1540s Florentine Gown

Read The Dress DiaryAttempt #1 and Attempt #2

The Concept

A 1540s Florentine gown in the style of Eleonora of Toledo, and fun with limited yardage.

The Fabric & Trim

Burnt orange silk damask, brown cotton velvet.

The Pattern

Draped by me.

Useful Links


Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c. 1560-1620. New York: Drama Book, 1985.

Landini, Roberta Orsi. Moda a Firenze, 1540-1580: Lo Stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la Sua Influenza. Firenze: Pagliali Polistampa, 2005.

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