|painted salon at Guédelon|
Goodness, it's been awhile, hasn't it? Yikes.
|From the dyers' workshop:|
dyes from dye-specific plants
(there's another bank with
dyes from wild plants)
|a few Landsknecht layers|
Therefore, of course, I have some new clothes to make on a deadline.
|Gerald helping with fabric|
selection, as usual
Now, the cut of an earlier-period tunic-gown-thing is rather different from the bourgie 14th-century feel (rather shorter, and rather more loose in the torso) I have been going for with his current stuff, so I spent a lot of time today making him take things on and off (fnarr) and scribbling in my notebook and mumbling under my breath like a crazy person. I'm still in that transitional place in my understanding of fit where I don't have the intuitive grasp of how changing the location of this seam has those repercussions, beyond the obvious, so it is a slow and painful process for everyone concerned. I think I have zeroed in on the right starting math, though (these are all without seam allowance):
- body pieces 23" wide and 56" long (or one piece folded in half if I can swing it; not sure I can)
- neckline I hope to make 6" wide with a slit; have to play with this
- sleeves 19" long, 26" wide at the body tapering to 10" wide at the cuff (yeah, it ought to be gusseted, but I'm in a hurry and we're doing trapezoids today)
- gores with whatever fits in leftovers, but they'll want to be about 36" long I figure; so probably about 15" wide at the bottom is fine? This doesn't need to be super-swirly.
And then, when it's time to make the over-gown, much the same but a little wider in the body and sleeves, much wider in the gores, and a keyhole neckline.
 except for the well-actually people. they can stay the hell home.
 I just wish I had time to ring them all with pearls. *sob*
 this is the same linen I made his first Elizabethan suit out of and we continually argue over whether it is brown or black
 To be honest, together it all looks drab AF to me, but I'll see if I have any interesting silk I can quickly tart up the overgown with.