Big List of Merchant
It was getting big, so it gets its own page.
DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY visit this
exhaustively-researched site. Gorgeous and well-written, with patterns
and just about everything a costumer needs to make a great farsetto. A++++
A nice selection of links to various
Italian interests. I don't know where she found some of these, but they
Veltri's Easy Italian Renaissance Gown
simple-to-construct gown with decent documentation.
la Moda Medieval
Fascinating page in Spanish. Lots of
links to other 15th-century sites.
The site is without question one of
the best I've seen. There's a bit of everything late-period in here, from
15th-century Florence to Tudor, Elizabethan, and Venetian styles. Don't
miss this one.
of Venus: Clothing in 16th Century Venice
Florentine, but even for that, one of the best sites one could visit for
the subject. Site is beautifully designed, with tons of good pictures,
commentary, and an excellent links page. A lot of stuff here is pretty
applicable even to 15th-century Florentine garb. The owner, Bella, is a
frequent voice on SCA-Garb and a very respected member of the Italian
Reconstructing History: Accurate Historical
A wonderful chemise pattern can be found
here. Fast, easy even for beginners, no intricate measuring to do, and
Middle Class Women's Renaissance Dresses
site that takes just one subject and sticks with it to the glorious
finale. Simple, easy-to-make dresses for basic middle-class girls/women,
from bodice and skirt construction to sleeves and closures. Style is from
a city midway between Venice and Florence, Ferrara, but completely
applicable and of the right time period. Closure information is
particularly useful, as there isn't a lot out there about the subject.
Lots of portrait evidence here, including close-ups.
"Hair taping" is basically braiding
one's hair with ribbon. A popular hair treatment for 15th-century
Florence, it's fairly easy to do, and looks way snazzier than snoods or
Festive Attire, not
related to Festive Attyre above, has a bunch of links that will be of
interest, including one to descriptions of fabric worn!
This page last updated: September 30, 2009
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