Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Making a Pattern from a Garment
- In a message dated 4/8/2006 3:27:46 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
<<That being so, I suspect that the gown that the questioner wants to copy
isn't modeled directly after the St. Louis tunic but has been modified in
some way. In that
case, going for one of the St. Louis interpretations may not
reproduce the fit and effect satisfactorily.
The gown to be copied, however, _is_ likely to be of a simple,
geometric construction. >>
Sometimes I think that the Historic Enterprises St Louis Gown is a result of
something I said in their shop at Pennsic once.
I had decided to cut my gowns based on the St Louis shirt pattern, not being
able to find anything closer to 12th century that was an extant garment with
a worked out cutting pattern. I happened to discuss this with my husband
while browsing in the HE shop. When we went into the shop at the next War,
they were advertising their new St. Louis gown. It's either a coincidence, or
they overheard me and decided to try it too.
That said, mine pretty much came out as a generic rectangular construction
tunic lengthened to floor length. I haven't looked closely at theirs.