Re: What do you think? Garb ?
- At 4:12 PM -0400 9/28/04, bronwynmgn@... wrote:
>Yeah, 1000-1100 is about 200 years too early for even the earliest surcoats,My persona (late 13th century) is in the "early surcoat period", and
>which are mostly sleeveless tunics (see the Manesse Codex for examples); ones
>with side holes even halfway to the hips are even later. A wool overtunic
>would probably be closer, possibly cut as short as mid-calf. The
>and underdress would be fine, and you could wear the green linen as the outer
>gown if it's too hot for three layers.
the very earliest ones tend to look like a grain sack -- pretty much
rectangular, with no sleeves, armholes only a little larger than
normal, and relatively little shaping. There's a nice photo of a
good-looking young woman wearing one in the _Medieval Tailor's
Assistant_ and it _still_ looks like a grain sack (but a nice one).
Unfortunately I became aware of this too late to be able to point it
out to my mother, who always complained about my lack of clothing
sense, and used to accuse me of wanting to wear "a potato sack tied
in the middle."
O (Lady) Christian de Holacombe
| Chris Laning <claning@...>
+ Shire of Windy Meads - Davis, California