So earlier this month, I was able to help out a few friends at the Cameron Park Renaissance Fair. Their guild was playing the court of King Henry and Queen Katherine of Aragon. As I did not have completely appropriate garb available, I was graciously allowed to wear my Florentine dress to serve the King’s household. I did not get photos of day one, but day two I opened the bodice up and covered my bodies with a bid of fabric that matched the forepart.
As you can see, I was able to re-hem the skirts and make the lower sleeves. This experience has made me want to make a proper kirtle for this era play.
Me! Holding a hawk! Photo by Lauren Coats