I would like to do some kind of period piece every Halloween to giveaway on Grosgrain. I wanted to do a tutor inspired frock from 'The Other Boleyn Girl' but I just didn't have time to make my own pattern.
For this dress I used a Simplicity Pattern. But I think it still looks pretty good. I love it. I wish I had a reason to wear this somewhere. Perhaps one of you have a really good reason to dress up this Halloween.
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This dress is from the time period of Italian Renaissance which is from about 1400s-1500s. If I had my way I would have gone down to the capital and take some photos. If you google "Italian Renaissance" a TON of pics come up that look exactly like Pennsylvania's capital with statues and all. They must have modeled it after that time period. BUT, I just could not bring myself to parade around in public in this costume. I mean during Halloween, maybe, but downtown, in the middle of a work day. No. No way.
So I went for more of a country farm setting. Remember in the movie Drew Barrymore lived on a quaint cottage next to a farm. So that works too.
As far as fitting goes, it has an empire waist rather than a fitted bodice AND the back as you can see has ties which can be tightened or loosened. So it has a generous range. However, the arms are a bit tight. So just remember that. I have tiny wrists and it was a snug fit.
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