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Northern Italian Early 16th Cnt Zimarra

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Northern Italian 16th Century Zimarra

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic
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What materials did you use? Pomegranate patterned medium weight fabric, satin back crepe aqua lining, 4, 5, 6, and 10 mm pearls, small plumes, 1/4" delicate gold metal crochet trim, 1.25" gold crochet trim, white silk/cotton for simple undergown, 5-pearl rhinestone centered buttons, brass setting and flatbacked jewel for chapeau, 12mm pearls for necklace with large teardrop, 10, 12, and (one) 23mm pearls and gold plated brass findings for girdle, gold plated and raw brass findings ans point back crystals for rings, raw brass findings and flatback pearls for rings.

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What are you most proud of? The cut of this garment really was successful. I was extremely happy with the result - I knew that I would make it beautiful, but when I actually looked at it hanging on my dress form.....it was quite a feeling.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Details ,details, details. They ALL count in the result. I really spent alot of time working out how - or even IF I would adorn the sleeves. I sewed pearls on the the sleeves 3 times before I figured out what was the design that SANG. Sometimes we discover these things in execution that we did not expect in the design stage. Be flexible - stick to the feeling of your design, and be willing to adjust to maintain how you want the person to feel about it when it is done.

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Actually, I use two, not one 23mm pearl on the girdle...... :)

07/19/2013 Flag

Oh, and 10, and 12mm pearls and gold plated brass findings for the earrings......

07/19/2013 Flag

Absolutely stunning, would love to see more pics

07/19/2013 Flag

Thankyou Shazdove. I am planning to take more shots of this as soon as the weather cools down. I won't be able to post them here, sbut I will post them on Facebook in a private alubum - which I can share individually with people I am connected with there. If you would like to connect on FB, just let me know. :)

07/21/2013 Flag


07/19/2013 Flag

Thankyou very much DaisyandFlorie. :)

07/22/2013 Flag

I love clothes from this era, LOVELY!! I too would love to follow u on facebook.

07/28/2013 Flag