[LMB] OT: Making a dress
lorelei.kaena at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 23:38:57 BST 2019
Oooh, if she’ll allow pictures, when they get back from War, could you ask permission if I can see? And what loom she used (I’m guessing something like Ashford, Glimakra, or Harrisville, but I’m more interested in dimensions and types)?
I’m sure she had on a good linen shift or decorated linen underdress, and perhaps a more sumptuous underdress for the cotehardie in cold weather!
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On 8 Aug 2019, at 14:34, Pruehs, Ree <RPruehs at brooksupg.com> wrote:
>> That's great! A much more relatable answer than mine.
>> I also wish I could see the cotehardie, but I realize that's
>> probably impossible.
>> Did she do the undercoats and shift as well, or get commercial
>> make-dos for all that so it would fit a semester? Spin silk
>> embroidery thread for ornementation or just be careful of
>> brands, color, and fiber?
>> (I'm not a fiber artist and geek, no, not me!)
> I'll see if I can get pictures. Ellen's sister may have some.
> We are all members of the Michigan / Pentamere branches of the Society for Creative Anachronism, so I'm pretty sure Ellen already had all the appropriate underpinnings (although I know she has spun silk embroidery floss). I haven't seen that dress lately, but IIRC there wasn't much if any ornamentation except maybe for the buttons. She wanted that fabric to stand on its own. With every right - it's lovely.
> Unfortunately, this is the final week of the Pennsic War, which is why most of our SCA friends are out of town...
> Ree, embroidery geek (and apprentice)
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