12048Re: Help with Italian Renn doublet
- Sep 3, 2001--- In Authentic_SCA@y..., "Sunny Medlock" <sunnyday78723@y...> wrote:
> > Ooh! Thank you. I'm working from view .. er.. 2, I think. The V-It gathered a teeny bit at the shoulder, and that's about it. I
> back, with a 3" long skirty-thing. It's all done except for the
> I am very familiar with that pattern. I'm wondering, have you had
> difficulty with the gathered sleeves? In one of those views, (I
> can't remember if it's view I or II) they tell you to gather the
> sleeve into the armhole, but the sleeve is only big enough to set
> into the armhole smoothly. Very frustrating when you don't have
> enough fabric to cut a new sleeve.
noticed that too. But there's lots of poof there, so I'm not sure
cutting it even bigger would make it look better. It DOES look very
nice, but it certainly didn't gather much into the armhole.
> Like the Madonna of the Baseball breast in the Melun Diptych byJean
> Fouquet? She's got tiny little lacing rings sewn to the inside of*nod* like that exactly. I found rings that are slightly bigger, but
> her cote.
I'll keep an eye open for rings that are the correct size.
> I have made 2 garments like this, and I have used buttons on bothof
> (because of the wearer's request), but I have never seen examples
> buttons used. Probably because this was primarily an undergarmentboxes
> for under a houppelande sort of thing. I don't recall any examples
> with the metal lacing eyelets used, but that doesn't mean it didn't
> happen. Sorry I couldn't find more, all my books are still in
> (and will be for a while I suspect, some bookshelves were damagedin
> the move and need to be replaced). Hope that helps some!As always it certainly did, thank you :)
This doublet is also for use under a larger outer garment. I know
buttons had to be used somewhere, at least in ladies' garments,
because sumptuary laws at least in Florence were in place to control
how many buttons were used on the front of gowns. But I don't know
exactly how men's garments went.
Speaking of which, were you the gracious lady who offered to scan the
Herald book? If so, how proceeds that worthy endeavor? My condolences
on the bookshelves :( My bookshelves are also very treasured at my
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