24 September 2012

The 'summer' Burgundian

The 'summer' Burgundian
Originally uploaded by Catrijn.
It's been forever, but I made a new dress! I wanted something in the style of the reign for the (SCA) coronation of two good friends this summer. I wasn't able to wear it for very long that day though, because a chemise, a kirtle, plus a full gown even in a very lightweight wool is still too much for me if it is in the high 90s and humid. However, this picture comes from the second outing in mid-September when it was very comfortable all day.

I needed to cover the back of my neck, so I added a hood under my hat, which worked very well although it's not perfectly correct - the front edge should be straight rather than notched back. The liripipe is just wrapped around my bun under the hat.

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