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Medieval Garb - GFD/Cotehardie

The Cotehardie & Houppelande Homepage: Patterns Page

Lovely green wool cotehardie. Link has photos of various stages of construction

Diagram showing how to do Ladder Lacing ©2010, Elizabeth Elwell-Cook.

Medieval dress: very simple.

Medieval Silkwork: The story of my grey dress 2008-2013

Curved front cotte/kirtle, with instructions on fitting and patterning. The Bible of such garments.

Hs 2505 Speculum humanae salvationis Westfalen od. Köln, um 1360 37r (PDF, 37 MB) Startseite des Bandes Handschriften

Pockets in cotehardies!

how to spiral lacing - this is very clear

"We are turning our attention to the Gothic fitted dress today and its appearance throughout the mid-1300s until the mid-1400s." More at netherton.net/... and netherton.net/...

"We are turning our attention to the Gothic fitted dress today and its appearance throughout the mid-1300s until the mid-1400s." More at netherton.net/... and netherton.net/...

Freshwater pearls and beads added to the trim of a silk/linen cotehardie.

Exampls from Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. c. 1410.

Fitting a 14th or 15th Century Supportive Dress

Pattern yourself for a gothic fitted dress (14th and 15th century)

The "elbow hinge" of the Charles de Blois cotte and how to recreate it.

Making a dress from your bust-supportive bodice pattern