This fall/winter I will attend my first medieval event and therefor will need something to wear.
Odly enough I must admit the middle ages never tempted me before. I tought the costumes and styles of the period seamed pretty plain and boring, and I figured I would never have the use of one.
But when the invitation for a Medieval feast arrived from my dancing company I didn’t heasitate. I signed up for both the party, the medieval dance course and the medieval sewing course. If you haven’t noticed, I have a tendency to go all in with things like this.
So now it was time to make an medieval outfit – and we only had about 1,5 months to do it. The first challenge was to decide on wich style of dress I was going to make.
The sewing group was asked to by the book “The Medieval Tailor Assistant”, (I’ve already read through it), and will treat it as my construction bible for this project.
While still unsure about the dress style, I draped a fitted bodice pattern on my dressform.
I did the center back and neck shaping. And then the same at the front.
Cutting the exess fabric from the neck and armhole.
Since I draped mine on a dressform and not straight on my body, there was a few adjustments that needed to be done. I took out some width at the center back and also placed a vertical dart at the shoulder blades.
And there you have it – your bodice blocks to make your pattern from.
Now it is time to start with the actual pattern.
Which dress I will make?
You will just have to wait and se…