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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.

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