alessandro Allori , c. 1590/1555-57. Made by Isabelle de Borchgrave and Rita Brown (‘Papiers à La Mode’)

PAPER DRESS Isabelle de Borchgrave, Maria de’ Medici, inspired by a ca. 1555 portrait by Alessandro Allori in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

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