Please let me know what you think. Suggestions and feedback is GREATLY appreciated. I am a learning seamstress so any tips are more than welcome.
I've watched The Borgias, a intrigue ridden show about the same named family. Although the story is awesome I fell in love with the costumes. Lavish, silky dresses with braided and jeweled hair. It's all quite lavish and gorgeous. It made me want to make a dress like that.
The Italian gown, or Gamurra doesn't have stays and hoops and is very versatile as it has sleeves tied to the bodice with ribbons. This allows a person to change the sleeves quite easily. It's not uncommon to see the same dress with different sleeves to give it a whole other feel. Therefore it's perfect for a beautiful, comfortable and versatile Shop-outfit for my Festival-Going-ways. An outfit that isn't as big as crinolines which I often wear on the first day so I can do some dancing and shopping. The Fairy Queen or Miss Hartigan dresses wear pretty, but hard to get into a small stand with it.
Since this has a different silhouette than my previous dresses I will need to make the undergarments as well.
So this is what I will make:
The light colored under-dress is a sort of shift. It was worn as a layer between the skin and fine dress to absorb most of the body fluids. The Camicia is visible in this type or dress, showing between the sleeves and at the cleavage.
I'm using pattern Period Patterns™ number 90. It has a wide array of different undergarments. I will be making the chemise of view 3.
I'm intending to make it in a white slightly sheer fabric for aesthetic reasons, but will also be making a warmer version for colder days. It will be detailed with perhaps a few decorative stitching with gold.
The dress itself is called the Gamurra. For this I will use Period Patterns™ number 41 I'm not sure about the sleeves I want for this.
In contrast with previous dresses I mad this one will have lots of trims and ribbons.
I will use dupion silk in blue/green and gold with golden trims and details.
This is a sleeveless overdress, often worn when going out. For this I will use the same pattern package as the Gamurra since this includes a Giornea.
I will use dupion silk in either a contrasting Red or a more matching Emerald green. With both colors I will have golden trims and details.