- View SourceI want to have relatively authentic Franciscan garb of the Elizabethan era. I realize there's a problem--The Dissolution of the Monasteries, which began under King Henry VIII, started closing down the monasteries. But it looks like some, at least, continued into Queen Elizabeth's time.
Does anyone have info or a link to a pattern for an authentic robe? I've looked at several sources on the Internet, but I'm not sure how reliable they are. The other thing is I might be willing to slightly sacrifice absolute authenticity if it will mean I won't end run running around in summer heat wearing 100% wool.
SIGNED EDIWN NIGHTOWL
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--- On Fri, 5/7/10, eldwin_nightowl <eldwin@...> wrote:
I want to have relatively authentic Franciscan garb of the Elizabethan era. (snip) The other thing is I might be willing to slightly sacrifice absolute authenticity if it will mean I won't end run running around in summer heat wearing 100% wool.
SIGNED EDIWN NIGHTOWL
I wear 100% wool all summer long, and it's just about my most comfortable garment. The trick is to get summer-weight wool, the stuff used for making summer weight business suits.
Wool comes in weaves so fine they're semi-transparent. (I own such a blouse.) Although they're not as cheap as heavier wool, the garments last so incredibly long that it ends up being a bargain. My wool tunic was made for a friend's pregnancy, and the child is now 30!
Yours in service to both the Societies of which I am a member-
(Friend) Honour Horne-Jaruk, R.S.F.
Alizaundre de Brebeuf, C.O.L. S.C.A.- AKA Una the wisewoman, or That Pict
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Thank you! I'd like to be more-or-authentic and comfortable at the same time.