Monday, August 15, 2011


I am excited to be part of the Artemisian Costuming Challenge. After much research I have decided to do a Cranach gown for the following reasons
  1. I get excited when I think about the embroidery.
  2. I have always wanted to make a German style dress.
  3. I can make up a story that fits my persona into that country and timeperiod with too much trouble.
I did immediately have a nightmare that I made the gown and went to an event and everyone else was wearing the same thing but given the recent trend in Italians I think I'm safe.

The dress itself will be relatively simple and I think I have fabric that will work. It is a dusty rose colored cotton fabric for the main part of the dress and a very dark green cotton for the guards. I am still debating whether I will add a gollar to the outfit. If I do I have black velvet and black wool to choose from and linen for the lining. here are some pictures of the fabric. The first is taken outside in full sun and the second is inside. The darker image for the pink is more accurate but the green looks better in full sun.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited your doing a cranach gown!! So after you get it all figured out you can show me how right?!?!!?