I purchased this fabric many months ago, but saved it until it was closer to the holiday season since it looked so very festive! I ended up pulling it out at the start of December after seeing an inspiring photo of Anne of Austria.
The whole dress is made from brocade, around six yards of it. The sleeves are brocade strips laid over satin and organza undersleeves. The dress laces up the back with velvet ribbon, and has a lightly boned bodice.
The cloak was mostly hand sewn, and is made from ten yards of stretch velvet. And as usually, both pieces of the costume were made from patterns I drafted myself.
The headpiece was made from christmas decorations, pulled apart and glued onto a piece of boning. The wig was several cheap ebay wigs sewn together to have a nice amount of volume.
I have three blog posts about this costume,
I had a single photoshoot with this costume,