16th Century Ruff
Design Concept & Execution
For this costume piece I was asked to create a 16th century ruff. For the construction of the ruff, I did the classic cartridge pleat to achieve the bends of the ruff and then hand tacked the charmeuse band around each individual fold. I used horse hair for the main base of the ruff and pearl beading to give it the historical and feminine flair that I wanted to achieve.