This costume is not an exact copy, but a stylized version of the gentleman on the right hand side of the painting "Dignified Couples Courting" by the Netherlands artist Willem Pietersz Buytewech. It was painted in the years 1616 to 1620 and is now available to see at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
I did not want to imitate the material but to create the silhouette. I also wanted to make the hat and remake the shoes myself.
After doing my research I created a pattern, using Norah Waugh's and Janet Arnold's books.
This entry really stood out to me, what a beautiful job. Stunning clean lines and crisp detailing. Now I'd love to see you along side recreations of the other outfits in the portrait!
Last edited on 22.02.2014 12:08 by Susanna Antonsson
I join in the praises of your work. And the pictures are so nice too. I especially like the one in the stairs.
Your attention to detail is a joy to see. Ver, very well executed. You look exactly like you stepped out of a portrait.
This costume is amazing, especially for a beginner. The brilliant fit and attention to detail on things like the cuffs and the buttonholes are what really make this look the part, well done!
I really love your costume. The details are fantastic to look at. I'm just wondering why you didn'n enter as an "Experienced", since you seem to be a professional costumer? Hope to be see some more of your work soon.
Wow, I'm in love with this outfit...I first saw the little portrait and I have thinked; "It's look like a Flemish painting!". The costume is great but also the photography and the model!
I really love your costume. The details are fantastic to look at. I'm just wondering, why you didn't enter as an "Experienced", since you seem to be a professional costumer. Hope to see some more of your great work soon.