Re: Clothing from 900-1400
- Elizabeth requested:
<<< I need a rush on finding pictures of medieval clothes. Preferably
lady's garments, with dates and info about the clothes. Any help is
appreciated. By the way, I think pictures ought to be included in the
Florilegium's articles. >>>
I put pictures and diagrams in the Florilegium files when I get them.
The problem is that much of the Florilegium is composed of messages
from Internet newsgroups and mail lists. And most of these, including
this one, don't allow pictures and diagrams to be posted.
Why are you in a rush? If it is to have an outfit to wear for an
upcoming SCA event, see if you can borrow something. Many local SCA
groups have some loaner outfits. Also individuals in the group may be
willing to loan you something.
If you are still trying to figure out what period clothes you like the
best or are most willing to wear, try one of the theatrical clothing
books. These are often cheap and even if they often lack a lot of
details do cover a wide time frame and cultures. The one I found the
most use is:
Patterns for Theatrical Costumes: Garments, Trims and Accesories Egypt
Not great for creating clothes from unless you are an experienced
seamstress since it is just line drawings and no patterns, but it does
cover a wide range of time periods and it was cheap.
Some more books on clothing can be found in these two files in the
CLOTHING section of the Florilegium:
clothing-bib (27K) 4/19/95 Bibliography of Russian, East
East clothing books. Other
clothing-books-msg(93K) 12/14/99 Book reviews, bibliographies and
I hope this helps.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
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