I have started a new project which will be a Cranach style dress – i.e. a Saxon style dress. The fabrics I will be using are perhaps not what traditionally is used when making dresses of this type, but I really like the colours of the two woolens I have and on top of that I have found other materials that are necessary for this project in the exact same shades of green and pinkish/purpleish.
I have spent quite some time looking for inspirational pictures and here are a few of them:
How the dress finally turns out is a bit open.
I have started working on the skirt and as it looks right now it is green with a wide stripe of pinkish/purpleish at the bottom and one thinner a bit higher up.
I also know that I will do some brocade trim with gold metal thread. The patterns are selected from Anna Neupers Modelbuch of 16:th century German tablet weaving patterns – well brocade patterns.
I have ordered fresh water pearls of 2 sizes and I am planing to combine the brocade trim with metal thread embroidery and loads of pearls.
Yes – this project will take forever!