1. A simple tie closure has been added to accommodate for the figure of the pregnant woman (thought to be  Catherine Carey, Lady Knollys) in this 1562 portrait by Steven van der Meulen.

    A simple tie closure has been added to accommodate for the figure of the pregnant woman (thought to be Catherine Carey, Lady Knollys) in this 1562 portrait by Steven van der Meulen.

  2. The stripe-themed post was somewhat delayed by a particularly virulent strain of bubonic plague and/or head cold that I picked up as of late. But I present it to you now in all it’s glory, if somewhat lacking in academic profundity as that requires braining and you know, words. I apologize ahead of time for any fever-induced tangents or lack of coherence.
So to begin…
If I ever figure out how to sew and make a Renaissance-era costume it will be this one. The stripes just make it so much fun than the average Renaissance dress.
Painting by Paolo Veronese and dates to the 1560s. 

    The stripe-themed post was somewhat delayed by a particularly virulent strain of bubonic plague and/or head cold that I picked up as of late. But I present it to you now in all it’s glory, if somewhat lacking in academic profundity as that requires braining and you know, words. I apologize ahead of time for any fever-induced tangents or lack of coherence.

    So to begin…

    If I ever figure out how to sew and make a Renaissance-era costume it will be this one. The stripes just make it so much fun than the average Renaissance dress.

    Painting by Paolo Veronese and dates to the 1560s.