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Italian Renaissance Gown: Back by Verdaera Italian Renaissance Gown: Back by Verdaera
This is my Italian Renaissance gown I made last year, based off a couple paintings that featured Giovanna Tornabuoni (or a sister of the same last name) wearing this gown. Took me a long while, but It came together pretty well. I love the train in the back. It's hard to move your arms in it, but I think that's to be expected with this type of gown... one who wore it would just stand around and look pretty anyway. I had to stitch the chemise in to get it to lay where I wanted it though.

Costume by me
Photos by :iconrauthskegg:

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PLEASE NOTE!!! This work is *NOT STOCK ART*. Please do not use without permission, which you can send me a note for. Thank you.
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:iconariuccia:
Ariuccia Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
In Saint Mary in Florence? :)
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
From the Birth of Mary portrait :) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bir…
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sarahirenedye Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014

This is so beautiful. I am wondering what type of pleats you used on the back. The effect is so lovely. Thanks.

 

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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I used box pleats :)
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hinatahousehoney Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning gown!
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eunichang Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
nice dress :)
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Mlleretro Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She is wonderful ♥
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I fav'd this a while back, but came across it again and wanted to comment - it's really, really beautiful! Great fabric choice, and that train is gorgeous.
Also, I wouldn't worry about stitching the chemise in place - that's why there were maidservants to sew you into your gown every morning and then pin the living daylights out of it =D
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you! I did have fun making this one.

Well, I don't have my own maidservants, so stitching it is! I wish I did, I can't get into half my costumes by myself!
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol yeah I learned to tie Victorian corsets behind my own back...I stopped short at sewing my own sleeves closed. Buttons are pretty, anyhow, and faster to do up! xD
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tHe-ClumZy-Me Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I remember Assassin's Creed in that dress!!!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I admit, I don't know what Assassin's Creed is, hehe. This is a historical Italian Renaissance gown of my own design :)
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HazelSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Ive just started historical costuming myself, my first project is a regency dress :)
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TBurrows Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW that is some dress! You can definitely work in the film industry with that kind of talent!
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JinxMim Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Hi, I used your stock here, [link]

Thank you!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi,

Actually this wasn't stock art, but since you've used it tastefully you can use it :)
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JinxMim Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
I'm very sorry (and embarrassed). I just now came across this again, I'm afraid I overlooked your reply. Thank you for allowing me to keep the image posted. I'm definitely more careful now to make sure that an image actually is stock. The dress was outstanding and the picture was of much higher quality than most of the "stock" images. Your work is amazing. Sorry and thanks again!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Once again, I've feature your works here: [link]
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AnariaZar-Rel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Great photo, your gown is gorgeous :)
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AllenGale Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Oh that is simple gorgeous, despite my love for the wasp waisted gowns and princess seams this makes me inspired to make a renaissance gown
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Falang Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The frist time I saw this dress, I think about Juliet, from Shakespeare of course. Don't ask why exactly : it's the pose, the colour of the fabric, its texture, the hair, the beautiful and very youthful face...

You made a very great work here : elegant and simple. I like it very much.

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JennaBlack Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hey sweetie. This photo is being featured on a site claiming it's "cheap renaissance costuming"

Thought you might want to go ahead and tell them to F off.

[link]
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kaedralynn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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Captain200 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Beautiful! I often wonder how they kept those long huge skirts clean from dragging along in the filthy streets? Ive been making huge flared jeans lately if you want to have a look in my gallery?
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
I think the ladies who could afford the pretty, trained gowns weren't walking in the filthy streets ;) I did see on an Edwardian gown with a train, that it was lined with flannel on the bottom that presumably was to be removed and replaced when it got too beat up and dirty
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EverlastingBlues Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Would you mind if I used this pose as a reference for a drawing?
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure, go ahead :)
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ThePenniesInMyShoes Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! soooo very beautiful :D :la:
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Cospoison Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
That's simply perfect!! Fabric, lines, details... you have a lot of talent!! :clap:
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neo-winggoddess Featured By Owner May 16, 2010   Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful. I especially love the train and sleeves.

You have a really nice gallery! :D Love your historical costumes.
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TiliaLinden Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Looks great.

Is it historically accurate for the back neckline to come so low? I can't remember from my fashion history classes.
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not many paintings show the back, this one shows the side and it looks like the back neckline is pretty low [link] But I think mine is just a little too low because of all the fabric I put in the back... it's really freakin heavy!
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Lady--Eowyn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Wonderful dress and great photo!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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EilonwySedai Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
This is beautiful.
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Marie-Ange-the-Celt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvellous results !

May I ask what fabric it is made of ?
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Certainly, I got it out of the JoAnn's Home Dec section! It's probably a man-made fiber except for the embroidery which is cotton.
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Marie-Ange-the-Celt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice :D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional
very nice work
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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slitToMyguts Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Student Photographer
hell, I wish I was able to do stuff like that :heart:
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crayons95 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
wow,that's amazing. I've been thinking about doing an Italien Ren gown for a while, but haven't got around to doing the research. How long did it take?
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D

It really didn't take long at all, the sleeves were the hardest part probably. The bodice isn't really shaped and the skirt is pleated to fit, so it sews up pretty quick :)
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crayons95 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Thanks! Did you use a base pattern?
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nope, drafted it all myself. Wish I had something to recommend :blush:
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:iconcrayons95:
crayons95 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Oh, wow. I have to use a base pattern and splice it with others... That's talent though, to be able to completley draft something!
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Celefindel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Absolutely great!
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Anikathropolous Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Student General Artist
Oh! Very good craftsmanship. I love the fabric choice. You look perfect.

:D
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