Some projects are already in my mind, ready to be realized.
Some others simply pop up in moment of madness.
Florentia is one of those.
Maybe was the self-isolation during the lockdown for the Covid (we are gonna talk about these events for a long time, I guess), the fact is that one day, I went to a fabric shop, I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, so I opted for these pastel colors fabric instead and I started this costume.
Since I couldn’t find a proper fabrics and detailed pattern of a 1490 Italian Renaissance ensamble, I went through all the period painting and resourches I found, in order to make a costume as close as possible to the original and historical ones.
The chemise in white cotton is made according to the italian pattern style.
I followed some guidelines of the tudorian kirtle for making the gamurra. I used a pink taffetta embellished with golden trimming plus gold rose beads and cream pearls, hand-sewn.
The giornea is in lilac damasc that I enriched with 6000 ca. cream pearls hand-sewn, as this fabric wasn’t enough opulent for my taste.
It also emellished with golden trimming and rose gold edging.