Italian Renaissance Cioppa



I made this for a concert by the New World Renaissance Band.  This was my first attempt at a "historical" garment and  from a pattern Nora had.  I was trying to do this cheaply, and it pretty much showed it - plus it was one of my early sewing projects. I don't  think I did the box pleats in the body of the garment correctly, and the sleeves kept stretching out because the fabric was a knit.