--- In SCA-Garb@y..., "Les Theriot" <lctheriot@c...> wrote:
> Could anyone describe a Norman style dress, typical for 1100-1200.
> Any pictures or a mundane pattern that can be used? I'm stumped.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Have a look at our small mailing list:
There are a few pictures (only a few so far)of garb and some patterns
for constructing bilauts (thanks to the lovely Margarie de jancourt).
A norman style dress has a tightish body and droopy sleeves. Lacings
were used in some tunics to get the tunics tighter than earlier
styles, although many dresses, especially earlier in the period are
not so tight as to require lacings.
The simplest way of constructing such a dress is to make a tighter
t-tunic with or without lacings and with droopy sleeves.
For a mundane pattern, seek out a "princess line" dress pattern,
replace the zipper with lacings, add larger droopy sleeves and
possible alter the neckline, and add more fullness to the skirt.
It's not precisely period (in the fine details), but it looks great,
and until someone finds a 12th century bog woman, we won't know
exactly how these garments were put together anyhow.