This ensemble is a blue herringbone Elizabethan renaissance Irish dress, reenactment style. The chemise is an Irish style liene, and she is wearing a single underskirt. I drafted and created this piece in 2000, but took these pictures in February of 2013.
I have been ill for six years, disabled for two, and have only now finally received a diagnosis. The path to that diagnosis has been a constant battle with the health care system in the US, its reluctance to treat those who don’t have financial resources to bleed, and its reluctance to acknowledge that my illness is real and debilitating. No other country in the Western world would have forced me to go through all this hell. In no other Western country would I have had to research my own illness, research to find a doctor competent to diagnose and [...]
This vest is a little larger than the Violin Vest, but based on the same pattern type. One side is brown cotton canvas, and the other side is a black and brown silk brocade with a diamond pattern. The accent stripes on both sides were created in the silk brocade. It has a mandarin collar and eppaulettes.
The Clockwork Alchemy convention is just two days away, in San Jose, CA. I won’t be making any more art until I am at the event, most of my stuff is packed, and I’ll be down there tomorrow evening.
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