- I was talking with one of the outstanding costuming laurels here in
Calontir a couple months ago & he has changed his opinion of darts.
He now thinks they are period, saying the front & back seams on a
cotehardie are nothing more than darts to improve the fit. He also
reasons that any tuck or pinch to adjust the fit of a garment
constitutes a dart -- the front & back seams in a cotehardie, for
example. I'm going to try testing his theory with a new outfit I've
been planning for about 4 years now: a German gown in the style of
the one worn by Ann of Cleves in the Holbein painting. I've finally
gotten the fabric I wanted for the chemise -- a silk chiffon that
came down in price enough I could afford it. I hope to have it ready
for a kingdom-level A&S competition in July (hah!!!).
If you try doing darts & somebody jumps on you about, tell 'em Master
Gerald of Ipsley thinks they're okay!
-- In SCA-Garb@egroups.com
, TracyLoves2Sew@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 05/01/2000 10:08:56 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> hgrimmett@y... writes:
> Darts like bust darts and waist darts are generally not something
you want to
> use in period garb. You can pin the dart shut on the pattern and
> fudge around it like that. In some cases pleats are better than
> want to research that particular detail to see which was more