I’ve planned a from-the-skin-out (mostly) outfit for Caid’s 12th Night. For my SCA readers, which are probably most of you: I’m a Laurel but not THAT kind of Laurel — I’m not a sewing Laurel. Shoot, I’m lucky if I get my hem straight. So here is my message: if I can do it, ANYONE can do it!
My plan is new stockings, chemise, tunic/under gown, surcoat, mantle, and filet. I may do a barbette or full veil and wimple; I’ll see how I feel. I will also jewel an existing hairnet — period netting is WAY out of my wheelhouse — and bought my court shoes from Garb the World. (I have other pairs from Boots by Bohemond.)
It’s a beautiful checked silk that I got for next to nothing on eBay. LOVE eBay. It’s very like this c. 1200 illumination (The Beheading of John the Baptist, Canterbury, England, Psalter, fol. 2 of 176):
And while we’re at it, not the filets over wimples — I might try that later in the project when I decide about headwear.