The Pelican Gown
These are pics of my reproduction of the Pelican Gown, worn by Queen Elizabeth I, in a portrait painted by Nicholas Hilliard. The original gown is red, but I chose to make mine black. Other than that, it's a pretty faithful reproduction. The sleeves, partlet, and ruffs were lent to my by my best friend, Deb Fox. She embroidered/made them. I created the rest of the dress and underpinnings which include a chemise, corset, hip pad, petticoat, forepart, overskirt, and bodice. Over 5000 glass pearls were sewn onto the dress.
Pattern or design used: My own design
Posted on Feb 22nd, 2013 in design, garment construction, embellishments, embroidery, reader's closet, Elizabethan Gown