- I ve decided to take a chance and create my own pattern based on the Gored Kirtle pattern on the elizabethan costume website and I had a couple questions.Message 1 of 45 , Jul 6, 2011View SourceI've decided to take a chance and create my own pattern based on the Gored Kirtle pattern on the elizabethan costume website and I had a couple questions.
Are the shoulder straps on the bodice supposed to meet at the middle of the shoulder? I'm assuming the drawings are just examples because the straps don't look anywhere long enough to reach. Also it shows several pictures of how to attach the skirt to the bodice. Just below the pattern join the skirt "bumps" out on the two side pieces while the finished gown seems to be a straight line going down.
I've also fallen in love with the green flemish kirtle that genovevavonlubeck (sorry, not sure about your real name) made. Does anyone know where i can get a linen or linen blend that color?
Also is it appropriate to wear just the green under dress w/ a chemise or does it have to be under another dress? I hate to make a dress in such a beautiful color just to cover it up.
- Wrinkles from sitting in a car and wearing a seat belt don t seem period, but one hopes that people are not too critical. I am quite, quite sure that anyMessage 45 of 45 , Jul 26, 2011View SourceWrinkles from sitting in a car and wearing a seat belt don't seem
period, but one hopes that people are not too critical.>>
I am quite, quite sure that any linen gowns worn by people in the Tudor era wrinkled when they were worn. I am also quite sure that
A.no one is going to be paying attention as to whether or not your gown is wrinkled and
B. if they are, they won't be able to identify seat belt wrinkles from "walking and moving" wrinkles and
C. Everyone else who wears linen to an event is also going to be wrinkled.
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