> > Can you recommend anywhere to look for ideas on what sorts of patterns are
> > acceptable?
> In the 15th century, I believe Russia was importing silks from Italy, in
> addition to the traditional oriental silks. They may have also still be
> using the Byzantine-type brocades that were available to me in the 13th-14th
> century but I'm not sure about that.. So you could research Renaissance
> Italian fabric for that.
Yay, yay, yay! The fabric I have seems suitable. Not perfect, but not outrageously bad :) Someone is working up to a garb-make-fest!
Just wanted to share!