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Late 15th c. Kirtle by silverstah Late 15th c. Kirtle by silverstah
15th c. kirtle done in "faux silk" (ie: polyester! *grin*). Laces up the front, detachable black velvet sleeves (not shown).
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moara Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Gorgeous. I love the fabric, polyester or not.
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silverstah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm not usually a fancy-fabric person... but this was really too pretty NOT to use!
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DaisyViktoria Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
This is so pretty! I love the dress, as well as the photo.
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silverstah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I will admit, it's one of my favorite photos of myself in garb. :)
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Persphonefallen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My little sister comment that "she's should be in a movie"

:) great dress would love to see it with the sleeves as well.
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silverstah Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you! I don't actually have any pictures of it with the sleeves, yet - perhaps later this fall! :)
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primulatook Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional
sweet job
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Janes-Wardrobe Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
The brocade is perfect, such a shame fabrics like this are synthetics :( Beautiful though!:D
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silverstah Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :) I've seen 100% silk brocades similar to this... but it's WAY out of my price range. $8/yard for something that passes the 10-foot rule is good enough for me right now. ;)
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Laerad Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
too bad it's not silk, the pattern is period-perfect ! :D
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Kathelyne Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think you already know I love this!
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silverstah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hee! Thank you! :)
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tanzerin37 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
I am curious about your choice of the scoop neckline. All of my research from this time period has either a deep 'V' or a square neck line, if it doesn't come all the way up to the base of the neck.
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Janes-Wardrobe Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
It also very much depends on which country you are looking at...
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silverstah Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Admittedly, this is not my area of expertise - I based this gown off of Marie Chantal's 15th c. research here:

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Period art shows a wide variety of necklines in the late 15th century, including scoop and square neck, with the v-neckline restricted to the overgowns, as far as I can tell. :)
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tanzerin37 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Thank you so much for the link! I'm an aspiring costume designer and I collect period research like this. I can't believe the detail with which she examined some of those paintings. I would never have noticed some of those seams on my own! Thanks again!
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silverstah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem! Marie is an incredible researcher, and her work is truly invaluable to the costuming community. :)
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SilverSinger Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
How beautiful! I really like that fabric (faux silk or no), and the picture itself is a nice one.
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silverstah Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :)
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