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.