taken inside Carrick Hill House, during Medieval Fair,
On the first day of Fair I was
asked if I would mind having photos taken of me inside
Carrick Hill House, which of course I didn't. They ended
up being taken on the second day of the Fair, instead of
the first day, so I wasn't wearing the proper camicia
with it, which has large loose sleeves to match those of
A little of the neckline detail. I am wearing a veil
in the manner of later in the sixteenth century. I still
need to make myself appropriate headwear to go with this
style of dress.
This photo was taken at my first
Rowany Festival, AS XXXVI, for which I made the dress.
Inspired by: Giovanni Cariani's
"Portrait of A Lady". (seen above)
Pattern: Adapted the bodice pattern
from McCalls' 2242 (servant) by narrowing the shoulder
straps/widening the neckline. I left the back seams as
they were, but straightened the front seam over the bust.
Adapted front piece to make two front closing fronts.
Materials likely to have been used in period:
Looks like brownish-red silk, or perhaps fine wool,
trimmed with matching brownish-red silk plush velvet
strips, tied at the front with ribbons of matching silk.
May have been interlined with linen, and lined with linen
Materials I used: Velveteen - 100%
cotton, bodice and sleeves interlined/flatlined with 100%
cotton, and lined with 100% cotton drill. Tied with
matching brown woven cord, and trimmed with woven ribbon
It was wonderful to be allowed to step inside the
impressive dining room and to stand looking out of the
centuries old windows.