And here are pictures from Coronation
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I want something nice and Tudor to wear for Coronation. I have an old kirtle/robe that just needs some work, so I’m going with that.
The loose kirtle is a sage green, with a greeny-gold and black brocade front/sleeves. Over top of this I will wear a loose robe of black velvet(een) with three gold frogs. I never wear the robe because the sleeves don’t fit well. There are no fancy trims or embroidery, but I will bling the outfit up with a pearls and a brooch or two. I also need to dig out my suit of ruffs with the black buttonhole stitch edges.
I need to re-do the sleeves and make a new french hood to go with it.
Here’s a pretty good idea of what my finished outfit should look like:
My husband has said he would very much like to attend Fall Coronation this year (late September). I’m using this as impetus to redo my black velvet robe. The body fit nicely but the sleeves just never worked – so I threw it in a closet and never wore it. And because I can’t just have new sleeves, I will be making a french hood to go with it.