Elizabeth I of England: Nicknamed Gloriana. Scholarly, musical, devious, mercurial. Leagued with pirates. Inspired adventurers, artists, poets and playwrights. Small but mighty: ruled her court of ruthless intriguers with an iron fist in a slender velvet glove. Style icon. Swore loudly, rode madly, hunted deer with peacock-feathered arrows, danced daily, dallied much but promised nothing. Spoke seven languages. Raised England to rank with the great powers of Europe. Kept her head, when those about her were losing theirs. Bequeathed her name to an Age.
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"It is Our Command and Royal Pleasure to decree that all Ladies are henceforward and forever to be Truly Awesome." --H.R.M. Elizabeth Regina
Cleaning instructions: Wash in the Seven Seas, run up flagpole to frighten Armada. Declare victory; don gown and dance all night.
Poplin. Skirt length: Approx. 39" at side, waist to hem.
Shown with: Milady's Chemise and Flirt Skirt. And for the perfect finishing touch, order a matching Tudor Hat.
Broadcloth: Cotton/polyester blend, shirtweight. Does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter, brown.
Brocade: Cotton plus various synthetic fibers, with same-color woven patterns, which will vary. Sturdy weight. Dry clean. Blue, hunter, burgundy.
Canvas: Also called Duck Cloth. Stout cotton fabric with a coarse weave. Black, white, red, brown, or hunter green. Will fade like jeans. Cold wash, tumble dry low heat or line dry.
Fleece: Synthetic with velour-like drape; popular for outerwear. Good, practical substitute for wool. Black, burgundy, hunter green. Check for color availability before ordering; can vary with season. Washable, but dry cleaning is recommended to preserve the shape of capes.
Muslin: Garment-quality, 100% cotton (not coarse utility muslin). Cold wash, line dry recommended. White or natural.
Poplin: A cotton/polyester blend that does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Heavier than shirtweight. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter.
Suede Cloth: A heavy, woven suede-like cloth of 100% polyester. Dry cleaning recommended.
Wool: A natural fiber from sheep; wool blends include man-made fibers of various kinds. Holds colors well. Dry cleaning is recommended, but may be hand washed in cold water and dried flat. Do not wring. Never use hot water or a dryer. For seasonal storage, clean first and use the moth repellent of your choice.