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      This elegant gown is made by Susie Skibo.  It is based on a 1570 Lucas de Heere drawing of some English townswomen.  It is made with black velveteen and gold trim place chevron wise on the sleeves.  It fastens up the front with hooks and eyes.  There is a band of black trim that goes down the front and around the top of the standing collar that is difficult to see in the photo.

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      This is my own Tudor 1530s style gown.  See the Diary of the 1530s Gown for an in-depth description of its construction.

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      This is Susie Skibo's first attempt at constructing an Elizabethan gown.  The tall hat is navy blue gabardine on a plastic canvas base.  The hat band is the same trim that is on the forepart, ostrich and peacock feathers decorate the side.  The caul is white linen with black ribbon done in a lattice pattern with pearls at the intersections.  The bodice and overskirt are navy blue silk poplin and the forepart is a silky cotton fabric which she dyed the wine colour.  The split sleeves are done with the navy silk and wine materials trimmed with the green and gold that is on the forepart.  The fan is made from goose feathers, a black velvet cover and a dowel painted gold.  I am amazed that this is the first gown that Susie has made, I can only hope that mine will be half as good!

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