Medieval inspiration

I had such dificulties deciding on what style of medieval dress I would make for the feast in november. Serching the internet I came up with two different choises.

1. The simple, yet elegant 14th century kirtle and cotehartie.

This style semed like the most usefull as it could be used during both medieval markets and events. It would be pretty easy to make and the style is what most re-enactments wear.

Altough usefull, it did not seem like such a rich and luxurius garnment for a grand feast.

Lets have a look:

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tumblr_mevzsgDkIF1qfg4oyo7_1280Some of the more luxurius headresses worn to this type of dress.

My other option was…

2. The 15th century gown, with its high waist and big collar.

I’ve have always loved this style of dress, and long wanted to make one, even tough the high waist seam often look better on petit women.

This dress is all about lux, with its emelished belt and fur at the collar. But would it work for lesser events such as markets, or would it look costumy and “pretty princessy”.

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tumblr_mevzsgDkIF1qfg4oyo8_1280I totaly adore the crazy headdresses worn during this period, even tough I’m not sure I would feel comfortable wearing one.

Sercing the web for proper re-enactment clothing I found this picture.

happy-leprous-women-18178718Two happy Leoprous women. Mabye something to make for next time…

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