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14th C Clothing
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Things I made for me but don't have any more.

14th Century Clothing - Silk, Wool & Linen

14th century red and white silk heraldic gown
Country of Garment:
France, England
Style of Garment: 14th century kirtle
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour: Red and white with red chevron
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% dupion silk
Garment Lining Colour: white
Garment Lining Fabric: 100% dupion silk
Sleeve Style: Long, fitted sleeve with pewter buttons with red paste gems set in the centre to the elbow.
Dress Closures: Front buttoning with pewter buttons with red paste gems set in the centre. Buttons by Steve Millingham Pewter Replicas.
Decorative features, embroidery etc: Coat of arms embroidered and appliqued on the left side.
Construction: Hand stitched with silk thread. 4-panel pattern. Gores. Set in armholes. Rolled hems.
Documentation: Bourbons meeting Clermont en Beauvais hunting scene

14th century silver short-sleeved silk gown
Country of Garment: England, France
Style of Garment: 14th century kirtle
Size: modern 8
Garment Outer Colour:
Silver grey
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% dupion silk
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Short sleeve
Dress Closures: Pewter buttons with red paste gems set in the centre. Buttons from Steve Millingham Pewter Replicas.
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with silk thread. 4-panel pattern with gores. Set in armholes. Rolled hems.
Documentation: 1395-1401 Grande Bible Historiale, Johannette Ravenelle

14th century sage-green silk laced kirtle
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century kirtle
Size:
Garment Outer Colour:
Sage green
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% dupion silk
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long, fitted sleeve without buttons
Dress Closures: Laced with lucet cord
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with silk thread. 4-panel pattern. Set in armholes. Rolled hems. Hand stitched eyelets. Hand luceted lace.
Documentation: Kathryn de Mortimer effigy, Nuremberg sculpture.

14th century peacock blue buttoned silk gown
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century kirtle
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
Peacock blue
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% dupion silk
Garment Lining Colour: unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: none
Sleeve Style: Long, fitted sleeves
Dress Closures: Front buttoning with pewter buttons with blue paste gems set in the centre. Buttons by Steve Millingham Pewter Replicas.
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with silk thread. 4-panel pattern. Gores. Set in armholes. Rolled hems.
Documentation: artifact: late 14th century pewter milkmaid badge from London. Manuscript, Paulina and the Priest, early 15th century.

14th century wine silk laced kirtle
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century kirtle
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
burgundy
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% dupion silk
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long, fitted sleeve without buttons
Dress Closures: Laced with lucet cord
Decorative features, embroidery etc: Gold metal braid at the neckline and wrist set with fake pearls.Three lines of gold embroidery at hem with pearls set on top of scallops.
Construction: Hand stitched with silk thread. 4-panel pattern. Set in armholes. Rolled hems. Hand sewn eyelets. Hand luceted lace.
Documentation: Kathryn de Mortimer effigy, 1387 Bearosin Getting Engaged Prague

14th century peacock blue silk sideless surcote
Country of Garment: England/France
Style of Garment: 14th century sideless surcote with low armholes
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
peacock blue
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% dupion silk
Garment Lining Colour: Pale blue
Garment Lining Fabric: 100% dupion silk
Decorative features, embroidery etc: Gold metal braid at the neckline and armholes. Flat metal woven braid with silver and gold pattern at hem. Gold thread embroidered band. Gold, rose-shaped bezants set in between the double rows of embroidery.
Construction: Hand stitched with silk thread. Rolled hems. Hand-embroidered gold embroidery.
Documentation 1400-1425 Assasination of Agamemnon de Casibus. BNF Fr 226 Fol 27; 1400-9 St Jerome tempted by dancing girls.

14th century oatmeal striped weave wool kirtle
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century kirtle
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
oatmeal
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% wool with woven stripe
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long, fitted sleeve with cloth buttons
Dress Closures: Laced with lucet cord
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with cream quilting thread. 4-panel pattern with gores. Set in armholes. Rolled hems. Hand embroidered eyelet holes and hand-made wool buttons on the sleeves..
Documentation: Kathryn de Mortimer effigy

14th century pink wool kirtle
Country of Garment:
England
Style of Garment: 14th century kirtle
Size: modern 8-10
Garment Outer Colour:
pink. Colour matched to hand dyed wool with cocheneal.
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% pure Australian wool
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long, fitted sleeve with tin buttons
Dress Closures: buttoned at front to waist
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with pink silk thread. 4-panel pattern without gores. Set in armholes. Rolled hems.
Made by: Rosalie.
Documentation:

14th century mauve gown with hanging sleeves
Country of Garment: England, France
Style of Garment: 14th century
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
Pale mauve
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% wool with woven stripe
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Hanging sleeves
Dress Closures: Laced with lucet cord at the side
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with cream quilting thread. 4-panel pattern with gores. Set in armholes. Rolled hems. Hand embroidered eyelet holes
Documentation: Christine de Pizan presents to King Carles

14th century russet wool kirtle
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century kirtle
Size: modern 8
Garment Outer Colour:
russet brown
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% wool
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long, fitted sleeve
Dress Closures: Laced with lucet cord
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with brown quilting thread. 4-panel pattern with gores. Set in armholes. Rolled hems. Hand embroidered eyelet holes. Silk facing around the neckline, linen re-inforcing for eyelets.
Documentation: Tacuinum Sanitatus, Windy weather

14th century black wool laced kirtle
Country of Garment: Italy
Style of Garment: 1390 kirtle
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
black
Garment Outer Fabric: Melton wool
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long, fitted sleeve without buttons
Dress Closures: Laced with lucet cord
Decorative features, embroidery etc: None.
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 4-panel pattern. Set in armholes. Rolled hems. Flat felled seams.
Documentation: Tacuinim Sanitatus, Tailor's Workshop

14th century mustard wool surcote
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century surcote
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
bright mustard
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% pure new Australian wool
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: High cut armholes
Dress Closures: None
Decorative features, embroidery etc: None
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 2-panel pattern. Felled seams. Rolled hems.
Documentation:14th century France, Romance of the Saint, also 15th century paintings

14th century navy blue wool surcote
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century surcote
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
navy blue
Garment Outer Fabric: Melton wool
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: High cut armholes
Dress Closures: None
Decorative features, embroidery etc: None
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 2-panel pattern. Felled seams. Rolled hems.
Documentation: 14th century France, Romance of the Saint, also 15th century paintings

14th century green wool mantle
Country of Garment: Generic
Style of Garment: 14th century mantle
Garment Outer Colour:
green
Garment Outer Fabric: Scottish wool
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Dress Closures: None
Decorative features, embroidery etc: None
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 4-panel pattern. Felled seams. Rolled hems. This was bought as a fully made cloak with hood, but was unstitched, the hood removed and the seams re-stitched by hand using traditional techniques. Two eyelets have been stitched one at each side near the neck to support a brooch.
Documentation: approx 1426 Van Eyck, The Three Marys at the Tomb.

13th-14th century blue linen overtunic with wide sleeves
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 13th century wide-sleeved overtunic
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
pale blue
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% linen
Garment Lining Colour: Cream
Garment Lining Fabric: 100% linen
Sleeve Style: Sleeve wide from the elbow to wrist
Dress Closures: None
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 4-panel T tunic pattern. Felled seams. Rolled hems.
Documentation: Tacuinum Sanitatus, 14th century
13th - early 14th century cream linen t-tunic
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 13th century T-tunic
Size: modern 8-10
Garment Outer Colour:
cream
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% linen
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long sleeves with no openings
Dress Closures: none
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 4-panel pattern. T-tunic pattern. Felled seams. Rolled hems.
Documentation: England early 14th century, Luttrell Psalter, Ormesby Psalter 13th century Maciejowski Bible


13th Century Clothing

13th century brown linen blend t-tunic
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century T-tunic
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
brown
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% linen
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long sleeves with no openings
Dress Closures: none
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 4-panel pattern. T-tunic pattern. Felled seams. Rolled hems.
Low neck to be hidden under kirtles and gowns
Documentation: The Morgan Bible.

Underwear

White linen smock
Country of Garment: Bohemia
Style of Garment: 14th century smock
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
white
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% linen
Sleeve Style: Long, sleeveless
Dress Closures: none
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 2 panel T-tunic panel. Rolled hems.
Documentation: 1380-1400 Bohemia, Wenceceslas Bible

Natural linen smock
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century T-tunic smock
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
natural
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% linen
Sleeve Style: Long, fitted sleeve without buttons
Dress Closures: none
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with silk thread. 2 panel T-tunic panel. Rolled hems.
Documentation:1380-1400 Tacuinum Sanitatus Casanatense


Hose

Navy wool hose
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century woman's hose
Size: Fits shoe size 8
Garment Outer Colour:
Navy blue
Garment Outer Fabric: Navy blue Melton wool
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. London hose pattern. Rolled hems.
Documentation: London hose

Pumpkin wool hose
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century woman's hose
Size: Fits shoe size 8
Garment Outer Colour:
Pumpkin
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% wool
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. London hose pattern. Rolled hems.
Documentation: London hose

Red wool hose
Country of Garment
: England
Style of Garment:
14th century woman's hose
Size:
Fits shoe size 8
Garment Outer Colour:
Navy blue
Garment Outer Fabric:
Navy blue Melton wool
Decorative features, embroidery etc:
none
Construction:
Hand stitched with quilting thread. London hose pattern. Rolled hems.
Documentation:London hose


Pin-On Sleeves

Blue patterned silk sleeves
Country of Garment: Europe
Style of Garment: Pin on sleeves
Garment Outer Colour:
blue with gold brocaded pattern
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% silk
Garment Lining: none
Decorative features, embroidery etc: Gold metal braid at the wrist set with fake pearls.
Construction: Hand stitched with silk thread. Rolled hems.

Red silk sleeves
Country of Garment: Europe
Style of Garment: Pin-on sleeves
Garment Outer Colour:
Red
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% dupion silk
Garment Lining Colour: White
Garment Lining Fabric: Silk dupion
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with silk thread. Rolled hems.

Red wool sleeves
Country of Garment: Europe
Style of Garment: Pin-on sleeves
Garment Outer Colour:
Red
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% Australian wool
Garment Lining Colour: Brown
Garment Lining Fabric: 100% linen
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. Rolled hems.

Things I've made For Myself Which I don't have Anymore

14th century false velvet sideless surcote with fur
Country of Garment: England, France
Style of Garment: 14th century sideless surcote
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
burgundy with white fur
Garment Outer Fabric: velveteen with rabbit fur
Garment Lining Colour: natural
Garment Lining Fabric: Cotton-linen blend, satin
Decorative features, embroidery etc: Square, metal band of gems stitched down the front.
Construction: Machine stitched velveteen skirt with quilting thread. Linen blend lining. Rolled hems. Hand sewn rabbit fur upper with sateen backing all made by hand.
Donated to:
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology for displays
Documentation: 1403 French manuscript K106292. Eleanor of Castille effigy between 1361-1425

14th century brocade sideless surcote with fur
Country of Garment: England, France
Style of Garment: 14th century sideless surcote
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
tan geometric brocade with white fur
Garment Outer Fabric: cotton brocade, rabbit fur
Garment Lining Colour: white
Garment Lining Fabric: satin backing fo rthe rabbit fur only.
Decorative features, embroidery etc: Square, metal band of gems stitched down the front.
Construction: Hand stitched brocade skirt with quilting thread. Rolled hems. Hand sewn rabbit fur upper with sateen backing all made by hand.
Documentation: 1403 French manuscript K106292, Eleanor of Castille effigy between 1361-1425

14th century blue linen blend kirtle
Country of Garment: England, France
Style of Garment: 14th century kirtle
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
bright blue
Garment Outer Fabric: cotton-linen blend
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long sleeves without buttons
Dress Closures: Lucet braid front lacing
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 4-panel pattern. Set in armholes. Felled seams. Rolled hems.
Documentation: 1412-14 Duk de Berry's Les tres Riches Heures, Limbourgh Brothers, France

14th century red and white heraldic gown
Country of Garment:
France, England
Style of Garment: 14th century gown
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour: Red and white with red chevron
Garment Outer Fabric: cotton velvet
Garment Lining Colour: white
Garment Lining Fabric: cotton
Sleeve Style: Long, fitted sleeve. no buttons.
Dress Closures: Back lacing with hand stitched eyelets.
Decorative features, embroidery etc: Coat of arms embroidered and appliqued on the side.
Construction: Machine sewn internally. Hand finished with quilting thread. 4-panel pattern. Set in armholes.
Documentation: Bourbons meeting Clermont en Beauvais hunting scene.
Notes: This was a very early gown, hence the incorrect back lacing. After this was loved and worn, I turned it into a sideless surcote by taking the sleeves off, sewing up the back seam and lowering the arm openings.

Brown short-sleeve linen kirtle
Country of Garment: Germany
Style of Garment: 14th century short-sleeved kirtle
Size: modern 8-10
Garment Outer Colour:
mid brown
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% linen
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Short, set-in sleeves
Dress Closures: Pewter buttons made by Bob Mackay
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 4-panel pattern. Set in armholes. Felled seams. Rolled hems.
Documentation: 1400 The Nativity

Heraldic sideless surcote
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century sideless surcote
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
red and white with red chevron
Garment Outer Fabric: cotton velvet
Garment Lining Colour: white
Garment Lining Fabric: cotton
Decorative features, embroidery etc: Coat of arms embroidered and appliquéd onto right side.
Construction: Machine stitched internallly with cotton thread. Hand finished. 4-panel pattern. Rolled hems. Hand embroidered roses and chevron. No fur on the surcote.
Documentation: Luttrell Psalter 1335 Geoffery Lutterell With His Wife And Daughter
Notes: Although this extended the wear of the heraldic gown which was cut down, there was alwas an issue with the neckline being a little lower than it should be for a surcote. I usually managed to hide this with a decorative hood, but eventually, I needed to make a whole new surcote, so this one was gifted to my freinds at Four Horsemen Photography for their photobooth.

14th century wine silk sideless surcote
Country of Garment: England/France
Style of Garment: 14th century sideless surcote with low armholes
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
wine-coloured
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% dupion silk
Garment Lining Colour: Cream
Garment Lining Fabric: 100% linen
Decorative features, embroidery etc: Gold metal braid at the neckline and armholes. Flat metal woven braid with silver and gold pattern at hem.
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. Rolled hems. Gored added for extra fullness at the hem.
Documentation 14th century, England, Luttrell Psalter

14th century sky blue T-tunic
Country of Garment: France
Style of Garment: 13th century T-tunic
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
bright blue
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% linen
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long sleeves with no openings
Dress Closures: none
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 4-panel pattern. T-tunic pattern. Felled seams. Rolled hems.
Documentation: France early 14th century, Romance of the Rose

14th century brick red kirtle
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: early 14th century T-tunic
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
dull brick red
Garment Outer Fabric: linen blend
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long sleeves with no openings
Dress Closures: Lacing at front
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 4-panel pattern. T-tunic pattern. Felled seams. Rolled hems. Eyelets hand stitched using quilting thread. Lucet cord for the lacing.
Documentation: 14th century and 15th cenury manuscripts.

13th century bright blue T-tunic
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 13th century T-tunic
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
bright blue
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% linen
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Long sleeves with no openings
Dress Closures: none
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 4-panel pattern. T-tunic pattern. Felled seams. Rolled hems.
Documentation: England 14th century Luttrell Psalter and Ormesby Psalter, 13th century Maciejowski Bible France

14th century blue linen sideless surcote
Country of Garment: England
Style of Garment: 14th century sideless surcote
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
blue
Garment Outer Fabric: 100% linen
Garment Lining Colour: Unlined
Garment Lining Fabric: None
Sleeve Style: Low-cut armholes
Dress Closures: none
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 2-panel pattern. Felled seams. Rolled hems.
Documentation: 1348 Romance of the Rose, Paris,150va

White linen-blend smock
Country of Garment: Bohemia, Italy
Style of Garment: 14th century smock
Size: modern 10
Garment Outer Colour:
white
Garment Outer Fabric: linen-blend
Sleeve Style: Long, sleeveless
Dress Closures: none
Decorative features, embroidery etc: none
Construction: Hand stitched with quilting thread. 4 panel T-tunic pattern. Rolled hems.
Documentation:1380-1400 Bohemia, Wenceceslas Bible, Tacuinum Sanitatus, Italy.


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