- Jan 31, 2005--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Lady Palatina and Lady Savoury
> I am in search of shoe patterns today. Specifically, shoe patternsItalian is one of the harder areas since I don't know of any surviving
> for 16th Century Italian. Anyone know of actual examples? Or
> better yet, someone who is in the Vancouver area that would make
> them for me? Payment is not a problem. Finding shoes that would
> work is a totally different story.
footwear from Italy (aside from chopines that were likely in museums
or other collections). This is why the Roman footwear we have comes
from outside the Italian area. I don't recall if Stepping Through
Time has any Italian shoes or not.
Your best bet is to take the basic post-medieval "pump" design and
adapt it to whatever appears in the artwork (see
HOWEVER, since you are wanting 16th century, those will likely be
lower class shoes from what you are probably wanting to do. Instead
you are likely wanting to have unturned shoes, and although these are
not any harder to make, they can be a bit harder to explain (and are
generally much more expensive). Again, though, your best bet will be
basic designs from outside the Italian area and adapted to whatever
image you are trying to reproduce.
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