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isabelladangelo From: isabelladangelo Date: October 26th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC) (link)
The two different colors in a brocade/damask/ect was more common in Italy (where a lot of the silks and exotic fabrics would come in, hence first dips) and was also more common in the later half of the 16th Century. That being said, it's not unheard of either in England.

You might want to see if you have any velvet in your stash or solid taffeta to use instead. You can totally use the poinsetta fabric as well, but it looks a couple of decades later to my eye.
isabelladangelo From: isabelladangelo Date: October 26th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC) (link)
This is from the 1550's:

All of Mary's gowns from earlier, as well as Elizabeth's, have the tone on tone look.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 27th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much for your advice, I do appreciate it! I wish I had some velvet on hand! What about faille? I found some chocolate brown in the stash...
isabelladangelo From: isabelladangelo Date: October 27th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC) (link)
Ribbed fabric isn't seen much in the 16th Century. There is one extant piece that looks sort of like cut velvet in rows making it look like a ribbed fabric but that's the closest I know. Want me to come over and go over you fabric stash to point out the proper fabric? :-) Velvet, velveteen, uncut corduroy (it's not perfect but it looks right until you have your nose against the fabric), silk taffeta, satin silk, and tone on tone brocades are your best bets.
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