Pleated Navy Gown

This was a quick three day project I made from materials I had around. It is inspired by how Saints were depicted during early Renaissance times.

I made the dress from seven yards of satin faced chiffon, and lined it with five yards of gabardine to add weight. The construction is very basic, both the skirt and sleeves are made from unaltered rectangles of fabric.

The bodice was draped, assembled, and then overlaid with draped pleated chiffon. The bodice is trimmed at the neck, waist, and cuffs with a metallic brocade and has matching sleeves cut from ivory jacquard.

I have two posts about the process of making it, which can be read below.

Making the Lining

Making the Dress




6 thoughts on “Pleated Navy Gown

  1. erinkenobi2893 says:

    OH MY GOODNESS ANOTHER PERSON WHO DOES ART DRESSES. I was starting to think I was alone in the world. (Yes, this is the same person who also sometimes posts on Fanfiction under the username AnotherBook, along with the progenitor of that account, but always reviews anonymously as ErinKenobi2893)

  2. okaythenanisa says:

    Oh my goodness, I saw this dress and it was the most beautiful and perfect thing ever. I even googled renaissance dress, and couldn’t find anything like this one. You are so talented and it definitely shouldn’t go unnoticed, I admire your hard work and it truly is appreciated. I want to attempt to make this dress, I’d actually wear it to a ball at university. So thank you for creating and being able to show something so beautiful, (your other work is amazing)
    Lots of love! Xxxxxxx

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