37251Re: [Authentic_SCA] period?
- Sep 1, 2003Sarah asked:
> What period would this pattern work for, if any?It looks a bit like a Norman bliaut, but the fit is kinda wacky and the
> Decided to ask before I did a major search. I'd rather do the
> least amount of alterations as possible, but I'd like a good SCA
> dress. I AM planning on doing lacing rather than a zipper. I've got
> my material that I know is not period, since it has a polyester
> feel. I got it from the dollar a yard rack (so excited about that).
> It is a good fabric, but a dollar because it was a remnant and they
> don't say the fabric type with remnants.
low square neckline is wackier. If you look at some other pics of
people wearing bliauts or other dresses from around that time you'll see
that they don't have that low square neckline:
If you look at http://aipon.50megs.com/10to14.htm you'll see a number of
outfits with that general sort of look. Many of them are made from a
simple rectangles-and-triangles pattern taken from the tunic of St
Louis. You can find instructions off of this page:
http://reconstructinghistory.com/beginners/ (And, as an added bonus,
you'll probably find that it takes much less fabric than is used by the
Lady Katherine Rowberd (mka Kirrily "Skud" Robert)
Caldrithig, Skraeling Althing, Ealdormere
"The rose is red, the leaves are grene, God save Elizabeth our Queene"
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