|Birth of the Virgin 1365|
|cutting the gown front with leaf detail|
|hand sewing the wool to silk|
|silk bound buttonholes|
For headwear, I wanted something more than what the lady in the fresco was wearing so I spent some time looking and some favorite blogs of mine for ideas. I decided I wanted a St. Brigitta's cap with embroidery and a D-shaped veil after looking a Katafalk. I am not going to post any in progress picks on these two since they basically followed tutorials from Katafalk, Cathrin has a wonderful guide toveil shapes and instructions for both a plain and a fancy St. Brigitta's cap. I did simplify the insertion stitch since my thread turned out to be too thick for the fancy stitch Cathrin did. I also altered the band embroidery just because I felt like it.
|St. Brigitta's cap|
|insertion stitch and embroidery|
Here are some images of the full outfit and one event picture! I really enjoyed this style and will likely make more in the future. I also really want a frilled veil!