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by lidimy
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 9276

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Oh those sites are fantastic, thanks Lena! is it notable that neither of the two Clare/Elisabeth garments have centre front/back gores? Or is this because they are slightly earlier in period? Would it be reasonable to use those patterns for an early 14th century design?
by lidimy
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 9276

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Thanks Sophia, that's v.useful. Presumably the trapezoid shape will mean I can get the shoulder seam on my shoulder rather than falling off! How do you foresee it reducing the number of seams? do you mean reducing the need for panels as per the Norwegian finds? I guess the only thing to be aware of ...
by lidimy
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 9276

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Thanks, that's a lot of info there! :D Can you explain about the fit of the sleeves at the sleevehead again? mostly because I'm a bit confused about the terminology. The curved armhole - that is the gap in the actual dress for the sleeves to go into, not the sleeve itself? Should the top of the slee...
by lidimy
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 9276

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Thanks both, yes I am already familiar with the finds :D thing is, will that cut correlate with high-status central/western European fashions? Also, is a close fit what I should be looking for? The lady in the image seems to have bags of room up top, it just looks very drapey so forms around her bod...
by lidimy
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 9276

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Oooh thank you!! very much appreciated - I have a dirth of any material on the period hence complete ignorance...

do you use any other gores to fan the skirts out any more?
by lidimy
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 9276

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Ah, hope is not lost then!

Sorry, not being clear. Do you use gores from the waist or from the armpits? (:
by lidimy
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 9276

Re: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

Ha ha ha Lady C... I wish I had those kind of hips but I have none to speak of whatsoever!

Thanks for the help - suspected hips may be a more 15thC thing. Which do you use for your stuff?
by lidimy
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a fashionable early 14th-century shape.
Replies: 32
Views: 9276

a fashionable early 14th-century shape.

:D I want to make an outfit based upon the Codex Manesse but am unsure about a) the general shape I should be aiming for and b) how to go about creating it (rather major issues :roll: ) as regards a). I am aware that the shapes I should be thinking of are squares, rectangles and triangles, so with m...
by lidimy
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 35454

Re: narvek

Lovely pics, the last one is very atmospheric!
by lidimy
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arnolfini Hat
Replies: 16
Views: 3830

Re: Arnolfini Hat

Possibly - http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs149.ash2/40787_439799041656_601346656_5501615_967529_n.jpg but no idea about the date - guessing by the lady's dress it's later rather than earlier but otherwise no idea. Plus it's more bowler hat style than the excessive brimming mad hatter A...
by lidimy
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hand-made stays
Replies: 10
Views: 3571

Re: Hand-made stays

So cute!
by lidimy
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a sleeve question - 15thC
Replies: 14
Views: 4460

Re: a sleeve question - 15thC

:shh:


:shifty:


I didn't realise I had such bobbly elbows!
by lidimy
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a sleeve question - 15thC
Replies: 14
Views: 4460

Re: a sleeve question - 15thC

I'd look like a barbie doll, trying to drink with my arm above my head somewhere!! :D I like the idea od the Blois doublet but like Alice says... that would just be too convenient to find a female equivalent! By adding space, do you mean adding a bobble into the pattern at the elbow? I guess it woul...
by lidimy
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a sleeve question - 15thC
Replies: 14
Views: 4460

Re: a sleeve question - 15thC

That wouldn't really work as I think buttons are more of a 14thC thing for high status clothing? at least you don't see them in paintings. Incidently I only reconsidered the sleeve issue after making myself some sleeves from a 1610 pattern - the difference the slight curve in the elbow makes to the ...
by lidimy
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a sleeve question - 15thC
Replies: 14
Views: 4460

Re: a sleeve question - 15thC

No probs Malley - suspected as much but needed a brunette to confirm it! :wink:
by lidimy
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a sleeve question - 15thC
Replies: 14
Views: 4460

Re: a sleeve question - 15thC

OK - will have to experiment! and this definitely doesn't cut off the blod supply when I try to bend my arm? and 2 seam sleeves are out of the question? I mean, I've never seen them in pics but seams can be a bit enigmatic anyway...
by lidimy
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: a sleeve question - 15thC
Replies: 14
Views: 4460

a sleeve question - 15thC

Littering the costume section again :? I have under some unexpected circumstances found an opportunity to re-make my 15thC Northern Italian gown in its entirity. This means I can iron out some minor niggles with the pattern and assembly of the gown :D One of the main issues was the fit of the sleeve...
by lidimy
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C
Replies: 19
Views: 5204

Re: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C

Equally the large quantity of images with low-mid status women wearing long sleeved kirtles hitched up with skirts showing underneath throughout the century surely suggests that another full length garment is being worn underneath - of some sleeve length description? IMO the reason why short sleeved...
by lidimy
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C
Replies: 19
Views: 5204

Re: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C

The file name dates it to 1475 and a Flemish source, unfortunately I can't remember where I saved it from so can't double check dates :( btw I called the long sleeved frontlacing kirtle a gown because I didn't know what to call it :( your point is exactly the one that I made! (to discuss the origina...
by lidimy
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C
Replies: 19
Views: 5204

Re: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C

Point taken.... buuut... is it so easy to wipe them from the board? to go back to the hunting tapestries - one woman wearing the 'capped sleeve' kirtle is wearing something else underneath but with no sleeves showing. Could that be a sleeveless kirtle? or similar in this pic... (nicked from another ...
by lidimy
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C
Replies: 19
Views: 5204

Re: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C

Twas a bit of a shot in the dark :( while researching a lower status gown and looking for evidence of layering in womens' clothing there were certainly more depictions of longer sleeved kirtles/gowns than short - the sources being Northern European in origin. As you'd expect the shorter sleeves were...
by lidimy
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hand-made stays
Replies: 10
Views: 3571

Re: Hand-made stays

Very excited to seeing the finished project! I would have been gutted if they didn't fit!! :D :D :o
by lidimy
Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More silk questions - 14th century
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: More silk questions - 14th century

Well thank goodness that problem is solved. Name coined :D
by lidimy
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C
Replies: 19
Views: 5204

Re: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C

Do the Devonshire hunting tapestries count as English? :?
by lidimy
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More silk questions - 14th century
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: More silk questions - 14th century

Great, thanks! Given time I would love to try something like that but think I may have to go dotless for now. Also I think you should step in and give those dots a name - it'll catch on real quick... :D
by lidimy
Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More silk questions - 14th century
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: More silk questions - 14th century

Thanks! Using a fine wool rather than silk was likewise my thinking, and embellishing with various gold taffeta facings and metallic/silk embroidery. If it gives the look better than a silk - and given the high visibility of linings in the Manesse MSS it seems plausable that a fine contrasting silk ...
by lidimy
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More silk questions - 14th century
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

More silk questions - 14th century

Century hopping again I know :wasntme: I want to make an outfit based on the Codex Manesse. The images are very useful but it's difficult to ascertain what the fabrics are, only the properties of the fabrics, i.e very drapey and fine. I'm not sure on terminology for this period but there are two vis...
by lidimy
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Norwich & Norfolk Mediaeval Association 1275 - 1375
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Re: Norwich & Norfolk Mediaeval Association 1275 - 1375

The website is looking great now too, when was it changed? :D
by lidimy
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Silk fabrics
Replies: 6
Views: 2375

Re: Silk fabrics

From my research into 17thC clothing, gold/tan, silver and deep to sky blues seem to be fashionable, with the occasional blacks and brocades. Like Frances said, the satins have a wonderful soft shine and are often richly ornamented with braids and ribbons or set off with contrasting coloured satins ...
by lidimy
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Detective work
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: Detective work

Congrats on the getting the place at Oxburgh - I'm at Blickling now too! National Trust FTW! :D