[Italian Renaissance Costuming] Giornea
- Greetings all,
A very dear friend of mine (and unfortunately - she's not on this
list), Mistress Kamilla van Anderlecht (SCA) has done some wonderful
research on the Giornea. She has made one (from a wonderful silk
brocade) and she looked like she walked out of a Ghirlandaio painting.
:) I will try to describe what she did (the errors are my own - not
hers - she's conquered it - I believe :) :) ).
By cross-referencing info from the "Dressing Renaissance Florence" book
- she came up with the following . . . A Giornea would take large
amounts of fabric (assumption is that the silk brocade would be very
narrow). Take 6 panels of approx. 22 inch wide material - each panel
approx. 9 - 11 feet long (depending on your height). Sew these 6
panels together length-wise. You now have a REALLY big rectangle. You
would also leave an opening in the middle of the middle 2 pieces (for
your head). Drape this over a dress dummy. Watch how the material
falls to the ground. Adjust the middle opening to get the correct drape
(lower opening in the front - higher up in the back). All you really
need to do for the arm area - is just cut basically a slit from the
bottom of the material (side) up to the shoulder (you can certainly do
a little shaping here - but not much). Then just cut off the excess at
the bottom for an even hem - and you're looking right. I think I posted
a picture of her in her Giornea earlier (she's on the right - Files
section: Muriel) I've also uploaded a very simple diagram of what her
Giornea pattern looks like (also in the Files section: Muriel).
The picture I have of the two of us - just doesn't really do justice to
her Giornea. I'm going to try and take a nicer one, one-of-these days -
and I'll post it then.
Hope this helps!
> I've also uploaded a very simple diagram of what herI would absolutely LOVE to see this diagram...but unfortunately it is not opening up for some reason. :(
>Giornea pattern looks like (also in the Files section: Muriel).
>Hope this helps!
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- I made another version of the diagram - this time in MS Word. Make
sure you scroll down to get the verbiage.
(sorry about the .ppt file not working so well - I wasn't able to
open it the first time either - but now it opens for me. huh??)
>sometimes with .ppt files, you have to do a Save As and then open.
> I made another version of the diagram - this time in MS Word. Make
> sure you scroll down to get the verbiage.
> (sorry about the .ppt file not working so well - I wasn't able to
> open it the first time either - but now it opens for me. huh??)
I've seen this problems with .pdf files too.