Northern Italian Early 16th Cnt Zimarra

Project Description

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. 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.

What you will need

  • 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.

Q&A with EvaEva

shazdove asked:
Absolutely stunning, would love to see more pics
EvaEva answered:
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. :)
DaisyandFlorrie asked:
EvaEva answered:
Thankyou very much DaisyandFlorie. :)