Re: [SCA-Garb] Re: hanging sleeves in a knot
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From: "Kass McGann" <historian@...>
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 8:46 AM
Subject: [SCA-Garb] Re: hanging sleeves in a knot
> --- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "J.May" <mnmay@c...> wrote:
> > Can anyone tell me what I was wearing so many years ago? :) I
> don't recall
> > ever seeing that style dress in the SCA.
> I had one about 10 years ago, Samia, when I first got into the whole
> medieval thing. I remember seeing a picture of it in a book, but
> that book was Peacock's "English Fashion 1066-1966" which I know now
> is a horrible source and not to be trusted. I wonder if it's in Hill
> and Bucknell or Braun and Schneider too. Anyone have them and can
> check for us?
> I recall that the dress supposedly dated to the Norman Invasion
> (1066) or slightly later. It was really cool. But I don't do
> anything earlier than 15th century anymore, so I have no idea if it
> was fantasy or not.
I know I've seen it in one of those generic 2000 years costume books with
line drawings I think it may have been called a history of English fashion.
However I also have a vague recollection of a woman seated (probably the
virgin Mary) wearing a pink? (or maybe dark blue) dress with the knots in
her sleeves (she's making one of those gestures with her hands you often see
in Orthodox icons) but this is a very fuzzy recollection, so you may want to
look for yourself.
People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun
is out, but when the darkness sets in ,their true beauty is revealed only if
there is light from within.
The years that a woman subtracts from her age are not lost. They are added
to the ages of other women.
Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566) Attrib.
- View SourceThe dress I wore was made from a tapestry fabric. The width being knotted
was about 6" .
> flannel. I would recommend a fabric that flows more if you are wanting tonot
> have long sleeves that can be tied in knots. I had side lacings as I had
> seen any front lacings at the time and I did not want to have a costumethat
> I would constantly be asking for help to lace up. My dress did not have
> gussets but left open under the armpit but sewn to the cuff.
> Hope this is some help.