Photo By Elin Evaldsdottra
The Cotehardie or Cote is an over gown made from wool and worn over a kirtle and a shift.
They could be made with long or short sleeves, buttoned or laced shut at the sleeves and front. They where worn by all classes and made out of wool or silk for the upper class.
Pattern: Drafted my own based on the “Cotehardie” pattern from “The Medieval Tailor’s Assistant”.
Fabric: 3m of green wool and some cotton scraps for facings.
Notions: Thread, buttonhole thread and 30 self made cloth buttons.
How historical accurate: Pretty good.
The dress is completely hand sewn, with historical methods. I do however think the fabric is a bit thick for this type of dress. 7/10
Time: About 30 hours
Worn: I’ve worn this dress on several occasions through the years. Both for dance performances, Medieval fairs and for a big Fiest back in 2013.
Made autumn 2013
Medieval Cotiehardie – Construction Dress
Medieval Cotehardie – Hair and veil
Medieval Cotiehardie – Photoshoot