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1471 noble ladies dress

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:48 pm
by Ayliffe's Steve
Does anyone have any pictures of a dress matching the title that they could point me at, please?

I have a vague description of one that a friend would like made but need to get some pictures to show her to see if what she wants is actually the one that she thinks she wants.

Any help gratefully received!

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:01 pm
by Dave B
Tricky one to answer without stepping on toes as there are several suppliers of absolutely fab dresses that post on this forum.

Cheryl (who I think is drachelis on here) has some lovely pictures, and I think does the sort of dress that someone who just fancies a posh medival dress might be picturing.

http://shadowlightdesigns.co.uk/late_medieval/

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:04 pm
by Shadowcat
Try here for suggestions - good sources, mainly noble. From miniatures, books of hours and paintings mostly.

http://cadieux.mediumaevum.com/15thc-costuming.html

S.

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:33 pm
by Ayliffe's Steve
Do you know it had honestly not occured to me to buy a dress from one of the makers on the forum. :roll:

Its amazing that they let me vote.

Just been scanning the shadowlightdesign website.

Awesome!

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:15 pm
by Tuppence
also check out http://www.imagesonline.bl.uk/britishlibrary/

manuscript illustrations you can search by date.

and the medival tailor has a couple of easy to make gowns (according to friends who sew less than me :lol: , cos I'm no guide for 'normal' peeps) with clear line sketches.

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:05 pm
by Dave B
Ayliffe's Steve wrote:Do you know it had honestly not occured to me to buy a dress from one of the makers on the forum.


With anything like this though it's about the quality. Suggest you find some pictures for the lady in question and then get her to NLHF and TORM to see the quality and talk to the makers.

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:26 pm
by Drachelis
Thanks for the votes of confidence guys.

I will be at NLHF with oads of source books that your friend might like to browse through.

Cheryl
ShAdowlight Designs

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:07 pm
by Nigel
Debs is a bit snowed under due to a certain event next weekend hence my post

But she will be at the ORM with a small mountain of books that makes my household insurer blanche due to their rareity and cost

She wiill I hope also ahve some nice piccies of a gown she delivered alst week too

Nige

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:51 pm
by Drachelis
I will also have some gowns on my stock rail at the NLHF- might just suit her and also give her an idea of what one might look like on.

Cheryl
Shadowlight Designs

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:11 am
by Tuppence
Most of the makers who attend the re-enactors market or lh fayre will have gowns that can be tried, and there are quite a few.