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Offline BelleBeryl

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Handsewing Renaissance accessoires etc??
« on: February 26, 2017, 06:54:55 AM »
Last year looking at something online someone mentioned Mona Lisa :) wears a partlet in her painting at the Louvre museum.
I visited and saw the painting long ago but it was very crowded that day and is a small painting so I did not see it well.
I looked up what a partlet is and got interested. Some weeks ago I started looking into partlets again and yesterday looking for ideas on what to do with leftover beads I came accross a site that hosts Renaissance dresses winners I was looking there mostly at the accesoires the ladies make. My eye also fell on a mantello sort of cloak. It was a deep green on a young lady but I do not remember which year. Is a short description of it but no clear picture. Tried finding a drawing of pattern online for it.
Going to look all the years again see if I find it.............
I have some lefover silk fabrics so going to make one or two of the pockets/pouches. Only size indication I have is someone slides a cell phone halfway into pouch..........The partlets are on my to make list.............some beadwork renaissance jewelry....maybe a fan....
I have one gold thread not specific for apparel is more for decorative stitches on embroidery.
Which gold and/or silver threads are used in Renaissance handsewing anyone know this?  ???
www.realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/challenges/IRCC2016/ and is other years too see 2015,2014, 2013 etc
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Offline BelleBeryl

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Re: Handsewing Renaissance accessoires etc??
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 09:46:16 AM »
Decided to make a saccoccia out of some seasonal/holiday quilt cotton as a tryout instead of the silk. Used cotton extra inbetween layer fabric instead of interfacing to be true to era. Handsewed sunday afternoon. Still have to do the ribbon attachment bit today.

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Re: Handsewing Renaissance accessoires etc??
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 02:11:53 PM »
This is an interesting topic.  Thanks for sharing the website.  Here's a link to the 2016 winners.  Nice sewing and accessorizing in this contest.

http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/challenges/IRCC2016/IRCC6-2016-Results.html

I hope you'll share photos of your accessories when you get them finished.

Dawn
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Re: Handsewing Renaissance accessoires etc??
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 04:39:24 PM »
This is an interesting topic.  Thanks for sharing the website.  ..
http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/challenges/IRCC2016/IRCC6-2016-Results.html
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Yes very interesting.  Ive recently been made aware that at that period of time they may not have washed their hair for weeks and months at a time so  I also looked at the head gear. I mean what would I do with this mop of mine if I couldnt wash it every day?
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Re: Handsewing Renaissance accessoires etc??
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 04:59:23 PM »
This is a website that may well soak up a bit of my time.  I am loving the individual entry posts.  I was thinking that this would be a fun thing to do, but I would have no place to wear the final costume.  I had the thought that I would enjoy doing something like this for a doll that I could then display.  I was surprised to find that in 2015 there was an entry for a doll.  It's fun to dream.

http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/challenges/IRCC2015/IRCC5-2015-FionaC.html


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Re: Handsewing Renaissance accessoires etc??
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 09:47:31 PM »
Drooling !! So beautiful and sensual, lovely (sigh)

Years ago at Ren affaires there was a trio of ladies who dressed and performed as Venetian courtesans. Exquisite costume hair etc, a rare treat to examine up close. This thread has my mind racing again!

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Re: Handsewing Renaissance accessoires etc??
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 06:09:13 PM »
Did a little searching and found the ladies from the Ren Faires, they are Belladonna Courtesans. Here is their website and a bit of eyecandy for you all!





Their costumes are incredible - they carry onstage to the back row and at the same time have exquisite detail seen up close on the street. They also sing, play music, recite poetry......amazing ladies!

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Re: Handsewing Renaissance accessoires etc??
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2017, 10:56:20 PM »
Many thanks for that site link.  It's very impressive that they're all historic costume experts, as well as singers and performers.
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

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Re: Handsewing Renaissance accessoires etc??
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 05:10:13 AM »
Loved reading all the posts in this thread.

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Offline BelleBeryl

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Re: Handsewing Renaissance accessoires etc??
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2018, 07:42:54 PM »
Just a little update made a Renaissance scented beeswax ball with spices & essential oils to add to the saccoccia pouch I made.

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Re: Handsewing Renaissance accessoires etc??
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2018, 08:50:09 PM »
Just a little update made a Renaissance scented beeswax ball with spices & essential oils to add to the saccoccia pouch I made.

May I ask how you did this? 
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