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, Ly Gabriele <md_rogue@...> wrote:
> I have been watching the DVD series of Cadfael. The costuming seems
to me to be fairly accurate for the 13th century. As if I would know.
> Some of the gowns are very nice looking, colors. I really like the
headwear of some of the ladies.
> My question; If you have seen this series, what is your opinion of
the clothing? Would it be difficult to duplicate?
It's been a while since I've seen it, so I can't give a super-
detailed critique. The few pics I could find online confirmed my
The sillhouettes (general shape) were vaguely accurate. Perhaps it's
better to say "conveyed the general idea". The details such as
textures, ornamentation and acessories were about average for TV, by
which I mean "wildly inaccurate". IIRC, the inaccuracies were worse
for the upper-class garb.
Accurate garb of this period is not hard to make at all since it is
mostly constructed of squares, rectangles and trapezoids without a
lot of shape or fit. All that leather applique (as seen on the men's
garb in the show) would be a pain, but you can ignore it since it was