The gown is made in three parts. The first is the camicia (chemise or shift), the second is the gamurra (under dress) and the third is the giornea (the over gown).
We plan to use the camicia pattern that is shown and discussed at Festive Attyre. We will use either white cotton or linen.
The gamurra is shown in most portraits as a plain-ish or contrasting dress with detachable sleeves tied at the shoulders. It can be laced at the front or back, but has a tight bodice and fitted sleeves.
The giornea is a sleeveless overgown, and can be worn with front and back fitted to the underbust or just the front fitted and the back left like a train.
Even though we are making outfits from this era, we will be dancing dances from the whole Italian Reniassance period, so it is important that we do not have trains - I do not think it wise to dance the canario in a train!