I completely failed to get photos on my own camera at 12th Night, but luckily friends took a few nice pictures of my new outfit. Here is my sleeveless zimarra worn with the 1530s gown (no, not historically accurate, but the combo looked nice for one event :), and I even whipped up a new square-necked smock to wear under the dress & embellished it with a little machine embroidery (did that on New Year’s Day).
At some point, I will add sleeves to the zimarra, since that’s how it really should be. But sleeveless worked with this gown, & it also looked nice later in the evening when I got hot & took off the gown & wore a different smock with very full sleeves, also with machine blackwork, plus a burgundy silk petticoat. I think I’ll add short sleeves to the zimarra so it can be flexible enough to wear in warm weather or cool with pinned-in lower sleeves. That will be Mark 2.0, watch for it.