I am busy doing garb updates and repairs for GWW (Great Western War), and my grand plan also includes sewing a new long-sleeved chemise and gown. Bright cherry red, one of my favorite garb colors. I always wear sleeveless linen shifts underneath my clothes as for some reason I really hate long chemise sleeves. Who… Continue Reading Sewing for GWW
A friend mentioned to me at Collegium that she missed my former late period wardrobe, as I have taken a much earlier persona from the 12th century. I did have on my least flattering dress (!) but she stated exactly what I had already been thinking about my new wardrobe. I LOVE my new century.… Continue Reading The Garb Factor
I have a couple of dresses I wear for tourneys that would be fine for upcoming Great Western War. However, the one thing I DON’T like about researching a given period is that the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know — and how much you didn’t know when you sewed your… Continue Reading Sewing for War
Here is documentation on creating a Burgundian gown from 1475.
The painting is by Veronese (1550s) entitled Portrait of a Lady with a Heron (appropriately enough). It is representative of many Venetian upper class and noble female dress of the second half of the 16th century. Love the heron — I have a stuffed goose and swear I will have my picture taken with it.… Continue Reading Dress Diary: Red Venetian