Thanks, everyone. Now that I know to which garment we are referring, I know
that I have LOTS of pictures from the days when I did German Renn.
On 10/30/02 1:10 PM, "Heather McCafferty" <HeaterMcCa@...> wrote:
> OK, what is a waffenrock?
> Someone asked me, and I¹m sure I¹ve seen one, but ....
> Okay, the easiest explanation is - it's a Tudor doublet with bases,
> but with different decoration details. Sleeves are slashed or paned,
> usually, sometimes till they almost don't look like sleeves! The body
> is usually slashed in the woodcuts I've seen, as well. Landsknechten
> are contemporary with Henry VIII, you see, and what we would probably
> call the Tudor doublet was one of the most common pieces of men's
> garments over most of the Continent, as well. It can close in front or
> back, and even to one side of the chest. I've made one for my fiancé
> with lacing closures on each side, under the armpits, but it was a
> quick work without documentation. Those pleats that results in the
> perfectly round folds at the bottom of the skirting are called organ
> pleats, and are a version of a stacked/rolled pleat. I recommend Drea
> Leed's website for a description of those.
> Margaret Northwode, sometime waffenrock maker for her fiancé
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