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Raspberry Wool Cotehardie and Green Hood - Collage by Arasiyris Raspberry Wool Cotehardie and Green Hood - Collage by Arasiyris
Please DO NOT use this for ANYTHING without my prior consent! Thanks =)

14th century English dress
Model: me
Made by: me
Photos taken at UofT in Toronto

The cotehardie is of shetland wool twill with a four-gored skirt and front lacing. The kirtle is of grey linen, also with a four-gored skirt and front lacing, and it has self-fabric buttons running up the sleeves from wrist to elbow. Underneath is a white linen shift. The hoot is of a thin green and black wool twill, lined with dark grey linen. It has a long liripipe in back and self-fabric buttons at center front. The belt is of cotton velvet, with brass and pewter findings. Everything you see here was 100% hand-stitched by me.

Here is the grey linen kirtle on its own - [link]
Here are the two other photos of the raspberry wool cotehardie - [link] and [link]
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Dragon-Screamer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi there, sorry to bother but I am making a similar sort of dress and since yours turned up so prettily I was wondering, what patterns did you use? Did you find something on the internet or made/bought your own? Thanks for the help :)
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Medieval dress makers did not use patterns; rather, they used geometric construction and then fitted the gowns directly on the body. This is the method that I use. I do it by starting with my torso measurements, dividing them in 4, and drawing the 4 basically-identical panels on the fabric. Then I fit it on myself and add gores. You can find more explanation and photos of the process on my blog entry here:
peryn-wn.livejournal.com/1762.…
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Dragon-Screamer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh, I see, I see! Thank you very much for the help :)
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LiaVilore Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Super works! I was in search for such realistic classic medieval dress'. Can I use them as reference for personnal drawing, please? ^^
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^^ Yes - Thanks for asking! Would you mind putting a link to my deviation if you post it? I'd love to see it when it's done. =)
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LiaVilore Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Of course, naturally, I will let you a link for you to see when it's done ^^
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Barbareola Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Love the colour of the dress and the liveliness of the poses.
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! =) It was a fun (and surprisingly warm) photoshoot!
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artybel Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely outfit! I was wondering if you had a pattern for this you don't mind sharing or a link to where I could get one? I have a Medieval Carnival I hope to attend next month and I am inspired to make my own. :)
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Medieval dresses don't use patterns. They're put together from a bunch of rectangles and triangles based on your measurements and then the torso is pulled in to fit you perfectly and provide bust support. My livejournal has some posts about making this and other dresses (peryn-wn.livejournal.com) and if you google La Cotte Simple you'll find a lot of good info. Good luck! =)
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artybel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Arasiyris, now that I look at it you're right (probably explains the lack of patterns!). Great journal looks like it will be very handy :)
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem! Glad I could be of help! Message me or leave another comment if you need help with any aspect in particular. =) Good luck!
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eunichang Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
how did u braid your hair like that?
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I put my hair in two braids at the back of my neck, like pigtails but really low and close together, and braided a really long cord in with them. Then I wrapped them up over my head and wove the cord back through them to sort of sew them to my head. =)
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eunichang Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
that's very beautiful :)
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks =)
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eunichang Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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cyber-lola Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
!!!
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
=)
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wyverex Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really like the hair style. It perfectly fits the costume.
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It's really easy to do - I basically just braid a cord into my hair and then use it to sew my braids to my head =)
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PeacockandPeridot Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a gorgeous outfit! Great colors, beautiful sewing. Looks so cozy and comfortable too. And the snow adds such charm to the photo shoot.
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :hug: Yes, it is a very warm and comfortable dress - I was surprised just how warm I was in the snow, since I'm normally cold all the time =D
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MikailaD Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow. You look absolutely stunning :) I love the raspberry colour
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! =D
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MikailaD Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Your welcome :)
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Oh my, the belt looks so great! It emphasizes the hip area in such a feminine way. The raspberry color looks great on you!
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks =D The belt was my "I-wonder-if-this-will-work" project last summer. I'm really pleased with the whole outfit!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Well it really worked out in the end, right :)
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe yeah it did, though I had to re-sew in some of the findings a couple of months ago - I think they're secure now.
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really pretty cotehardie. It seems to fit like a glove, you must have put a lot of time into pattern making. =)
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! It's actually not too hard to do, especially in wool. I can fit all four panels of my dresses onto a single width of cloth, so I do my mock-ups right in the good cloth - I sew the shoulders and the panels along their approximate seamlines from hip to armhole/neckline without cutting anything and try it on, fiddle, sew new lines, and repeat until it fits perfectly. Wool stretches naturally, so it's pretty easy to fit. =)
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VertFey Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
As always gorgeous work.
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Arasiyris Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! =)
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