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Ladies Surcote

Postby Sir Edmund Mortimer » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:54 pm

Does anyone have a pattern/picture of a ladies surcote that is split up the front (ie floor to wais area )please. period 1350 -1420

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Re: Ladies Surcote

Postby RottenCad » Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:06 pm

Have you tried googling "The Lady and the Unicorn"? The Musee de Cluny in Paris holds these wonderful tapestries, which may help. Alternatively, there is a picture online of Margaret of Anjou's wedding which might be handy.

Sorry I don't have URLs for them at present ...

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Re: Ladies Surcote

Postby Sir Edmund Mortimer » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:54 pm

I found some patterns .. thankyou now all i need to do is find the right sort of fabric :?



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Re: Ladies Surcote

Postby Sir Edmund Mortimer » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:45 pm

We are confused ...and it doesn't take much!!
Making a surcote in a normal/traditional style 1350-1420 era but which material is best damask or brocade? or can you recommend something else please.... :roll:



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Re: Ladies Surcote

Postby Alice the Huswyf » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:00 pm

The Lady and the Unicorn is very lovely, but it is French , and a piece of allegory, so the women's clothing is fantasy costume.

Have a look at the posting under 'fur - yes or no'. I have put some sources there for you regarding style, cloth, construction and sources for dressmaking for this period.


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