[Authentic_SCA] Re: Hosen
- At 11:06 AM -0800 1/30/04, Diana Kolbe wrote:
>I've recently started making a pair of chausses (not qutieI've seen this article and I agree with some of the other comments --
>hosen, but they use similar construction and fitting
>methods) based on a pattern I had stumbled upon in Costume
>magazine (Christina Hawkins, 1971/2?). Has anyone here
>seen the article enough to comment on authenticity - it's
>supposedly 15th c. but was based on modern garments of a
>religious order, and doesn't mention much in the way of
>historical references. The pattern looks quite plausible,
>though, and seems to be working (although my verdict is
while the pattern has some interesting and clearly conservative
features, the dating depends entirely on the assumption that the
order's habits have been frozen unchanged since their founding, and I
rather doubt this is strictly the case.
Still -- fascinating.
Heather Rose Jones
> I am of the opinion that they portrayed them as they saw them, mostly.I haven't
> made any, but it seems that cutting on the bias allows a more fittedlook.
>I agree, but they still don't look like tights. We have a lot of
fellows around here who wear them well (Richard), and even the best
fitting ones get a bit saggy by the day's end. I was simply attempting
to delineate tights vs. hosen. Hmmm, now if you got sewn into your
hosen in the morning..... (if I were male I would be SUCH a fop!)