I just wanted to let you know that thanks in large part to this group, I've managed to produce a pair of genuine linen chausses, 14th C., red.
One of the legs is a bit too tight, but considering my apparently permanent incompetance with sewing, I'm feeling like a proud parent!
I made my pattern based on a pair of chausses I bought from what I suspect is a reputable merchant producing what is purported to be period correct. I didn't deconstruct them or anything, just based mine on what I could gather from the finished product. I bought some linen from a fabric merchant that some of you folk have recommended and hand sewed them.
I must admit that even though it was winter and I didn't have much else to occupy me, it was a bit tedious. But, I found myself sewing with fervor, knowing that if I but paused, I might cast the whole project aside.
I'm thinking hard now about a cotehardie and a dagged hood . . .
I appreciate your continuing guidance!