Location: Barony of Southron Gaard, Lochac
Category/Level: Modern Recreationist/Intermediate
Project Update Blog: Sarta de Donna
About Violetta: I have been a member of the SCA for about 15 years now and am quite good at sewing but due to difficulties with my arms and hands can’t quite do it all by hand but if its visible then its hand sewn. I have completed the Italian Renaissance Costume Challenge nine times and am currently working on my 10th, have won it once but I really only take part for fun not the competition. My person in the SCA is really mid 16th century Florentine, who travels around a lot, but I have long been fascinated by the Venetian Turkish coats seen in Titians portraits and this brought me to this outfit I want to make inspired by Roxelana.
Her Project: I am looking at creating an outfit inspired by the portraits of Roxelana, Hurrem Sultan wife of Sulyeiman, so Turkish early to mid 1500s. I believe this will comprise of many items I am yet to find the correct names for but will do some research on this very soon.