Pinstriped Wool and Striped Linen
- Okay, folks, I need opinions, and I know this group has more than a few.
*grin* I have access to some pretty suit weight wool in a charcoal gray
with a very discreet gray pinstripe. I also have some linen/cotton blend
with strips of green and blue on a natural background. These stripes are
about 1-1/2" apart and about 1/4" wide. Would these pieces work for Italian
Ren, fairly early in the period? (The bodice pattern I use makes a raised
waist that's about 1" above my natural waist.) I have some red wool scraps
that could trim the gray. Also, I have some coating wool that I plan to use
for a 12th century gown. Would it be too terribly hot to wear indoors? The
goal was a warm gown for outdoor events in the fall and early spring, but
could it be an indoor gown in the winter?
Your thoughts are most appreciated,
Jannifer aka Jan aka Jann I'Fyr
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> Would these pieces work for Italianraised
> Ren, fairly early in the period? (The bodice pattern I use makes a
> waist that's about 1" above my natural waist.) I have some redwool scraps
> that could trim the gray.I've spotted, had spotted and shown to me three paintigns with fine
stiped dress. Two were Italian, late 16thC and one was English same
time frame. I'll just see if I can find them again...
Copying from previous comments and emails:
There is a portrait of three children by Sofonisba Anguisola, the two
girls wear nearly matching dresses made from a vertical striped
fabric (perhpas horizontally striped laid sideways, you can do this
for children's dresses due to their height.)
http://www.corsham-court.co.uk/Pictures/Gaddi.html The picture is a
lot bigger than it appears. Save it and it will be 1770X1190
Ijust spotted in a book at the library today a few more children's
dress in a vertically striped fabric. It is of Lord Cobham and his
The three girls are wearing dark fabric with pale stripes.
SO Bella has a couple more stripes on her site as well.
Also, I have some coating wool that I plan to use
> for a 12th century gown. Would it be too terribly hot to wearindoors? The
> goal was a warm gown for outdoor events in the fall and earlyspring, but
> could it be an indoor gown in the winter?It depends on your wool, what you line it with and where you are:) I
have been wearigna wool gauze lined in linen recently and it's been
too hot to wear because of the mugginess. Yet in similar temperatures
but a dry climate I can even wear blanket wool if it's lined with
It's probably fine for the purposes you are going to use it for:)
Willemyne van Nymegen