About Arianne : I’ve been in the Society since the 90s and sew regularly – in fact, the greatest difficulty will be either fitting my personal sewing amid my commissions or figuring out how to do the required different layer. My persona is 14th century French and deserves a new outfit.
Her Project: I’ll be making a late-14th century noblewoman’s côtehardie and accompanying garments, possibly with a matching male outfit. This will be appropriate for my persona. There are several similar gowns featured in illuminations of the late 14th and early 15th centuries, but the most famous similar one is the blue côtehardie in the early-15th century Très Riches Heures de Jean, duc de Berry.
About Stephanie: I am new to the SCA but I have been into historical costuming since 2011. I love 16th century English and Italian styles. I sew a lot of my own everyday clothes based on 1950s vintage patterns and also enjoy Edwardian costuming at non-SCA costume events. I really want to challenge myself with this challenge to use more historically accurate materials and construction techniques.
Her Project: I’m planning on making a 16th century English working class woman’s ensemble. My layers will include a linen shift, a supportive kirtle with sleeves and a waistcoat plus an accessory which I haven’t decided on yet. My goal is to have a very basic outfit which can be worn with different accessories or with various (to be made in the future) over gowns from a range of decades in the 16th century. I will be drafting patterns for these pieces based on patterns included in The Tudor Tailor. While I have made pieces like this before, I want to challenge myself by trying out period construction techniques so I’m planning on these pieces being hand sewn or mostly hand sewn.