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BOOoooooo!!

31 Oct

CATHERINE:  Darq was whisked away by the MIB (Men in Black) a couple days ago for a jaunt overseas.  However, Darq sent me a few pictures of her in her Halloween costume, one she’s wearing to some ritzy villa in Italy.  Good thing I replicated the “Lady of Siena” costume from 16th century Italy so she fit right in with the medieval-themed masked ball.

IMG_4150 Darq 2015 Halloween

 

IMG_4152 Halloween 2015

The dress has sleeves attached to the bodice but those gorgeous, flowingly-long, outer, over-sleeves, are detachable, as was befitting the custom of the era.  Oh, and, as always, Darq was in alt at the shoes that matched the outfit.

IMG_4160 10-2015 shoes

*****This blog will be updated at Thanksgiving time.  Will Darq be back home with Catherine for Thanksgiving? Check back and see or subscribe to this blog.

—-NOTE TO THOSE WHO SEW:  Darq’s over-sleeves were easy to make because in the History of Costume book that showed a sketch of the Highborn Lady of Siena, they also included a sketch of the decorative, over-sleeve’s pattern.  That outer sleeve attaches at the shoulders with rolls. In the era, those sleeve “bolsters” were attached with ribbons/ties.  The hardest part in making the outfit was getting the lace gathered and sewn onto the collar, which necessitated hand sewing.  Below is the sketch of what I worked from.  Now if only recreating an Erte design were as easy! — Catherine

DarqLadySienaDWG*****This blog will be updated at Thanksgiving time.  Will Darq be back home with Catherine for Thanksgiving?

Check back and see — or subscribe to this blog!

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One response to “BOOoooooo!!

  1. Catherine McLean

    October 31, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    I received two emails, one from Lorna Good and one from Christie Mauer, both saying they loved the outfit. It’s nice to hear from people who stop by.

     

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