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|Cranach, Lucas the Elder, Sybilla of Cleves 1527||
Although it's a bit early for me, the main inspiration for my gown came from the Cranach portrait of Sybilla of Cleves.
|Side view|| I used
several elements from the Cleves gown. The skirt was flat pleated on the
waist band. I made the bodice and skirt separately. The bodice laces up
on the sides.
One of the things that I liked the most about this style of clothing is that there are little or no underpinnings.
I wear a hat with my hair worn down. Happily, my hair is as long as Sybilla's
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