I've been commissioned to make the first Renaissance costume for a 15-year old young lady. I took her measurements and mocked up a commercial pattern bodice for her, showed her several books for ideas - from 'Elizabethan Costuming for the Years 1550 -1580' to 'The Tudor Tailor' and 'Patterns of Fashion'.
Then we went off to the fabric store and found this gorgeous brocade:
I've cut out the skirt based on the Eleonora layout in Patterns of fashion - here are the parts ready for assembly:
As soon as the customer gets her two-hoop skirt, we will have a fitting to hem!