Montag, 19. November 2007

Swabian Gown - Dress Diary

I felt in love with a Swabian gown after seeing them at Myra's website http://www.myra.hem.nu/costume/


Ursula Greckin, ca 1500


Barbara Wespach ca. 1500
See Grizel's bead pages for more beaded sleeves and dresses: http://old.medievalbeads.com/

This dress is going to involve lots of embroidery. I just love the asymetric style of the one embroidered sleeve (and - it's less work to do one sleeve than two :-) )

Progress so far:

Started with the embroidery: Beads, silk velvet oak leaves and gold thread.

The gown itself will be made after the pattern of the "Master of the housebook" or Nuremberg dress.

Example:
Young Girl and Old Man, ca. 1475-80
This pattern also has the "grande assiette sleeves" which I always wanted to try for a female dress (my husband has one and will get another one soon ;-) )

Two Card Players, 1480
Way to go!!!

Kommentare:

Machteld hat gesagt…

I love the embroidery with the white leafs!!

Racaire hat gesagt…

Great!!!!
Looking forward to see more pictures of your progress :D

B.Trousers hat gesagt…

Hi!
Your beading so far looks wonderful. I can't wait to see the finished product!