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The Orange Fabric

Guess what? Yesterday, my book on the paintings of Giovanni Battista Moroni was waiting for me at home. This is a book that is out of print, and that I was desperately trying to get a hold of without having to pay $200.00 for a used copy. I was lucky enough that a reasonably priced used copy came through Amazon, and I snatched it right away.

While browsing through its pages, I came by this painting: Portrait of a Man and His Son. (If you cannot open that link, try this one.) I had totally forgotten that this painting existed, and you will notice the striped orange pants, and orangey doublet and hose. It is just perfect for my orange striped shot linen. And the best part is, I think I can wing it with 3.5 yards (or so I hope). A nifty jerkin in black wook would complement this little number.

(Yes Domynyk! Orange pants are period! Yay!)

Of course, if I can't get it from 3.5 yards, then I will go with Mathilde's suggestion of an earlier period dress, which would be tres cool too.

And now, back to the salt mines.

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chargirlgenius
May. 9th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, links:

The entire Romance of Alexander is here in high res:

http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=bodleian&manuscript=msbodl264

I suggest you sit yourself down with a high speed connection, and a big cuppa joe. It's amazing.
belfebe
May. 9th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
dominyk
May. 9th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
Awesome!!!

I should get some more orange fabric and make a doublet of the same color like this picture. That would really frighten people.

I hope you have enough fabric for this one, it looks great.
belfebe
May. 9th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I am hoping that it will be enough. It rocks.
(Anonymous)
May. 15th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
"orange" fabric
Actually, the doublet is white/ivory silk, and the pants are mustard yellow, but don't let that stop you - orange is a perfectly period colour. The Earl of Essex had it as one of his heraldic colours.

- Anonymous, my foot - Isobel Bedingfield (http://www.extremecostuming.com)
belfebe
May. 15th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: "orange" fabric
Thanks! It is a really cool fabric and I am getting kind of fond of orange. :-D
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