Re: Speaking of jupons...
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "wodeford" <wodeford@y...>
> --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Talia" <talia@k...> wrote:medieval military patterns which might get you started. Not having
> > Is there a historical pattern company that makes an authentic
> > (well, as we know it anyway) pattern for a 14th c. jupon? ...
> http://www.mediaevalmisc.com/patterns.htm has two packets of
made any of these I cannot comment on how good they are, though I did
a houppelande from one of their pattern packs that came out nicely.
>I have made a few of their patterns, and in my opinion, they are for
> Jehanne de Wodeford
reference only. Here's some of what I have learned...
1. Trace all pattern pieces onto some other paper. Oftentimes 2
pattern pieces are overlapping, so to get to one you have to destroy
2. ALWAYS make a muslin. A friend and I were making the Men's
Italian Ren Doublet. The instructions say to gather the sleeve into
the armscye. The picture on the envelope shows a sleeve gathered
into the armscye. The actuall sleeve does _not_ gather into the
armscye. We did not make a muslin first, assuming that the pattern
would have been drafted as the picture indicated, did not have enough
fabric to cut a new sleeve, and had to come up with a creative
solution to make what we had work. Most frustrating!
3. Read the instructions-twice. I have found them confusing at best
and needed to assemble things a bit differently than the pattern
In my experience, patterns from Medieval Miscelania are a good
starting point for more experienced sewers. There are too many
complications for the newbie to gain any sort of confidence from
Elisabetta (who fantisizes about creating her own line of period