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"On Köhler's 14th century Chemise."
http://medieval-baltic.us/kohlers-chemise.pdf

In short, the sleeveless singlet-like garment that shows up in "A History of Costume" by Carl Köhler, was probably inserted by an editor, Emma von Sichart, long after Köhler shuffled off this mortal coil. She used the photograph from Moritz Heyne's third volume of "Fünf Büchern Deutscher Hausaltertümer von den’ ältesten geschichtlichen Zeiten bis zum 16. Jahrhundert," but for whatever reason didn't bother to actually mention the chemise in the book's text.

Anyway, though the magic of copyright expiration, books entering the public domain, it is now possible to read the original, early 20th century descriptions of the chemise, it's find context, and some vague-as-to-almost-be-useless comments on it's construction. Hence the PDF at the start of this post, with some translations into English, and a brief summary.

Photos!

Jul. 29th, 2008 03:53 pm
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I promised another photo of me wearing my outfit from Midwinter, so here it is:
A generic, early 14th century outfit. )

I also promised more Livonian stuff:
The improved tool brooch, with extra tool. )

A Hint on the next jewellery project )
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Title Book of Hours, Use of Sarum ('The Taymouth Hours')
Origin England, S. E.? (London?)
Date c. 1325-1335
http://prodigi.bl.uk/illcat/record.asp?MSID=8148&CollID=58&NStart=13
Read more... )
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You know it's approaching exam time -- my desire for sewing tunics has increased. (Weird but true, my handsewn tunics are all from during Swot Vac.)

Anyway, I'm planning on making a tunic based on the Kragelund tunic, with the interesting sleeve. I've pieced and sewn one of the sleeves, and am halfway through the second sleeve, so it's proceeding nicely. Soon I will have a new wool tunic in a brown herringbone twill.

I want to have a go at 13th-14t century stuff, because then I can wear ruffled headwear and kruseler veils. :)

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