making a 1490s Italian renaissance overdress or cioppa

In this video, I make a cioppa or overdress for my Italian renaissance 1490s gown and wear it walking around Venice. This project was just for fun so that I could prance around Venice wearing a renaissance gown but I still wanted the shape of the gown to be accurate. I talk a bit about my relationship with historical accuracy and how that can sometimes become a trap for creativity.

For my pattern, I use my general renaissance kirtle pattern and draw the shapes I need on top of that. My basic kirtle pattern is made based on the example in the Tudor tailor.


In last weeks video, I made the underdress or kirtle to go with this
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