My Queens Champion tournament gown. Based off a portrait of italian lady from 1550. This photo was taken right before I put the final closures on the bodice but I was so excited that it was a GOWN I had to take a pic. You can see the detailing on it in this photo easier as well.
Gown is made from *VERY* expensive vestment brocade lined in white silk with red pin tucked silk sleeves. The partlet / collar is of sheer white with woven gold designs in it. Ruffle is made of same with metallic gold bobbin lace on the edge that also matches the edging on the ruffs at my wrists. There is an underskirt as well which is a very light gold with more gold metallic trim around the bottom edge to make sure the hoops don't show through the overskirt. The gown also has hand applied crystals on each crown in the brocade!