Post by Sir Didymous LaRoth on Feb 22, 2016 16:22:04 GMT -5
I was thinking about the different images that helped inspire the way Sir Didymous looks and thought I would share them here. This image is my goal for my civilian kit. I think that those who have seen it can see the influence.
Post by Dame Dorothia Karloff on Feb 24, 2016 14:49:10 GMT -5
I cant really say I've been inspired by any one person.i see different types of dresses that I like but I always want to add something to fancy it up.our clothing tends to be bland.any help with this would be welcomed.
Post by Sir Didymous LaRoth on Mar 3, 2016 17:37:50 GMT -5
With a bit more research I think you will find that clothing of the turn of the fourteenth century and up the end of its first quarter had a lot going one. Stylistically, much of the clothing had similar appearances, but there were small variations that crop up here and there. But the big thing that made the difference between lower class and upper class was the materials, trimmings, and decoration. A fashionable belt would have been of colored leather and likely had ornamental plaques of pewter or brass (sometimes enameled) riveted to it. They were also sometimes made of cloth with rich embroidery or woven trims. Jewelry, such as necklaces, rings, brooches, and such, were also fairly common amongst the upper crust. The garments themselves were made of wools, fine linens, cotton (a somewhat new material), silks, brocades, jacquards, velvet, and of various patterns like plaid, and in some cases even block stamped silks. Ball-shank buttons of cloth or pewter and jingle bells were also used to decorate clothing. Purses were sometimes depicted with fringe and tassels. Circlets were often quite fancy in their own right and veils were held in place with decorative pins. Here are a few images that should help you along.
First is this image of Italian silk damasks from circa 1300. Mind you that Italy had trade relations with much of Europe.
The young lady in this image is wearing a kirtle of patterned material (likely a damask) with decorative trim, a decorated belt, a circlet, a ring, and a purse with trim and tassels.
And this appears to be a bias-cut plaid tunic, though the pattern could be "Fretty" as it is worded in heraldry. So it may be cut normally.
Here are a couple sites that show some more things than what I have here. In all fairness, I should mention that there are a few things shown that are later then what we normally portray.
Post by Dame Dorothia Karloff on Mar 7, 2016 15:47:53 GMT -5
Thanks for the sights.is the joan beaufort neville gowns acceptable for our time period?it said 1427 thru 1432.also the english effigy 14th century.i really like this one,enough to make it for myself,of course if acceptable.the romance of alexander from the 14th century brightened my out look on colors an brocades.if the english effigy is ok what materials should I use?would a brocade and a solid work?from what I can tell from the picture it was made from two different cloths and a bold type trim.it has a fitted bodice under the bust to top of hips and obvious buttons down the front.those are cloth covered if I understood right.i want to do this dress as soon as I can as I said if its acceptable for our time period.
Lady Latitia LaRoth: That is all we ask for is for you to do your best. And if and when we sujest or even give advice all we ask is for you to at less think on it a bit. And maybe use it a little.
Mar 7, 2014 9:25:53 GMT -5
Dame Dorothia Karloff: thou doest not begin to have knowledge of the things ye lay gold for.
Mar 16, 2014 14:10:34 GMT -5
Sir John Karloff II: Aye tis true my lady! thou dust rob me verily of my wealth for frivolities!
Mar 16, 2014 14:12:53 GMT -5
Lady Latitia LaRoth: I need to check out this zazle site so i can see what all we have on this site for sale of Order stuff
Mar 16, 2014 14:25:34 GMT -5
Celest Ferguson: That zazzle sight is pretty sweet!!!! Oh how now Sir Didymouse hows the clubhouse coming along
Mar 16, 2014 15:15:33 GMT -5
Sir Didymous LaRoth: You know Celest, I still have ways of getting back at you.
Mar 20, 2014 15:30:46 GMT -5
Dame Dorothia Karloff: I'm still want to check out the sight.maybe yet tonight.
Mar 20, 2014 21:26:46 GMT -5
Lady Latitia LaRoth: We need to breath life back in to this site again, we as a group have seem to lost our way on this site. Hopefully this will kick the site back in to activation once again.
Jun 30, 2014 11:48:51 GMT -5
Sir Didymous LaRoth: Sorry I have been away so much. I've been writing the Booke of the Order. I'll try to be on more though.
Jul 19, 2014 11:06:26 GMT -5
Lady Latitia LaRoth: Well i am here an you need to work on you book still and get it done soon so you could work on my character.
Feb 22, 2016 19:17:18 GMT -5