My answer to that would be , are you going for authentic or just looks ? If
going for authentic then the pattern should be followed to do so , If just
for looks and it can be made the way you wish with no issues then do what
you will. A dear friend once told me , Are you making it for Art-Sci or
making it to wear and will YOU be happy with the result ? However you answer
that question will then determine where you proceed at that point.
Not sure if that helped but thought should share ,
On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 10:48 PM, Maryelizabeth <peterbenma@...>wrote:
> I am using the explanation and diagram from this site:
> http://cadieux.mediumaevum.com/florentine.html to make a giornea.
> My fabric is 48" long. I cut it to be (I thought) about 4" longer than
> needed to allow for hems, etc. Well, I cut it too long. I turned it around
> to where the selvage is just above my shoulder and it is about 3" too long
> still, so here is the question...
> Would it be feasible for me to leave out the gores and just arc the bottom
> part of the giornea a bit more? I have plenty of fabric to make gores, but
> am thinking that I might be able to take advantage of my short height for
> once. I am only 58" tall, so you can see why fabric that is 48" to 50" wide
> is easily turned sideways for me.
> Either way that I position this fabric, though, there is a HUGE amount of
> it and I am guessing that although the giornea is to be full, once I do the
> bodice area, some of the weight will diappear.
> Thanks in advance for any and all help and suggestions. The fabric I am
> using is heavy upolstery fabric, but not fabric that I am afraid of wasting
> as it has laid around for a while. I am using it to make a prototype, in
> order to get the next girnea correct.
> Thank You!!
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