Re: [Authentic_SCA] period?
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Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Authentic_SCA] period?
> In a message dated 9/1/2003 5:09:55 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com writes:
> > What period would this pattern work for, if any?
> > http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/butterick/shop.cgi?
> > s.item.3552=x&TI='3552'&pageNum=1&M=&UK=30855040
> > Decided to ask before I did a major search.
Actually, it looks to me like a pretty close copy of the Accolade dress.
Beautiful, but not authentic to any one time period.
>I think the pattern would be different but the general look reminds me
> What period would this pattern work for, if any?
of early 16th century "French gowns". These were used in Spain around
1520 or so, though I'm sure other places had something similar. They
have the low-cut square neckline and the wide "angel" sleeves, but (I
believe) don't have the "armband" decoration.
The problem is that the skirt is usually gathered onto the bodice part
of the gown, so I think the look would be different in that area.
Still, it's another alternative to consider.
If you're interested try to check out Ruth M. Anderson's "Hispanic
All the best!