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tudor urges
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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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