Cream Elizabethan Court Costume
1570's Cream Elizabethan Court Costume

Pictured below are different views of a cream colored mid Elizabethan costume. I made this for a client that wanted a gown similar to one made for Queen Elizabeth in the PBS series "Elizabeth R". The gown in the series was made by Jean Hunnisette however it does not appear in her book "Period Costume for stage and screen". After I finished the gown I did get a chance to hear Ms Hunnisette give a talk on the making of "Elizabeth R" and she said that the original inspiration for the gown came from a portrait of Elizabeth receiving guests in her inner chambers. The most difficult thing about making this gown was creating the pattern for the sleeves and making them work. The gown is not quite complete the client will be adding more pearls to edge the strips of trim on the bodice and the sleeves.

Front View

Back View


Last Revision:04 Feb 2001

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