Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dresses to go with the cap?

Now that I have a St. Birgitta's cap of my own, what shall I wear it with? This morning I happened to see a relevant post in the SCA Garb group on Facebook. So, right now I'm just parking the links that the comments to that post contained -- various tutorials on fitted kirtles.

http://cottesimple.com/tutorials/

http://medievaltailor.com/kirtles-overview/

http://wp.bymymeasure.com/fitting-and-construction/pattern-a-gothic-fitted-dress

http://wp.bymymeasure.com/fitting-and-construction/drafting-by-measurement

I have no idea whether the "gothic fitted dress" would look good on me or not, but it might be interesting to try it sometime in the future. If it turns out to be not the most flattering thing, I don't have to make any more, and I can still wear the cap with other things -- apparently, it makes a great anchor for a veil.

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