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  • Clare Lightfoot
    Feb 13, 2011
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      I'm in full agreement. I've seen similar stripes on the mid-calf and hems of German dresses.

      Clare

      --- In EndeweardeTailor@yahoogroups.com, Jason goodrich <jbgood789@...> wrote:
      >
      > I think that you probably aren't the first Lady to have torn her dress.. I'm
      > sure it's happened in period as well as it does now.And I would be willing
      > to bet dollars to donuts that they would have patched it up in a way for it
      > to remain fashionable and still function... fabric was expensive!
      >
      > I think we could make a clear case for doing your repair and calling it well
      > within period norm.
      >
      > 8)
      >
      > On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 12:17 PM, leofwynofwhit <elamache@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi all:
      > >
      > > So during the feast preparations I caught my dress on a handle on a
      > > cupboard door and tore quite a hole in my dress approximately mid calf. The
      > > dress is an unfinished kirtle - unfinished in the fact that I have yet to be
      > > brave enough to make lacing holes and lace it up either front or back. So
      > > the question is this: Can I take a piece of contrasting cloth and make a
      > > stripe around the skirt at mid calf and probably at the bottom to match,
      > > effectively covering the tear and also dressing up the dress? And yes I will
      > > eventually add lacing holes. I was also thinking of taking that same
      > > contrasting color and adding sleeves that can be attached (it is a short
      > > sleeved kirtle now).
      > >
      > > What do you all think?
      > >
      > > Lady Leo
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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