Re: striped fabrics
- Caravaggio's The Cardsharps c. 1596 shows a piced set of breeches on the
younger sharp--the seam allowance showed through on the gold sections &
Caravaggio painted it right in.
The painting tends to be hung with the younger cardsharp's butt right at my
eye level, so it was kind of obvious in person, and now that I know to look,
can frequently be seen in reproductions.
The Web Gallery of Art repro. shows the seam allowance shading, for example.
Ann in CT
- --- In Italian_Rennaissance_Costuming@yahoogroups.com, comrion
>I thought this might be of help to the "metrically challenged" among
> Kay I've been floating around the web some and found some really
> neat stuff dealing with measurements. So the question is how many
> inches does 64 cm translate too???
> I'm old and never grasped the whole metric thing lol :)
> Don Giulio de Medici
us. Take out your fabric measuring tape. Check to see if it is
metric on one side, English (inches) on the other. If not, time to
purchase a new tape. Find the measurement in question on one side,
then flip over to find the conversion. I was shown this technique
years ago for figuring out key hole necklines, which must be
quartered in the computations. It is much easier to figure out one-
fourth of 32 cm than 12 5/8 inches!
Lady Gwendolyn Fitch