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Sorry, guys, I'm exhausted - I had a very bad headache yesterday, and the drugs I took to combat it resulted in a panic attack that lasted most of the night, despite medication for that, so... ugh.

(I totally can't type right now, either.)

I started and finished a pink wool cotehardie-that-I-no-longer-know-whether-it's-period-or-not-but-it's-cute over the weekend - I did the machined seams on Friday, hand-hemmed all the edges and set the eyelets Saturday, finished sewing over the eyelets Sunday evening.  I has pink wool for Ymir - every now and then, I just want to wear some other period.  Like I said, I no longer know whether it's totally period for Europe outside of Greenland any more, but I have ceased to care, as it is not my area of expertise, and it makes me look literally three inches wide, so I like it.

I also made this

As a result of an extremely silly conversation with Bob.

More tomorrow.


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Feb. 4th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
You did the Greenland pattern? There is not much else prettier to wear than that gown. The way the skirt falls is amazing. And if you don’t need a lot of oomph on top, it’s a perfect pattern.

Are you doing to do your hair up in braids? Welcome to the one true century! Fun fun!
Feb. 4th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, as for what constitutes a period cut in 14th century garments…

As far as I can tell, no two extant women’s garments are cut the same. There are some similarities, but also huge differences. So, if it looks like a cote, and quacks like a cote, then it IS a cote. Not that you care, but I can’t help but theorize at random people. :-)
Feb. 4th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Sounds good to me - yup, I'll be up in braids. :) I won't go Viking, so this is as early as I'll go.
Feb. 4th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Come to think of it, I have a dusty rose pink cote I'll likely bring along too. :-)
Feb. 4th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
*chuckle* I'm glad to hear that you also enjoy migrating through the centuries on occasion. I love kirtles and cotes from 1350ish, they can be so flattering. Took mine out for it's first full wearing on Saturday. It was so comfortable. The only problem I had was doing up all the sleeve buttons, I had to ask for help.
Feb. 4th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
I started out many yeasr ago in earlier period stuff - I was very into 14th century stuff for quite a while. I went for late period pretty much exclusively when I started doing Gardiner's and Jamestown more frequently. :)

I used to do the four-panel gothic fitted dresses years ago, because they were easy to pattern, but after I lost weight, we discovered I was the same pattern size as a friend, and the Greenland gown made me feel like a million bucks, so I have a couple (they're on the "other eras" page on my site - the heraldic ones).

One thing I will not wear any more is the sideless surcoats - I'm short, and for some reason, they turn me into fat little baby tractors. I've tried multiple times, and it's never good.
Feb. 4th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
I also hate how I look in sideless surcoats, and I am also short. I think you need a certain amount of height to pull them off. BTW, you are the second person I know of with a "pink" cote, the other one has a "sable poodle rampant, collard and chained in or" on the skirt. I just wish I could find the documentation for the heraldic devices on the skirts, I would make one so fast heads would spin.
Feb. 4th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Look in illuminated manuscripts - I'm pretty sure a lot of the time the heraldic clothes are an artist's device so you can identify the person, but there are also times when ceremonial clothing is appropriate, especially for tournaments and such on feast days.

In those cases, though, it is more often an amalgamation of elements of the coat of arms, rather than the full blazon embroidered on (that seems to be an armour and/or herald's thing), so like in the case of my heraldic cote, it's simply split, with the estoiles from my device used as a heraldic element. ...And this is most often used in real life back then as an identifier for servants/retainers, so it's hard to know what the ladies would have done.
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Feb. 4th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yea, verily. It is pink wool flannel - but not flannel-ish looking. It is super pretty.
Feb. 4th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Non Sequitur
I <3 you. :)
Feb. 4th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Non Sequitur
Feb. 4th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
I have NO idea what the Greenland gown looks like, but if you're willing to wear a pink one I'll have to look into it. I have this lovely piece of russet wool...
Feb. 4th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Look on my website - the "other eras" page - there are three coehardies I made using the Greenland pattern.
Feb. 4th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Love the pink
To me pink is the new black. Everyone needs a pretty pink dress!.
I could not pass up some pretty pink wool from g-street.Especially when the price was 75% off of "astronomical". Hopefully it will wind up an elizabethan era jacket.
Feb. 5th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
I hope you're feeling better tomorrow. You are such an inspiration! Please post pics when you feel better.
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