All New Projects Need a Plan….

June 22, 2011 at 10:08 pm (15th Century Gowns, Current Projects, Sewing and Garb)

Because I need a new project like I need a new hole in the head… but I think I finally have the proper motivation to begin working on something I’ve been wanting to do for years…. and so next up I will be doing my best to recreate the blue, black, and white outfit in the center of the April image from Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (1410).

So— I need a plan.  Or at the very least, need to begin listing the components of this outfit.  And as a change from the normal, I believe I’m actually going to be starting with the hat that is pictured, and the reason for this is that I’m going to use that same hat for a different outfit for Coronation at the end of September 2011.

Once the hat (and the Coronation outfit) are done, I will move on to the under-gown, which appears to be a long sleeved bright blue fitted gown.  I will likely make this out of linen, as it can serve as a base layer for other things during summer events.  The over dress seems to be a short sleeved black fitted gown that has a wide band of white fabric at the hem, and is worn with white tippets.  To me, this band of fabric has the appearance of a lighter fabric, and does not seem to be fur or a heavy fabric, and so I will likely construct this gown and the hem out of linen as well, although I may use wool or velveteen for the over dress.  The white tippets will be linen.

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