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