Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Splits in Skirts
- curious_workmanship wrote:
> I've still got a lot to learn when it comes to authenticity, but it occurred to me that perhaps what looks like a split in a skirt exposing an underskirt might actually be a gusset of a contrasting fabric? I know that adding a gusset is the basic way to increase fullness at the hip in a tunic-type garment, and that particoloring was cool and that fabric was expensive, so perhaps this would be a more period way to achieve that split-skirt look? Now I'm curious about it.AFAIK, there is no evidence for contrasting-coloured gussets in period
(although you do see it occasionally in SCA-wear).
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> AFAIK, there is no evidence for contrasting-coloured gussets in period<<snip>>
> (although you do see it occasionally in SCA-wear).
Depending on how dodgy your skills are at dyeing fabric, you may accidentally wind up with gores a different shade than the tunic body.
(Or, how well the dyes were preserved over time, which is what I suspect is what gives the yellow-green Guddal tunic more yellowish sleeves and a gore -- about halfway down here -- http://home.broadpark.no/~jantaule/div%20om%20middelalderen/diverse_om_middelalderen.htm )
For a clearer example of uneven dyeing giving slightly different shades of colour, see a modern reconstruction of a tunic here:
But that's different to having _contrasting_ gores. The only examples I can think of are within the SCA period (pre-1600), but aren't European (they're 16th century Korean).
(Who has one dress in particular that is fading very unevenly, and is now a weird combination of lavender and blue-grey.)