I did in fact finish everything in time for Sebastopol faire! But, I don’t actually have any of the photos yet, so to tide you over, here are some cell-phone pictures of the accessories.
Here is the finished camicia:
(with an awkward yardstick stuck in the arms, to show that it does have arms)
This thing is a ridonkulous amount of fabric.
And a closeup of the neckline, sans lace:
And here is the finished partlet:
It is entirely handsewn. I did a rolled hem on the silk organza (which I plan to put up a tutorial for) which makes the teensiest hems ever. The lace is some sort of gold poly thing that I got cheap on etsy.
Have you noticed the major mistake on here?
So, Venetian dresses are open in front to show the camicia. So that nice ribbon for tying the partlet on would *totally* show. I realized this when I was getting dressed for faire! So I untied all the ribbons, and hoped the partlet would magically stay in place.
While chatting with the lovely ladies of Bella Donna, I asked their secrets of keeping partlets in place. They immediately pulled out a bunch of straight pins, and starting pinning everything down. Seriously, straight pins are your best friend. The partlet stayed firmly in place all day. Thank you Bella Donna!