anne boleyn, tudor
This costume is inspired by garments worn during the Tudor period (gowns such as Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour or Henry VIII's other wives would have worn). It consists of an underskirt (kirtle), gown, and undersleeves which tie into the gown. One advantage of this pattern is that the underskirt and foresleeves (made of silver brocade) are separate from the gown, so they can be switched out for a different set, effectively creating a new gown without doing a huge amount of work. The headpiece is a French Hood, and the corset is as correct as possible (including the wooden busk in the front of the corset). The costume is worn over a purchased farthingale. For construction details, visit my dress diary.
These Images by Mrs. M photos are copyright 2014:
These photos are from 2014:
These photos are from 2010 (before I had completed the French hood & corset).