A medieval dress suitable for re-creating an upper status lady from 12th or 13th century - ideal for Magna Carta events.
This style is usually worn over a linen, wool or silk underdress, with a belt or without.
This dress was originally made a few years back for a client size 16/18, and was to feature a side lacing, fitting the dress to her. She found a fabric she liked more half way though, so we started anew - and I was left with this dress half made.
I resurrected it a couple of weeks ago as I needed a quick project for a photoshoot. Since it was too big for me with lacing, I sewed the seams shut all along, finished with insides with overlocker, finished the decoration hastily and it was ok.
Still, I have no further use for it - so up for grabs at a fraction of its original price.
The reinforced edges for lacing as still present inside, so the side seams can be unpicked, eyelets worked and lacing reinstated!
The silk is delicate and the dress would benefit from lining if it is to be worn often.
* exceptional quality, very light silk with a woven pattern - ideal for hot days!
* neck, hem and cuffs decorated with a band of expensive brocaded silk, the neck is additionally framed with hand woven linen braid.