At 05:47 AM 9/25/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>--- In Authentic_SCA@y..., Danielle Nunn-Weinberg <dannw@m...> wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > This center arch seems to be typical of French fashions (you will
> > that the second link posted is a French woman...)
> > I've started wearing a bodice with the front curve lately and I
> > you have to start out small and make it bigger (the arch) in
> > otherwise it can look very, very silly.
>I'm not sure I follow this thought, unless Gwen is saying be careful
>not to overdo it, in which case I agree wholeheartedly.
Yup, basically. It is a tricky thing to get right. Frankly, mine was just
>To add my 2 cents worth (I've made maybe 3 that are slightly arched
>like this, but that was 15 or 16 years ago) I would like to submit a
>concept for your consideration. I believe that the front of bodice
>was arched to a degree, but part of what you are seeing is the
>perspective of what happens to a straight line (the bodice neckline)
>when it is curved around a cylinder or a cone as the case may be.
>While the neckline is arched, the fact that it is also curved around
>a cylindrical shape emphasizes the arch to make it look greater than
>it is. So if you draft an arch on your pattern that looks like the
>one in the picture, when you wear the dress it will appear much more
>arched than you expected.
True. However, there is still a distinct arch involved.
>I think this style is among the most elegant, but obviously a lot of
>work! Good luck and have fun.
I agree. : )