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Costume sewn by me.
This dress is from the time period of Italian Renaissance which is from about 1400s-1500s. If I had my way I would have gone down to the capital and take some photos. If you google "Italian Renaissance" a TON of pics come up that look exactly like Pennsylvania's capital with statues and all. They must have modeled it after that time period. BUT, I just could not bring myself to parade around in public in this costume. I mean during Halloween, maybe, but downtown, in the middle of a work day. No. No way.
So I went for more of a country farm setting. Remember in the movie Drew Barrymore lived on a quaint cottage next to a farm. So that works too.