- At 08:20 AM 4/1/2003 -0600, you wrote:
There's a quick webpage about it at
http://www.snowplow.org/sarah/Edith.html. It's actually a complete
outfit: smock (linen), underdress (fustian), and gown (wool twill), with
veil (linen - someday to be replaced with silk), hosen (white linen), and
garters (same wool as the gown).
Beautifully done! I like the colors on you.
- At 08:20 AM 01/04/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>There's a quick webpage about it atThe gown looks amazing!
>http://www.snowplow.org/sarah/Edith.html. It's actually a complete
>outfit: smock (linen), underdress (fustian), and gown (wool twill), with
>veil (linen - someday to be replaced with silk), hosen (white linen), and
>garters (same wool as the gown). Everything's handsewn, though with
>commercial cotton and cotton/poly thread (soon... soon I will buy 3,000
>yards of white linen from webs and never sew medieval clothes with
>cotton/poly again). All of the body garments are of the side-gore
>variety; one in each side of the smock (which is mid-calf length) and two
>each in the underdress and gown. (Incidentally, I do wear the red fustian
>dress solo quite a lot - it was one of my items in the Pennsic A&S display
>last year.) The gores on the underdress start at the waist; the goes on
>the gown start at the bottom of the gusset (I don't recommend this -
>gussets and gore points don't mesh well - next time I do a tunic this way
>I'm going to have at least SOME side seam). I decided to put the long
>gores in this gown because, looking at the illustration I was working
>from, there are clear folds (i.e., fullness) from the shoulders - and to
>me, the best way to get that fullness was by starting to increase the
>circumference of the garment as soon as possible.
For me, since I am a pear shape, I usually start the side gores 1-2 inches
below the armpit gussets. That gives me enough room to get the points
looking good. Doing this, I can also get an overgown out of 2.5 metres of
60" wide fabric.. it's not terribly full, but there's still room at the hips.
I should really take pictures of some of my earlier period clothes. They're
so comfy and warm!