Today I finished off the applique on the back of the bodice. Applique on the front is already done. That just leaves the couching to do. I need to test drive the pattern I plan on using to make up the bodice, so I'll probably make up another dress entirely, wear it to a few events and see how it feels before making up the Eleanora bodice.
In the Society for Creative Anachronism I am known as Lady Rose Pennyngton, an English Lady residing in Elizabethan London.
Sixteenth century English and Florentine costume are my main focus areas, and I particularly enjoy the challenge involved in creating garments based on portraits. I have also made garb from other eras as they were required for particular events, and bits and pieces for people as needed.
In the future I intend to kep working towards period authencity and completeness of costume from head to toe. And of course, continuing to have fun costuming :)