|Venetian doublet gown|
|Slightly higher waistline Venetian doublet gown|
Option number #2 on the right here; is a slightly looser and higher waistline doublet style gown with a cartridge pleated waistline....Far less trim work would be involved to make this look happen. I could spend my sewing time playing with the lovely falling ruff shown in the portrait. An item might i add that isn't effected fit wise by weight loss or gain on my part.
I would however still need to make a new set of stays that were longer to get the line....not to mention run the risk of a significant rebuild on the gown inside of a year......so not ideal on that end.
Option three is a high waistline Florentine gown with full loose cartridge pleated sleeves. Almost exactly what I made for IRCC.....this look is all about accessories.....fur trimmed lower sleeves.....blackworked high neck camicia.....elaborate girdle belt.....and a small net balzo.....all things that are not affected by weight fluctuation.....however that being said.....I'm not stoked about a third very simple gown with the exact same neckline.....but it would not require a new set of stays.....and it would only take me about 20 hours to get the gown finished not including accessories......so something to contemplate......