Renaissance Italian Balzo Headdress

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Class Assignment Design and Construct a Headdress

My headdress of choice: Renaissance Era Balzo Headdress

Designed and constructed by me

Fabrics Used: Muslin, Satin, Satin blend, and acetate blend

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Research Images

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Construction Process
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Padded Roll
Padded Roll

Pool noodle heat shaped and secured with elastic through the center; wrapped with muslin.

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Decor
Decor

I created a pattern piece for the tiara: a curved right triangle to be cut on the fold with an inch seam allowance. I hand sewed it in, and I then fabric tacked the pleated and rope trim as well as the pearls. The gold piece was hand-sewn in.

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