Red and gold "Fleur de Les" gown                      page  1   2   3
     The gown worn in the portrait of Eleanor of Toledo was the inspiration for my gown.   I also used the example found in Arnold's
     There are 5 strips of fabric on each sleeve. I stitched matching gold cord on the edges after lining them in cotton. The strips are stitched on to a band that hooks onto the bodice.

Arnold, Patterns of Fashion pg. 102

Detail of sleeve

Bronzino- Eleanora di Toledo with her son Giovanni de' Medici, 1550

The pattern I use for my bodices. (Arnold, Patterns of Fashion p 104)
Left- front and back of my bodice.