Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cotehardie Commission

I did this 14th century gown / cotehardie as a custom commission for a client. This is all linen, red and black parti-colored with long sleeves and gold colored buttons. It's my favorite 4-panel cotehardie with gores, and I really like these colors!

Monday, August 27, 2012

New German Dress

I started this dress about 5 years ago and then never got around to finishing it until just now. It's first half of 16th century, German - or Swiss. It can be categorized with kampfrau or tossfrau garb. The dress is made entirely of linen, and the hat is actually a wool structure underneath (just because I had a scrap of wool handy!) with a linen veil tied around it.

More pictures coming soon!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sideless Surcote

I recently made my first sideless surcote. This is patterned velvet with a skirt of black silk/rayon blend. It was pretty simple to make, and I would love to do more in the future. This style is based on late 14th century French sources.
In these pictures, I am wearing my surcote over a brocade/jacquard kirtle, with a horned veil headdress, all of which I also made, of course!

More pictures here: http://www.faerie-queen.com/black-sideless-surcote/
And you can see the kirtle here: http://www.faerie-queen.com/15th-century-brocade-kirtle/

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Green Summer Cotte

I made a very lightweight 14th century cotte for my boyfriend for summertime. This is single layer linen. It's pretty simple, the most painstaking aspect being the fit, which I've already worked on with him in the past. This one is slightly less fitted than some of his other cotehardies/cottes, in consideration of warm summer weather.
He is also wearing tights I made for him, along with a black linen embroidered coif.

You can see more images here: http://www.faerie-queen.com/green-cotte/

Monday, August 6, 2012

Green Silk Bliaut

A couple years ago, I made this bliaut, a 12th century court gown. I used emerald green raw silk, which I love! The lining is pink silk, and the trim was chosen to be period-esque. The undergown is also made with period construction, all rectangles and triangles, and the brooch is one I found in the fabric district at some point. This is one of my fancy outfits, and I feel so pretty when I wear it!

You can see more photos here: http://www.faerie-queen.com/green-bliaut/

Friday, August 3, 2012

Black Houppelande

A while ago, I made this 15th century houppelande for my boyfriend. I recently took new photos when he wore it with his fancy bejeweled chain. It is made of black dupioni silk and fully lined.

You can see more photos, including his original Yule garland decor, here: http://www.faerie-queen.com/black-houppelande/