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I’m so pleased with this. The bodice fits. The hat makes me feel fancy. It’s made from taffeta so it makes a swishy noise when I walk. What more could you want out of a costume? 

I based this costume off of this portrait of Ana de Mendoza, who was a very interesting sixteenth century woman. There are lots of beautiful paintings of her but the simplicity and colors in this one really stuck out to me and I decided it was time I made something similar. 

This costume was made mostly out of polyester grey taffeta. I also used lace trim, cotton gauze, denim, silk chiffon, fake pearls, a brooch from ebay, and some other stuff to help create it. It was made in five days from $60 worth of materials. 

It was drafted, made, and worn by me. Details about the construction process can be found here

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