Ready To Wear
Black and Ecru Tapestry Elizabethan Gown
For more detailed photographs click on either the picture you wish to see or the descriptions.
Please click on the photos or gown description of your choice.
Elizabethan Gown Details
The sleeves are made of red silk shot with black and embroidered with gold toned feathers. The cuffs are piped in black for a finished appearance, with the entire sleeve lined in black cotton.
The fore-panel is made of red shot silk and embroidered with the gold tone feathers and backed with a layer of cotton canvas. This is done to keep the fore panel stiff, as is done on most of our gowns.
Typically our pearls and gems are hand sewn and each one is knoted individualy. This keeps the loss of any gems down to a mininum as they do not all fall off if one is lost. We also include a few extras to our clients in the event that there are are accidents.
During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, pearls and other gems often fell off the attire of the nobles at court. When found the stones were held by the Queen's Secetary and then logged into a book, so that the owner could reclaim the gems. But one has to wonder how many of the gems were turned into this "lost and found".