This gown was recycled from an old blue velvet houppelande that I made long
ago and some beautiful blue and silver brocade pieces
that I inherited from my grandmother's fabric stash. Please note that the blue veil is theatrical rather than historical and that this gown
would be worn with a ruff (open or closed), not with a bare neck. You can see the photo on the left on the cover of the new edition of
Sex in Elizabethan England as well as The King's Pleasure by Norah Lofts.